How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10

Enabling Bluetooth on Windows 10 is a straightforward process, and in this guide, we'll show you how to do it.

Enable Bluetooth on Windows 10
Enable Bluetooth on Windows 10

Bluetooth is a wireless technology designed to transfer data over very short distance, and on Windows 10, you can connect a wide range of wireless devices, such as mouse, keyboard, and headphones.

If Bluetooth isn’t enabled on your computer, the Settings app makes it easy to turn on this device and connect multiple peripherals.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to turn on the Bluetooth adapter on your Windows 10 device.

How to enable Bluetooth using Settings

To turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Devices.

  3. Click on Bluetooth & other devices.

  4. Turn on the Bluetooth toggle switch.

    Bluetooth enabled on the Settings app
    Bluetooth enabled on the Settings app

Once you’ve completed the steps, Bluetooth will start and remain enabled on your device.

Alternatively, you can also use the Windows key + A to open Action Center, and you can click the Bluetooth button in the Quick Actions section.

Bluetooth button in Action Center
Bluetooth button in Action Center

You can pair new peripherals by clicking the Add Bluetooth or other device button. If you need more specific instructions, then follow this guide.

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].