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    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth Wireless Communication in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth Wireless Communication in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology which enables wireless data transmission between two Bluetooth enabled devices located nearby each other.

    With Windows, a Bluetooth radio can be packaged as an external dongle or embedded inside a computer but it must be connected to one of the computerís USB ports.

    There are many different types of Bluetooth enabled devices you can add and pair to your PC, such as mobile phones, wireless headsets, and wireless mouse devices and keyboards.

    For more information about Bluetooth in Windows, see: General Bluetooth Support in Windows

    This tutorial will show you how to only turn on or off Bluetooth wireless communication for your Windows 10 PC.

    Note   Note
    If you turn on airplane mode, it will automatically turn off all Bluetooth and wireless communication. However, you will still be able to turn on or off your individual Bluetooth and wireless communication.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Action Center
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Bluetooth Settings
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Airplane Mode Settings



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    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Action Center

    1. Open Action Center (Win+A).

    2. Click/tap on the Bluetooth quick action button to toggle on or off. (see screenshots below)

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    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Bluetooth Settings

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

    2. Click/tap on Bluetooth & Other devices on the left side, and turn on or off Bluetooth on the right side. (see screenshots below)

    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Airplane Mode Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    2. Click/tap on Airplane mode on the left side, and turn on or off Bluetooth on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    14 Dec 2015 #1

    Well Shawn, option 1 does nothing but bring me too option 2 menu, then option 2 menu does not display the options you show for me. All it shows is that its checking for Bluetooth devices.....and never stops looking. made a pic....

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    My Bluetooth is always on, no matter what I try.....and its turned off in services. Other people in here have same problem. Its always on in action menu. and in my task bar too. Nothing I do can turn it off in the action menu. But, that's my only problem on Windows 10. It's just always on.
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       14 Dec 2015 #2

    Hello Michael,

    You might see if disabling your Bluetooth device in Device Manager will turn it off. Doing this turned it off for me, and also removed the Bluetooth option from Settings.

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  3.    14 Dec 2015 #3

    Didn't think of that, also strange since you mentioned this that in my device manager, it shows 3 different drivers for my Bluetooth ??
    I'll post a pic to show ya.

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  4.    14 Dec 2015 #4

    Should I just disable those 3, OR remove the bottom 2 ?? Just wondering...
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       14 Dec 2015 #5

    That's normal. The top one is for your actual Bluetooth adapter, and is the one you need to disable.

    The other two are just for the Bluetooth services. They'll go away once the first one is disabled.
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  6.    14 Dec 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    That's normal. The top one is for your actual Bluetooth adapter, and is the one you need to disable.

    The other two are just for the Bluetooth services. They'll go away once the first one is disabled.
    Thanks Shawn, going to disable it now!!! Was just waiting your reply.
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       14 Dec 2015 #7

    You're most welcome mate.
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  8.    14 Dec 2015 #8

    Ok Shawn, its disabled, the other 2 disappeared just like you said they would, BUT its still showing on in the Action Center, but it is now removed from my taskbar. So must be a bug in Windows 10.
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       14 Dec 2015 #9

    Interesting that it's still showing as turned on in Action Center. You might see if restarting the computer will sort that last bit.
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