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Bluetooth - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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    Bluetooth - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Bluetooth - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    08 Mar 2014
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    How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 8 and 8.1


    information   Information
    There are many different types of Bluetooth enabled devices you can add to your PC, such as mobile phones, wireless headsets, and wireless mouse devices and keyboards.

    You must have Bluetooth wireless technology installed on your computer to have Bluetooth available.

    For more information about Bluetooth in Windows, see: General Bluetooth Support in Windows


    This tutorial will show you how to only turn on or off Bluetooth connectivity for the PC in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

    This has no affect on Wi-Fi or cellular mobile broadband wireless devices like Airplane mode would.

    Note   Note
    If you turn on Bluetooth, then Airplane mode will also be automatically turned off.





    OPTION ONE
    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Wireless PC settings in Windows 8

    1. Open PC settings, and click/tap on Wireless in the left pane. (see screenshot below)

    2. In the right pane under Wireless devices, move the Bluetooth slider to turn on (right) or off (left) for what you want.

    3. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.

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    OPTION TWO
    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in PC and devices PC settings in Windows 8.1

    1. Open PC settings, and click/tap on PC and devices in the left pane. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on Bluetooth in the left pane of PC and devices. (see screenshots below)

    3. In the right pane under Manage Bluetooth devices, move the Bluetooth slider to turn on (right) or off (left) for what you want.

    4. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.

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    OPTION THREE
    Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Network PC settings in Windows 8.1

    1. Open PC settings, and click/tap on Network in the left pane. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on Airplane mode in the left pane of Network. (see screenshot below)

    3. In the right pane under Wireless devices, move the Bluetooth slider to turn on (right) or off (left) for what you want.

    4. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    OZJ

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    Hi,

    Apologies if this is being posted in the wrong section, but when I go to PC and Devices > Bluetooth, there is no switch for turning Bluetooth on and off.

    I am using Windows 8.1; the latest version.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OZJ View Post
    Hi,

    Apologies if this is being posted in the wrong section, but when I go to PC and Devices > Bluetooth, there is no switch for turning Bluetooth on and off.

    I am using Windows 8.1; the latest version.
    Check bluetooth is enabled in device manager. If it is not you'll not see the options above.
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    OZJ

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    Windows 8.1


    Bluetooth is enabled, but I don't have the option of 'switching' it on and off like the screenshot above.

    http://www.eightforums.com/attachmen...luetooth-2.jpg

    That bluetooth switch is no where to be found.
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    Hello OZJ, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Do you have what's in OPTION THREE available instead?

    If not, double check to make sure that you have the drivers installed for your Bluetooth device.
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