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How to enable Bluetooth Swift Pair feature on Windows 10

Windows 10 makes it easier to pair Bluetooth devices with Swift Pair, and here's how to use the feature.

Swift Pair connect on Windows 10 (image source Microsoft)

On Windows 10, Swift Pair is a feature that allows you to connect Bluetooth peripherals to your computer quickly.

Swift Pair is available since version 1803, April 2018 Update, and updated with the 20H1 update, and basically, it reduces the steps required to pair a device. When the feature is enabled, you can simply put the Bluetooth peripheral closer to your computer for Windows 10 to detect it and display a notification to complete the pairing.

However, if the feature isn’t already enabled, you must turn it on from the Settings app before you can use it.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable Swift Pair to set up Bluetooth devices on Windows 10 without even having to open Settings.

How to enable Bluetooth Swift Pair on Windows 10

Use these steps to enable Swift Pair on your computer:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on Devices.

  3. Click on Bluetooth & other devices.

  4. Check the Show notifications to connect using Swift Pair option.

    Enable Swift Pair on Windows 10
    Enable Swift Pair on Windows 10

Once you complete the steps, you’ll be able to connect supported Bluetooth devices from the toast notification quickly.

How to use Bluetooth Swift Pair on Windows 10

Use these steps to pair a Bluetooth device with Swift Pair:

  1. Enable the pairing mode on the Bluetooth device.

  2. Get the device closer to Windows 10 to trigger the setup.

  3. Select the Connect button from the notification to pair it.

    Swift Pair connect (image source Microsoft)
    Swift Pair connect (image source Microsoft)

After you complete the steps, you’ll be able to start using the Bluetooth device. Then, when the peripheral isn’t in pairing mode or nearby, Windows 10 will remove it from Action Center.