Connect a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to your Windows 10 PC

If you have a laptop, a 2-in-1 device or a tablet with Windows 10, you may need to connect to it a Bluetooth mouse or a Bluetooth keyboard or both. While the process is not very complicated, not that many people know how it is done. That’s why, in this guide, I will show you how to connect a Bluetooth mouse and a Bluetooth keyboard to any Windows 10 device.

How to connect a Bluetooth mouse to a Windows 10 device

The first step is to make sure that your Bluetooth mouse has its batteries plugged in and working. Then, turn on the mouse and then turn on Bluetooth discovery. This process is different from mouse to mouse. For example, on a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort mouse, you have a button on its bottom to turn on the mouse and another to turn on Bluetooth discovery. Your mouse may have similar buttons.

On a Microsoft Arc Touch Surface Edition mouse, on the bottom there is only one Power/Connect button. Press and hold the button for three to five seconds and Bluetooth discovery is turned on. The light on the bottom of the mouse blinks slowly on and off until your mouse is connected via Bluetooth.

The best way is to read the user manual of your mouse, learn how to turn it on and then turn on Bluetooth discovery. Once that is done, go to your Windows 10 computer or device and open the Settings app. The n, go to Devices and then to Bluetooth. If you don’t have the Bluetooth section in the Settings app, then it means that Bluetooth is not available on your Windows 10 device. This may be because you don’t have a Bluetooth chip inside your device or there is one available but the appropriate drivers are not installed.

In the Bluetooth section, set the switch with the same name to On. Windows 10 turns on Bluetooth on your computer or device and starts looking for devices it can connect to. When you see your Bluetooth mouse in the list of devices, tap on it.

Then, tap the Pair button for your Bluetooth mouse.

Windows 10 spends several seconds pairing and connecting to the Bluetooth mouse. When done, it says that it is Connected beneath the name of the mouse, like in the screenshot below.

You can now use your Bluetooth mouse on your Windows 10 computer or device.

How to connect a Bluetooth keyboard to a Windows 10 device

The first step is to make sure that your Bluetooth keyboard has its batteries plugged in and working. Then, turn on the keyboard and then turn on Bluetooth discovery. This process is different from keyboard to keyboard. For example, on a Microsoft Wedge Mobile keyboard, you have a button on its bottom to turn on the keyboard and another to turn on Bluetooth discovery. Your keyboard may have similar buttons. On other keyboards you may need to press specific keys in order to turn on Bluetooth discovery. The best way is to read the user manual of your keyboard, learn how to turn it on and then turn on Bluetooth discovery.

Once that is done, go to your Windows 10 computer or device and open the Settings app. The, go to Devices and then to Bluetooth. If you don’t have the Bluetooth section in the Settings app, then it means that Bluetooth is not available on your Windows 10 device. This may be because you don’t have a Bluetooth chip inside your device or there is one available but the appropriate drivers are not installed.

In the Bluetooth section, set the switch with the same name to On. Windows 10 turns on Bluetooth on your computer or device and starts looking for devices it can connect to. When you see your Bluetooth keyboard in the list of devices, tap on it. At the beginning, the name of the keyboard may be a generic text that says “Keyboard .

Then, tap the Pair button for your Bluetooth keyboard.

Windows 10 displays a code on the screen and asks you to type it on the Bluetooth keyboard so that it can go ahead with the pairing. Type the code on the keyboard and don’t forget to press the Enter key when you are done.

Windows 10 immediately pairs the Bluetooth keyboard. Once that is done, if the status of the keyboard is Paired instead of Connected , click or tap on its name once. Windows 10 will then connect to the keyboard.

You can now use your Bluetooth keyboard on your Windows 10 device.

Conclusion

As you can see, it is not very difficult to pair and connect Bluetooth mice and keyboards to Windows 10 computers and devices. The procedure is generally quick and painless, unless you have some driver issues or the batteries don’t work well on your Bluetooth devices. If you have any questions or problems with the procedures detailed in this guide, leave a comment below.