Troubleshoot Bluetooth connection issues on your Windows 7 computer
Follow the steps below to troubleshoot issues when you connect a Bluetooth® device such as mouse, headphones, or mobile device to your Microsoft® Windows® 7 computer:
- Not all computers have an internal Bluetooth adapter. Check your computer manual or specifications to determine if your computer has a Bluetooth adapter. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
- Try to set up a connection with your Bluetooth device after completing each step.
- Download and install all available Bluetooth updates. Downloads are posted on your model support page.
- Make sure the internal Bluetooth adapter is enabled.
- Make sure the Bluetooth Support Service is started and set to automatic.
- Make sure the internal Bluetooth adapter is set to discoverable mode.
- Make sure the Bluetooth device is turned on and charged properly.
- Refer to the device manufacturer's instructions for proper configuration.
- The Bluetooth device may be out of range or too close. Move it closer or a little further away.
More information about troubleshooting Bluetooth devices can be found on the Microsoft® Website.