How do I install a Bluetooth driver on my computer?

how to install bluetooth driver on pc

Updated: July 13, 2023

Most external and built-in Bluetooth adapters require the appropriate software to be installed. From this article, you will learn how to install Bluetooth driver on computer or laptop for Bluetooth adapter ORICO BTA-403.

Ways to install the Bluetooth driver

There are two ways to install the Bluetooth driver:

  • Automatically.
  • Manually.

Automatic installation is provided for models with a driver built into the adapter. Once connected to the computer, the system will offer to install the driver or find and download it from the Windows Update Center. Programs for installation and updating will also help to install the driver.

For manual installation, you need to download the drivers from the official site or disk, and then perform the standard installation of the driver – run the program, specify the folder location, etc.

How do I install the driver automatically?

  • Select the software to install the driver. Download and install the program on your computer.
  • Select the “drivers” section of the program and scan the system for missing drivers.
  • Before scanning, plug the Bluetooth adapter into a USB-A port on your computer.
  • Wait until the driver search is completed.
  • Select to install the driver for the Bluetooth adapter.
  • If the application does not find the driver, search for and install another similar program.

How do I install the driver manually?


  • Download and run the driver installation package. The appropriate driver can be found on the manufacturer’s official website under “Driver Downloads”.
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Download the driver.
  • When the User Account Control window appears, select the “Yes” option.
  • Select the desired language from the list, and then click “OK”.
  • Click the “Next” button in the installer window.
  • Read and accept the license agreement if necessary.
  • Click “Next” to continue.
  • Select a destination folder to install the files. Click “Next” to continue.
  • When the Select Options window appears, specify your preferred options. In the “Device Type” field, specify a desktop or laptop computer.
  • Click the “Install” button when you are finished preparing. Click “Back” to change the settings.
  • Wait for the driver installation to complete.
  • When the wizard is finished, click on the “Finish” button.
  • The wizard will start searching for and installing the driver for the attached USB adapter. If the installation does not start, remove and re-connect the adapter to the computer. If necessary, restart the system.

If your computer is having Bluetooth issues, such as device not connecting, sound popping and lagging, one quick and easy fix is to reinstall the Bluetooth driver.


Can I install a Bluetooth driver on my PC?

There are three ways to install the driver:

  • Automatic installation.
  • Manual installation.
  • Installation using driver installation and driver update software.

Automatic driver installation is performed when the Bluetooth adapter is connected to the computer. Some adapters contain a memory chip with a written driver package. Therefore, the user has only to agree with the installation of the driver or refuse and install the driver another way. Windows 10 also has a feature to automatically install drivers when a new device is detected. However, sometimes the system installs drivers incorrectly. In particular, when using little-known manufacturers of Bluetooth devices.

Manual installation of the Bluetooth driver is performed by the user. To do this, run the installation program from the CD or download the driver from the Internet. To do this, go to the Bluetooth adapter manufacturer’s website and download the driver for the corresponding device. In this case, you can guarantee the installation of the most suitable driver version.

Programs for installing and updating drivers work on a similar principle to the automatic installation of drivers in Windows 10. The driver installer and updater scans connected devices and downloads drivers from official sources. Often the driver installer and updater allows you to find the right drivers for a little-known Bluetooth adapter.


Where can I download drivers for my bluetooth adapter?

From the adapter manufacturer’s website. From the disk that came with it.

Which bluetooth module for a PC should I choose?

The best and most versatile option is a Bluetooth adapter with USB connection. The best and most versatile variant with USB connection. This adapter is suitable for PCs and laptops. The card with PCI connection is less practical, but the data transfer rate is usually faster than USB.

How do I uninstall the bluetooth driver in windows 10?

Click Start – Settings – Applications. Find the driver in the list of installed programs, then uninstall it.

Where can I get a driver for bluetooth headphones?

You don’t need a driver for the headphones. But a driver is required for the Bluetooth module or adapter. The corresponding software is available on the website of the adapter manufacturer.

How do I update my Bluetooth driver?

Download an updated version of the driver and reinstall it.

How do I know which Bluetooth driver to install?

Before installing the driver, you need to determine the model of the device. Then go to the manufacturer’s official website and download the latest version of the driver for the required version of the system. If the required driver is not available on the site, then you should write or call support. You can also use a program to install and update drivers. These programs will find and install the current driver.

Why is Bluetooth not available on my PC?

It is necessary to activate the Bluetooth module. It is also important to install the drivers for Bluetooth. Sometimes you may need to reinstall or update the drivers. The Bluetooth module may also not be patched. You need to check the Bluetooth Module on another computer, or have it checked at a repair shop.

