Bluetooth® not working properly on a Windows®-based PC
What are the reasons due to which Bluetooth does not work properly on a Windows-based PC? Mention the ways that can be employed to fix the problem.
To share a file or folder through a Bluetooth connection you need to first establish a connection between the devices. Bluetooth communication can be established between a pair of devices. During the pairing of devices for the Bluetooth communication you need to provide a PIN code to establish the connection. In order to complete the processing, other device would need the same PIN number. The Bluetooth communication could be carried out easily without a paring process. Here you need to search for the device every time you want to use it. After establishing the connection you could start sending and receiving the data.
Given below are tips to fix the 'Bluetooth does not work problem on a Windows-based system' problem:
- Reason for Bluetooth not working
- Update Bluetooth driver
- Check through control panel
Reason for Bluetooth not working
You may face Bluetooth not working problem on your Windows based system. This error arises due to many reasons like driver related problem, connection problem, etc. So you could not access Bluetooth connection. Also you could easily resolve Bluetooth not working problem.
Update Bluetooth driver
You could resolve Bluetooth working problem by updating the Bluetooth driver. In order to update Bluetooth driver you need to open Device Manager (to open Device Manager you need to select Run from Start and type devmgmt.msc in run textbox). From the device manager window you need to right click on Bluetooth driver and select the update driver option. Before choosing this option you need to save the set-up file for the driver update.
You need to hold down the appropriate Function keys after booting the computer or returning from standby to enable Bluetooth features. Then you need to open Control Panel and double click on 'Bluetooth Configuration' option. After selecting the 'Accessibility' tab you need to check 'Let other Bluetooth devices discover this computer' option. Also you need to select 'All devices" from the drop-down menu. Click 'OK'. After double clicking the 'Bluetooth Devices', you need to select the 'Options' tab. Check 'Turn discovery on,' 'Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to this computer' and 'Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect'. Finally close Control Panel.
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