Turn On Bluetooth in Windows 8

Bluetooth! That wireless feature of many newer laptops that lets you connect headphones, earpieces, keyboards and even mobile devices. You don’t use it all that often, do you? It drains the battery when you’re not using it.

In Windows 7, you’d turn on or off Bluetooth by entering the Device Manager and hunting around a wall of text for the adapter to disable. Managing Bluetooth in Windows 8 is much more user friendly.

Turn On or Off Bluetooth

  1. Move the mouse to the lower right so that several icons begin to appear
  2. Move the mouse upward to reveal them. This set of icons is called the Charm Bar
  3. Click Settings
  4. Click Change PC Settings
  5. Click Wireless
  6. Under Wireless Devices, turn Bluetooth on or off

Turn On and Off Bluetooth in Windows 8
Turn Bluetooth on and off from this screen.

Manage a Bluetooth Connection

  1. Move the mouse to the lower right so that several icons begin to appear
  2. Move the mouse upward to reveal them. This set of icons is called the Charm Bar
  3. Click Settings
  4. Click Change PC Settings
  5. Click Devices
  6. Click Add a Device

  7. Turn On and Off Bluetooth in Windows 8
    Click Add a Device to begin the pairing process.

    Check our our Windows 8 guide for more tips on using Windows 8 effectively!


    We’ve just posted a new article about fixing Bluetooth in Windows 8. If the previous simple steps don’t work for you, find your laptop model on the list and get updated drivers first.

  • I don’t have that bluetooth Icon under the wireless devices panel and the bluetooth driver seems to be installed and updated , Any help please !

  • reviversoft

    Hi Mohamed,
    The same thing happened to me, and it turned out I had the hardware wireless switch turned off on my laptop. Check there first and slide it On, and Bluetooth should then appear. Good luck!

  • Raghu

    I am able to turn on Bluetooth device in my new HP Envy M6 Laptop with windows 8. please help???

  • rahul

    hi sir in my pc bluetooth option does not appear in pc settings pl help

  • bdisri

    It worked flawlessly and in seconds. Thanks!

  • Thanks, it was helpful, I just started using W8.

  • I’m using Acer S7 ultrabook with Bluetooth 4.0. I enabled the Bluetooth but it’ll disable itself while the wi-fi is enabled. I checked for the updates for the Bluetooth drive. However Windows said it is up to date. I can’t enable my Bluetooth… Is it the driver prob or the driver is damaged? Help please :D

  • reviversoft

    Hi Felix,
    This is likely due to an Acer application that’s attempting to control both your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth at the same time. Best to go into Programs & Features in your Control Panel and uninstall any Acer-branded apps you’re not using. Good luck!

  • reviversoft

    Can you provide more information? Thanks!

  • reviversoft

    Did you mean you are not able to turn on your device in Windows 8?

  • reviversoft

    Hi Gerald,

    Try downloading this updated Bluetooth driver for your model for Windows 8, and seeing if that helps! Good luck. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-113570-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4132&product=5282782&sw_lang=

  • reviversoft

    Hi Al-alyaa,
    Try holding down the FN key and pressing F2, then performing the steps above. You should see Bluetooth appear. Good luck!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Ikawhnrek,
    What’s the model number of your PC? Thanks!

  • Al-alyaa

    it did not work :(

  • reviversoft
  • Al-alyaa

    it did not work too,,

  • rahul

    actually i cant see the bluetooth on/off option in pc setting as per ur concern, i also tried the device manager but can’t find the driver in network option ..i downloaded a drver but it shows compatability issues

  • reviversoft

    Sorry, Al-alyaa,
    This is a known issue with Dell Inspirons. Check out this thread for more information.


  • reviversoft

    Hi Rahul,
    What model PC do you have?

  • suman

    I don’t have that bluetooth Icon under the wireless devices panel and the bluetooth driver seems to be installed and updated , Any help please !
    pls reply soon

  • Kaushal Jaisar

    my blue tooth device showing that the file could not be sent because the connection could not be established . check to make sure that the blue tooth radio is plugged in.

    I have Inspiron n5010 model . someone pls help me how to deal with this problem..

  • reviversoft

    Sorry Kaushal,

    This is a known problem with Dell Inspirons. See this thread for more information:


  • reviversoft

    Hi Suman,
    What model PC do you have? Thanks!

  • I just got an HP envy dv6, and don’t see the bluetooth option. Do you know how to fix this on my model computer? Thanks

  • I also have the same issue… wireless switch, but no bluetooth… It’s supposed to have Bluetooth 4.0, but doesn’t seem to actually be working.

  • reviversoft

    Hi Rowan,
    What model PC do you have? Thanks!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Erica,
    Is there a hardware Wireless switch on the front or side of the laptop? Try switching it on before enabling Bluetooth in Windows.

  • and how can transfer file phone to windows 8 pc

  • Gae

    My Lenovo B320 don’t bluetooth Icon and i try to look Lenovo Support not found bluetooth driver for W8 64bit, Plz Help!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Gae,

    Try this software and see if it works for you.


