Do you have a notebook, a tablet or a 2-in-1 convertible device like Surface Pro with Windows 10 that you want to connect Bluetooth devices and accessories like a mouse, a keyboard, an external speaker or a headset? If you have this need and you don't know the procedure to connect them, then you are in the right place, because this guide describes all the steps you need to follow for connect Bluetooth mouse to Windows 10 with success. At the end of this article you will find some guides to connect other Bluetooth devices to your computer.
Avoiding cable connections, the bluetooth offers a convenient solution to connect many useful devices to the PC, to the notebook or to another device with Windows 10. But the procedure is not exactly immediate and it is necessary to carry out some procedures within the Windows Settings to make to recognize the computer to bluetooth devices. Read on to find out how to connect bluetooth devices to your computer.
How to connect Bluetooth mouse to Windows 10
The first step is to make sure that the Bluetooth mouse has the batteries inserted and working. Then turn on the mouse and the Bluetooth detection function if it has one. This process differs from mouse to mouse. For example, on a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort mouse you have one button to turn on the mouse and another to activate Bluetooth detection. Your mouse may have similar buttons, not have anything at all or just have the power button. Use the button to activate Bluetooth tracking.
The best way to read the mouse user manual, check how to turn it on and then how to activate Bluetooth detection.
How to connect the Apple mouse to Windows 10
In my case, I connected the mouse of the original Apple Mac to a DELL notebook with Windows 10 installed. The Apple mouse only provided the power button, located on the bottom side of the device. When it is turned on, the green light positioned above the button will start to flash. Therefore, this type of mouse does not need an additional Bluetooth connection button, because the connection function activates automatically when it is turned on.
Once the mouse is on, you need to activate the Bluetooth of the computer or Windows 10 device by following the instructions in this guide that will follow you step by step in the procedure to activate or deactivate Bluetooth in Windows 10. Now let's see how to connect your Windows 10 PC with the accessory via Bluetooth, which in our case is a mouse. First open the app Settings.
So go up Devices and then click on "Bluetooth and other devices". The Bluetooth switch should be active, as in the screenshot below. If not, set it to On simply by clicking on the right side. So touch or click on "+ Add Bluetooth or other device".
The guided procedure that takes you to "is displayedAdd a device". Here, choose Bluetooth, the first on the list.
You are shown a list of Bluetooth devices that are present near the computer. Of course, you will need to have your mouse next to it so that the computer can detect it. Click or touch the name of the Bluetooth device you want to connect. In our case, we chose "Mouse from …. ". The name of your Bluetooth mouse may be different, but if you have near what you need to connect to your computer you will find it immediately. Click on the mouse name.
Windows 10 takes a couple of seconds to connect the selected Bluetooth mouse and configure it. At the end of the detection procedure, it is confirmed that The mouse is configured and ready for use. If, as in the image below, you are asked to enter a PIN, just click Cancel. Now press Done.
To confirm that everything went well, you will also receive a notification in the Control center which you will see appearing at the bottom right of the screen, like the one below.
To make sure that everything works perfectly, move the mouse and if the indicator moves on the screen, it means that the mouse is connected. If you go back to the "Bluetooth and other devices", You will see that the mouse is present among the devices connected to the computer.
After checking that the mouse is regularly connected to your computer, you can choose to make some settings by going to the section Mouse and configure the wheel or other functions.