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    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth Wireless Communication in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Network & Sharing
    09 Mar 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


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


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

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

    For more information about Bluetooth in Windows, see:

    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.


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


    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
    • Option Four: To Enable or Disable Bluetooth in Device Manager



    EXAMPLE: Bluetooth notification area icon shows by default when Bluetooth is turned on
    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10-bluetooth_notification_area_icon.png






    OPTION ONE

    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)

    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10-turn_off_bluetooth_in_action_center.png Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10-turn_on_bluetooth_in_action_center.png






    OPTION TWO

    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.

    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10-turn_off_bluetooth_in_settings.jpg
    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10-turn_on_bluetooth_in_settings.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    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.

    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10-bluetooth_airplane_mode_settings.jpg






    OPTION FOUR

    To Enable or Disable Bluetooth in Device Manager


    1 Press the Win + X keys to open the Quick Link menu, and click/tap on Device Manager (devmgmt.msc).

    2 Do step 3 (enable) or step 4 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    3 To Enable Bluetooth

    This is the default setting.

    A) Expand open Bluetooth in Device Manager. (see screenshot below)

    B) Right click or press and hold on your Bluetooth device, click/tap on Enable device, and go to step 5 below.

    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10-enable_bluetooth.jpg


    4 To Disable Bluetooth

    A) Expand open Bluetooth in Device Manager. (see screenshot below)

    B) Right click or press and hold on your Bluetooth device, and click/tap on Disable device.

    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10-disable_bluetooth-1.jpg

    C) Click/tap on Yes to confirm, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10-disable_bluetooth-2.png


    5 You can now close Device Manager if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. OldMike65's Avatar
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       #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....

    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 10-blue2.png

    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.
    Last edited by OldMike65; 14 Dec 2015 at 14:11.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #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. OldMike65's Avatar
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       #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. OldMike65's Avatar
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       #4

    Should I just disable those 3, OR remove the bottom 2 ?? Just wondering...
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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       #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. OldMike65's Avatar
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       #6

    Brink said:
    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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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       #7

    You're most welcome mate. :)
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  8. OldMike65's Avatar
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       #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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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #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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