Network and Internet Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 11

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Bluetooth is a short range wireless technology which enables wireless data transmission between two Bluetooth enabled devices located nearby each other.

There are many different types of Bluetooth enabled devices you can add and pair to your PC, such as mobile phones, wireless headsets, speakers, fitness trackers, mouse, keyboard, etc...

Turning off Bluetooth will disconnect your PC from all Bluetooth paired devices, and turn off power to the Bluetooth adapter.

Turning off Bluetooth when not needed can save on electricity and improve security.

This tutorial will show you how to only turn on or off Bluetooth communication for your Windows 11 PC.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Quick Settings on Taskbar
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Settings
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Airplane Mode Settings
  • Option Four: Enable or Disable Bluetooth in Device Manager





OPTION ONE

Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Quick Settings on Taskbar


1 Open Quick Settings (Win+A).

2 Click/tap on the Bluetooth button to toggle Bluetooth on or off. (see screenshots below)

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OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3 Turn On or Off Bluetooth for what you want on the right side.

4 You can now close Settings if you like.

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OPTION THREE

Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Airplane Mode Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Network & internet on the left side, and click/tap on Airplane mode on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Turn On or Off Bluetooth for what you want on the right side under Wireless devices. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION FOUR

Enable or Disable Bluetooth in Device Manager


1 Open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc).

2 Do step 3 (enable) or step 4 (disable) below for what you want.


3 To Enable Bluetooth

This is the default setting.


A) Expand open Bluetooth in Device Manager. (see screenshot below)​

B) Right click or press and hold on your Bluetooth device, click/tap on Enable device, and go to step 5 below.​

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4 To Disable Bluetooth

A) Expand open Bluetooth in Device Manager. (see screenshot below)​

B) Right click or press and hold on your Bluetooth device, and click/tap on Disable device.​

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C) Click/tap on Yes to confirm, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)​

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5 You can now close Device Manager if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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