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Can't find bluetooth settings

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Can't find bluetooth settings


    Hey guys, I can't find the Bluetooth option in PC Settings (more probems with Win8.1, I'm still not quite legendary with it )

    Below is a screenshot of my PC Settings/PC and Devices
    Other forums said bluetooth was there, but it's not. Help is appreciated
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails pcsettings.png  

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Polarixis,

    Do you have your Bluetooth drivers installed?

    In addition, check at PC settings -> Network -> Airplane mode to see if you have a Bluetooth option under Wireless devices.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,582
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    It's there on my machine. Is your Bluetooth turned on? Does it show in Device Manager?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Yeah, I checked airplane mode under Wireless devices, no Bluetooth option there. I don't know what the bluetooth device is called in Device Manager, but I bought the laptop and the salesperson said it was Bluetooth enabled. I don't know how to update the drivers for it either
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    If this is the desktop from your profile, I doubt it has bluetooth. But if you need it, you can easily fix it with a BT dongle for little money - I did that with my desktop and it works great. Advantage, you get a cd with the driver.

    Newegg.com - TRENDnet TBW-107UB Micro Bluetooth USB Adapter
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    I've got a laptop, it came with bluetooth, I've got a shared family desktop, which also has bluetooth, but with WIn7
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  7. #7


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Install and run Speccy, it will tell you if you have bluetooth. Also Device Manager should at least show bluetooth device with yellow triangle if driver is broken.

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  8. #8


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,582
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I've used quite a few of the little BT dongles like the one whs posted the link to. They work great and I've never needed to install any drivers, just plug and play.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Here is a picture describing how I ended up fixing mine after messing around for a while. Turned out some bluetooth thing "wasn't allocating memory properly" or something like that so it was automatically disabled. I re-enabled it and my bluetooth device works just fine. Good luck!
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    i went to properties but cant find it
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