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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.
How Fix Connections to Bluetooth Audio Devices Windows 10

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.

  1. Click on your Action Center button, then click on the Bluetooth tile to turn Bluetooth on.
    Windows 10 Action Center Bluetooth
    Open the Action Center and turn Bluetooth on
  2. Left click on the Bluetooth icon in the hidden icons tray, then click on the Add a Bluetooth Device menu item.
    Windows 10 Add a Bluetooth Device
    In the hidden icons, click on Bluetooth and click on Add a Bluetooth Device
  3. Double check whether Bluetooth connection is turned on in the new Window, then click on Add Bluetooth or other device.
    Bluetooth and Other Devices
    Click on Add Bluetooth or other device.
  4. Select Bluetooth in the Add a device window
    Add a Device Bluetooth
    Pick Bluetooth in the Add device window
  5. 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).
    Connecting to a Bluetooth Device in Windows 10
    Select one of the discoverable devices. In this case, a JBL Bluetooth Speaker
  6. You will then see that your device is connected and ready to go
    Bluetooth device in Windows 10 connected
    The desired result, a connected Bluetooth device.

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.

  1. Find the device that you have paired in the Bluetooth menu.
  2. Click on Remove Device.
    Remove a Bluetooth device
    Click on the Remove device button
  3. Reboot your Windows 10 device and turn on and off the device you wish to connect.
  4. Go through the above process  to connect your Bluetooth device again.

You can try another way to troubleshoot Bluetooth audio problems.

    1. Enter Device Manager in the Windows 10 search.
    2. Click on the result.
      Open the device manager in Windows 10
      Get into the Device Manager
    3. Left Click on the arrow next to the Bluetooth icon.
    4. Right click on your Bluetooth adapter.
    5. Left click on the Update driver selection in the list.
      Bluetooth in Device Manager
      Update the Bluetooth driver in the Device Manager
    6. In the window that pops up, click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
      Driver Update in Windows 10
      Select automatic search for 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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