How to turn on bluetooth on a laptop

Turning on the bluetooth on your laptop is not a difficult task at all. Absolutely any user can do it, armed with a minute of time, a little patience and our detailed instruction.

Frequently you transfer small-sized files to your smartphone, tablet or Smart TV and want reliability? Don't like to bother with cloud storages and flash drives? Prefer wireless headphones, speakers, keyboard? Got a new device but don't know how to configure Bluetooth? We have prepared for you some tips and tricks.

The first task is to choose the operating system: Windows or Mac (+ their versions). Only they will determine the steps to set up the wireless function. No matter what model of your laptop (Lenovo, Toshiba, Asus, Acer, Samsung, Dell, Sony, HP) - the technology is identical.

How to enable bluetooth on a laptop with Windows 7

One of the popular versions of the operating system, so let's talk about "seven". Go this way: Start >  "Control Panel" >  "Device Manager". Find "Bluetooth Modules", right click on the active one, the "Properties" window opens.

Go to "Drivers", update just in case, OK.

Tip: if you did not find any bluetooth modules in the list of devices, then the issue is the disabled adapter or uninstalled drivers (download from the official site of the device manufacturer, for example, Lenovo - launch and use).

Back to the first step, go to "Network and Sharing Center" >  "Change adapter settings".
Right click on "Enable" "Bluetooth network connections".


How to configure Bluetooth on Windows 10

The easiest way to configure Bluetooth is on "10".

You can control it from almost any page, for that you have to go to notifications:

And just enable the device we want. But if you don't have one, see the instructions below.
  1. Go to Start >  "Settings":
  2. Devices tab:
  3. We have the desired window. Move the slider to "On":
Now everything is on and you can work!

On Mac  laptops everything is as simple and elementary (the option icon is on the taskbar and you do not need to look through configurations). Try it!

We hope you found our guide useful. Share it with your friends on social networks!

Буздалов Максим Викторович
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- PhD in Technology, Associate Professor of "Computer Technologies" department, expert in the field of computer networks, more than 12 years of experience.
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