How to enable Bluetooth Swift Pair on Windows 11

Windows 11 makes it breathe to pair Bluetooth devices with Swift Pair, and here's how.

Windows 11 Swift Pair
Windows 11 Swift Pair

Swift Pair on Windows 11 allows you to quickly connect Bluetooth peripherals to your computer. The feature isn’t new, it’s been available since Windows 10, and it has been designed to reduce the steps to pair peripherals to your laptop or desktop computer.

Once enabled, you only have to approach the Bluetooth peripheral in pairing mode close to the computer for Windows 11 to detect it and display a notification to complete the setup. Swift Pair should be enabled by default on supported hardware, but if it’s not. You have to enable it from the Settings app before using it.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to enable Swift Pair to connect Bluetooth devices on Windows 11 without even having to open the Settings app.

Enable Bluetooth Swift Pair on Windows 11

To enable Swift Pair on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Bluetooth & other devices.

  3. Click the Devices page on the right side.

  4. Turn on the Show notifications to connect using Swift Pair toggle switch.

    Enable Swift Pair

Once you complete the steps, Swift Pair will turn on, and Windows 11 will now be able to detect and show a quick notification to pair Bluetooth devices.

Connect Bluetooth Swift Pair on Windows 11

To pair a Bluetooth device with Swift Pair on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Enable the pairing mode on the Bluetooth device.

  2. Get the device closer to Windows 11 to trigger the setup.

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

After you complete the steps, you can start using the Bluetooth peripheral on your computer.

While Sift Pair is a convenient feature, only a few devices support this feature, some of which include select Surface and Microsoft branded keyboards and mice like the Surface Precision Mouse, Surface Headphones, Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard, and others.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].