moderated Bluetooth issue in windows 10


James English
 

Hello,

I am having a rather strange issue here. I will admit I've not yet
tried to add a Bluetooth dvice in the past and this is my first time,
however when I click on add a Bluetooth device nothing happens. No
window comes up, it's as if I hadn't clicked the button at all. Even
if the device I'm trying to add isn't functioning properly, there are
other devices in the house that my computer should be able to see.
Does anyone have any tips?

- James


 

What follows could be taken as snarky, but it is not meant that way.

Are you certain that the computer you are using actually supports Bluetooth?  There are lots that don't, particularly if they're older.  It's easy enough to add via a nano-sized USB Bluetooth adapter if that's the case.

But if your machine does not yet support Bluetooth, this would be the expected behavior.

If you want to check, hit the Windows Key, type device manager, then hit enter. There should be an entry for Bluetooth in the device list if your machine has a Bluetooth card.  Definitely expand that entry if it's there, and double check that the Bluetooth device is actually enabled and functioning normally, too.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

Also, one needs to be sure in the Windows 10 Bluetooth settings that Bluetooth is actually turned on, assuming it is available.

That little button doesn’t always read out correctly the first time you come across it with Jaws.

 

 

 

Richard

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2021 11:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Bluetooth issue in windows 10

 

What follows could be taken as snarky, but it is not meant that way.

Are you certain that the computer you are using actually supports Bluetooth?  There are lots that don't, particularly if they're older.  It's easy enough to add via a nano-sized USB Bluetooth adapter if that's the case.

But if your machine does not yet support Bluetooth, this would be the expected behavior.

If you want to check, hit the Windows Key, type device manager, then hit enter. There should be an entry for Bluetooth in the device list if your machine has a Bluetooth card.  Definitely expand that entry if it's there, and double check that the Bluetooth device is actually enabled and functioning normally, too.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


 

On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 02:21 PM, Richard Turner wrote:
Also, one needs to be sure in the Windows 10 Bluetooth settings that Bluetooth is actually turned on
-
Yup.  That's actually my preferred method of checking, in Settings, Devices, Bluetooth Pane.  The toggle, which is the first thing, is either off or on.
 
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

           ~ André Gide


James English
 

Hello,

My phone is able to see my computer via bluetooth so I assume that the
computer both has bluetooth and it is turned on.

- James

On 6/14/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 02:21 PM, Richard Turner wrote:


Also, one needs to be sure in the Windows 10 Bluetooth settings that
Bluetooth is actually turned on
-
Yup.  That's actually my preferred method of checking, in Settings, Devices,
Bluetooth Pane.  The toggle, which is the first thing, is either off or on.

--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

*It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are
not.*

~ André Gide