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      How to enable Bluetooth in Windows 7/8.1/10 - idea laptops and tablets

      Description

      How to switch on Bluetooth in Windows 7, 8.1 or 10?

      Applicable Brands

      • Lenovo, Idea laptops and tablets

      Solution

      Windows 7

      Method 1:
      Press Fn+F5 (or F5). Lenovo Wireless Device Settings window will show. If it fails to display, it may due to that energy management has not been installed correctly. Check Why "Lenovo Wireless Device Settings" window not show after pressing "FN+F5" to troubleshoot.

      Method 2 (Applicable for PCs):
      1. Click Start --> Devices and Printers
      2. Right-click your computer in the list of devices and select Bluetooth settings.
      3. Select the Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer checkbox in the Bluetooth Settings window, and then click OK.
      4. To pair the device, go to Start --> Devices and Printers --> Add a device.

      Windows 8.1

      Follow one of these options:
      • Open Charms bar --> Click "Change PC settings" --> "PC and devices". Select "Bluetooth" then move the Bluetooth toggle switch to On.
      • Press F7 or Fn+F7 to switch Airplane mode, then the Bluetooth will be on automatically.

      Windows 10

      Follow one of these options:
      • Press the Windows key --> Click "Settings" --> "Network & Internet" --> "Airplane mode". Select "Bluetooth" then move the toggle switch to On.
      • Press F7 or Fn+F7 to switch Airplane mode, then the Bluetooth will be on automatically.

      Additional Information

      If your product is ThinkPad, please check this document "How to turn on or off Bluetooth – ThinkPad".

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      • Alias ID: MIGR-67556
      • Document ID: HT037001
      • Last Updated :28 Sep 2016
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