Windows 10 is an operating system that is packed with features designed to make everyday life easier for its users. However, having so many integrated tools also often causes small problems. In this article we will focus on how to solve the main problems that prevent Bluetooth from working on your computer.
Check that the Bluetooth service is working
Windows 10 has a service that runs continuously in the background, and that allows us to use Bluetooth connectivity on our computer. It is possible that this service has stopped for some reason, and that this is the reason why we cannot use Bluetooth.
To check it, we just have to access the list of all Windows 10 services, something that we can do very easily by using the " Windows + R " key combination , and typing " services.msc ".
With this, a window will appear showing all the services that are running in Windows 10. In this case we are interested in " BluetoothUserService ", simply double click on it and check that it is running. In the event that it is not working, you just have to click on the "Start" button.
You should also make sure that this service is setting it to start automatically alongside Windows 10.
Try removing and adding the device
Another possible explanation for the fact that you cannot use Bluetooth technology on your computer is that this service is working correctly, but for some reason it cannot connect with the device.
This small problem can generally be solved by removing the device, and then adding it back.
To do this, you just have to use the " Bluetooth and other devices configuration " tool , which you can access very easily from the Windows 10 Start menu.
Once inside this tool, you will see a list of all the Bluetooth devices that you have paired with your computer. Simply click once with the left mouse button on the device you want to remove, and then use the " Remove device " option .
Once you have removed the device in question, you just have to add it again using the corresponding option at the top of this window.
Allow Bluetooth devices to find your PC
Another possible cause that you cannot use Bluetooth connectivity on your computer is that you have this technology configured, so that the devices cannot find your computer.
This is something that we can solve in a very simple way. First of all, you need to go back to the same tool that we used in the previous section. Once in it, scroll to the bottom to find the option " More Bluetooth options " and click.
This will open a new window in which you will find several options, including the one that allows the rest of your devices to connect with your computer automatically. You just have to check this option and accept to apply the changes.
Reinstall the Bluetooth driver
The last trick that we propose to solve Bluetooth connectivity problems is to reinstall the driver for this technology. This is something that we can do very easily using the Windows 10 Device Manager . Remember that you can access this tool from the start menu of the operating system.
With this Windows 10 should reinstall the driver automatically on restart.