Connect a Bluetooth device in Windows

Is van toepassing op: Windows 10Windows 8.1Windows 7

You can connect all kinds of Bluetooth devices to your PC—including keyboards, mice, phones, speakers, and a whole lot more. To do this, your PC will need to have Bluetooth. Some PCs, such as laptops and tablets, have Bluetooth built in. If your PC doesn’t, you can plug a USB Bluetooth adapter into the USB port on your PC to get it. To get started with using Bluetooth, you’ll need to pair your Bluetooth device with your PC.

In Windows 10


To connect a Bluetooth headset, speaker, or other audio device

  1. Turn on your Bluetooth audio device and make it discoverable.

    The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer's website to learn how. 

  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your PC if it's not on already. To do this, select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices  > Bluetooth & other devices  and turn on Bluetooth.

    You can also use action center to turn on Bluetooth. To do this, on the taskbar, select action center  > Bluetooth.

  3. In action center, select Connect and then select your device.

    Procedure for connecting to bluetooth from the taskbar

  4. Follow any more instructions that might appear. Otherwise, you're done and connected.

    Your Bluetooth device and PC will usually automatically connect anytime the two devices are in range of each other with Bluetooth turned on.

To connect a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse, or other device

  1. Turn on your device and make it discoverable.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your PC if it's not on already. To do this, select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices  > Bluetooth & other devices  and turn on Bluetooth.
  3. Select Add Bluetooth or other device > Bluetooth. Choose the device and follow additional instructions if they appear, then select Done.

To connect a Bluetooth printer or scanner

  1. Turn on your Bluetooth printer or scanner and make it discoverable.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your PC if it's not on already. To do this, select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Devices   > Bluetooth & other devices and turn on Bluetooth.
  3. Select Printers & scanners >Add a printer or scanner. Wait for it to find nearby printers, then choose the one you want to use and select Add device.

If you’re having installation issues with your printer or scanner, see either Fix printer problems or Install and use a scanner in Windows 10.