  • jmahr1127

    Hi, I have an ASUS Vivobook S200E/X202 (they’re the same thing). It is listed on Asus’s website with built-in Bluetooth 4, but there’s only an option for Wifi in Wireless. Help?

  • I am using SAMSUNG NP300 laptop. I dont know how to switch off the bluetooth

  • reviversoft

    Hi Ammar,

    What are you seeing in your Settings menu under Wireless?

  • reviversoft

    Try the newest Bluetooth driver under here:


  • disqus_TIU5ddmlTc

    I have a ASUS republic of gamers g74sx and I do not see the Bluetooth setting under wireless devices I just see the wifi setting plz help

  • reviversoft

    Hi TIU5,

    Try some of the solutions listed in this forum thread. Good luck!!


  • kate

    Hey, i use a Dell inspiron 15R , blutooth icon dosent appear in wireless. Please help

  • chris

    I just recently upgraded to windows 8 and updated my bluetooth drivers. The bluetooth switch will pop up but i cannot turn it on. I do not have a switch and i have made sure my connections are turned on. any ideas?

  • Yassine

    hi , i have Toshiba Satellite core i5 P855-S5312 but i can’t find bluetooth on it , HELP please

  • caitlin

    wheres the switch on the hp sleekbook 14 because i cant find it and the bluetooth isnt showing up in the setting

  • JSP

    I am unable to enable bluetooth on my Hp Pavilion g6 2313ax, i am able to use wifi though, i have downloaded the necessary drivers too, but still i am unable to turn on bluetooth. The specs say that is has Bluetooth 4.0 HS.. please help..

  • my Bluetooth driver shows up under my wifi but its completely greyed out please help

  • Ronnie

    Hi..I have bluetooth logo in the wireless device, but i couldn’t turn it on? please help what’s the problem, my OS is W8 pro with media center 64 bit.

  • reviversoft

    Hi Ronnie,
    I need to know what model PC you have in order to help you further. Thanks!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Chris,
    Is your Bluetooth hardware switch turned on? What model PC do you have? Thanks!

  • reviversoft

    Hi JSP,

    This driver should do the trick. Other people have had success getting Bluetooth to work in Windows 8 on your model PC. Good luck!


  • reviversoft

    Hi Caitlin,
    Is the bluetooth light (the far right one on your keyboard) white or amber?

  • reviversoft

    Hi Kate,

    Try the Bluetooth driver here:


    Good luck!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Chris,
    What model PC do you have?


  • reviversoft
  • reviversoft

    Try the Bluetooth drivers from this page:


    Good luck!

  • chris

    Already did

  • adel ali


  • kate

    Not working, i am not able to open the file!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Kate,
    It’s an executable, so it should open on any version of Windows. What happens when you try to open it?

  • reviversoft

    Hi Tushar,
    What model PC do you have? Thanks!

  • reviversoft

    Hi William,

    This model uses Centrino integrated wi-fi and bluetooth. Download the latest drivers here. Just choose your version of Windows from this screen. Good luck!


  • reviversoft

    Hi Juliet,
    Can you tell me the model of your PC? Thanks!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Adrianna,
    Not all laptops have them. What model do you have?

  • reviversoft

    Hi Jake,
    Try the latest Bluetooth drivers from Asus’s site here:


  • reviversoft

    Have you tried this driver? You may need to run the setup file in Compatibility Mode to get it to work in Windows 8.


  • reviversoft

    Sony Vaio laptops often use Broadcom software for Bluetooth. Try downloading the software directly from Broadcom’s site.http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php

  • reviversoft

    This model uses a Qualcomm Atheros adapter. Try this driver first. http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=SVE14A390X&upd_id=8340&os_group_id=24

  • Hello i am facing the same “no Bluetooth” option available to turn off.. in pc settings…
    my laptop is hp pavilion g6… Please help…. its draining a lot of battery and there are no available drivers[which i know of] on official website..

  • reviversoft

    Hi Prerna,
    Have you tried this driver?


    Also, try downloading the software from the Broadcom support page:


    You should see a Bluetooth option after that and be able to disable it.

    Good luck!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Mynk,

    Try the solution posted in this thread:


    Good luck!

  • mynk

    hello sir my problem is solved but not full, a new problem is created after enable Bluetooth, Problem is when we add my mobile phone through Bluetooth after a pass-code than mob is connect but suddenly mob is disconnect and window given a msg with my phone name, msg is “setup is uncompleted because of metered connection’. so what can do
    plz help me .

  • reviversoft

    Hi Mynk,

    Press Windows Key + C to bring up the Charms Bar. Click Settings, then Network. Right-click on your wireless connection and choose Set as Non-Metered Connection. Let us know if this worked!

  • Taha Moussa

    I also have the same problem with my hp 620

    I have a single switch for wi-fi & BT .. Wi-Fi works but BT doesn’t

    the icon of BT doesn’t appear under Wi-Fi icon in PC settings !

