Many Windows 10 users have complained of this problem:
They connect a device via Bluetooth to their Windows 10 computers and the devices are paired but not connected.
Are you facing the same issue? If yes, this post is all that you need.
I’ve provided two solutions to this problem. Let’s look at them.
Solution 1 – Restart the Bluetooth Service
Follow these steps to restart the Bluetooth Service:
- Press the Windows key + R
- Now in Run box, you need to type services.msc and then click the OK button
- Now in the right pane of the Services window, browse and select Bluetooth-related services and then right-click on it. Now click Restart
- Right-click Bluetooth service once again and now click Properties
- In the Service Properties dialog box, use the Startup type drop-down menu to select Automatic. Now click the OK button
- Restart Windows 10 and now connect the device via Bluetooth and see if the issue is resolved
Solution 2 – Reinstall the Bluetooth driver
An outdated or corrupt Bluetooth driver can cause all sorts of issues including the titled error.
So what’s the solution? The best way to resolve Bluetooth driver-related errors is to install the latest driver.
You can do this in two ways — using inbuilt Driver Manager utility or a reliable driver update software.
The advantages of using the second method are several. For one, you don’t need any technical knowledge. Two, you can update drivers in a matter of just couple of minutes. Three — and perhaps most importantly — you are not going to download a wrong driver by mistake, which can cause much harm.
Here I’ve described both the methods. You choose the one that you are most comfortable with.
Updating Bluetooth Drivers Manually
Here are the steps to follow:
- Press Windows key + R
- Now in the Run box, type devmgmt.msc and then click the OK button
- In the Device Manager window, expand Bluetooth, right-click the Bluetooth device, and then select Update driver
- In the next window, select Search automatically for updated driver software
- Now Windows will search the internet for a suitable driver and install it. Simply follow the on-screen instructions, to update the driver.
However, in case Windows is unable to find a relevant driver, you’ll have to manually download the driver from the manufacturer’s website. Before you download it, make sure the selected driver corresponds to your PC type. That is to say, if you use Windows 10 32-bit, the driver should be for a 32-bit PC. Windows 10 64-bit users need to download a driver meant for 64-bit. Save the driver file on your desktop or some other location and follow these steps.
- In the Device Manager window, right-click your Bluetooth Device and select Uninstall device
- You will see a confirmation box on your screen. Simply check the box before Delete the software for this device. And then click the Uninstall button
- Restart Windows once the driver is uninstalled
- Now double-click the driver setup file you downloaded and follow onscreen instructions to install the latest driver for your Bluetooth device
Update Bluetooth Driver With A Driver Update Software
As you’ve seen, updating drivers manually is tedious and complicated. A much easier approach is to use a reliable driver update software tool like DriverDownloader.
Since it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, you can give it a try without any problem. Once you’ve installed the software, register it to get automatic driver updates.
Click at this link to download DriverDownloader.