4 Ways To Turn On Or Off Bluetooth In Windows 11

With Bluetooth connections, you can stream music, send data and communicate with nearby devices wirelessly with ease. There are multiple ways to turn on or off Bluetooth on your computers. Some computers come with a dedicated Bluetooth button that sits on top of the keyboard area, and/or on either side of the computer.

All Windows laptops and tablets shipped over the last decade come with a Bluetooth adapter. Bluetooth technology is helpful to connect two devices wirelessly. For instance, you can pair your wireless earphone with your Windows 11 PC.

To connect a Bluetooth device such as wireless earphones with your PC, you need to first turn on the Bluetooth on your Windows 11 computer. By default, the Bluetooth is turned off.

When not using, you might want to turn off the Bluetooth adapter to save some battery juice.

This guide will show you the best four methods available in Windows 11 to turn on or off the Bluetooth.

Tip: How to check the Bluetooth version on your Windows PC.

NOTE: When the Bluetooth is turned on, a Bluetooth icon appears on the taskbar. You can right-click on it to access various settings related to Bluetooth.

Method 1 of 4

Turn on or off Bluetooth via Quick Settings in Windows 11

Step 1: Click anywhere on the network/volume/battery icon on the taskbar to open Quick Settings.

To Turn On Or Off Bluetooth In Windows 11

Step 2: The upper section of Quick Settings displays Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Airplane mode buttons. Click on the Bluetooth button to toggle Bluetooth on or off.

To Turn On Or Off Bluetooth In Windows 11

Method 2 of 4

Turn on or off Bluetooth via Settings in Windows 11

Step 1: Open the Settings app using the search or Windows logo + I keyboard shortcut.

Step 2: In the left pane of Settings, click Bluetooth & devices.

To Turn On Or Off Bluetooth In Windows 11

Step 3: Finally, move the toggle button next to the Bluetooth (see the picture above) to immediately turn on or off the Bluetooth.

Method 3 of 4

Turn on or off Bluetooth via Device Manager In Windows 11

Step 1: Perform a right-click on the Start button on the taskbar and then click Device Manager to open the same.

To Turn On Or Off Bluetooth In Windows 11

Step 2: Expand the Bluetooth tree to see your Bluetooth adapter’s entry.

Step 3: Now, right-click on the Bluetooth adapter’s entry and then click the Disable device option to turn off the Bluetooth. Right-click on the entry and then click the Disable device entry to turn off Bluetooth on your PC.

To Turn On Or Off Bluetooth In Windows 11

Step 4: Click the Yes button when you get the following prompt upon clicking the Disable device option.

To Turn On Or Off Bluetooth In Windows 11

Method 4 of 4

Another way to turn Bluetooth on or off via Settings in Windows 11

Step 1: Open the Settings app. On the left side, click Network & internet. On the right side, click Airplane mode.

To Turn On Or Off Bluetooth In Windows 11

Step 2: In the Wireless devices section, move the toggle button next to the Bluetooth option to the On/Off position to turn on/off the Bluetooth.

To Turn On Or Off Bluetooth In Windows 11

FAQ’s

1. How do I turn Bluetooth on Windows 11?

To turn on Bluetooth via settings, search for ‘Settings‘ in the ‘Start Menu’, and click on the relevant search result to launch the app. You will now find multiple tabs listed on the left, select ‘Bluetooth and devices’ from the list. Next, click on the toggle next to ‘Bluetooth’ to enable it.

2. How do I turn off Bluetooth in Windows 11?

Turn off Bluetooth in Windows 11 using Device Manager
  1. Right-click the Start menu button and select Device Manager.
  2. In the new window, find the Bluetooth section and expand it.
  3. Find your Bluetooth adapter and right-click it.
  4. Select Disable device from the context menu.

3. Why can’t I find Bluetooth on Windows 11?

1) Press the Windows logo key + A to open Quick Settings. 2) Make sure the Bluetooth button is enabled. 3) You can re-enable Bluetooth on PC by turning off Bluetooth then enable it later. Then check if your device can work on your PC.

4. Where is the Bluetooth icon on Windows 11?

5. What is the Bluetooth symbol?

The squiggle of shapes in the bright blue brandmark comes from the runes in the Roman alphabet representing “H” and “B”. In other words, they’re the initials for Harald Bluetooth. In technical terms, the Bluetooth logo is a “bind-rune”. This simply means that it’s an image made up of two runes merged together.

How To Turn On Or Off Bluetooth In Windows 11 Video Tutorial

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