2 ways to turn Bluetooth on or off, in Windows 10

Windows 10 laptops, tablets, and convertible devices, almost always have a Bluetooth chip available, that you can use to connect all kinds of devices and accessories like Bluetooth mice, headsets, keyboards, smartphones, and so on. If you do not know how to enable or disable Bluetooth in Windows 10, then read this tutorial:

NOTE: If you do know what Bluetooth is and how it works, we recommend reading this tutorial: What is Bluetooth & How to Get it on Your Computer?.

1. Enable Bluetooth from the Action Center, in Windows 10

The quickest method is to use the Action Center in Windows 10. To open it, click or tap on its icon in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar, or press Windows + A on your keyboard. In the list of quick actions, press the Bluetooth button.

If you see only four buttons in the list of quick actions, expand it, and then you should see Bluetooth too. If this button is missing, then it means that you do not have a Bluetooth chip on your Windows 10 PC or device. In this case, you need to buy a Bluetooth USB adapter like this one.

After Bluetooth is enabled, you should see its button activated, like in the screenshot below. You may also see a Bluetooth icon showing up in the notification area of your taskbar.

Bluetooth is now enabled on your Windows 10 computer or device, and you can use it for connecting all kinds of Bluetooth devices and accessories.

2. Enable Bluetooth from Settings, in Windows 10

Another method involves opening the Settings app. A quick way to do that is to press Windows + I on your keyboard or click on its shortcut from the Start Menu.

Then, go to Devices, and then to Bluetooth & other devices. You should see Bluetooth devices and settings, like in the screenshot below.

Set the Bluetooth switch to On, like in the screenshot below.

Bluetooth is now active, and you can use it to connect all kinds of devices and accessories that use this technology.

How to disable Bluetooth in Windows 10

To disable Bluetooth in Windows 10, follow the same steps you performed when activating it, and do the opposite of what you did to enable it.

Bluetooth also gets deactivated when you enable airplane mode, alongside WiFi and other types of wireless connections.


As you can see from this guide, it is easy to turn on Bluetooth in Windows 10. It is just as easy to turn it off when you no longer need to use it. We hope that this guide has helped. If you have any issues or questions, do not hesitate to comment below, and we will do our best to help.