Most desktop computers and laptops come with built-in Bluetooth adapter. Although Bluetooth is not as useful as Wi-Fi these days, your PC must have Bluetooth to connect all kind of Bluetooth devices (such as headset, speaker and phone) to your PC.
If you have turned on the Bluetooth but unable to connect an external Bluetooth device to your PC or unable to pair your Phone with your PC, it could be because of a faulty or corrupt Bluetooth driver.
While we recommend trying other troubleshooting methods out there before uninstalling or reinstalling the Bluetooth adapter driver, uninstalling and then reinstalling the Bluetooth driver fixes the issue in most cases.
Uninstall or reinstall the Bluetooth driver in Windows 10
Complete the given below directions to uninstall or reinstall the Bluetooth driver in Windows 10.
NOTE: Before uninstalling or reinstalling the Bluetooth driver, we recommend you try restoring the Bluetooth driver to the previous version check if it addresses the issue.
Step 1: Open the Device Manager. To do that, right-click on the Start button on the taskbar and then click on the Device Manager option.
Step 2: In the Device Manager, expand the Bluetooth category tree to see the Bluetooth adapter’s entry.
Step 3: Right-click on the Bluetooth adapter’s entry and then click the Uninstall device option. This will open Uninstall device dialog.
Step 4: Check the Delete the driver software for this device option and then click on the Uninstall button.
The Bluetooth driver will now be uninstalled from your device. However, please remember that Windows 10 will automatically download and install the Bluetooth driver via Windows Update service very soon unless you have disabled automatic driver updates.
To reinstall the Bluetooth driver, simply navigate to Settings app > Update & Security > Windows Update and then click Check for updates button. Windows 10 will automatically download and install the Bluetooth driver.
If you want to manually download and install the driver, you can do so as well.
Our how to check the Bluetooth version in Windows 10 guide might also interest you.