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How to add Bluetooth to the Windows PC

add Bluetooth to the PC

The Bluetooth functionality built into most new laptops and PCs, but if you use a slightly older device that doesn't support Bluetooth, there are some quick and cheap ways to add it. Now the most effective way to connect some accessories to your computer and you can not do more without it.

If your laptop or PC does not have the built-in Bluetooth functionality, fortunately there is a quick and cheap way to add it. Below I will show you the easiest way to connect devices via Bluetooth to your computer.

How to find out if your computer has Bluetooth

Before seeing how add Bluetooth to the PC, we check if the computer already has the possibility to connect via Bluetooth. If so, it makes no sense to continue with the guide.

To check, first of all, you must open Computer Device Management.

You can find it by searching in the search bar at the bottom left of the screen by writing "Device management?, Either by going to the control panel, hardware and audio, then clicking on Device Manager.

Once opened, you will be greeted by a window similar to this image.

Computer Device Management

The PC I am using has the Bluetooth function, in fact you can see at the top of the list of devices a section called "Bluetooth". The sections are listed in alphabetical order, so you will always have to find it at the top.

If you can't see the "Bluetooth" item, the PC has no possibility to connect with this function. In this case, continue reading the guide to find out how to connect bluetooth devices to the PC.

How to add Bluetooth to the PC

Fortunately, the addition of Bluetooth functionality to the PC is very simple. They will ask you to spend some money but not to go and rob a bank.

You will need to get a Bluetooth Adapter that plugs into a USB port on your machine and provides the ability to communicate with other devices via Bluetooth.

If you find that you don't have enough free USB ports, get yourself a USB hub, a quick solution to the problem.

You will be able to find several high quality Bluetooth Adapters on Amazon, we recommend a ASUS adapter Bluetooth 4.0, also compatible with Bluetooth 2.0-2.1-3.0, as it has an excellent reputation for quality hardware. With this Bluetooth adapter you can connect mice, keyboards and other devices.

asus adapter

Once you have purchased the adapter, you can connect it directly to the PC's USB port and start your installation procedure. The dongle will come with installation instructions and software, but be sure to manually search for updated drivers before you start using it. However, if you have Windows 10 on the PC, the drivers will be updated automatically.

How to update the Bluetooth dongle drivers

Press the Start button at the bottom left and search for "Device Manager", open it and find your USB Adapter in the list. You'll find it in the "Controller USB (Universal Serial Bus)"Which is usually found below, as below.

Universal Serial Bus controller

Find your Bluetooth adapter in the list, right-click on it and select "Update driver software ?And wait for Windows to update the drivers.

Once installed, you will be able to follow the instructions provided with your adapter and easily connect to the devices.