    It seems like if I don’t have a Bluetooth adapter at all although it was working properly on Win7

    please help

  • reviversoft

    Hi Taha,

    Try installing this driver first. If it doesn’t work, you’ll need to install it in Compatibility Mode (see the linked article above). Good luck!


  • geovanna

    I don’t have the bluetooth icon under my wireless devices panel :'(

  • Maria

    Hi, I have a S56CM Asus laptop and having difficulties turning my laptop on.. It says I have bluetooth intergrated into the laptop? Please help I’m wanting to transfer music and photos from my mobile phone?

  • Krystle

    Hey I am using HP Envy notebook and i’m having the same problem too. I can’t seem to find the Bluetooth button at Wireless. Can somebody help me please?

  • sandeep singh

    hii sir
    i have a dell inspiron 15 but my bluetooth device is turn on and i don’t know how turn off
    i tried to wireless option but bluetooth device is doesn’t show

  • reviversoft

    Hi Sandeep,
    Check some of the solutions under “Update” above. Good luck!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Joy,
    What model PC do you have? I’ll be able to help better once I know this information. Thanks!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Krystle,
    Check some of the solutions under “Update” above. Good luck!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Maria,
    We have several solutions posted for Asus laptops under “Update” above. Take a look and let us know if they work for you. Thanks!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Geovanna,
    What model laptop do you have? We’ll be able to help better once we know this information. Thanks!

  • Amanda

    Help…. please!
    My Bluetooth has vanished since installing Windows 8 pro. (I was using windows vista prior) My laptop is a Toshiba satellite. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It seems the Bluetooth has completely gone from my computer. Checked under wireless and under devices and nothing. Please help. Thanks

  • reviversoft

    Hi Amanda,
    What model of Toshiba Satellite do you have? I’ll be better able to point you toward the correct driver once I know that.


  • what if I coudn’t enable it?

  • shahzeen

    when i am turning on the bluetooth itz saying cuuld not turn on … i want to know why?
    if anyone cold help?

  • uno1

    i have an acer travelmate 8372 the bluetooth icon is not there

  • Matt

    So, I have a Rocketfish Micro USB Adapter, and I can get the Bluetooth connections to work pretty well on my computer other than the occasional “configuring Bluetooth connection” that just randomly pops up even if I’m not connecting/disconnecting any Bluetooth devices, but the Bluetooth on/off option in Wireless doesn’t show up… I’ve installed the drivers and stuff but it doesn’t seem to do anything… Is this because the adapter can’t be turned off or something without being unplugged, or what?

  • I am unable to enable bluetooth on my sony sve15123CNB

    , i am able
    to use wifi though, i have downloaded the necessary drivers too, but
    still i am unable to turn on bluetooth on windows 8 pro

  • qwerty

    I have a neo laptop b5144n. i always have been sending files to my phone with my laptop and now, the send by bluetooth function has been gone, and the win 8 enterprise cannot turn it on. what should i do? i have tried installing the driver i have downloaded to neo, but it still wont work.

  • reviversoft

    Hi Lynn,
    What model PC do you have? I’ll be able to help you better once I know this info. Thanks!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Shahzeen,
    What model PC do you have? I’ll be able to help you better once I know this information. Thanks!

  • reviversoft
  • reviversoft

    Hi Matt,

    Broadcom makes those drivers. Try the latest version for Windows 8 and see if the Bluetooth On/Off option appears after that.


  • reviversoft

    Try the latest Bluetooth driver on this page:


    They claim that it’s Windows 8 compatible. Let us know if it works for you.

  • MingMercury

    I have an acer ax3470 ef10p and the wireless tab on the pc settings charm is not even showing how does one get this to display, I have just obtained two bluetooth speakers and it appears that I will need to disable the other speakers to get these speakers to work, I imagine that there must be a way to make these new bluetooth speakers to work without disabling the other speakers

  • reviversoft

    Hi Harry,
    What model PC do you have specifically? Thanks!

  • reviversoft

    Hi Ara,
    What model PC do you have specifically? Thanks!

  • reviversoft
  • reviversoft

    It doesn’t appear this model of desktop comes with Bluetooth. Did you add it on later?

  • MingMercury

    I added a creative bt 1 Bluetooth receiver, strictly audio so everyone says

  • Suresh Vishnu

    I have an hp pavilion g6 2014tx …. i dont get the bluetooth option in the wireless menu…. it used to work fine on Win 7… presently i have win 8 pro

  • Harry

    Is the model number stuck on the bottom of the laptop where it says S/N or SNID?

  • reviversoft

    Usually on the top above the keyboard, but my Sony, for example, has it next to the words “Model Name” in boldface on the bottom.