Why does my PC not have Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is built into notebooks and netbooks. Bluetooth is not common on PC motherboards. Usually only high-end motherboards include a Bluetooth adapter. If, however, a Bluetooth adapter is built into your PC and is not working, then you must install the drivers from the Bluetooth device manufacturer’s official website. It is important to check that the Bluetooth adapter is not broken.

How do I manually install Bluetooth?

You must have a Bluetooth module installed in your computer. The easiest way is to use an external USB adapter. Then install the driver. You can download the driver from the manufacturer’s official website. If you can not find the driver for the Bluetooth module, then you can use a program for installing and updating drivers. The program will automatically detect the type of Bluetooth device, download and install the necessary driver.

How do I know if my computer supports Bluetooth?

You must see the model of your computer or motherboard. Then go to the manufacturer’s official web site and see the specification of supported functions. If your computer supports Bluetooth, you must install the drivers and activate the module. If Bluetooth is not supported. Then external or built-in Bluetooth adapters can be used.

How do I install Bluetooth on my computer that doesn’t have it?

You can install an external or built-in Bluetooth adapter. The easiest and most affordable way is the USB Bluetooth adapter. Plug the adapter into any available USB port on your computer or laptop. Then you must install the driver for the USB Bluetooth adapter and enable the wireless module in the settings.

Do you need to install Bluetooth drivers?

For Bluetooth to work, drivers must be installed. Without drivers, Bluetooth will not be detected and the system will not work.

Why are no Bluetooth devices found?

To find a Bluetooth device, you must enable discovery and visibility for other devices. There can also be a Bluetooth system failure. Turning Bluetooth off and on again can usually fix the problem. Also rebooting the device can help.

What happens if I dont install a driver?

If the driver is not installed, then the system cannot communicate with the Bluetooth device. The system will detect the device but will not be able to communicate. It is therefore important that you always install the latest driver.

What hardware is required for Bluetooth?

Bluetooth does not require any high performance hardware. All Bluetooth units will function properly on 10-15 year old computers and laptops. A suitable operating system is a prerequisite. Bluetooth adapter manufacturers always indicate the system requirements on the packaging. So you can always check the system requirements before purchasing a Bluetooth adapter.

Why is Bluetooth not showing in Device Manager?

Bluetooth adapter is usually not visible due to a lack of drivers. Without a driver, the system cannot detect the type of device. Therefore, the Bluetooth module might appear as an unknown device or might not appear at all. Once the drivers are installed, the system can fully detect and communicate with the Bluetooth adapter. If installing the drivers does not solve the problem, then the Bluetooth adapter might be defective. You need to check if Bluetooth is working in another device, plug the Bluetooth adapter into another USB port or reinstall the drivers.

Do all PC’s come with Bluetooth?

By default, Bluetooth is built into all portable and small computers – laptops, netbooks, nettops, etc. In PCs, Bluetooth is built into only the top-of-the-line motherboards. In most cases, you will need to purchase a separate Bluetooth adapter for your PC.

How do I manually install a driver on my computer?

Determine the exact model of Bluetooth device. Then open the website of the Bluetooth device manufacturer and download the actual driver. Then start the installation program and follow the instructions.

Do drivers install automatically?

Some Bluetooth adapters have a chip with drivers built in. The first time you connect the Bluetooth adapter to your computer you will be prompted to install the drivers. Usually it’s just a matter of selecting a folder to install it in. The next time you connect, you will not need to install the driver. In Windows 10, it is possible to automatically install drivers for new devices. However, you must have access to the Internet to automatically install the drivers.

How do I manually install a driver in Windows?

To install drivers, you need to determine the type of device. Then open the official site of the manufacturer and find the page of the Bluetooth device. Once the driver is downloaded, you must open the installer and follow the installation instructions. If it is not possible to determine the type of the device or download drivers, then you should use programs for the automatic installation of drivers. Such programs will select and install the most suitable version of the driver.

How do you check if drivers are installed correctly?

If the driver is correctly installed, then the Bluetooth device will be detected by the system and will work properly. If the driver is not installed or not working, then the system will not detect and communicate with the Bluetooth device.

How do I install drivers without installer?

Download the drivers from the official site of the Bluetooth device manufacturer. For this you need to know the exact model of your device. Then download the latest drivers for the correct OS version. Run the installer and follow the further steps of the installer.


This article describes in detail how to install the Bluetooth driver on your computer. The easiest way in terms of the number of steps is to perform an automatic installation through the appropriate application. The program will find the most suitable and current driver, and then install it. If the driver installation program does not find the installation file or if you want to monitor the installation, then you need to install the driver manually.

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About the author

Alex Gustman

My name is Alexander.
I am the author of articles, reviews and videos on the YouTube channel of I have been testing various electronic devices, mobile games and Android applications since 2012.

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