How to Fix Windows 11 Bluetooth Not Working Issue

Bluetooth connectivity is quite necessary for your PC to easily connect wireless devices such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, mobile devices, headphones, other peripherals, and more. It offers easy and stable wireless connectivity to PCs but if the Bluetooth isn’t working well or has some connectivity issues then you may become frustrated. Now, if you’ve recently shifted to Windows 11 and facing Bluetooth Not Working issues, you’re on the right page.

However, Bluetooth connectivity isn’t that stable or faster than the wired connection. So, you may encounter multiple issues with the connectivity or stability whatsoever no matter which device you’re using and what’s the Bluetooth version. It seems that typically Bluetooth problems appear due to software-related reasons in most scenarios. So, what are those reasons you may ask?

How to Fix Windows 11 Bluetooth Not Working Issue

Why My Windows 11 PC Bluetooth Doesn’t Work?

It seems that most of the time, any missing or corrupted device drivers may conflict with the Bluetooth connectivity, especially the Bluetooth driver or the peripheral driver that you want to connect with your PC. Meanwhile, the outdated Bluetooth driver version or already connected to a different device or even disabled discoverable of the device, etc can cause such an issue.

How to Fix Windows 11 Bluetooth Not Working Issue

Here we’ve shared a couple of possible workarounds that should gonna help you out. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it. Before heading over to the steps below, make sure to simply turn off and on both the PC & Bluetooth device to check if the connectivity problem has been fixed or not. If not, then you can proceed 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.

How to Fix Windows 11 Bluetooth Not Working Issue

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

2. Make the Bluetooth Devices Discoverable

The second thing you should check is whether the other Bluetooth device is properly turned on or not. Additionally, make sure that the device discoverability is also turned on so that the Windows 11 system can detect the available Bluetooth device within its range. You’ll find it out on your device’s Bluetooth Settings or under the Advanced option.

3. Allow Notifications for Bluetooth Connectivity

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:

  • 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 checkmark the “Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect” box.

  • Click on Apply and then OK to save changes.

4. Disconnect Bluetooth from other devices

Even if other Bluetooth devices are paired with your Windows 11 PC, make sure that they should be disconnected first. If any other Bluetooth device is showing connected to the PC then another device won’t get connected at the same time (at least not for now when we’re writing this article).

So, there is a one-to-one method. Just disconnect one and then pair/connect another.

5. Update 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.

6. Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter

If in case, you’re having issues with the Bluetooth visibility or frequent drops or the connectivity gets failed after loading for some time then you should run the in-built Bluetooth Troubleshooter method directly on your Windows 11 PC. Follow the steps below to do the same:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Search for Troubleshoot and click on it > Go to Bluetooth.
  • Next, select Run the troubleshooter.
  • Make sure to run the Hardware & Devices troubleshooter if you want to ensure there are no hardware-related issues on your PC.

If there is an issue related to the Bluetooth hardware then we’ll suggest you go to the nearest service center or head over to a local computer repair shop for further assistance.

7. Enable Bluetooth Support Service

If the Bluetooth services are stopped or somehow set to Manual then make sure to set it to Automatic and start the service properly. If the Bluetooth Support Service is turned off then you may encounter issues with the Bluetooth connectivity or visibility. To do so:

  • Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Input services.msc and hit Enter to open the Services window.
  • Check whether the Bluetooth Support Service is turned on and set to Automatic or not by double-clicking on it.

  • If not turned on or the service is stopped (manual) then set it to Automatic and start the service too.
  • Once done, click on Apply and then OK to save changes.
  • Finally, restart your computer, and check for the issue again.

8. Check for Windows Updates

Sometimes an outdated or corrupted Windows patch version can also cause multiple issues with the Bluetooth connectivity or stability. Make sure to check for Windows updates and install the update periodically to get additional improvements, features, and bug fixes. To do that:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Click on Windows Update for the left pane.
  • Now, click on Check for Updates > If there is an update available, it’ll notify you.

How to Fix Windows 11 Bluetooth Not Working Issue

  • Simply click on Download and Install. > Then wait for the update to install completely.
  • It may take some time to complete and apply changes. During the installation process, your computer may reboot automatically. So, don’t panic.
  • Once done, check for the Windows 11 Bluetooth not working issue again.

9. Run SFC Scan

Try running the system file checker scan method on your Windows computer to ensure there is no issue with the system files or data. To do so:

  • Click on Windows Start menu > Type cmd.
  • Right-click on Command Prompt > Select Run as administrator.
  • If prompted by the UAC, click on Yes to proceed.
  • Now, type the following command and hit Enter:
sfc /scannow
  • Wait for the scanning process to complete and then restart your computer.

This method should fix all corrupted files on your system properly and you could be able to connect to your Windows 11 Bluetooth.

10. Reinstall Bluetooth Driver

Uninstalling and reinstalling the Bluetooth Device Driver via Device Manager is one of the most useful ways if you’re unable to do it from the Bluetooth Settings page on your PC. To do this:

  • 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 BT device by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Once done, close Device Manager, and reboot your PC to change effects immediately.
  • By restarting the computer, your system will automatically try reinstalling the Bluetooth driver by default.
    • If not, then try heading over to the manufacturer’s website, and download the latest Bluetooth driver for your particular model then install it manually.

This is how you can easily resolve the Windows 11 Bluetooth Not Working issue.

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

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