How to Turn On Bluetooth in Windows 11

How to Turn On Bluetooth in Windows 11

How to Turn On Bluetooth in Windows 11

In some situations, you might need to turn Bluetooth on using only the keyboard. For example, if you have only a Bluetooth mouse and somehow Bluetooth got disabled on your Windows 11 PC. Fortunately, you can activate Bluetooth using only your keyboard:

Press Windows + I on your keyboard to launch Settings, and once it opens, start typing “Bluetooth.” That will load a list of search results in the Settings app: press the down arrow key to get to “Bluetooth and other devices settings.” Then, press Enter

The Bluetooth setting is in the Settings app in Windows 11. You can find all Bluetooth options and connected devices by going to the Settings app and choosing Bluetooth & devices from the left sidebar.

  • To access your Bluetooth settings immediately, use the Quick Settings menu from the taskbar.
  • Select the icons located on the left of the time and date once.
  • On the Quick Settings menu, select the Bluetooth button.
  • Enabling and disabling the Bluetooth button changes its colour to indicate whether it's turned on or off.
  • To Make a connection or pair a new device, right-click the Bluetooth button and select Go to Settings.
  • The Bluetooth & devices section on the Settings app is the home for all Bluetooth-related settings in Windows 11.

Now that you’ve navigated to Settings > Bluetooth & Devices (thanks to either one of the two sections above), it’s time to connect a peripheral to your Windows 11 PC using Bluetooth.

In “Bluetooth & Devices,” click the large “Add Device” button with a plus (“+”) on it near the top of the Settings window.

In the “Add a Device” window that pops up, click “Bluetooth.”

.Next, Make sure that the device you’re trying to connect is powered on and in pairing mode. The instructions on how to do that vary by device, so consult the device’s manual.

Windows will enter discovery mode and continuously Keep searching for devices that are in pairing mode. When it finds them, they will appear in a list within the pop-up window. When you see the device that you want to connect to, click its name in the list.

Fix Bluetooth missing on Windows 11

If the Bluetooth option is missing in the Settings app, the hardware is probably disabled, damaged, or not supported, or there’s a driver problem. You can quickly check or re-enable the device in Device Manager.

To fix the Bluetooth missing on Windows 11, use these steps:

Open Start. Search for Device Manager and click the top result to open the app. Expand the Bluetooth category. Right-click the hardware and select the Enable device option to turn on the missing Bluetooth.

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