How to Uninstall or Reinstall Bluetooth Driver

Almost every person in today’s generation uses Bluetooth to connect their phones or computers with other external output devices like speakers, headsets, computers, and other such devices. Most computers and laptops come with in-built Bluetooth adapters and drivers. But if you want to connect any external Bluetooth headphone or device then you have to install its Bluetooth driver. Drivers are the bridge between your computer OS and your Bluetooth device.

That Bluetooth driver is also required for its smooth functioning and can allow the exchange of data conveniently. Thus, if you face a connection or an issue with the signal, the reason could be the faulty driver or adapter.

It is essential to take care of your Bluetooth driver precisely because of this reason. There are also other troubleshooting methods, but some other standard procedures are to uninstall and reinstall the Bluetooth driver in windows 10.

How to Uninstall Bluetooth Driver in Windows 10

Bluetooth is the easiest way for computers to connect with other devices which are not on the same network. It also allows the users to do everything. Some people don’t have a network, and they can easily connect with any device by using Bluetooth technology.

To install a new version of Bluetooth drivers, you have to first remove old Bluetooth drivers.

Here is a step-by-step guide to uninstall Bluetooth drivers.

Step 1: Press the Window key + x to pop out the Power Use Menu.

Step 2: Go to the Device Manager from the list.

Open Device Manager using Control Options

Step 3: Once you click it and the manager opens, locate the Bluetooth driver.

uninstall Bluetooth driver in device manager

Step 4: Right-click on the driver.

Step 5: There will be a pop-up catalog. From the list, choose “Uninstall.”

Step 6: Click on “delete the driver software for this device.”

Step 7: Click on “OK.”

Once it’s over, restart your pc to see if the system fixed the error. 

How to Reinstall the Bluetooth Driver

Now that you have uninstalled the driver and rebooted your system, it is time to reinstall the driver. Follow the step-wise guide thoroughly to avoid mistakes and ensure surety. 

First of all, you have to find the correct driver for your Bluetooth device. Most of the manufacturers have official websites from which users can download the latest version of Bluetooth drivers.

If you are using Windows 10 then you don’t need to worry about this. Because Windows 10 update will automatically download and install the latest version of all drivers including your Bluetooth driver. The Windows 10 operating system gives a new way for users to download and install new updates.

The new application features and updates available have made it easier for users to access all the important applications and have a new way to access all the important updates for the operating system itself. So first install all pending updates.

Step 1: Navigate to the Windows 10 setting app.

Step 2: Go to Update and Security.

Head Over to Settings and Click on Update and Security Option in Windows 10

Step 3: Go to the Windows Update page and click on “Check for updates.”

Check for Updates

Step 4: Windows 10 will download and reinstall the app automatically without the need for the user. 

This step is the final step, reboot your system, and it should be good as new!

Use 3rd party Driver Updater Tools

If you don’t want to waste time downloading and installing Bluetooth drivers, then you can use driver updater tools like Driver Easy and Driver Talent. These driver updater softwares will scan your entire system and update all required drivers on your Windows 10.

All you have to do is just install any Driver updater tool and scan your PC.

Once the scan is completed, click on Update All.

It will start downloading and updating the new Bluetooth driver.

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Final words

Hopefully, you found this article informative, and it helped you understand how to fix the issue with your Bluetooth!

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Rahul Patel

Rahul is a blogger and a tech geek. By reviewing the latest technology and finding the solution of pesky errors, he feels immense pleasure. Driven by his innate interest in blogging, he adapted blogging as a full-time profession 4 years ago.

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