How to Enable Bluetooth on Windows 11

Blog Summary – Did you upgrade to Windows 11 recently and now wish to pair up your Bluetooth devices with it? Learn how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 11 in simple steps in this blog.

Bluetooth has been one of the most popular technologies and is widely used with Windows PC. With the advancements in technology, Bluetooth devices are more prominently used with laptops and smartphones. You can often see the Bluetooth audio devices attached to them for ease of access. Herewith the Windows major upgrade, as a lot has changed in the operating system, reaching to the new settings might be difficult to some. Therefore, we bring you the simple steps to follow to learn how to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 11.

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How to enable Bluetooth on Windows 11

Here we have listed out all the methods to turn Bluetooth on Windows 11. Follow these steps one by one to learn the simple tricks to use Bluetooth on your Windows PC.

1.Turn On Bluetooth on Windows 11 via Settings –

The simplest way to turn on anything on your Windows PC is to go through the Settings. Here we will tell you how to enable Bluetooth on Windows 11 using the new settings.

Step 1: Go to the Start Menu> and click on the Search icon from the taskbar. Here, type Settings on the top bar and press Enter.


Step 2: Now click on the Settings.

Step 3: You can find Bluetooth & devices listed on the left pane, click on it.


Step 4: Here you will find the Bluetooth option with the toggle button, turn it on.
It will turn green when turned on.


This is when you know you have enabled Bluetooth on your Windows 11.

2.Turn on Bluetooth on Windows 11 from Action Center –

Action Center is placed at the right side of the taskbar on Windows PC. It is here to notify you with alerts or Windows notifications. You can go here to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 11 in this method. Let’s follow the steps given below-

Step 1: Press Windows Key + A to open the Action Center on Windows 11.


Step 2: Now, click on the Bluetooth icon placed on the top. Click on it to turn Bluetooth on Windows 11. It will turn on in dark green color and it signifies that the Bluetooth is enabled.


In case you do not see the Bluetooth icon on your Action Center screen, go to the edit option on the bottom right of the Action Center.


Now a new option will appear at the bottom of the Action Center. Click on the Add button and select Bluetooth to it. Once you are done with it, click on Done.


3.Troubleshooting Bluetooth Issues –

It is possible to have issues on Windows PC after the installation. If you are facing any of the Windows errors or malfunction, one must run Troubleshooting to Windows repair. If you are not able to pair a Bluetooth device to your computer, make sure your device supports Bluetooth. Next, check for compatibility with the Bluetooth device, and then check out the steps in the next section.

How To Pair a Bluetooth Device in Windows 11?

Pairing a Bluetooth device in Windows 11 has been made even easier for its users. These are the steps to pair the Bluetooth devices to your Windows laptop. Follow these steps-

Step 1: Go to the Settings and Bluetooth & Devices.

Step 2: Add Device from the Devices option.


Step 3: Click on the Bluetooth from the list.


Step 4: Now, select your device from the list shown here.


Make sure you have turned on the Bluetooth on your device you want to pair and make it visible to other devices.


Step 5: Now, you will see the connection.


This is the easiest way to connect your device to Windows 11 via Bluetooth.

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Not Able To Turn On Bluetooth –

If you are unable to connect to Bluetooth after checking all the connections or are not able to turn on the Bluetooth on Windows 11, check the Bluetooth drivers.

It is possible that while upgrading to Windows 11, you missed installing a few drivers. No need to worry as we have covered it with Smart Driver Care, which is a driver updating software for Windows PC. You can download it on your computer and then run the scan to find out all the outdated drivers on your computer and then update the Bluetooth driver quickly with its help.

Also Read: How To Download & Update TP-Link Bluetooth Adapter Driver In 2021

Frequently Asked Questions-

Q1. Why can’t I turn on Bluetooth on my PC?

There can be a few reasons why you are not able to connect to Bluetooth on your PC. Make sure your Airplane mode is turned off or the Bluetooth driver is corrupted or missing. Update Bluetooth drivers on your computer regularly.

Q2. How do I enable Bluetooth on Windows 11?

Go to Start > Settings > Bluetooth & devices, then turn Bluetooth On. Refer to the aforementioned methods in the blog which will help you enable Bluetooth on Windows 11 easily.

Q3. Why am I unable to connect to my Bluetooth Device?

If your Bluetooth device fails to connect to your computer, there might be a problem. Check if you have made your Bluetooth device visible to others. Also, make sure to keep the devices within the range of Bluetooth to be able to detect them. Another reason might be the different Bluetooth versions required by the Bluetooth device.

Q4. How to fix Bluetooth not working in Windows 11?

If you are unable to connect to Bluetooth on Windows 10, you must restart your PC. Then check your settings if you have turned Bluetooth on Windows 11 or not. Check for the methods shown in the blog to learn how to enable Bluetooth on Windows 11.

Read More: How to Boost Bluetooth/ Wifi Signal on Windows 10

Wrapping up-

In this blog, we solved your issues of not being able to connect to Bluetooth on Windows 11.

We hope this article will help you in learning how to enable Bluetooth on Windows 11. We would like to know your views on this post to make it more useful. Your suggestions and comments are welcome in the comment section below. Share the information with your friends and others by sharing the article on social media.

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