In this article, I will explain step by step how to enable or disable Bluetooth on a laptop PC or desktop with Windows 10. Windows 10 currently offers us an easier and faster way to enable or disable this functionality than previous versions of Windows. If you want to learn how to do it just follow the steps explained below.
To enable or disable Bluetooth in Windows 10, click Start and then click Settings:
You will be presented the general sections of the configuration of your operating system. Then click on “Devices“:
Then on the left side click where it says “Bluetooth” and then on the right side you will have the option to enable or disable Bluetooth and underneath Windows will show you all the nearby devices with the Bluetooth enabled and showing
What to do if you do not see the Bluetooth options on your computer
If you do not see that Bluetooth option, it means that your computer does not have Bluetooth or you do not have the Bluetooth drivers turned on which is not common because Windows 10 installs a generics automatically which makes it very likely that you will not see Bluetooth because your PC does not have them.
To be sure if your computer has Bluetooth or not, the first thing you need to know is the model of your laptop or desktop.
Already having the model you look at the specifications of the equipment in Google and if it brings Bluetooth included then you look for the drivers on the web page of the manufacturer of the equipment. With the model, you will find exactly the ones that are right for your device.
If what you try to connect to your PC is another Bluetooth device and it does not appear you should make sure that it has the Bluetooth enabled and that it does not have the Bluetooth hidden. However, Bluetooth may be on, but you may have an option enabled that makes other computers unable to find you.
In case the computer does not have Bluetooth you can buy a Bluetooth USB. In amazon, they sell very cheaply. The one below is a good one.
Plug-in USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Micro Adapter (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Raspberry Pi, Linux Compatible, Classic Bluetooth, and Stereo Headset Compatible)
They are smaller than a common USB stick and you just have to connect them to your laptop or PC and install the drivers that come in a CD.