  • reviversoft

    Hi Suresh,

    Try this driver and see if it works for you. Good luck! http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp60001-60500/sp60071.exe

  • Harry

    In that case, I’m not sure if this is what you are looking for, it’s on the bottom of my laptop:


  • reviversoft

    Hi Harry,
    This particular model doesn’t have Bluetooth. Do you have a receiver plugged in via USB?

  • Steve Horton

    Most laptops have Bluetooth built in, rather than as an external device. Does your external Bluetooth have a manufacturer?

  • oluwafemi olutayo

    hi,i upgraded from windows 7 ultimate to windows 8 pro and i can not turn on my bluetooth. am using a compaq 615.pls i need ur help

  • reviversoft
  • reviversoft

    It might be a Visual C++ issue. Try uninstalling Visual C++ from Control Panel, then reinstalling the driver:


  • reviversoft
  • Ashik

    hi i am using a sony vaio VPCEB44EN

    and i am unable to see bluetooth under Wireless devises

    I am using windows 8

  • oluwafemi olutayo

    compaq 615

  • RJ Klein

    I have the same problem. I have an HP DV7-7230US, and I added an Atheros AR9462 which is 802.11 ABGN and BT 4.0. The wireless works fine, I connect using the 5ghz @ 300 mps. However, the computer will not see the bluetooth part of the card.

  • reviversoft

    Hi RJ,
    Unfortunately, I am unable to find AR9462 drivers anywhere. You might try running our Driver Reviver software to see whether that picks it up. Good luck!

  • ReviverSoft

    Try installing the Bluetooth driver from this page. You may need to run it in Compatibility Mode. Good luck!


  • RJ Klein

    I found the drivers on HP’s website, and with those the wireless works perfectly. Someone else told me to try the HP Wireless Assistant, but from what I can see that won’t work with Windows 8.

  • ReviverSoft
  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Hannah,

    Try the Bluetooth driver on this page. Good luck!


  • M. Cahill

    When my Bluetooth comes on the banner “Configuring Bluetooth Services” appears on my desktop and it is “always on top” of every window. How do I turn it off?

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Ayesha,

    Try this driver. You may need to run it in Compatibility Mode. Good luck!


  • Shubhdeep Chakraborty

    i have a lenovo g560..i upgraded from w7 to w8 . now there’s no setting to turn on my bluetooth. there’s no option to turn on bluetooth in the wireless setting menu

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Shubhdeep,

    Try this driver and let me know if it works for you.


  • ReviverSoft

    Hi M.,

    Try looking for Bluetooth in the Programs and Features section of Control Panel. Uninstall it there, then reinstall your Bluetooth drivers from the manufacturer page. Good luck!

  • Ahmed Memi

    The problem here that I cann’t make it on

  • Elena

    hi….I have windows 8 pro build 9200 and I don’t have that Bluetooth icon….why?

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Elena,
    What’s the model number of your laptop? I can assist you better once I know this info. Thanks!

  • Christine

    hello….i have windows 8 pro built 9200 and my model no. is PSAA8E-0YT027GE and i dont have the bluetooth icon on pc settings…

  • Virgil Sollozzo

    I’m using an ASUS Vivo Book X202E with Windows 8. I had been using bluetooth just fine, but suddenly I can’t I am unable to find the Bluetooth icon under “Wireless devices” in PC Settings. Thanks

  • ashok

    i am using dell n5040 earlyer it was on windows 7 prently it is windows8 OS,Blue tooth is not working in my system. please let me know which one to install to make active

  • ReviverSoft
  • ReviverSoft


    Try this driver and see if it works for you. Good luck!


  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Christine,

    Try this driver and see if it works for you. Good luck!


  • ReviverSoft

    Try this driver and see if it works for you. Good luck!


  • ReviverSoft


    Try the Bluetooth driver on this page. You may need to run it in Compatibility Mode. Good luck!


  • ReviverSoft

    What is the model number of your laptop? I can assist you further once I know this information. Thanks!

  • ReviverSoft
  • ReviverSoft

    What model number of PC do you have? I can assist you further if so. Thanks!

  • Abhishek Kumar

    I have tried all sort of bluetooth and WiFi drivers, but none of them worked. I still cant run my wifi and bluetooth. I am using lenovo z570 on win8 32bit. Help me guys….

  • ReviverSoft
  • Abhishek Kumar

    Tried running in win7 compatibility mode and got the message…..”This program has compatibility issues”..:(

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Abhishek,

    Best thing to do is try a driver from Broadcom itself:


  • ReviverSoft

    Try the Bluetooth driver on this page. Good luck!


  • ReviverSoft

    What model PC do you have? We can help you better once we know this information. Thanks!

  • ReviverSoft

    Thanks for the suggestion, Tony! It’s easy to turn off a Windows service and forget you have it off.

  • ReviverSoft


    It should. Try one of the drivers on this page. Good luck!


  • Fauzi

    same with me, asus x201e. can you help me ?

  • omar s.

    i have a toshiba satellite psu44e-20v hope u reply soon

  • omar s.

    sorry i got mixed up and i dont really understand but here is what is written
    toshiba satellite u400-20v
    and model no. spu44e-05300gar thanks.

