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How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10

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Considering we live in a technological age, PCs and laptops come configured with Bluetooth connectivity, which aims at making sharing of files from other electronic devices with a Bluetooth connection easier.

For instance, with devices such as speakers, earphones, ear pods, air pods, printers, and smartphones, just to mention but a few, you can easily transfer or share files on your Windows 10 device. You can get a good overview and learn more on how to connect AirPods to windows 10 in our guide, which is also applicable to other Bluetooth supported devices.

In any case, supposing your device lacks Bluetooth connectivity, you can always use a Bluetooth adapter.

Since there are a few Windows 10 users who would like to know how to turn on Bluetooth on their devices. Our guide points out three different ways you can use to do so:

  • Through Windows Settings
  • From the Action Center
  • Using Swift Pair

How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 through Windows Settings

Before you can begin using the Bluetooth feature on Windows 10, you first have to ensure that it is configured properly. Here is a systematic guide on how to turn on Bluetooth through Windows settings:

  1. On your Windows 10, navigate to the Start button, and then proceed by clicking on the Settings icon.
  2. Once in the Windows Settings, select Devices by clicking on it.
  3. From the list of Devices displayed, click on Bluetooth & Other Devices, which is on the left side of your screen (if however, you are unable to see the Bluetooth option, then it means that your device does not have the Bluetooth feature).
  4. Check and ensure that the Bluetooth toggle switch is turned on if it was off.
  5. After it turns on, click on Add Bluetooth or other device.
  6. A window will pop up from which you should click on the Bluetooth option.
  7. Windows will begin searching for nearby Bluetooth devices.
  8. If you had turned on the Bluetooth feature on the device you want to connect with your Windows 10, it will appear in the available devices list.
  9. Select it and proceed as prompted by the instructions that follow.
  10. Your device will now be connected via Bluetooth to your Windows 10 and will be shown in the connected devices list.

How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 from the Action Center

In Windows 10, the Action Center provides a way for a user to quickly access the settings as well as view app notifications. The Action Center is usually located in the taskbar at your screen’s lower right side

Here is a systematic guide on how to turn on Bluetooth from the Action Center:

  1. Navigate to the Action Center, which is on your screen’s lower right side.
  2. Click on All Settings.
  3. From the Windows Settings window that opens, click on Devices.
  4. On your screen’s left side, under Devices, click Bluetooth and other devices
  5. Turn on the Bluetooth toggle switch.
  6. Click on Add Bluetooth or other device.
  7. In the Add a device pop up window, click on the Bluetooth option.
  8. Windows will begin searching for nearby Bluetooth devices.
  9. Your Bluetooth device will be connected automatically if it is turned on and is within range.

How to turn on Bluetooth on Windows 10 Using Swift Pair

In Windows 10, Swift Pair is a service that provides a user with a quick and easy way to pair Windows with supported Bluetooth devices. Although several devices support Swift Pair, some do not. For those that do, the service notifies the user whenever another device running the service (Swift Pair) is in range.

However, the Swift Pair method is only applicable to some devices. Therefore, if you encounter a problem using Swift Pair, use the device’s manual or visit the manufacturer’s store or website for more information.

To use Swift Pair on your Windows 10 device, follow this systematic guide:

  1. Turn on the Bluetooth option on your Windows 10 device and ensure it is discoverable.
  2. Proceed to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & Other Devices.
  3. Click on the box showing Show notifications to connect using Swift Pair.
  4. If it is the first time you are using Swift Pair, select the Yes option so you can use it as well as receive notifications.
  5. Click on Connect when you receive the New Bluetooth device was found notification.
  6. When connected, you can click on Close to exit.

In conclusion, using the 3 ways as described by our guide above, you can easily receive and send files from your Windows 10 device to any other Bluetooth supporting device.

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