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How to Connect a Bluetooth Device on Windows 10

In today’s article, we are going to how you can connect your Bluetooth device on Windows 10.

Gone are the days when you need to connect your mobile via a wired connection to transfer some files from mobile to PC or vice-versa, instead most people prefer to send or receive files from mobile phones to PC over Bluetooth. In today’s era, we can essentially connect all types of accessories using Bluetooth such as headphones, mouse, keyboards, speakers, game controllers, etc.

When it comes to our devices, people are actively moving from wired to wireless technologies. With the help of the Bluetooth feature, you can connect your device wirelessly to a number of devices and can share data over the Bluetooth connection. Using Bluetooth you can manage your workspace efficiently by getting rid of all the wires and cables around your desk by connecting all the important peripherals via Bluetooth.

How to Connect a Bluetooth Device on Windows 10

Now, Windows 10 makes it easier for your turn on the Bluetooth and connect all the available devices with your PC. In this article, we are going to talk about how you can turn on and use Bluetooth in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial

How to Connect a Bluetooth Device on Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

How to Turn On Bluetooth feature on Windows 10

Now there are actually more than one way via which you can enable Bluetooth on Windows 10. We will discuss two different methods using which you can enable Bluetooth on your PC.

1.You can click on the Action Center placed on the right side of the taskbar.

2.You will see different action sections out there, if not then click on Expand.

Click on Expand to see more settings in the Action Center

3.One of the icons would be Bluetooth. You simply need to click on the Bluetooth icon to turn on this feature. 

Need to click on that Bluetooth icon to turn on

4.That’s it. You are done with turning your Bluetooth feature on.

OR

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Devices section.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Devices

2.Now from the left-hand menu click on Bluetooth & other devices.

3.Turn the toggle under Bluetooth to ON.

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That’s it, you have successfully enabled Bluetooth on Windows 10.

Now what? Once you have turned on Bluetooth, you will be thinking about how to connect your peripherals to Windows 10 PC and then how to transfer data. Well, don’t worry let’s see how to connect your device to Windows 10 and share data.

How to Connect Your Bluetooth Device?

Now that your Windows 10 PC is ready for Bluetooth pairing, you just need to turn on the Bluetooth on your other device or peripherals that you want to connect with the Windows 10.

1.Turn on Bluetooth on the device that you want to connect with your system.

2.Make sure your device which you want to connect to Windows 10 PC is discoverable.

3.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click Devices.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Devices

4.Now from the left-hand menu click on Bluetooth & other devices.

5.Next, click on the “+” button for Add Bluetooth or other device.

Click on the + button for Add Bluetooth or other device

6.In the “Add a device” window click on “Bluetooth“.

In the Add a device window click on Bluetooth

7.Next, choose your device from the list which you want to pair and click Connect.

Next Choose your device from the list which you want to pair and click Connect

8.You will get a connection prompt on both your devices (Windows 10 & Phone), just accept them to pair these devices.

You will get a connection prompt on both your devices, click Connect

Note: Depending on what device you are connecting, you will see a window pop on your screen to start pairing.

Window pop on your screen to start pairing

10.Once finished, you will see your device paired with your Windows 10 PC. 

You have successfully Paired your Phone with Windows 10

How to Share Files with the Connected/Paired Devices

Once you have successfully connected and paired your device with Windows 10 PC, you can easily share files & data between them. To do so follow the below-listed steps:

1.Just select the file which you wish to share.

2.Right-click on the selected file and from the context menu choose “Send to” then click on Bluetooth device.

Right Click on the file and choose to Send to Via Bluetooth option from the menu

3.Choose the connected device from the Bluetooth File Transfer window.

Choose the connected device from the Bluetooth File Transfer window

4.The file-sharing will begin, wait for the file transfer to complete.

Wait for the file transfer to complete

5.Now, in order to receive a file on Windows 10 PC from your Bluetooth device, right-click on the Bluetooth icon from the notification center from the Taskbar and select “Receive a File“.

Ready to send or receive any data between the connected devices.

6.Now Windows 10 is ready to receive data from your connected Bluetooth device.

Windows 10 is ready to receive data from your connected Bluetooth device

7.Now send the file from your File Manager on your Mobile and select the Windows 10 PC from the connected devices.

Finally, the file is shared with your selected device. While connecting your Bluetooth devices, you need to make sure that the Bluetooth feature is enabled on both the devices that you are connecting or pairing with each other. Since the entire process of enabling and pairing devices is not difficult, but you still need to make sure that you are not connecting your devices with malicious devices. Therefore, while pairing devices, you need to be very careful.

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I hope the above steps were able to help you Connect your Bluetooth Device on Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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