  • Rose

    what can i do ?

  • Saad

    I can’t find bluetooth under (send to) menu, How can I fix it ?
    HP ENVY DV6, Windows 8. Thanks

  • Pucca Szeretet

    hey ya..could u plz help? my BT was fine til last week..bot now i cudn turn it on..it says “could not turn on” what should i do? coz i was stoppin all the services which was runnin to..but now i dnt knw wich one to turn on!


    I don’t have that bluetooth Icon under the wireless devices panel and the bluetooth driver seems to be installed and updated , Any help please !


  • Katalina

    Same with me, I have an ASUS X75V, can you help me too?

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi surender. you need to turn on bluetooth by using the hot keys (eg: fn + f2) on your keyboard before you can see the bluetooth icon

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi there. Check out the steps suggested here http://bit.ly/160k45U Good luck!

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Rose. Head to control panel>system and security>click on system.click on device manager. Toward the top of the list of devices you should see a bluetooth icon. if you have a bluetooth device installed,right-click and choose Enable. You could also try reinstalling the driver for it. Good luck

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi John. Try reinstalling the bluetooth driver by downloading the ” Bluetooth Driver (Atheros) version for Windows 8 Upgrade – released on 26th october 2012 ” driver from the Sony Support site.

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi there. Give this Win8 hotkey download pack a try http://lnv.gy/1e8AzVJ As for trying a Win7 bluetooth driver, give this driver download a go: http://bit.ly/15paNaO

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi omar. you’re probably missing the bluetooth driver. head over to the Toshiba Support site and look for a Win 8 bluetooth driver or the Bluetooth stack download for your laptop. You could also give the Win7 bluetooth driver a try.

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Katalina, give the Win8 bluetooth driver here a try: http://bit.ly/17U615C Reinstall the driver and make sure you turn it on using your function keys for it to work. good luck!

  • ReviverSoft

    as above :)

  • Benjamin Frank Kilian

    i HAVE a Toshiba windows 8 and i bought a hp Bluetooth mouse and it says i need a Bluetooth activated on my computer and i have looked everywhere and I can’t find it. is there a way I can download it?

  • everly

    mine there is no bluetooth icon below the wifi icon. grrrr

  • everly

    hi please help mine is acer (aspire 4752) same problem no bluetooth icon under the wifi icon.

  • ReviverSoft


    Check this page for two different drivers, depending on whether you have Atheros or Broadcom Bluetooth. Check them both out and see if one works. Good luck.


  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Benjamin,
    What model Toshiba do you have? I can help once I know this info. Thanks!

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Patricia,
    What model HP Envy do you have? I can help once I know this info. Thanks!

  • ReviverSoft

    What model PC do you have? I can help once I know this info. Thanks!

  • Steve Soutehrn

    I have used bluetooth on my laptop
    previously but seem to have lost the connection. When I went to search
    for the PC Settings option, it seems to have disappeared from the list and when
    i have found it (through search), I don’t seem to have bluetooth any longer.
    Can you help?

  • ReviverSoft

    Hi Steve,
    What model laptop do you have? I can assist further once I know this information. Thanks!

  • ReviverSoft
  • Steve Soutehrn

    Thanks buddy! Will let you know how I get on.

  • Steve Soutehrn

    Sorry I can’t find that page, have copied and pasted but it comes up as 404 page not found. Is there a bit missing from the middle section of the link?

  • ReviverSoft
  • Steve Soutehrn

    Have just checked as the computer did a large update today and the bluetooth switch has reappeared!!
    Many thanks for your help and sorry for wasting your time.

    Could you help with another matter? The screen brightness keeps dimming off its own account. When I go in to amend the settings the brightness comes back and then dims again, sometimes very quickly but usually within a couple of minutes.

  • Rose Ann Keng

    Thats mine prob too but mine is dell vostro 5460

  • ReviverSoft


    Grab the Bluetooth driver from this page. You may need to install it in Compatibility Mode. Good luck!


  • Rose Ann Keng

    i did download it. but while i was installing it something came up. it says that there are unauthorized bluetooth adapter in my system. and it wants me to remove or disable it.. i dont know what that is..

  • Faisal Chaudhary

    I have the same problem, What can i do ?
    I want it back, Kindly Inform me plz..

    Hp envy m6 notebook..

  • ryan

    i have asus r510ca cant get bluetooth to work all greyed out

  • ReviverSoft


    Try the Bluetooth driver on this page. Good luck! http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/X550CA/#support_Download_36

  • ReviverSoft

    I’d try to remove your old driver in Control Panel before installing the new one. See if that works for you!

  • ReviverSoft

    What model number PC do you have? I can assist you further once I know this info.

  • ReviverSoft


    Try one of these drivers, depending on your Bluetooth manufacturer.

    Good luck!


  • ReviverSoft


    Try the Bluetooth driver on this page. You may need to install it in Compatibility Mode. Good luck!


