Fix connections to Bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays in Windows 10
Learn how to fix connections to Bluetooth audio devices in Windows 10. Follow these simple steps to quickly and easily connect your Bluetooth gadget.
Wireless connectivity is becoming increasingly popular. Chances are that you already have a Bluetooth device in your home. Here's how you can connect it, or fix any issues that you might have with one on Windows 10.
In this post, you'll learn how to
Add a Bluetooth audio device to Windows 10
Troubleshoot problems with Bluetooth audio devices
Fix connection problems to wireless displays in Windows 10
How to add a Bluetooth audio device to Windows 10
Adding a Bluetooth audio device is an intuitive process in Windows 10. With only a couple of steps, you can start using your Bluetooth audio device in Windows 10.
Click on your Action Center button, then click on the Bluetooth tile to turn Bluetooth on.
Left click on the Bluetooth icon in the hidden icons tray, then click on the Add a Bluetooth Device menu item.
Double check whether Bluetooth connection is turned on in the new Window, then click on Add Bluetooth or other device.
Select Bluetooth in the Add a device window
You will see all the discoverable Bluetooth devices, click on the one you want to pair with your Windows 10 device (in this example, it is JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker).
You will then see that your device is connected and ready to go
That's it, you can now enjoy using your Bluetooth device. However, if you are experiencing some issues, the following tips might help you.
How to fix connections to Bluetooth audio devices in Windows 10
There are two things that you should do in order to fix your Windows 10 Bluetooth connection. The first step is to unpair and reboot both of the devices.
Find the device that you have paired in the Bluetooth menu.
Click on Remove Device.
Reboot your Windows 10 device and turn on and off the device you wish to connect.
Go through the above process to connect your Bluetooth device again.
You can try another way to troubleshoot Bluetooth audio problems.
Enter Device Manager in the Windows 10 search.
Click on the result.
Left Click on the arrow next to the Bluetooth icon.
Right click on your Bluetooth adapter.
Left click on the Update driver selection in the list.
In the window that pops up, click on Search automaticallyfor updated driver software.
If you want more control, you can find the manufacturer of your Bluetooth adapter and download the driver from their website. The process is the same, except for the last step, where you need to pick Browse my computer for driver software and then select the file that you have downloaded to update the driver.
You can then restart your Windows device and try to connect your Bluetooth device again.
This solution was also suggested in the official Windows 10 support forums.
How to fix connections to wireless displays in Windows 10
When it comes to the wireless displays connections, the only thing that you can do is reconnect the device.
If you can't find your Miracast device, make sure that the WiFi connection is running normally.
Remember to reboot all of your devices, this includes the Miracast adapter or the wireless display you are using.
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