Windows users than ever need to enable Bluetooth because many peripherals or other devices such as smartphones or speakers are connected via Bluetooth. Bluetooth is needed to some extent on both laptop and desktop PCs. Bluetooth improves accessibility and eliminates the need to run messy wires all over the place as well as making the device portable.
Here are two easy methods to enable Bluetooth, so, in this guide, I will show you how to turn on Bluetooth in Windows 11 – PC using both methods.
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2 Methods to Turn on Bluetooth in Windows 11
It’s time to say goodbye to wired devices and switch to other devices with Bluetooth connectivity. Not only are they a more convenient option, but they also expand the range of devices, making them a suitable choice for most people.
Method 1: Turn on Bluetooth in Windows 11 from Action Center
- To enable Bluetooth via ‘Action Center’, tap on ‘Action Center’ near the bottom-right corner of the Desktop.
- Next, tap on the ‘Bluetooth’ icon in the top row among all quick actions in the Action Center to enable it.
- After it’s enabled, it should get a darker color shade based on the theme color on your PC.
Although the Bluetooth option is available in the “Action Center” by default, if you accidentally deleted it before or it doesn’t exist, this is how you add it.
Add Bluetooth Option to Action Center
- To add the Bluetooth option to the ‘Action Center’, tap on the ‘Action Center’ and tap on the ‘Edit quick settings’ icon that resembles a pencil.
- Now tap on ‘Add‘ to continue.
- Next, choose ‘Bluetooth’ from the list of available toggle options.
- Finally, tap on ‘Done’ at the bottom to save the changes.
Now, you will see the bluetooth option inside the Action Center, and you can enable it as you did before.
Method 2: Turn On Bluetooth in Windows 11 from Settings
- To enable Bluetooth using Settings, search for ‘Settings’ in the Start Menu, and click on the relevant search result to launch the app.
- Now from the list, tap on the ‘Devices’ tab.
- Next, you will see multiple tabs listed on the left, tap on ‘Bluetooth and devices’ from the list.
- Now, tap on the toggle next to ‘Bluetooth’ to enable it.
When you want to add a new device, it is very useful to turn on Bluetooth through settings, because the option is here.
Note: If you don’t see the toggle option, your PC may not support Bluetooth, scroll down to see how to troubleshoot this issue.
That’s it! These are two easy methods to turn on Bluetooth in Windows 11 Using Action Center and Settings. Enabling Bluetooth on Windows 11 is very similar, if not identical, to Windows 10.
This is not surprising, because it looks more like a major update than a completely new operating system. For those who like wireless connections or seamless interaction between devices, Bluetooth is a vital feature, and now you can start using it in Windows 11!