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How to Connect to Bluetooth devices

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2016 04:07PM GMT

Connect to Bluetooth devices


Thanks to Bluetooth, you can use all sorts of wireless devices with your PC—Bluetooth headphones, speakers, phones, fitness trackers—just to name a few. Start by pairing your Bluetooth device with your PC. The way you do this depends on the kind of Bluetooth device you're using.

To connect a Bluetooth headset, speaker, or other audio device

  1. Turn on your Bluetooth audio device and make it discoverable.

    The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer's website to learn how.

  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your PC if it's not on already or insert your new Bluetooth dongle. To do this, on the taskbar, select action center  > Bluetooth.

  3. In action center, select Connect > the device name.

    Procedure for connecting to bluetooth from the taskbar

  4. Follow any more instructions that might appear. Otherwise, you're done and connected.

    Your Bluetooth device and PC will usually automatically connect anytime the two devices are in range of each other with Bluetooth turned on.


Not seeing your Bluetooth audio device? Learn how to try to fix this.

To connect a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse, or other device

  1. Turn on your device and make it discoverable.

  2. Select the Start Start icon button, then select Settings  > Devices > Bluetooth.

  3. Turn on Bluetooth > select the device > Pair.

  4. Follow any more instructions if they appear.

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