  • ReviverSoft

    Fantastic! Glad it’s working again.

    The screen brightness is controlled by Power Options in your Control Panel. There you can turn off automatic dimming. Good luck!

  • Rose Ann Keng

    well now its saying that i should plugin the device my bluetooth is build in and at the end it says blueooth is not installed.

  • ReviverSoft

    Glad to know our instructions worked for you! Keep reading the site and ask us again if you have any more issues!

  • Have you tried updating your drivers yet?

  • Do you have a hardware switch also? Have you tried the steps laid out in the article above?

    What model computer do you have?

  • Do you have a hardware switch for Bluetooth or ‘Wireless’?

    What type of computer do you have?

  • Have you tried using the hardware switch and then going to the Wireless Settings screen in Windows 8 to see if you have the option to turn it off or on there?

  • Leonidas Tougiannidis

    Hi there, I have the same issue, BT was warking with windows 8 and the icon under the wireless devices panel dissapeared when upgraded to win 8.1. I am having a Toshiba Qosmio X870-14M

  • Do you have some sort of hardware or keyboard switch for bluetooth or wireless?

    Windows 8 and 8.1 are very similar in regards to Bluetooth so there should not be any new drivers required.

  • Leonidas Tougiannidis

    Hi Mark, no there isn’t a hardware switch, also on device manager I can only see one item related to Bluetooth, that is “ACPI Bluettoth”. I wonder if there should be also something more

  • OK. Right click on that device and then select ‘Properties’. Then select the ‘Driver’ tab and then try the ‘Update Driver’ button. Hopefully updating the driver will fix the problem.

  • Leonidas Tougiannidis

    well I have tried that several times with new 8.1 drivers from Toshiba’s support page. It doesn’t change anything. they mystery is that the HW fro the BT supposed to be from Atheros / Qualcomm and not Toshiba

  • Have you tried using the ‘Rollback Driver’ option in the driver tab?

  • Leonidas Tougiannidis

    no but this is actually greyed out

  • Leonidas Tougiannidis

    and also the device appears under System Devices and NOT network adapters

  • Leonidas Tougiannidis

    same issue reported from this user

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20131019003853AA12G6P if this helps

  • OK. I found this driver released on October 17 on the Toshiba website:


  • Leonidas Tougiannidis
  • OK great. Let me know how it goes.

  • Have you tried updating your Bluetooth driver? Do you have a hardware switch for your wireless or a key on your keyboard that turns on or off bluetooth?

    What model computer do you have?

  • Gordon Palmer

    Hey I’m having the issue of there’s no switch on my computer at all for wifi or BT but in the setting it has the wifi switch but no BT switch. I have a Toshiba satellite s55-a5295 with windows 8. What should I do?

  • Have you tried updating your bluetooth driver?

  • Gordon Palmer

    I don’t know what that is or how to do that??

  • Download Driver Reviver and run a scan to see if your Bluetooth driver is out of date. You can download Driver Reviver from:


    If your driver is out of date you can either purchase the product or find the driver on the internet and install it for free.

  • Doctor. Awesome

    You just need to be nifty with the new windows 8. I like it but not the new interface.

    I bought a cheap piece of shit from glorious Chinar and it works wonderfully with all my bluetooth devices.

    The trick is not to use the windows 8 interface and rather kick it old-school. Here is the lay of the land: Control panel – Nettwork and internet – Nettwork and Sharing Center – Change adapter settings
    Here you can find all your network devices (such as Bluetooth) in my case i could right click my “Bluetooth Network Connection 2” and go “View Bluetooth Network Devices” then i made sure my device was enabled and clicked “Add a Bluetooth device” button.

    hope i rocked your world IT wise! :D

  • Davide De Vellis

    Hi John,

    Many new laptops no longer have a physical switch to turn wireless on and off. This is true for a new Samsung and Dell laptop that I have recently purchased. If you can’t see a physical switch, or there isn’t a “touch” enabled option somewhere around the keyboard, then there is a good chance that your wireless is controlled by the software installed on the system.

  • Davide De Vellis

    Hi Debby,

    I am sorry but I can’t quite understand your question. Can you give me a little more information and I’ll see if I can give you some advice.

  • Davide De Vellis

    Hi Debby,

    If you have confirmed that you have turned the bluetooth on in Windows, and you can’t discover devices nor can your computer be discovered, it is pretty clear that your bluetooth device is not working. I suspect it’s probably a driver issue here. Can you go through the process of checking and updating your drivers for me? Here is an article we’ve written dealing with this:


  • debby

    thanks, I wil check it out

  • Guest

    hi every one ….
    i connect my external bluetooth divice but i cannot find option to send or receive files from my phone,…..any1 can help me how to fix this problem……

  • Ishtiaq Ahmed

    hi every one ….

    i connect my external bluetooth divice but i cannot find option to send or receive files from my phone,…..any1 can help me how to fix this problem……

  • Lauren Hohman

    whenever I go under wireless I cant find Bluetooth. but I don’t know where the hardware wireless switch is. Can you help?

