Fix connections to Bluetooth audio devices and wireless displays


Miracast devices

If pressing the Connect button in action center doesn't find your device, try the following:

  • Make sure your Windows device supports Miracast by checking the info that came with it or by going to the manufacturer's website.
  • Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.

  • Make sure the display you want to project to supports Miracast and that it's turned on. If it doesn't, you'll need a Miracast adapter (sometimes called a dongle) that plugs into an HDMI port.
  • Make sure your device drivers are up to date and the latest firmware is installed for your wireless display or adapter (see the support info on the manufacturer's website for instructions or search Microsoft Store for your manufacturer's app to help you).

  • Restart your PC and the wireless display or adapter.

  • To remove the device, select Start > Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. Under Wireless displays & docks, select the wireless display or adapter, then select Remove device > Yes. Try reconnecting.

Bluetooth audio

If pressing the Connect button in action center doesn't find your device, here are some things to try:

  • Check action center to see if your Windows device supports Bluetooth. If it does, there'll be a Bluetooth  button in action center. Make sure it's turned on.

  • If you don't see the Bluetooth  button in action center, try updating your device's driver. Here's how: Go to Start , enter Device Manager, and select it from the list of results. In Device Manager, locate your device, press and hold (or right-click) it, select Update driver, select Search automatically for updated driver software, and then follow the rest of the steps.
  • If Bluetooth is turned on and the driver is up to date but your device still doesn't work, try removing the device and re-pairing it. Here's how: Go to Start , enter Devices, select Bluetooth and other devices settings > select the device > Remove device > Yes and then try pairing again.
  • Make sure that the Bluetooth-enabled audio device is on and discoverable. How you do this varies with devices, so check the info that came with your device or go to the manufacturers website.

WiGig devices

If pressing the Connect button in action center doesn't find your device, try the following:

  • Make sure your Windows device supports WiGig and is turned on. If your PC supports WiGig, you'll see a WiGig toggle in Settings  > Network & InternetAirplane mode.

  • Make sure the display supports WiGig. If it doesn't, you'll need a WiGig dock.

PCs

  • If pressing the Connect button in action center doesn't find the PC you're trying to connect to, try the following:
    • Make sure your Windows device supports Miracast by checking the info that came with it or by going to the manufacturer's website.

    • Make sure the PC you want to project to supports Miracast, is turned on, and is plugged in. To check if it supports Miracast, open the Connect app. Here's how: Go to Start , enter (type) Connect, and then select Connect from the list of results. The app will let you know if it doesn't.

    • Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.

    • On the PC you're trying to project to, go to Settings  > System > Projecting to this PC and make sure it's set up to be discovered.

    • If you tried all of these and nothing worked, try restarting your PC.