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How to enable Bluetooth

Symptom

How to switch on bluetooth in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1?

Affected Configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • Lenovo, Idea laptops and tablets
Solution

1. Switch on the wireless/bluetooth physical switch. (Skip to step 2, if there is no physical switch.)

2. Press Fn+functinal keys to enable the bluetooth. (For some machines, it may require to pre-install energy management before pressing Fn combination keys.) The shortcut keys are different in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, details are as follow:

Windows 7

Press Fn+F5 (F4, F6) to enable the bluetooth, or press Fn+F5 (F4, F6) to call out energy management interface, then select to switch the bluetooth on.

Windows 8.1

Method one: press F7 or Fn+F7 to switch Airplane mode off, then the bluetooth will be on automatically.

Method two: open Charms bar --> Click "Change PC settings" --> "Network". Select "Airplane mode" on the left panel, then slide the bluetooth on.


  • Alias ID: MIGR-67556
  • Document ID: HT037001
  • Last Updated :24 Aug 2015
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