When a normal Windows 10 user wants to enable or disable the Bluetooth functionality, he/she goes to the settings menu provided by the Windows Operating System and simply uses the Bluetooth option in order to communicate with the Bluetooth enabled devices. But there have been a good amount of cases when the Bluetooth option has been missing from the settings option. Unfortunately, average users do not expect these kind of problems and are confused about the procedure.
There are multiple reasons for the Bluetooth option missing in the settings menu but it is not clearly indicated by the Windows Operating System. We have compiled this user friendly guide in order to help the users of all levels solve this problem without any confusion. Different computers use different configurations and that is the reason that the root cause might differ. We have created this guide by using multiple sources to collect all the fixes because we do not want you to waste your time by jumping from one website to another in search of the correct fix. Make sure that you follow each and every step in order to find the root cause of the issue in your system.
Make sure that the Bluetooth option has not been disabled due to one of the keys on your keyboard because many vendors add a key on the keyboard itself to enable and disable that option.
There have been instances where the users have cause irreversible damage to their systems. The damage is caused by the misconfiguration of certain files which are important to the operating system. Make sure you create a system restore point so that your system will be recoverable and you can go all out on all the fixes which are mentioned below.
Fix Bluetooth Missing on Windows 10
Fix 1: Using Device Management functionality
Sometimes, there are cases when the Bluetooth services are disabled in the device manager itself. We will rectify that here.
- Press the Start + R key combinations in order to open up the run dialog
- Type in devmgmt.msc command and make sure to hit the enter key
- Under the Bluetooth option, search for the driver used to enable the Bluetooth services in your PC
- Right click that name and click on the enable option
- You can now open up the settings menu by pressing the Start + I key
- Open the Bluetooth and Other Devices option and you should be able to see the option to disable or enable the Bluetooth there
- Make sure you have applied all the changes and in case there is not Bluetooth option available, reboot your computer and try again. Sometimes, it takes a reboot in order for the system wide changes to take place.
This should be able to fix the Windows 10 Bluetooth missing issue.
If the Bluetooth option missing problem still persists, make sure to follow the next fix in order to find the root cause of the problem.
Fix 2: Using the services option to enable Bluetooth
- Press the Start + R keys in order to open up the run dialog
- Type in the command: services.msc
- Make sure you click the OK button after typing the command to open up the services tab
- Search for the Bluetooth Support Service, change the startup type to auto and make sure that you start the service in case it is not started already
- After applying the changes, close all the windows and restart your computer for the system wide effect to take place
- The Bluetooth option should be enabled after you are done with the reboot
We have provided the best guide you can use to make the Bluetooth option available once more on your Windows settings menu. Make sure that you follow all the steps listed under each and every fix. We hope that this article helps you fix all your problems. Good luck.