Bluetooth is very useful on Windows computers to connect Bluetooth-enabled devices such as keyboard, mouse, headphones, and phone. However, suppose you’re facing Bluetooth connectivity issues; In that case, we will show you how to reinstall Bluetooth Driver in Windows 10.
For any computer to communicate with any hardware device, Device drivers play an important role. If you’ve not updated your Bluetooth driver for a long time, then you might face some issues with Bluetooth connectivity.
Reinstall Bluetooth Driver
Windows 10 has a dedicated troubleshooter that diagnoses and troubleshoots the various device adapter errors. Therefore, first, we recommend that you should 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 in order to reinstall the Bluetooth driver.
- 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 the “Delete the driver software for this device” option, only proceed with a simple uninstallation. When you restart the computer, the driver gets reinstalled.“
If you find a problem with the device driver, then you can decide to 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 the automatic driver update service.
In case Windows is unable to find the system compatible Bluetooth driver. In this situation, you can get 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 helpful 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 helpful for you. If you have any issues, feel free to comment below.
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