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Windows 8.1. I have lost my Bluetooth ON/OFF Toggle Switch

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    Windows 8.1. I have lost my Bluetooth ON/OFF Toggle Switch


    I activated by Bluetooth toggle switch ON/OFF to ON a few weeks ago and can now use Bluetooth to connect successfully to my Iphone.

    But I have just noticed that the ON/OFF Toggle switch has now disappeared, so I do not have the option of turning Bluetooth OFF again should I ever want too.

    See screenshot showing Bluetooth Working fine, but missing the Toggle Switch which should be showing on top of the Screen..

    Any suggestions on getting back that slider switch.
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    Eastbourne uk
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Version 1709) 16299.98


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    I want to disable Bluetooth on my laptop running Windows 10 Pro x64, but I have a problem: the option to do so is missing even though I know that it was previously available.
    Here is the Bluetooth settings pages should look like on Windows 10:

    Here is how it looks for me:

    As you can see, I am missing the switch to turn it on or off? Why is it missing? I know that just yesterday, it was available and I turned it off. What can I do to fix it?

    bluetooth windows-10
    share|improve this question asked Jul 28 at 22:16


    DavidB
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    Laptops usually have a keyboard shortcut to enable/disable bluetooth?
    I am not sure in this, but You can try to press the Win key + X, there is an option for it in the windows that pops up. Tell me if this works or not.
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    I found a solution that seems to work for me.
    1.) Uninstall everything that is Bluetooth-related that is listed in Programs & Features.
    2.) Uninstall all Bluetooth-related drivers listed in the Device Manager.
    3.) Restart the computer. Bluetooth will be reinstalled, and you can reinstall the programs that you removed from Programs & Features.

    share|improve this answer answered Jul 28 at 22:56


    DavidB
    82931546


    up vote0down vote I just went into network connections and selected bluetooth then above that in the options selected disable and that disabled it.

    share|improve this answer answered Aug 7 at 19:32


    Paul
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    1. Bring up the start menu. Search for "Device Manager".
    2. In Device Manager, expand Bluetooth.
    3. Right click on Bluetooth Generic Adapter and update the driver.
    4. Restart.

    Worked for me.


    Hope that might help you tried to tidy it up but wont let me
    Last edited by hTconeM9user; 12 Aug 2015 at 09:59. Reason: Added
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