Windows 10: Add or Erase Bluetooth Taskbar Icon

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How to Add or Remove Bluetooth Taskbar Icon in Windows 10

In this guide, we will discuss various techniques to add or erase the Bluetooth Taskbar Icon in Windows 10. If your device comes with Bluetooth then an icon appears in the notification area (system tray). You can then hide it just to keep the PC tray-less cluttered, or you can add it for instant access to the feature while using the Bluetooth options frequently.

If your device comes with the module of Bluetooth, you can then use it with a huge range of wireless peripherals. It will enable you to pair your tablet or laptop with lots of devices such as a mobile phone, wireless keyboards, headsets, mice, and other laptops or tablets.

Bluetooth hardware can also be embedded in the motherboard of your device or it can be installed as an internal module in the device. Also, Bluetooth transmitters exist as external devices that can be plugged into a USB port.

Windows 10 enables you to add or erase the Bluetooth icon using three various techniques, including Bluetooth applet, Settings, and a Registry tweak.

How to Hide/Erase Bluetooth Taskbar Icon in Windows 10

If you want to hide or erase Bluetooth taskbar icon then follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Right-tap the Bluetooth icon in the notification area.

Step 1:

Tap Remove in the context menu.

Note: If you can’t view the icon, tap on the up arrow button to view all the tray icons. It includes the Bluetooth icon.

How To Add or Erase Bluetooth Taskbar Icon in Windows 10

bluetooth taskbar icon

If you want to add, hide, or erase Bluetooth taskbar icon then follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Head over to Settings.

Step 2:

Move to Devices – Bluetooth & other devices.

Step 3:

Tap on the link More Bluetooth options

Step 4:

In the Bluetooth Settings dialog, turn on or off the option Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area.

Note: If you can’t find the More Bluetooth choice link in Settings, then your device can’t add Bluetooth support.

Update Bluetooth Driver to Add or Remove the Bluetooth Icon in Windows 10

After the upgradation of Windows 10. The Bluetooth driver might become an outdated driver, which stops the Bluetooth devices from plugging to Windows 10 and erases the Bluetooth icon. Also, missing, broken, or wrongly configured Bluetooth driver is the reason for the Bluetooth icon missing issue.

Follow the steps to update the Bluetooth driver problem and restore the Bluetooth icon.

Step 1:

Tap the Scan button to check driver issues on Windows 10.

Step 2:

Then tap the Update button to keep the device drivers on Windows 10 up-to-date.

Step 3:

Perform a restart to make the driver modification take effect.

Note: It’s good to a PC restore point and recovers all the drivers on your Windows 10 PC before the modification so that you can easily recover the system and the drivers when the machine runs into other issues.

Add or Erase Bluetooth Taskbar Icon via Registry Tweak

If you want to add, hide, or erase Bluetooth taskbar icon through registry tweak then follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Head over to the Registry Editor app.

Step 2:

Move to the following Registry key.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Bluetooth
Step 3:

Then, set the 32-bit DWORD value Notification Area Icon to 1 to add the Bluetooth taskbar icon. If you want to erase the icon, then set the Notification Area Icon value to 0.

Conclusion:

Here’s all about “Add or Erase Bluetooth Taskbar Icon”. If you are facing any issue then let us know. If you think that it is helpful then do let us know your suggestions in the comment section below. Do you know any other alternative method that you think we can’t cover in this guide?

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