How To FIX Bluetooth Device Not Working/showing in Windows 10/11 and not showing in device manager

    I had the same issue and i searched the internet for days and I couldn't find it nor discover what the problem was until after about two (2) weeks and how I solved my issue of Bluetooth not appearing in device manager and also not being able to turn nor even get fixed my windows troubleshooter is what I'm about to show to you. Read on and get your problem fixed and if you don't understand what I have written here, there will be a link to a YouTube where everything is explained so you can get your problem solved.

     First of all, I wouldn't want to skip the status quo of telling you the normal things you have been seeing in other sites and feeds and probably in the Microsoft support or intel or ASUS or any other forum, who knows that might be the answer to your problem but if it is not, feel free to skip to the end of this page.

First of all, we suggest you restart your computer and then if the problem disappears. If not, you can proceed ahead with the troubleshooting methods described below.

  1. Enable Bluetooth in the BIOS.
  2. Perform a Power Drain or Power Flush
  3. Run Bluetooth and Hardware & Devices Troubleshooter
  4. Restart Bluetooth Support Service
  5. Enable hidden devices in the Device Manager
  6. Download the Bluetooth driver from the manufacturer’s website
  7. Perform a Power Drain or Power Flush
I'll be explaining these steps one after the other but not in the order in which I listed them.

  1.  RESTART BLUETOOTH SUPPORT SERVICE

Bluetooth Support Service starts automatically in the background when you log in to Windows 11. If the service is facing problems starting, you need to enable it manually. Here’s how.

Step 1: Press Windows + R keys and open the Run menu.

Step 2: Type services.msc in the Run dialog box and hit the Enter key.

Step 3: Find Bluetooth Support Service from the list.

Step 4: Double-click on it and open the Bluetooth Support Service Properties menu.


Step 5: Check the current status. If it’s stopped, click on Start and hit Apply at the bottom.

From the same menu, you can go to Startup type and enable the service automatically.
Reboot your PC and open the Device Manager menu to confirm the Bluetooth option.

2. SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES

Maybe the Bluetooth option is hidden under the Device Manager menu. You need to make some changes to the Device Manager menu to make it appear.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Device Manager.

Step 2: Hit Enter and open the menu.

Step 3: Click on View at the top and select Show hidden devices.


3.RUN BLUETOOTH TROUBLESHOOTER

Windows 11 offers a built-in troubleshooter to fix Bluetooth-related issues on devices. Here’s how you can use it.

Step 1: Press Windows + I keys and open the Settings menu.

Step 2: Go to System and open Troubleshoot menu.



Step 3: Select Other troubleshooters.

Step 4: Run Bluetooth troubleshooter from the following menu and let Windows handle Bluetooth problems.

4. Download the Bluetooth driver from the manufacturer’s website

Visit the official website of your Bluetooth device manufacturer and download the latest version of your Bluetooth driver. If the driver is downloaded in a zip file, extract it by right-clicking on it. Now, open the extracted folder and double-click on the installer file to install the Bluetooth driver.

How do I reinstall Bluetooth in Device Manager?

To reinstall the Bluetooth driver, open the Device Manager, then expand the Bluetooth node. After that, right-click on your Bluetooth device driver and select Uninstall device. After uninstalling the device driver, restart your system. After restart, Windows will detect the hardware changes and reinstall the Bluetooth driver.

We hope the solutions listed in this post helped you fix the problem.

If your Bluetooth driver is not showing in the Device Manager, it might be hidden. Go to “View > Show hidden devices” and see if it brings Bluetooth in the Device Manager. If this does not help, you can download the latest version of the Bluetooth driver from the manufacturer’s website and install it manually on your system. Some users have also confirmed that the latest Windows Update caused the Bluetooth driver to disappear from the Device Manager. In such a case, uninstalling the latest Windows Update fixes the problem.

5. Perform a power drain

Laptop/Notebook

  1. Shut down the computer.
  2. Unplug the computer from the wall socket.
  3. If the battery is removable, remove the battery and hold the Power button down for 15 seconds.
  4. If the battery is non-removable, while the computer is ON, hold the power button down and wait for the computer to shut down and still hold the power button down for another 15 seconds.
  5. Turn the computer ON and check.

All-in-one

  1. Unplug the power cable from the wall outlet.
  2. Hold down the power button for at least 10 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power cable and try turning it back on.

Issue resolved?

6. Enable Bluetooth in the BIOS

some ask, how can i enable Bluetooth in the BIOS?

In order to access BIOS on a Windows PC, you must press your BIOS key set by your manufacturer which could be F10, F2, F12, F1, or DEL. If your PC goes through its power on self-test startup too quickly, you can also enter BIOS through Windows 10's advanced start menu recovery settings.
some laptops when you restart, immediately it comes on, you press the ENTER key and press f1 after few seconds.
confused, I'll put a link to the video for you, Dont Worry!.

Then move straight to the Security tab and scroll down and Enter Bluetooth, then Change it to enable, also enable WAN and LAN if you see the option in your System BIOS.

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