  • Karin Daugaard


    I wonder if you can help me? I have an Asus s200e. I can’t make bluetooth work. If I try to turn it on, it’s just grey and hence can’t be switched on. I don’t think there’s a physical switch. I have tried several driver updates including Driver Reviver, but my drivers should be ok.
    In the end I bought a bluetooth dongle, as I began to believe there simple wasn’t any blutooth on this Asus. But that won’t work either.
    Can you help me?

  • mobrida w

    i have a toshiba satellite L855-s5405, i updated to windows 8.1 and my bluetooth icon is gone and i been trying to find it. i updated all my drivers with this reviversoft but still dont see it.

  • saji

    i try to on Bluetooth but suddenly it get to off automatically

  • Karin Daugaard

    Please, can someone help the old lady who loves her computer, but would SO much want bluetooth running?!? I have an Asus s200e. I can’t make bluetooth work. If I try to turn it on, it’s just grey and hence can’t be switched on. I don’t think there’s a physical switch. I have tried several driver updates including Driver Reviver, but my drivers should be ok.
    In the end I bought a bluetooth dongle, as I began to believe there simple wasn’t any blutooth on this Asus. But that won’t work either.
    Please help me, it’s driving me nuts!

  • Hi Karin,

    Have you upgraded to Windows 8.1 yet or are you still using Windows 8?


  • Karin Daugaard

    Still on win8. I dont really want 8.1, had a lot of probs with it on a different pc.

  • Rickey Bahl

    Sir when i open the wireless setting the option of bluetooth(enable/disable) is not mentioned but as of Wi-Fi is mentioned, and i also my buetooth device does’nt discover any device!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • towera

    I have tried to go through all that process but I just cant turn on the bluetooth

  • Alex

    Are there any shortcut tips to switch the bluetooth on?
    At the moment it takes about 10 steps to switch in on and to get back to the normal screen.
    Everything seems to take longer in this system….

  • Aljaz Kotnik

    i have the same problem as ahmed, the BT button is grayed out and can’t be toggled i have the asus n76vz, it worked before but today i formatted the computer, and now it doesn’t work anymore.

  • Alireza

    i don’t have wireless tab on my device setting at all
    (my device model is asus all-in-one 2221inth) i downloaded last driver from asus but i cant use Bluetooth please help me

  • nissanka

    I have the same problem there is no icon like bluetooth

  • Felizardo Lim III

    Hp Envy M6 1125dx – I have no bluetooth switch in the wireless page AT ALL. I’ve tried downloading BT drivers but none of them work. Please inform me if my laptop is not bluetooth enabled :) thanks

  • Laxman

    Thank You

  • anand

    Hi same problem with me i have a dell inspiron15

  • Adam Gonzalez

    I don’t have a blue tooth switch to turn on but I do see my devices that are on my laptop but I try clicking on them and all they do is show a take away sign and doesn’t really do anything at all I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5302 windows 8 and I was trying to put music from my laptop to my note 3 cell phone which is blue tooth.

  • Brotuulaan

    I’ve had trouble with my BT ever since I got my computer. When I go to the Bluetooth settings, for instance (system tray, Open Settings), under the Share tab, the blue text that says, Open Bluetooth Exchange Folder is unclickable. It’s as if it is merely an image rather than a link or control panel option.
    When I connect my phone, it says for a few seconds that it is connected, but then it changes to Not Connected and will not do a thing. The only option here is to Remove Device, which is fricking ridiculous! Why would M$ set it up to block out users?!
    My Motherboard is an ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe. It is supposed to have BT 4.0 built in, but I’ve never been able to get it to work, even with ASUS tech support’s “help.” Any suggestions?

  • aliyaser

    why the bluetooth cannot turn off?

  • RK

    Using ASUS X551CA model. There is only Flight mode option and WiFi
    option under wireless in PC Settings and no option fir Bluetooth. Please

  • RK

    Using Asus X551CA model. There is only Fight mode and Wifi option under wareless in PC setting. Please help

  • Ben Smith

    I don’t even have a ‘wireless’ option

  • kabunda david

    does ASUS laptop have bluetooth?

  • kabunda david

    i cant a bluetooth icon either

  • Haridev

    i too hav the same problm with my dell inspirion N5010 lappi.. plz tell me the link from where should i install the bluetooth driver for win 8

  • Mike Canfello

    HP8 Envy 1400 series.. .After windows 8.1 update, “RED X” through my bluetooth adapter.. bluetooth loads fine and drivers are not conflicting… it just dont work.. can’t find or be seen by any other devices.. How about a fix??

  • shyrone

    I don’t have Bluetooth in my laptop. But i need it and how can i get Bluetooth please i need your help!!!!!!

