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Fix: Windows 11 Bluetooth Audio Issue

It seems that you’ve recently moved to Windows 11 from Windows 10 OS on your desktop or laptop and there are a couple of issues troubling you quite often. A lot of Windows 10 users have finally upgraded to Windows 11 Developer or Public Beta right now via Insider Program. Although beta builds are getting frequent updates, they’re not stable enough. Meanwhile, if you’re facing the Windows 11 Bluetooth Audio Issue, you’re not alone.

Here we’ve provided a couple of possible solutions that should work for you. Bluetooth audio stuttering or distortion or even connectivity issues are some of the common ones among the users. It’s needless to say that beta builds do come with multiple bugs or stability issues that can eventually trigger several problems whatsoever.

Fix: Windows 11 Bluetooth Audio Issue

Fix: Windows 11 Bluetooth Audio Issue

Possibly, Bluetooth driver issues, outdated Windows OS build, Bluetooth turned off, other peripheral issues, Bluetooth discoverable issues, etc can cause problems whatsoever. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the guide below.

1. Check if Bluetooth is turned on

Make sure to check out whether the Bluetooth is turned on or not. To do so:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Bluetooth & devices from the left pane.

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  • Next, click on the Bluetooth toggle to turn it on.

2. Turn On and Off Airplane Mode

It may also be possible that somehow your Windows 11 Bluetooth is having issues with the connectivity glitch. Make sure to turn on and off the Airplane Mode to check for the issue again. To do this:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Network & Internet from the left pane.
  • Now, click on the Airplane Mode toggle to turn it on.
  • Wait for around a couple of seconds and then turn it off.

3. Disconnect Other Bluetooth Devices

It’s highly recommended to simply remove or disconnect other connected or paired Bluetooth devices from your Windows 11 computer to be easily able to connect to the specific Bluetooth device properly. If in case, other Bluetooth devices are connected then it won’t connect to Windows 11.

4. Check Bluetooth Device distance or interference

Meanwhile, you should also check if the Bluetooth device is connected to your computer or not. Sometimes the problem may appear from the Bluetooth device itself due to some glitch or out of the Bluetooth range as well. If there is any interference or obstacle causing the problem, keep the Bluetooth device closer to your computer.

5. Delete and Pair Bluetooth Device Again

  • First of all, turn on the Bluetooth of the device.
  • Next, you’ll have to open Windows Settings (Win+I keys) > Click on Devices.
  • Click on Bluetooth & other devices > Turn on the Bluetooth toggle.
  • Then click on the three dots icon > Click on Remove.
  • Head over to Add Bluetooth or other device > Choose your particular Bluetooth device from the list.
  • Finally, click on the Connect button to pair > Click on Done.

6. Turn On Bluetooth Device Discoverability

It’s also recommended to allow notifications for Bluetooth connectivity on your Windows 11 computer so that you’ll get notified whenever a new Bluetooth device wants to connect with your Windows 11 PC. To do that:

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  • Press Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Bluetooth & devices from the left pane.
  • Click on Devices > Scroll down the page at the bottom.
  • Then select More Bluetooth Settings > Under Notifications section, simply enable the “Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC” checkbox.
  • Enable the “Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect” checkbox too.
  • Click on Apply and then OK > Reboot your PC to apply changes.

7. Reboot your PC and Bluetooth Device

Make sure to restart your Bluetooth device as well as your Windows computer because a normal restart of the device can make a huge difference by clearing out possible system glitches or cache data issues. If in case, rebooting the device won’t help, try following the next method.

8. Run Troubleshooter on Windows

You can also check for the troubleshooter method to check if there is an issue with the Windows PC hardware or not. To do so:

  • Press the Windows key to open the Start menu.
  • Now, type troubleshoot in the search bar and hit Enter.
  • Click on Troubleshoot Settings from the search result > Now, click on Other Troubleshooters.
  • Go to Find and fix other problems > Select Hardware and Devices.
  • Click on Run the troubleshooter and select Next to run it.
  • Wait for the process to complete and then restart your computer.
  • Finally, you can try pairing the Bluetooth device again to check for the issue.

9. Restart Bluetooth Service on Windows

It’s also recommended to restart the Bluetooth service on your Windows 11 computer by following the steps below:

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  • Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Now, type services.msc and press Enter to open the Services interface.
  • Then search for Bluetooth Support Service and make sure to right-click on it.
  • Click on Restart > Right-click on the Bluetooth service again.
  • Next, click on Properties > Choose Automatic from the Startup type.
  • Finally, click on OK to save changes > Restart the computer to apply changes.

10. Update or Reinstall Bluetooth Driver

Try updating the Bluetooth driver on your Windows 11 computer to ensure there is no outdated version is conflicting with the Bluetooth devices. Sometimes an outdated or even missing/corrupted Bluetooth driver can cause several issues with the system. To do so:

  • Press the Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list > Now, double-click on Bluetooth.
  • Right-click on the Bluetooth adapter > Select Update driver.

  • Next, click on Search automatically for drivers.
  • If there is an update available, the system will automatically download and install it.
  • Once done, make sure to restart your computer to apply changes.
  • Finally, you can easily connect or remove Bluetooth devices on your PC.

However, if the problem didn’t get resolved then try reinstalling the Bluetooth driver on the PC by following the steps below.

  • Press the Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list > Now, click on View on top.
  • Select Show hidden devices from the list (if any device doesn’t appear properly).
  • Double-click on Bluetooth > Right-click on the Bluetooth adapter.

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  • Select Uninstall device > If prompted, make sure to properly delete the Bluetooth device by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Once done, close Device Manager, and reboot your PC to change effects immediately.
  • After rebooting the PC, the Windows 11 system will automatically install the Bluetooth driver. However, if that didn’t happen, you should manually download and install the latest Bluetooth driver on your PC from the official website of the manufacturer according to the model number.
  • You’ll be good to go.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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