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How to Turn On or Off Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals in Windows 10


Starting with Windows 10 build 17093, Windows enables users to start pairing and connecting supported devices in a single click. When these devices are ready to pair and detected to be in range, Windows shows a notification to the user allowing them to quickly and conveniently start the pairing process. Microsoft wants to thank the Surface Accessories team for partnering closely with them and having the first device available on the market supporting this new experience, the Surface Precision Mouse. We are working with many other partners to grow the list of supported devices, and a number of them are on the way. To learn more, check out Microsoft's blog post here.

The steps for a user to use and benefit from this feature are:
  1. Put the Bluetooth peripheral in pairing mode
  2. If the peripheral is close by, Windows will show a notification to the user
  3. Selecting “Connect” starts pairing
  4. When the peripheral is no longer in pairing mode or is no longer nearby, Windows will remove the notification from the Action Center

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off streamlined pairing to connect to certain Bluetooth devices quickly for your account in Windows 10.

EXAMPLE: Notification for Streamlined Pairing and Connecting to Bluetooth Device




 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals using a REG file





Turn On/Off Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On/Off Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Devices icon.

2. Click/tap on Bluetooth & other devices on the left side, and check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Connect to certain Bluetooth devices quickly for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Turn On/Off Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On/Off Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Bluetooth

QuickPair DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_Connect_to_certain_Bluetooth_devices_quickly.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Streamlined Pairing to Bluetooth Peripherals

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_Connect_to_certain_Bluetooth_devices_quickly.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tab on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn