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Bluetooth is an integral part of your computer system. We use Bluetooth headsets, mice and keyboards every day. A major problem is the sudden disappearance of Bluetooth from your computer or device manager.
This article discusses all fixes where Bluetooth accidentally disappears from the PC and Device Manager in Windows 10. The corrections explained in this note include
- Reboot the computer
- Updating and restarting the operating system
- Show hidden devices
- Start troubleshooting
- Update of the driver
- Checking the system file (SFC) and DISM scanning
- Restart the Bluetooth Helpdesk
- Use a Bluetooth USB adapter.
Correction 1: Reboot the computer to
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If you haven’t tried it yet, restart your computer and enable Bluetooth in the Settings window.
To activate Bluetooth in your system:
- Click the Windows + I button to open the settings window.
- Click on the Devices button in the Settings window.
- Tap Bluetooth and other devices on the side console and activate Bluetooth.
You should see the audio and other devices on the Bluetooth switching point. Connect the device and start using Bluetooth immediately.
It’s important: If you are on a PC that requires a Bluetooth adapter to establish a Bluetooth connection, the Bluetooth tab and other devices must be present on the side console. Here is an example of the screen you should see.
Correction 2: Enabling Bluetooth with a physical key on the keyboard
Most laptops have a special button or key combination to turn Bluetooth on/off. Fn + f12 is the most common combination for turning Bluetooth on and off.
Search the keyboard for specific keys or shortcuts to enable/disable Bluetooth. It’s fast and efficient. You can simply press the stop button instead of viewing all the settings on your computer.
In some cases, the software does not enable/disable Bluetooth (only). This requires a combination of hardware and software.
When I accidentally (or accidentally) activate flight mode on my computer, Bluetooth is automatically turned off. To reactivate Bluetooth, I must first deactivate Airplane mode.
It’s important: Bluetooth does not work when flight mode is activated.
If your laptop is equipped with a button to activate/deactivate flight mode, make sure you do not accidentally press the button.
corrected 4: Upgrading and restarting the operating system
Not updating your computer can cause several problems. If Bluetooth has suddenly disappeared from your computer and device manager, it may be due to an update.
To update and reboot the operating system :
- Click the Windows + I button to open the settings.
- In the Settings window, click the Check for Updates button.
If updates are available, download and install them and restart your computer.
If no updates are available, try restarting the system. This solution works for the most urgent problems.
corrected 5: Update driver
In most cases, if the plane fails, we just update the pilots. This case is different; how can I update the driver if the device is not visible?
The standard approach to solve this dilemma is to update all USB drivers.
To update all USB drivers:
- Press the Windows + R key and type devmgmt.msc in the startup dialog.
- In the device manager, browse through the list of drivers and click on the Universal Serial Bus controllers.
- You will find a number of USB devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controller list.
- In turn, update each USB driver and then restart the system.
corrected 6: Starting Bluetooth troubleshooting
Windows 10 has many unique features and applications. These applications protect the system against potential threats and fight them. Examples of these applications are Windows 10 antivirus and a troubleshooting and diagnostic program.
You do not need to use third-party antivirus software to secure your system.
On the other hand, a troubleshooter can solve many problems on your computer. Troubleshooting is especially useful when using integrated applications and services such as Bluetooth.
To open and run the troubleshooting program:
- Open the Start menu and enter the Troubleshooting option in the search bar.
- Select Find and troubleshoot problems with your Bluetooth devices using the following options.
- In the Troubleshooting Wizard window, click Next and follow the instructions (if applicable) to solve the problem.
corrected 7: Checking the system file (SFC) and DISM scan
The SFC (System File Checker) scans the system for damaged files and restores them. If the files connected to the Bluetooth function are corrupted, they can be scanned to find and resolve them.
To perform a check on the system file
- Open a command line (cmd) with administrator rights.
- Type the following command into the cmd window.
- If Bluetooth is still missing after running this cmdlet, try the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) cmdlets (in the same order as shown below):
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
CheckHealth: Damage control.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
ScanHealth: used if the checkHealth command does not find an error
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
RestoreHealth: restores damaged files
Correction 8: Restart the Bluetooth Helpdesk to
Stopping or deactivating the Bluetooth service may cause various problems. You may not be able to find, pair, or assign your device. Restarting the Bluetooth Help Desk may solve this problem.
To restart the Bluetooth support service
- Press Windows + R and enter services.msc in the dialog box.
- In the Services window, right-click on Bluetooth support and select:
a) Start: if not started
b) Restart: if already started (and wait a few seconds) .
- Turn on Bluetooth and if it works, right-click Bluetooth support and select Properties from the drop-down menu.
- On the General tab in the Properties window, select Automatic as startup type.
Your computer will now automatically repeat this step each time it boots up.
Correction 9: Using the Bluetooth USBAdapter
You need a Bluetooth adapter to connect your Bluetooth devices to your desktop computers. The Bluetooth adapter is easily accessible from anywhere on the Internet, but always takes up a USB port.
Correction 10: Hidden Device Display
If you have multiple devices installed on your computer, some of them may not be visible in the device manager. In this case, the option Show hidden devices can help you.
To view hidden devices in the device manager:
- Open the Device Manager by pressing Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
- In Device Manager, click Show option and select Show hidden devices.
The list of devices is extended and you will only see the name of the main category. Check the list and find out if the Bluetooth device is hidden for any reason.
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