Most of the computers come with a built-in Bluetooth adapter. Bluetooth is a handy utility to connect wireless gadgets such as Bluetooth Headset, Speakers, etc., to the PC.
To allow the computer to communicate with any hardware device, Device drivers play an important role. A very outdated Bluetooth driver causes unstable Bluetooth connectivity and performance. You might face several connecting issues with Bluetooth. You turn on/off Bluetooth, but it doesn’t, you try to pair with other devices, but it doesn’t pair.
In this guide, we will walk you through how to reinstall Bluetooth Driver in Windows 10.
Reinstall Bluetooth Driver
Windows 10 has a dedicated troubleshooter that diagnoses and troubleshoots the various device adapter errors. Therefore, first, we recommend you to run a Bluetooth troubleshooter.
To run the troubleshooter, navigate to the Windows settings > Update & security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters, and then run Bluetooth troubleshooter.
Once you’ve finished this, then you can proceed to the following steps.
- First of all, click the start menu button and search Device Manager in the search box.
- Once you get the Device Manager in the search result, then open it.
- In the Device Manager, find the Bluetooth device and click the dropdown arrow button to list all the drivers.
- Right-click the Bluetooth adapter, and then select Uninstall Device.
- Next, select “Delete the driver software” and then click the uninstall button.
- Then, Restart the PC.
The first time you shouldn’t select “Delete the driver software for this device” option, only proceed with a simple uninstallation. When you restart the computer, the driver gets reinstalled itself.
If you find problem with the device driver, you can delete the driver and install a new one.
Once you’ve finished this, navigate to Settings>Update & security and check for updates. Windows will automatically search for the latest Bluetooth driver for your PC and install it unless you have disabled automatic driver update service.
In case Windows is unable to find the system compatible Bluetooth driver. In this situation, you can get the driver support from OEM, OEM stands for an original equipment manufacturer. A company that manufactures computers, users can get driver support from their driver support website.
Other than this, the Intel Driver & Support Assistant is a useful utility for Windows users. Intel DSA scans all the device drivers on your PC; if any update or missing driver is to be installed, it will notify you.
I hope this guide is useful, and you could successfully reinstall Bluetooth Driver on your Windows 10 computer.
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