How To Quickly Install Connect A Bluetooth In Windows 10?
In a connected world devices are becoming wireless, replacing the old system of wires. With a large number of gadgets and devices requiring to be connected to each other, connectivity through wired options may not be the perfect choice. As advanced versions of bluetooth enable connectivity between devices, this is becoming the standard option. At times, with different versions of operating systems and changed menus, you may sometimes find it difficult to be able to set up a bluetooth connection. Here is a guide that will help you to power on your bluetooth and handle configuration.
Locating the Bluetooth Settings on your Windows 10 OS
If you have been working with previous versions of windows you may find it difficult to find the bluetooth settings, which is why this has also been covered in this windows 10 bluetooth guide. This is how you can do it. At the bottom left of your screen, click on the windows button that has the traditional windows logo on it. This will launch the starting menu which will also have the search bar right at the bottom. In the search bar type “bluetooth” and strike enter. Even as you type bluetooth you would be prompted with suggestions.
Turning on the Bluetooth with a Single Click
If you find it difficult or time consuming to locate the bluetooth settings through the above option, it is possible to also power on the bluetooth through a single click by choosing the action centre settings. On the taskbar, click on the action centre icon, which will load all the widgets onto the screen. You cannot turn on bluetooth by clicking on bluetooth. This is a single button that works both as the on and the off switch – therefore ensure that you click it just once. If you click it twice, it is highly likely that the bluetooth will power off.
Search and Connect Devices with Bluetooth
After you have turned on your bluetooth you need to click on settings and search for devices. Windows 10 will search for devices that are near your computer and populate a list on the screen. Before this you need to first press and hold down the bluetooth button on your device for a few seconds till it enters into search mode. In all devices, the search mode will be indicated by flashing lights in blue color.
Pairing Devices by using the Pairing Codes
Once you see a list of nearby bluetooth devices, click on the actual device that you wish to connect to the system. Click on pair and wait for a prompt that asks you to enter in a pairing code on the device. They may be different options to complete the pairing process, and you need to follow the instructions that will appear on the screen. This is pretty straightforward and does not require any technical knowledge and expertise.
Removing a Connected Device
It is highly likely that you have used a device temporarily, and wish to disconnect it from your system. Removing a connection is a very simple option. All that you need to do is go back to settings, where you will find a list of the devices that are connected. Choose the device that you wish to remove, and you will find a button “remove device” beside the connected device. Click on ‘remove device’ and your pairing will be terminated.
Updating the Bluetooth Driver on your Device
It may become necessary for you to update the bluetooth driver on your device, to ensure its smooth functioning. As most of the devices do not come with physical media containing the drivers, you will have to search for the drivers on the manufacturer’s website. After you have located the correct driver that is compatible with your device, download the same onto your system. Double click on it to install the updated driver in your system. You will receive a few prompts asking you about the installation. After you have followed the instructions the installation will be complete. Installation of any software or drivers requires the system to be rebooted. Turn your system off and on and you will find your updated drivers working smoothly with your system.