How to find out whether a laptop has a Bluetooth module?

October 25, 2018 |

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If you have a new computer and you are wondering if it has Bluetooth or not, then you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to be addressing the question “Does my laptop have Bluetooth?” The Bluetooth feature in Windows has become very useful. Nowadays, many devices can connect to your computer using Bluetooth. Also, you can transfer files from other devices to your computer using Bluetooth.

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  1. Check for the Bluetooth icon in the notification area
  2. Check Device Manager for any Bluetooth device installed

Solution 1. Check for the Bluetooth icon in the notification area

This is a very simple step to perform. All you need to do is to check in the right corner of the taskbar if there is a Bluetooth icon there. If you don’t see it there, then you should click on the up arrow on the taskbar to show more icons. If the Bluetooth icon is still not there, then you need to check for it in Device Manager.

Solution 2. Check Device Manager for any Bluetooth device installed

Device Manager is a system tool which manages all the devices which are installed on your PC. If there is a Bluetooth device installed on your computer, you will surely find it there. Here is how to check the Device Manager:

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  • Right-click on the Start or Home button and select Device Manager.oHH
  • In the Device Manager window, you will see a list of all the devices which are installed on your PC.
  • Check for a Bluetooth device. If you do not see any Bluetooth device on the list, then your computer does not have Bluetooth. In this case, you can buy a Bluetooth adapter. This device will serve the function of Bluetooth on your computer.

If you find a Bluetooth device on the list, then we will advise you to update its driver. To do so, right-click on the Bluetooth device in Device Manager and select Update driver. In the next window, select the option to download and install the driver from the internet. Windows will now search for the latest driver for your device and install it. Note that this method does not always download the latest driver. We will show two other methods which are very effective.

Method 1. Download and install Auslogics Driver Updater

This tool is very fast and efficient when updating your drivers. It will check your computer for missing, corrupted, or outdated drivers and download and install their latest versions. It is able to update all your drivers in just one click. The amazing thing is that you do not even need to know any information about the device whose driver you want to update. You just need to sit back and let the tool work its magic.

Method 2. Download the driver from the manufacturer’s site

This is also a reliable way to get the best drivers for your Bluetooth device and other devices installed on your PC. The drivers are usually located in the support section of the website. To make sure that you are downloading the correct driver, you need to check for its properties in Device Manager. You can do this by going to Device Manager, right-clicking on the device and selecting Properties. Note that downloading  the wrong driver can cause the device to malfunction.

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