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Windows 11 to get new Bluetooth UI to manage devices in Quick Settings

Windows 11 will make it easier to manage Bluetooth devices in future updates.

Windows 11 Bluetooth UI in Quick Settings
  • Windows 11 will make it easier to manage Bluetooth devices.
  • The new Bluetooth interface is part of the Quick Settings flyout.
  • This new UI will let you quickly switch, disconnect, and connect Bluetooth devices.

Microsoft has been testing many new features in recent previews of Windows 11, including a new Bluetooth menu. According to FireCube (@FireCubeStudios) on Twitter, Windows 11 build 22563 comes with a redesigned Bluetooth menu as part of the Quick Settings flyout.

Currently, when you have to change Bluetooth devices, you will find an option in the Quick Settings flyout, but it opens the Settings app to switch devices. The new Bluetooth interface will list all the paired devices to make it easier to switch devices. In addition, the interface for Windows 11 shows the battery level for each supported peripheral as well as a button to connect and disconnect the device from the computer. You can even see those devices that are not paired.

According to Microsoft, the new interface will make it easier to manage Bluetooth devices, including keyboards, headsets, and speakers, without the Settings app’s extra steps.

This is not the only hidden feature available, in recent previews of Windows 11, it’s been discovered features like Smart Clipboard, redesigned “Open With” interface to choose the app to open a specific file, watermark warning for unsupported computers, and more.

However, since features in the Dev Channel are experimental and not tied to any specific version of Windows 11, it’s unclear when or if the new Bluetooth interface and others will ever roll out in the stable channel.

If you want to try this feature on Windows 11 build 22563, you will need to run the vivetool addconfig 3522110 2 and vivetool addconfig 2988131 2 commands using the open-source ViveTool available in GitHub.