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How to enable Bluetooth on Windows 11

Here are the easy steps to enable or disable Bluetooth on Windows 11.

Windows 11 Bluetooth enabled

On Windows 11 devices, Bluetooth is a wireless adapter that allows you to transfer data over a short distance, and you can use it to connect a slew of peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, headphones, cameras, phones, and the list goes on.

Usually, Bluetooth will be enabled by default, but you can turn this feature on from the Settings app or Taskbar if it’s not.

In this guide, you will learn the easy steps to enable Bluetooth on your laptop or desktop computer.

Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 11

To turn on Bluetooth on your computer, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Bluetooth & devices.

  3. Turn on the Bluetooth toggle switch on the right side.

    Enable Bluetooth

  4. (Optional) Turn off the Bluetooth toggle switch to disable the feature.

Alternatively, you can open the Quick Settings flyout using the Windows key + A keyboard shortcut or click the volume and network button in the bottom-right corner of the Taskbar and then click the Bluetooth button. You can click the button again to disable the feature.

Taskbar Bluetooth option
Taskbar Bluetooth option

If you need to pair a new wireless device, you can use the Add device button on the “Bluetooth & devices” settings page.