Windows 10: No button for bluetooth in action center


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Mar 2018 #1

    No button for bluetooth in action center


    Hello,

    I am brand new to Windows 10 Pro--have had it for just about a week on a Dell Optiplex. The documentation states that to turn on bluetooth, there should be a button in the action center on the bottom left corner of the taskbar.

    I don't have this button--grayed out or otherwise. The documentation seems to state this is an issue with my bluetooth service or services--but not sure how to correct this.

    Thank You,

    Joe
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    06 Mar 2018 #2

    Joe, click Action Center Icon and click on All Settings. Click System, click Notification and Actions, click Add or remove Quick Actions, and turn Bluetooth ON. That will make it appear in the Action Center on your desktop. You can also turn it ON by going to All Settings, Devices, Bluetooth and Other, Bluetooth ON.

    C.B.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 931
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       07 Mar 2018 #3

    Joe,

    Assuming that you have a Bluetooth card, run these checks -

    Do you have a Bluetooth entry in Settings, Devices?
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    If not then Windows does not think you have a Bluetooth card. Check Device manager for a Bluetooth group.
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    1. If neither of these is there then you do not have a Bluetooth card or you have disabled Bluetooth in the BIOS. You should check your BIOS for a relevant entry but BIOSes vary so I cannot suggest where such a setting might be. You could seek advice from your computer maker or their user forum.
    2. If one is there but not the other then you might be able to get it working correctly by reinstalling the driver from your Computer / Bluetooth card maker's website.


    You can customise the items shown in Action center but Bluetooth, if it is enabled, is generally put there by default. As explained above, you can customise what is shown by playing around with Settings, System, Notifications. You can add more entries or you can drag off existing entries or you can drag existing entries around to get them in the layout you prefer.
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    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 931
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       07 Mar 2018 #4

    Joe,

    The Dell Optiplex 780 does not seem to come with either WiFi or Bluetooth. So you would only have Bluetooth if you had deliberately added a Bluetooth adapter or a combined WiFi-Bluetooth adapter.

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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