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How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon in Windows 10

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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...

When you turn on Bluetooth in Windows 10, the Bluetooth icon will show in the taskbar notification area by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar notification area of your account in Windows 10.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon from Icon
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon in Bluetooth Settings
  • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon using a BAT file


EXAMPLE: Bluetooth icon in the notification area
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Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon in Windows 10
To Turn Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon from Icon

1. Click/tap on the Bluetooth icon in the notification area of the taskbar, and click/tap on Remove Icon. (see screenshot below)

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

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

2. Click/tap on Bluetooth & other devices on the left side, click/tap on the More Bluetooth options link under Related settings on the right side, and close Settings if you like. (see screenshot below)
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If you do not have a More Bluetooth options link available, then your PC doesn't include Bluetooth support.
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3. In the Options tab, check (on - default) or uncheck (off) the Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area box for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon using a BAT file
Note   Note
The .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Bluetooth

Notification Area Icon 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 Bluetooth Notification Area Icon

NOTE: 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_Bluetooth_notification_area_icon.bat

download


 3. To Turn Off Bluetooth Notification Area Icon

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

Turn_off_Bluetooth_notification_area_icon.bat

download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5. Unblock the .bat file.

6. Run the .bat file.

7. You will now notice your screen flicker as the explorer process is restarted to apply.


That's it,
Shawn