3 ways to enable or disable Bluetooth, on Android smartphones and tablets

Android smartphones and tablets have a Bluetooth chip available, that you can use to connect all kinds of devices and accessories like headsets, external speakers, other mobile devices, and so on. If you do not know how to enable or disable Bluetooth on Android devices, then read this tutorial:

NOTE: Our guide covers smartphones and tablets with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android 7 Nougat and Android 8 Oreo. If you do not know version of Android you have, read this tutorial: What version of Android do I have? 3 ways of checking!

If you do not know what Bluetooth is and how it works, we recommend reading this tutorial: What is Bluetooth & How to Get it on Your Computer?.

1. Turn on Bluetooth from Quick Settings, in Android (all versions)

This method works the same in all versions of Android, and it involves using Quick Settings. To access them, flick downwards on the top side of the screen of your Android device. You should see several quick settings displayed. If one of them has the Bluetooth symbol, tap on it.

If you do not see the Bluetooth icon, you need to expand the list of quick settings. To do that, flick downwards one more time, on the top side of the screen or press the Expand icon on the bottom of your quick settings. It looks like an arrow pointing downward. Then, tap the Bluetooth symbol to turn Bluetooth on.

The Bluetooth symbol changes its color to signal that Bluetooth is now turned on.

2. Enable Bluetooth from Settings (in Android 7 Nougat or older)

If you have Android 7 Nougat or Android 6.0 Marshmallow, open the Settings app. In the Wireless & networks section, tap Bluetooth.

Set the Bluetooth switch from Off to On by tapping on it.

Bluetooth is now active and you should see a list with other Bluetooth devices nearby, that are available for connection.

Choose the device that you want to connect to.

3. Turn on Bluetooth from Settings (in Android 8 Oreo)

If you have Android 8 Oreo, open the Settings app. Tap on Connected devices.

Next, tap the Bluetooth switch to activate it.

Bluetooth is now active and you can use it to connect to other devices and accessories.

How to disable Bluetooth on your Android smartphone or tablet

To disable Bluetooth in Android, follow the same steps you performed when activating it, and do the opposite of what you did to enable it.

Conclusion

As you can see from this guide, it is easy to turn on Bluetooth on any Android device. It is just as easy to turn it off when you no longer need to use it. We hope that this guide has helped you. If you have any issues or questions, do not hesitate to comment below, and we will do our best to help.