How to Fix Bluetooth Missing Issue in Windows 10

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Fix Windows 10 Bluetooth Missing Issue

Are you stuck with Bluetooth missing in Windows 10? You may need Bluetooth in order to connect a wireless headphone, microphone or mouse to the laptop. Or also to share files between the laptop and another device. But sometimes it happens that the Bluetooth in your PC goes missing. And it gets really annoying when our work gets stuck just because of the Bluetooth that has gone missing. But don’t worry, in this article we will tell you how to get out of such situation if you are using Windows 10.Fix Windows 10 Bluetooth Missing Issue

How to Fix Bluetooth Missing Issue in Windows 10

For the users of Windows 10, we have brought 3 solutions for the Bluetooth that has gone missing. Try each of them one by one until your problem gets solved and Bluetooth appears.

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Solution 1: Checking the status of Bluetooth device

  1. Right-click on the “Start button”.Device Manager
  2. In the menu, click on “Device Manager”.
  3. See if there is “Bluetooth” present in the list.Bluetooth
  4. Also see if there is “Bluetooth Device” written under “Network adapters”.

If you see these two present there, that would mean that Bluetooth device is present on your PC. that is, your PC has the ability to use Bluetooth to connect with other devices. Because if the PC does not have Bluetooth ability in its hardware, there is no way you can connect it via Bluetooth.

Solution 2: Checking the status of Bluetooth service

Once you have checked that the hardware of your PC does have the function of Bluetooth, now comes the next step. You have to check if the Bluetooth service (the software function) is working on your PC. Follow the steps mentioned below to check that.

  1. Press “Windows and R keys” together on the keyboard.press the Windows logo key + R
  2. A “Run box” will open.Run box
  3. Type “services.msc” in the bar.services.msc
  4. Press “Enter or OK”.
  5. The “Services” window will open.
  6. Find “Bluetooth Support Service” in the list.Services window
  7. “Right-click” on it.
  8. In the drop-down menu, click on “Start”.click on Start
  9. Right-click again on “Bluetooth Support Service”.
  10. Now click on “Properties” in the drop-down menu.click on Properties
  11. “Bluetooth Support Service Properties” window will open.
  12. Here, select “Automatic” for the “Startup Type”.Bluetooth Support Service Properties (Local-Computer)
  13. Click on “Apply” and then on “Ok” button.Apply and then on Ok
  14. Now, press both “Windows and I” keys together on the keyboard.Windows and I keys
  15. Settings” window will open.
  16. Click on the “Devices” option.Devices option.
  17. See if the “Bluetooth” option is there and turn it on if it was off.Bluetooth option

Solution 3: Re-enabling the Bluetooth driver software in Device Manager

If you have tried both the above-mentioned steps but the Bluetooth on your Windows 10 is still not working, try this one. Remember how sometimes, in different cases,  just restarting a problematic device automatically solves the issue. That’s exactly what we are going to do here. We will disable and then re-enable the Bluetooth driver. Let’s see how to do that.

  1. Press both Windows and X keys together on keyboard.Windows and X
  2. Click on Device Manager in the menu.Device Manager
  3. Right-click on the Bluetooth driver software in the Bluetooth section.Disable device
  4. Click on Disable device in the menu.
  5. Press Yes button in the confirmation dialogue box.Yes button in the confirmation dialogue
  6. Right-click on the Bluetooth driver again.Enable device
  7. Click on Enable device in the menu.
  8. Press both “Windows and I” keys together on the keyboard.Windows and I keys
  9. Settings” window will open.
  10. Click on the “Devices” option.Devices option.

See if the “Bluetooth” option is there.Bluetooth option

Solution 4: Re-installing the Bluetooth Driver

If the Bluetooth driver is corrupted or outdated, it will cause error. So if after going through all the previous steps the Bluetooth does not work, it’s time to update it. This is how you can do it.

  1. Press both Windows and X keys together on keyboard.Windows and X
  2. The quick-access menu will open.
    Device Manager
  3. Click on Device Manager in the menu.
  4. Right-click on the Bluetooth driver.Uninstall device
  5. Click on Uninstall device option.
  6. Now go to the website of your computer or Bluetooth adapter manufacturer e.g. Intel.
  7. Download the latest Bluetooth driver for your PC.
  8. Then install the downloaded driver.

I hope this article helps you in fixing your missing Bluetooth issue on Windows 10. If you have any further queries, write in the comments section. Best of luck!!!

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