Bluetooth Icon missing from hidden icons menu in the bottom right of the screen


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The Bluetooth still works however if I want to add a new device or remove a current one I have to go all the way to the settings and then Bluetooth while in the past the Bluetooth icon was here

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It disappeared a couple of days ago and I have no idea why. any insight on how to bring it back please?
 
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Windows 11 version 21H2 (OS BUILD220000.556)

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 2060

Bastet

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If your Bluetooth is disabled then do the following to enable it.
Uninstall the device from device manager and restart Bluetooth service.
Start > services.msc
Right-click "Bluetooth Support Service."
Choose Automatic.
Go to device manager and right-click on your computer name and click "Scan for hardware changes"
Install the Bluetooth device drivers from the manufacturer's website, if any.

If the device isn’t showing under device manager or under show hidden devices then shutdown the pc, unplug the power cable & then reconnect, then go to device manager & see if there’s any unknown devices showing, if so uninstall this & then scan for hardware changes & hopefully Bluetooth will reappear.

I hope this helps.
 

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    PC Specialist Optimus VII V17-960 Gaming Laptop.
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    6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core processor.
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    16GB HyperX IMPACT 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (2 x 8GB)
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