The problem of Bluetooth Not Working in Windows 10 can be fixed in many cases by updating device drivers and re-starting Bluetooth related System Services. You will find below the steps to fix the problem of Bluetooth Not Working in Windows 10.
Bluetooth Not Working in Windows 10
Some users have reported the issue of Bluetooth Not Working in Windows 10 after installing a Windows Update on their computer.
When this happens, Bluetooth devices like Wireless Keyboards, Mouse, Wireless headphones, Speakers and other Bluetooth devices won’t be working on your Windows 10 computer.
You will find below some of the solutions that other users have tried to fix the problem of Bluetooth Not Working in Windows 10.
Disable Airplane Mode
In case you have been travelling, you may have switched ON Airplane mode on your computer and forgotten about it.
1. Click on the Windows Start button and then click on the gear shaped Settings menu icon.
2. On the Settings screen, click on Network & Internet option.
3. On the next screen, click on Airplane Mode in the side menu and then make sure that the option for Airplane Mode is turned OFF and then turn ON the option for Bluetooth (See image below)
Update Device Drivers
In general, Windows 10 computers should automatically update the firmware for all device drivers to the latest version. However, this may not always happen on some computers. Also, there is always the possibility of Bluetooth Driver files getting corrupted.
1. Right Click on the Windows Start button and then click on Device Manager option in the Menu that appears.
2. On the Device Manger Screen, right click on Bluetooth Adapter and then click on the Update Driver option in the contextual menu.
3. On the next screen, click on Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software option.
Windows 10 computer will automatically search for the driver files and update the Bluetooth Device Drivers on your Windows 10 computer.
Check Status Of Bluetooth Services
It is quite possible that System Services required for the proper functioning of Bluetooth devices on your computer are not at all running on your computer or you may have accidentally disabled them.
1. Right-click on the Windows Start button and then click on the Run option in the Menu that appears on your computer.
Note: You can also press Windows + R Keys to open the Run command dialogue box.
2. Next, type services.msc in the Run command window and hit the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer.
3. On the Services screen, make sure that Bluetooth Support, Bluetooth Handsfree and other Bluetooth related Services are running on your computer. In case any Bluetooth service has been disabled, double click on the disabled service (See image below).
4. On the next screen, set the Startup type to Automatic and then click on the Start button (See image below).
5. Click on Apply and OK to close the Bluetooth Service Properties screen.
Remove Bluetooth Devices and Add them Back
In case Bluetooth devices like Wireless Keyboard, Mouse or Headphones are not being detected by your Windows 10 computer, you can try to remove these devices and add them back again.
1. Click on the Windows Start button and then click on the Settings icon.
2. On the Settings screen, click on Devices option (See image below)
3. On the Devices screen, click on Bluetooth & Other Devices option in the side-menu. Next, click on the device that is not working on your computer and then click on the Remove Device option (See image below).
4. Next, Add back the Bluetooth device to your computer and see if it is working properly on your computer.
Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
In case the above solutions did not help, it is likely that your computer does not have Bluetooth capability or there is some other problem with Bluetooth on your computer.
1. Click on the Start button and then click on the Settings icon.
2. On the Settings screen, click on Update & Security option.
3. On the next screen, click on Troubleshoot in the side menu and then scroll down and click on Bluetooth (See image below).
4. Next, click on Run the Troubleshooter option to start the process of Troubleshooting problems with Bluetooth on your computer.
5. Wait for your computer to finish the process of Troubleshooting Bluetooth problems on your computer.
6. Follow the next instructions (if any)
In case your computer does not have Bluetooth connectivity, Windows Troubleshooter will inform you about this. In such a case, you will be required to use a Bluetooth Adapter in order to connect Bluetooth devices to your computer.
Apply Microsoft Recommended Fix
In case you are still running Windows 7 or Windows 8 on your computer, the problem of Bluetooth devices not working properly on your Windows computer can be fixed by applying a Microsoft recommended fix to correct PnP layer problems.
You can visit Microsoft Support page for more details about this problem.