Ways to solve Bluetooth® problems on Windows® 7
What are the common Bluetooth problems that may occur on a Windows 7 system?
Laptops released today are manufactured with built in Bluetooth options. The new Windows 7 Operating System also provides better support for Bluetooth functions. The common Bluetooth issues that occurred on Windows 7 Operating System installed on laptops includes Bluetooth not working, devices cannot be recognized, connection failed, cannot transfer data, etc. Most of these issues that occur with Bluetooth devices are results of an improper Bluetooth connection configured by the user. The issues with a damaged adapter that perform Bluetooth options on the system also results in problems. Windows 7 Operating System software that is corrupt while using on the laptop also become a cause for issues with Bluetooth connections.
Discussed below are some ways to fix Bluetooth problems on a Windows 7 system:
- Reinstall Bluetooth devices
- Check Bluetooth connections
- Check adapter
Reinstall Bluetooth devices
The user should reinstall Bluetooth devices that are causing issues. For reinstalling, the user should navigate to the Control Panel. Click on 'Bluetooth' option in the 'Hardware and sound' section. Then right-click on the device that is causing issues with the laptop and select the 'remove' or 'disable' option. Then click on 'add' option to reinstall the Bluetooth connection with the device.
Check the Bluetooth connections
Most issues with the Bluetooth connection on laptops running on Windows 7 will be caused due to minor problems with the connection. The user should first check whether the Bluetooth function is enabled. For that, check the light indicator found on the laptop. The switch for enabling Bluetooth should also be turned on. Also, the user should connect various devices that are found within Bluetooth range to the system.
The device manager section provides information regarding adapter devices for the Bluetooth service on Windows 7 systems. Click on 'Start' menu and open the Control Panel. Under the System and Maintenance option, click on 'device manager'. In the device manager window, the user should select the Bluetooth adapter option by expanding Bluetooth radios. In the driver tab, click on the specific device and check the status. Replace and install a new one if needed. Else update the device.
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