If anyone comes across Windows 11 Bluetooth, not working issues, people usually think about driver problems. But apart from that, there may be some other causes. Let’s first understand the cause of this issue:
Here are the various methods which you can follow to resolve this issue:
To begin with, make sure that the Bluetooth on your Windows 11 device is turned on. Several times it happens that Bluetooth is not turned on, and still, people try to connect the device to the PC but get failure.
If the Bluetooth Support Service is disabled or stopped, it may lead to a situation in which already installed Bluetooth devices fail to operate. If you make sure it is working normally, then it will let new devices be discovered.
In this method, firstly, turn off the airplane mode from the action center. (You can toggle Airplane mode using Windows key +A.)
But if this does not work, you must try to remove the Bluetooth device and add it again. For that, follow these steps:
Follow these steps:
The right set of drivers are necessary to connect various hardware devices like graphics cards, headphones, etc., with the software components such as Windows OS. They allow the software to function correctly. The Bluetooth drivers may contain bugs, or they may be outdated.
The reason for Bluetooth not working in Windows 11 can be that the Bluetooth driver is not updated on your PC. You can try to update the Bluetooth driver and find out whether it functions or not.
The ‘Check for updates’ is the most useful because it can automatically update drivers to make sure Bluetooth connects appropriately. Moreover, this method is essential and must be continuously performed on every driver to keep the PC running correctly.
Even after updating the Bluetooth driver, the issue is still unsolved; you can try to reinstall the Bluetooth driver. Follow these steps:
While your Windows boot up, the drivers get installed automatically. But if the drivers are not installed, open the ‘device manager‘ and click on the ‘action‘ tab. Now click on ‘scan for hardware changes’ to re-install the Bluetooth drivers.
Also, you can use the ‘Roll Back Driver‘ option to uninstall the latest updates that may be creating audio lags. This option will be greyed out if there are no updates available for uninstallation. Now reboot your PC to reinstall the driver automatically.
If you didn’t succeed with any of the above methods, you could try running the Bluetooth troubleshooter. A Bluetooth troubleshooter can solve all Bluetooth-related issues. Here are the steps:
Selecting the ‘Bluetooth‘ option will make sure your OS would automatically execute the recommended troubleshooter. Wait for the process to complete. Once completed, Windows will inform you either the problem is solved or not.
If none of the discussed methods works, you need to visit the device manufacturer’s website, perhaps. From there, you can find the precise and updated model that will certainly solve this issue.