4 How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 from the Airplane mode Settings
1. How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 from Quick actions
Turning Bluetooth on lets you connect to your Android smartphone or iPhone,and you can use accessories, such as Bluetooth mice, headsets, speakers, orkeyboards on your Windows 10 computer or device. In Windows 10, turn onBluetooth by accessing the Quick actions from the Action Center. To open theAction Center, click or tap on its icon in the bottom-right corner of thetaskbar, or press Windows + A on your keyboard. On the list of Quick actions,press the Bluetooth button to turn it on.Press the Bluetooth button from Quick actionsThe Bluetooth button from the Action Center turns the Bluetooth chip on oroff, so click or tap on it again to disable it. We find this the easiest wayto enable the Windows 10 Bluetooth, so, if you can’t find the Bluetooth buttonin the Action Center, we recommend that you add it. To learn how to do that,read The Quick actions in Windows 10: access them, use them, customize them!After enabling Bluetooth, its button becomes highlighted, as seen below. Itmight also display the device currently connected through Bluetooth – in ourcase, Mobile Mouse. If there are more devices connected, their number isdisplayed in brackets. Unless it is hidden, you should also see the Bluetoothicon displayed in the system tray. You can make it a permanent addition toyour Windows 10 taskbar by following the instructions from this guide: TheWindows 10 system tray – How to show or hide icons!The Bluetooth button is active, and an icon is displayedTIP: The Quick actions and the system tray icon make for great ways to quicklycheck your Windows 10 Bluetooth status, but that’s not all they’re useful for.Right-clicking or pressing-and-holding on either of them opens a contextualmenu, letting you access Bluetooth Settings, which is the next way to enableBluetooth on our list.
2. How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 from the Bluetooth Settings
In Windows 10, turn on Bluetooth from the Settings app. We find it fastest topress Windows + I on the keyboard in order to access it. In the Settings app,click or tap on Devices.The Devices settings open in the “Bluetooth & other devices” tab. On theright-hand side, the first thing you see should be the Bluetooth switch. Clickor tap it to turn it on.Press on the Bluetooth switchWhen the switch is On, Bluetooth is active, and you can connect all kinds ofdevices and accessories using this wireless technology.Turn Bluetooth On to connect devices in Windows 10You can access Settings and turn the Bluetooth switch Off when you no longerneed it.TIP: Learn how to connect all kinds of Bluetooth accessories to Windows 10from this guide: How to connect Bluetooth devices to Windows 10 (mouse,keyboard, headset, speaker, etc.)
3. How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 using only the keyboard
What happens if you need to turn Bluetooth on using only your keyboard, likeour reader Stumped101, who asks the following: “My mouse is Bluetooth. How doI turn it on in Windows 10 using ONLY the keyboard? :(“?We can access the same Settings illustrated in the previous section using thekeyboard only. Press Windows + I on the keyboard to open Settings. Write“bluetooth” in the “Find a setting” field, use the arrow keys to navigate to“Bluetooth and other devices settings,“ and press Enter.Access Bluetooth and other devices settingsIn the Settings for “Bluetooth & other devices,“ press the Tab key once, andthe Bluetooth switch should become highlighted. Press the Spacebar on yourkeyboard to enable (or disable) it.Press Spacebar to enable Bluetooth once you reach itThat is the surefire way to turn on Bluetooth using your keyboard. IfBluetooth is shown in the Quick actions, you can also use the Windows + Akeyboard shortcut to open the Action Center. Press Tab until one of the Quickactions is highlighted and then use the arrow keys to get to the Bluetoothbutton. Press Spacebar to enable it.TIP: If Cortana is enabled, you can also use her to avoid the keyboard. Formore details, read the last section of this guide.
4. How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 from the Airplane mode Settings
Windows 10 Bluetooth also has a switch in the Settings for Airplane mode. UseWindows + I to open Settings, and click or tap on “Network & Internet.“Access Network & InternetGo to the Airplane mode tab from the column on the left. On the right-handside, in the Wireless devices section, you can see a Bluetooth switch. Clickor tap on it to turn it On.Press the switch to turn it onOnce the switch is set to On, you can start connecting other devices toWindows 10 via Bluetooth. Press on it again if you want to disable Bluetooth.NOTE: The Bluetooth switch in the Airplane mode tab works regardless ofwhether Airplane mode is enabled. However, turning on Airplane mode disablesBluetooth by default in Windows 10. To learn more, read Windows 10’s Airplanemode: 3 ways to turn it Off or On!Use the switch to control Bluetooth
5. How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 using Cortana
You can also ask Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant, to turn on theWindows 10 Bluetooth. Make sure Cortana can hear you and say “turn onBluetooth,“ “enable Bluetooth,“ “start Bluetooth,“ or “activate Bluetooth.“Cortana turns on the Bluetooth and lets you know it is done.To disable the Windows 10 Bluetooth using Cortana, say “turn off Bluetooth,““disable Bluetooth,“ “stop Bluetooth,“ or “deactivate Bluetooth.“ Cortanainforms you that the Bluetooth is off.Cortana lets you know Bluetooth is disabledIMPORTANT: If your Windows 10 computer or device does not have a built-inBluetooth chip, the steps in this article are not available for you unless youadd a Bluetooth adapter, like this one.
