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How to uninstall and install Bluetooth drivers in Windows 10

How to uninstall and install Bluetooth drivers in Windows 10

uninstall and install Bluetooth drivers in Windows 10

Most desktop and notebook computers have built-in Bluetooth adapters. Although lately Bluetooth is not as useful as Wi-Fi, the PC must have Bluetooth to connect all types of Bluetooth devices (such as headphones, speakers and phone) to the PC. Knowing the procedure how to uninstall and install Bluetooth drivers on the PC could be very useful in those cases where a peripheral device no longer works as before.

If you have Bluetooth enabled but cannot connect an external Bluetooth device to your PC, or you cannot connect your phone to your PC, it could be due to a faulty or corrupt Bluetooth driver.

Uninstall and install Bluetooth drivers in Windows 10

While we recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before uninstalling or reinstalling the Bluetooth card driver, uninstalling and reinstalling the Bluetooth driver solves the problem in most cases.

If you have verified that other methods have not led to any results, follow the instructions below to uninstall and install the Bluetooth driver in Windows 10 to allow the device to work.

Procedure for uninstalling Bluetooth drivers from the PC

Step 1: You open Device management. To do this, right-click on the button Start on the taskbar in the left corner, then click on the option Device management.

bluetooth device management

Step 2: In the Device Manager, expand the Bluetooth category structure to view the entries on the card Bluetooth.

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Step 3: Right-click on the Bluetooth adapter item, then select the option Uninstall device. The dialog box opens Uninstall device.

uninstall device on pc

Step 4: Exit a warning window that you are uninstalling the selected device. Select the option Delete the driver software for the device, then click on the button Uninstall.

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The Bluetooth driver will be uninstalled from your device. However, remember that Windows 10 will automatically download and install the updated Bluetooth driver via the service Windows Update immediately afterwards, unless you have disabled automatic driver updates.

Procedure to install Bluetooth drivers on the PC

If you want to download and install the driver manually, you can too.

To reinstall the Bluetooth driver, go to the menu again Start and select the app Settings> Update and security> Windows Update by clicking on the button Check availability for updates. Windows 10 will download and install the Bluetooth driver automatically.

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With this procedure you will be able to solve various problems connected to the drivers of the bluetooth devices connected to the computer. Try this procedure whenever a bluetooth device does not work as it should.

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You may also want to know how disable driver signing verification in Windows 10. It can become a necessity when you install drivers on your computer to operate peripherals such as printers, pendrive, etc., even if they come from trusted sources.

Also this other guide on how block driver update on Windows 10. With the Fall Update it is no longer possible to stop updating drivers, which will proceed automatically even when not necessary, without notifying the user.