How to Connect Bluetooth to my Computer

Most modern-day laptops and desktops now have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. As technology advances, accessories are becoming wireless, which is the case with keyboards, headphones, printers, and more; this has been partially made possible thanks to Bluetooth. If your computer doesn’t have Bluetooth, or if you don’t know how to connect to it, don’t fret. This post will guide you on How to Connect to Bluetooth on a Windows computer.

How to Connect Bluetooth to my Computer

How to Connect Bluetooth to my Computer (Windows 11/10)

  1. Check Whether your Computer has Bluetooth
  2. Add Bluetooth to PC
  3. Connect to Devices via Bluetooth

1] Check Whether your Computer has Bluetooth

If you are not sure whether your computer has built-in support for Bluetooth or whether you’ve configured Bluetooth correctly on your computer or not, we recommend you do check out your PC for the same. To check:

Check Bluetooth Device Windows

  • Open the Control Panel on your computer by searching for the same in the Start Search Box and choosing the best match.
  • Navigate to Network and Internet -> Network Connections
  • You’ll find an option for Bluetooth Network Connection on this page if there’s a properly configured Bluetooth adapter.
  • If you don’t find one, either the Bluetooth adapter isn’t configured properly or missing from your computer.

Alternatively, you could also check for the same via the Device Manager. Pull up the Device Manager, expand the Bluetooth category, and if you find a Bluetooth adapter listed here, you’re good to move forward.

2] Add Bluetooth to Windows PC

If you’ve confirmed that your computer is missing out on Bluetooth, don’t fret, you can add it as an external device. Start by checking whether you have a free USB port. If you do not, consider checking out a USB Hub or removing a connected device.

Now, look for a USB Bluetooth adapter; you should easily find one on Amazon or any other e-commerce website.

Once you have one, plug it in via the USB port. As soon as you do, Windows automatically detect and install the required drivers. You’ll be notified when the Bluetooth adapter is ready to use.

3] Connect to Devices via Bluetooth on Windows

3.1] Turn on Bluetooth

Turn Bluetooth on Windows PC

Before connecting devices via Bluetooth, you need to turn it on. Here’s how to do so:

  • Open the Settings Panel in Windows (Win + I)
  • Navigate to Bluetooth and Other Devices 
  • Here, toggle the option ON for Bluetooth.

Alternatively, you could turn on Bluetooth from the Action Center by selecting the Action Center from the taskbar and then clicking on the Bluetooth option. It will help you add Bluetooth to your desktop.

3.2] Pair a New Device

Before pairing a device, set the device you want to connect to your PC in Discoverable mode.

  • Once Bluetooth is turned on, head over to the Settings Panel (Win + I)
  • Navigate to  Bluetooth and Other Devices
  • Here, click on Add a New Bluetooth Device or Add DeviceAdd Bluetooth Device Windows
  • On the next page, you’ll be prompted to choose from either option: Bluetooth Mice, Keyboards, Pens, Accessories, Wireless Display, Docks, or Everything else.
  • Choose Bluetooth, and you’ll find a list of all the devices available for pairing around you.
  • Select the device you want to pair to, and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • You may be asked to confirm a Pairing Pin or enter a code.

That said, pairing devices with Bluetooth is fairly simple and doesn’t require much time. How many accessories do you keep connected via Bluetooth to your computer? Do let us know by dropping a comment down below.

Ashish Mohta
A die-hard fan of Windows, PC Gaming, and Xbox. He is a seasoned content writer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He is a specialist in writing about Windows, software reviews, troubleshooting Windows, and automation.


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