With Bluetooth devices becoming more and more prevalent in the world, it is essential to know how to connect these devices to other Bluetooth-enabled devices. This Guide will show the process of connecting a Bluetooth device to a Windows 10 computer
Prerequisites: Must have at least a very basic understanding of Bluetooth and what it does
Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus
Estimated Time: <5 Minutes
Expected Outcome: Your Bluetooth device will be connected to your Windows 10 device
Tools Required: A laptop/computer with Bluetooth capability (not all have it) and a device you wish to connect that is also Bluetooth compatible
Steps to Perform
- On your Windows 10 device, open Bluetooth settings
- Using Settings: Open Settings > Devices > Add Bluetooth or Other Device
- Using the Windows Taskbar: Click on the '^' symbol on the bottom right of your screen, then select the Bluetooth logo, then "Add new Devices"
- Using the Windows Search Feature: Press your windows key on your keyboard and type "bluetooth" and select the first option
- Select "Add Bluetooth or other Device"
- Select the first option labeled "Bluetooth"
- Make sure your device is in Pairing Mode
- Note that this is specific to every different
- Bluetooth device, some may have the symbol on a dedicated button, but some may need you to perform certain tasks
- Keep the device's user manual/setup information on hand when connecting to a new source via Bluetooth
- Select your device from the list once it is in pairing mode
- Double check once the device is connected
- Some devices will audibly say "Device Connected" or give some indication of connectivity