  • shan

    i have lost the bluetooth option in the settings

  • kousha

    i have this problem too i have hp pavilion 15-n247ee-7

  • Diganth Ramakrishnegowda

    bro, for hp 2000 notebook pc . please

  • Nadia Mardones Reyes

    Hola no encuentro como arreglar mi bluetooth :c de un dia para otro dejo de funcionar, el modelo de mi pc es HP pavilion g4-2262la y no encuentro nada con el modelo ayudenme porfa

  • Emel

    I’ve bought a bluetooth usb dongle for my samsung tablet pc. But I couldn’t drive it. Any help, please?

  • meeko

    I have the same problem with my Dell Vostro 5470.

  • Robert Sandu Sinadaza

    I have a Dell Inspiron 3521, i can’t find my bluetooth icon. I have tried to follow the following procedure:
    Charm Bar
    Click Settings
    Click Change PC Settings
    Click Wireless
    Under Wireless Devices, turn Bluetooth on or off
    still i cant find the wireless icon, so i cant access the turn Bluetooth on or off.
    any further help please.
    Robert sindaza

  • Jake Grzelka

    This is lame. I’ve used Bluetooth before. The icon is gone. You follow these steps and Bluetooth is nowhere to be found. Windows 8 is a piece of garbage

  • distroyer psn

    I have a ASUS windows 8 laptop and I can’t find a Bluetooth switch and it should if anyone know how to fix this please help!

  • pia kesrwani

    I followed the steps above but this Bluetooth icon did not appear .. any help please

  • Hello, i have a problem, i cant switch the bluetooth from off to on!

  • Jennifer U. Sabalosa

    Before, my bluetooth was in PC and Devices but now I can not find it. I dont know why. My laptop is Asus Transformer and windows 8. Thank you.

  • revanth

    I don’t have that bluetooth Icon under the wireless devices panel and the bluetooth driver seems to be installed and updated , Any help please !

  • Daki Deshu

    I Have an Asus X502CA and I also have this bluetooth greyed out problem

  • muthu kumar

    bluetooth symbol is not visible in my laptop pls tellme what is the problem in my lap iam waiting for u sir

  • Diamond Samone Nunnally

    I have the switch but it loads, and says cant turn on

  • Sameer Shrestha

    setup incomplete because of metered connection- how do I fix this?

  • gaurav goel

    My bluetooth is on in both the devices i.e., laptop and my mobile but my both the devices are unable to scan each other. hence they are unable connect eachother. Kindly help I have checked all the settings. My mobile connecting with all devices except lapi which is not getting connected to anyone through bluetooth.

  • Apik Abdullah

    hi.why my laptop cant find my mobile when i turn on

  • Laura

    This worked for me: I switched manual wireless switch off, and then on again. ( More detailed explanation: So my wireless manual switch was indeed on, or so it appeared because I did have wireless internet connection! But regardless of whether is was on or not, the age-old solution of turn it off, and back on again worked!)

  • Kishore S

    hlo this is kishore. i have asus vivobook q301l . bluetooth isnt working in my laptop. and not at all showing on notification tray. plss hlp me.

  • Ndarera Douglas

    I don’t have Bluetooth icon under the wireless devices panel and Bluetooth driver sims not to be installed… kindly how can i go about this… I have a Toshiba i5 satellite L50t-A-02G
    Model no. Psklac-02G007
    Serial no. 7D356001Q

  • Agus Smartono

    I have asus X452E, please help me

  • ifiok

    i dont have bluetooth in my wireless devices any help please?

  • Brianna Harris

    I don’t have the bluetooth option to turn even turn it on… I’ve been at this for almost 2 hours. I also tried adding it as a device and that didn’t work either. HELP!!

  • Brianna Harris

    U also tried adding it as a device and that didn’t work either

  • Brianna Harris


  • Jacson Lemmon

    Excellent ideas ! I was fascinated by the analysis , Does anyone know if my assistant might be able to obtain a sample USCIS I-130 Instructions copy to type on ?

  • priscillaronan

    Hi, my assistant got ahold of a sample USCIS I-130 Instructions form here https://goo.gl/Cyg4Ua.

  • Kristy Marie

    Im having trouble finding the bluetooth on off on my laptop as well. I have a toshiba satellite. Could someone pleasse point me in the right direction as it is not listed under wi fi in the settings


    Good article, Thanks!

  • Tayyab

    I don’t have that bluetooth Icon under the wireless devices panel and the bluetooth driver seems to be installed and updated , I don’t have any separate button for Bluetooth. Any help please !

  • kalyan

    choosing them over old technology based speakers because they are much more convenient and completely worthy of purchase. If we look at the market right now then we will see that it is still oversaturated, people are choosing under budget speakers and expecting good features from it.
    An added one to this is Bluetooth switch. Which effectively increases the use of bluetooth speakers in multi-ways and multi-share. Yes the latestone: Bluetooth speaker switch is an app which is free, Allows you yo connect for multiple bluetooth speakers and device which were in the in that region and it can plays what you want in all those. It’s nice when we with friends and can do hum very much.

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