Fix Can’t remove Bluetooth mouse or keyboard device in Windows 10

The most common method of connecting wireless mice and keyboards with the system is via bluetooth. However, many user have reported an issue where they are unable to disconnect their mouse and/or keyboard once it is connected wirelessly.


The cause could be an issue with either the Bluetooth service or the Bluetooth drivers.

Preliminary steps

1] Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter (Settings >> Updates and Security >> Troubleshoot >> Bluetooth troubleshooter).

Bluetooth Troubleshooter


2] Remove interfering wireless/Bluetooth devices from the range of your computer’s Bluetooth signals. This has helped for many users.

Try the following solutions one by one:

Solution 1] Change the properties of all services related to Bluetooth

There are 3 services on which the functionality of Bluetooth depends. They are: Bluetooth Audio Gateway Service, Bluetooth Support Service, and Bluetooth User Support Service.

1] Press Win + R to open the Run windows and type the command services.msc. Press Enter to open the Service Manager window.

Services Run


2] Locate the above-mentioned services (one by one) and right-click on the service selected.

4] Select Properties.

5] Change the Startup type to Manual (Triggered) and click on Start.

Bluetooth Service Properties


6] Click on Apply and then on OK to save the settings.

Solution 2] Update the Bluetooth drivers

At times this issue could be because if corrupt or obsolete drivers.

1] Press Win + R to open the Run window. Type the command devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open the Device Manager.


Type Devmgmt


2] Expand the list of Bluetooth drivers.

3] Right-click and update the Bluetooth drivers one by one.

Update Bluetooth Drivers

4] Restart the system.

Solution 3] Restart the system in Clean Boot state

Restart the system in clean boot state and check for interfering Startup programs. Here’s the procedure for restarting a system in Clean Boot.

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