How to Add a Bluetooth Device in Windows 10

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

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Steps to Perform 

  1. On your Windows 10 device, open Bluetooth settings
    1. Using Settings: Open Settings > Devices > Add Bluetooth or Other Device
    2. Using the Windows Taskbar: Click on the '^' symbol on the bottom right of your screen, then select the Bluetooth logo, then "Add new Devices"
    3. Using the Windows Search Feature: Press your windows key on your keyboard and type "bluetooth" and select the first option

  2. Select "Add Bluetooth or other Device"
  3. Select the first option labeled "Bluetooth"
  4. Make sure your device is in Pairing Mode
    1. Note that this is specific to every different
    2.  Bluetooth device, some may have the symbol on a dedicated button, but some may need you to perform certain tasks
    3. Keep the device's user manual/setup information on hand when connecting to a new source via Bluetooth
  5. Select your device from the list once it is in pairing mode
  6. Double check once the device is connected
    1. Some devices will audibly say "Device Connected" or give some indication of connectivity