The issue of Bluetooth Not Working or Bluetooth Icon Missing in Windows 10 has been reported by some users. We are providing below the steps to fix this problem and bring back the Missing Bluetooth Icon on your computer.
Bluetooth Icon Missing in Windows 10
In general, you should be able to access Bluetooth by clicking on the Bluetooth Icon in the System Tray or the Notifications area in Windows 10.
In case the Bluetooth Icon is Missing in Windows 10 and is not available in the System Tray, the problem might be due to Bluetooth being accidentally disabled on your computer or due to Bluetooth Service being disabled in Windows 10.
Irrespective of the reasons, you can follow the steps as provided below to fix the problem of Bluetooth Icon Missing in Windows 10.
Turn ON Bluetooth In Notification Area
The Bluetooth Icon appears in the System Tray or in the Notification Area only when Bluetooth is turned ON. Hence, follow the steps below to Turn ON Bluetooth on your computer.
1. Click on the Windows Start button and then click on the Settings icon.
2. On the Settings screen, click on the Devices option (See image below)
3. On the Devices screen, click on Bluetooth option in the side-menu and then make sure that the toggle for Bluetooth is turned ON (See image below).
Enable Bluetooth Icon in Notification Area
It is quite possible that the appearance of Bluetooth Icon in the Notification area has been disabled on your computer. This option can be enabled by accessing the Bluetooth Settings screen.
1. Click on Start > Settings > Devices.
2. On the Devices screen, click on Bluetooth option in the side-menu and then scroll down and click on More Bluetooth Options link.
3. On the Bluetooth Settings screen, click on Options tab and then check or select the option for Show the Bluetooth icon in Notification area.
4. Click on Apply and OK to close the Bluetooth Settings screen.
Check Status Of Bluetooth Services
It is possible that System Services required for functioning of Bluetooth devices have been disabled on your computer.
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. 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 Bluetooth service (See image below).
4. On the next screen, set the Startup type to either Manual (Trigger Start) or Automatic and then click on the Start button (See image below).
Note: It is preferable to set Startup type to Manual
5. Click on Apply and OK to close the Bluetooth Service Properties screen.
Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
In case the solutions above 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 the Bluetooth option (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 on your computer’s screen (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.