How often do you toggle the Bluetooth setting?
Knowing how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 can make your life easierwhenever you are trying to connect other devices to your system. As you mayhave noticed from the screenshots in this article, I use a Bluetooth mouse, soI have to keep Bluetooth on at all times. However, turning off Bluetoothpreserves a device’s battery, so I would definitely use it less underdifferent circumstances. What about you? How often do you access yourBluetooth settings? What devices do you have connected via Bluetooth? Let usknow in a comment below.[Solved!] How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10/8.1/7?
How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10?
1. Use Settings 2. Use Action CenterHere is how to enable Bluetooth on Windows 10 using these two methods:
How to Pair a Bluetooth Headset, Speaker, or Other Audio Device
1. Turn on your audio device and make it discoverable.2. On your computer, you need to go to Start > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth& other devices > Add Bluetooth or other device > Bluetooth.3. Select the device you want to pair and follow the pop-up instructions tocomplete the settings.4. Click Done.After this setting, your two devices will automatically connect when they arein the range of each other as long as the Bluetooth feature is turned on.
How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 8.1?
If you are running Windows 8.1, you can follow this guide to turn on Bluetoothand pair a device with your computer: 1. Turn on your Bluetooth device and male it discoverable. 2. Click Start and then type Bluetooth. Then select Bluetooth settings from the list. 3. Turn on Bluetooth and then select the Bluetooth device to pair. 4. Follow the rest guides to finish the pairing process.
How to Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 7?
If you are still using Windows 7, you can follow this guide to turn onBluetooth on your computer. But you should know that Windows 7 is end of lifeand it no longer receives updates from Microsoft. You should pay attention tothe malware issue. 1. Turn on your Bluetooth device and make it discoverable. 2. Go to Start > Devices and Printers > Add a device. 3. Select the target Bluetooth device and click Next. 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the job.Reading here, you should know how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10/8.1/7.
Method 2: Verifying if Bluetooth is active
If you followed the method above but you had no option of adding Bluetooth tothe list of quick actions inside the Action Center, chances are Bluetooth ismissing some drivers or your machine doesn’t support this technology.If you think this might be the case, there are a few checkups that you canperform to investigate whether Bluetooth is supported and correctly configuredon your machine. Here’s what you need to do: 1. Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Then, type “ms-settings:bluetooth” and press enter to open up the Bluetooth & Other devices menu of the Settings app. 2. If this menu is visible, chances are that your machine supports Bluetooth and the technology is configured correctly. Note: If you’re not able to see this menu, Windows isn’t aware that yourmachine is equipped with Bluetooth. 3. If the menu was not visible, press Windows key + R to open up another Run dialog box. Then, type “devmgmt.msc” and press Enter to open up Device Manager. 4. Inside the list of available devices inside Device Manager, see if you have a Bluetooth Menu. If you don’t, it means that your computer is either not equipped with a Bluetooth device natively (in which case you’ll need a Bluetooth adapter dongle to make it visible) or you’re missing some Bluetooth drivers.Investigating if the machine is equipped with BluetoothIf the investigations above revealed that your computer is indeed equipped tosupport Bluetooth, move down to the next method below for another potentialrepair strategy.If the investigation you’ve just performed revealed that your computer doesn’tsupport Bluetooth natively, equipping it with a USB Bluetooth adapter shouldmake the Bluetooth visible inside the Action Menu.
Method 4: Updating each Bluetooth device
Several affected users have reported that the issue was resolved after theyrevisited each Bluetooth device inside Device Manager and forced updates witheach of them. After doing this and performing a restart, the Bluetooth iconswiftly returned to the Action Center menu.Here’s a quick guide on updating each Bluetooth device: 1. Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Next, type “devmgmt.msc” and press Enter to open Device Manager.Running Device Manager via Run box 2. Inside Device Manager, expand the drop-down menu associated with Bluetooth.Updating every Bluetooth driverNote: To ensure you’re not missing anything, go to View and make sure that thebox associated with Show hidden items is checked. 3. At the next screen, click on Search automatically for updated driver software and wait for the process to complete.Updating the Bluetooth driver automatically 4. Right-click on each available entry and choose Update Driver. Do this systematically until every Bluetooth device is updated. Important: If you’re seeing any entries with an exclamation point, uninstallthem completely. 5. Restart your computer and see if the issue has been resolved at the next startup.