Bluetooth technology has been rapidly improving in recent years and is now able to wirelessly connect your computer or phone with a variety of different devices. From speakers to earbuds; from cars to keyboards — the list goes on!
There are a few ways you can turn your Bluetooth on. You can find Bluetooth settings under Devices of the Windows Settings or you can easily switch it in the Windows 10 Action Center. Alternatively, you can click its icon in your toolbar for quick access.
It’s a great feature to have on your device, and it can come in handy daily. Luckily, here’s a quick guide on how to turn Bluetooth on an HP laptop and some troubleshooting tips so that you’ll never have problems connecting again!
What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a technology that lets your laptop communicate with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. This might mean any device or accessory that’s in range of the signal, which is about 30 feet.
This can come in handy if you want to wirelessly connect your phone to speakers, headphones, or even stream music from mobile apps on your laptop.
How do I turn Bluetooth on my HP?
In the Windows Settings
To turn Bluetooth on your HP laptop, first press the Windows button and search for Settings. The settings will come up in a window and then just select Devices.
On the Bluetooth & other devices tab, to activate your device for sending and receiving data via this wireless connection, toggle the Bluetooth setting from Off to On.
In the Windows 10 Action Center
You can turn on Bluetooth using the Action Center. It is located at the bottom right corner of your screen and looks like a speech bubble with white text in it.
Click Expand to see all your action tiles; once they are visible, click on the Bluetooth tile to toggle its state between On or Off.
When it is on (blue) then all nearby devices are connected; when off (gray), they are disconnected and cannot communicate with each other or share files wirelessly!
In the Toolbar
To turn Bluetooth on for your HP laptop, click the Bluetooth icon in your toolbar. It looks like a little “Bluetooth” logo and you can right-click it to see more options if need be.
Troubleshooting your Bluetooth Connection
If you cannot find your device, make sure the other device you want to connect with has its Bluetooth activated and turned on as well. This includes speakers or a keyboard which usually have power buttons so that you can turn them on/off. Also, check if your battery is low — there’s not much you can do when it’s dead!
If your Bluetooth setting is still off even after turning it on, you might need to restart your computer. Try that first and check the setting again. If that doesn’t work, you may have to update your drivers.
If you are having trouble connecting with your Bluetooth, it might be a hardware error or compatibility problem. If so, you’ll want to contact HP support and see if they can help you diagnose the problem!
To turn Bluetooth on your HP laptop, there are several ways you can do so. You can use the settings app, Action Center, or even the Bluetooth icon in your toolbar for quick access.
It isn’t difficult to connect with other devices once you know where the setting is and how to connect with them!
If you have any issues troubleshooting the connection or otherwise, try restarting and see if that helps. If it doesn’t, look elsewhere! You might have a hardware or software issue you’ll need help troubleshooting to fix!