Fix Windows 10 Bluetooth Missing [Solved]

Sometimes it happens in Windows 10 that you can not find your Bluetooth settings anywhere in settings or control panel. Bluetooth is a great wireless option for transferring files across devices and connecting devices like speakers. Many users have faced this issue so we have found these methods which will help you to get your Bluetooth settings back.


Method 1 – Restart Bluetooth services

Bluetooth services are the programs that make sure that Bluetooth is working on any device properly or not. Sometimes Bluetooth does not work because Bluetooth services are stopped. Restarting services manually can solve this issue easily. Follow these steps to restart Bluetooth services.


Step 1] Press Windows and R at the same time, type service.msc and hit Enter. It will open Windows services.


Run Services


Step 2] Locate Bluetooth support services in the services list and select the restart option from the right click on it.


Bluetooth Support Service


Step 3] After restarting, double-click on it to open properties of the service. Set Automatic in the startup type and then click OK.


Bluetooth Support Service Properties


Step 4] Repeat steps 3 and 4 for every Bluetooth related services you can find in the list like Bluetooth audio gateway service and Bluetooth user support service.


Open Device Settings and check that Bluetooth settings have reappeared or not.

Method 2 – Disable and then Enable Bluetooth Device


Sometimes simple methods like disabling and enabling devices also work for many users. Follow this process to disable and enable back the Bluetooth device.


Step 1] Press Windows and X at the same time and select Device Manager from the menu.

Device Manager


Step 2] Select the Bluetooth Device, right click on it and select Disable Device option.


Disable Bluetooth Device


Step 3] Click yes on to confirm Disabling.


Promt Disable Bluetooth


Step 4] After some time, right click again on the Bluetooth device and select Enable Device option.


Enable Bluetooth Device


Close the Device Manager Windows and check for Bluetooth settings in Settings.


Method 3 – Reinstall Bluetooth Device

If none of the above methods has worked for you then your device drivers may be faulty or corrupted and you have to reinstall them to repair it.


Step 1] Open Device Manager window by Pressing Windows and X together and choosing the device manager option.

Device Manager

Step 2] Locate the Bluetooth device, right click on it and select Uninstall Device option.

Uninstall Bluetooth Drivers

Step 3] Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Bluwtooth Device Uninstall Confirm

After the completion of Uninstalling process reboot your PC. It will automatically install the default driver again and most probably Bluetooth settings will show up.


If you are still facing the issue then it is possible that your Bluetooth device drivers’ are old and need to be updated. To update them you have to download the installer from the PC manufacturer website and then install according to installation instructions.

Method 4 – Check Bluetooth devices and drivers in Device Manager


If Bluetooth settings are not shown in settings then it is caused by an error in device drivers or missing of the device drivers. You can check them in the Device Manager that devices are working fine or not.


Step 1] Press Windows and X at the same time and select Device Manager.

Device Manager

Step 2] Expand Bluetooth and check that there is at least one device is present. Double click to open properties and then make sure that it is in running status.

Bluetooth Devices


Step 3] Under the Network Adapters check for Bluetooth adapter. If it is there double click on it and check that it is in working status.

Bluetooth Devices Netowrk