How do I know if my laptop has bluetooth?

how to find out if a laptop has bluetooth

by Alex Gustman

Updated: November 22, 2021

Laptops, netbooks and ultrabooks are usually equipped with Bluetooth modules. In this article you will learn how to check if your notebook is equipped with a Bluetooth adapter. You will also learn how to use the Bluetooth module on your notebook if it does not have an adapter.

Method 1: Check in the laptop specification.

The easiest way to ensure that your PC has Bluetooth is to check the specifications of your computer on the manufacturer’s website. Just enter the exact model of your laptop in the search box and look at the specifications. This method will also allow you to find out in advance whether or not your laptop has Bluetooth before you buy it.

information from the manufacturer's website

Method 2: Look in the Device Manager

Information on whether or not your laptop has Bluetooth built-in can be found in the Device Manager.

To check this in Windows 7 follow the steps below:

  • Press the start button.
  • In the window that appears, select “Control Panel”.
  • Then select “System and Security”.
  • In the new window, select Device Manager.
  • If Bluetooth is present, it will appear in the list of connected equipment.

How do I add a Bluetooth module to my laptop?

If the built-in Bluetooth module is missing or faulty, the problem can be solved by connecting a USB adapter to the PC. Most Bluetooth adapters work in “plug and play” mode. If the drivers are not automatically installed, you will need to download and install the drivers for the Bluetooth adapter manually.

FAQ

What does the Bluetooth module look like in a laptop?

It is usually a 40x50mm Wi-Fi compatible board. It is installed in a dedicated slot on the motherboard.

How do I know if I have Bluetooth on my windows 7 computer?

Refer to the motherboard specification. Alternatively, use the Aida64 software, which shows everything your PC is equipped with.

How do I know if I have Bluetooth on my Windows 10 laptop?

Most laptops usually have a built-in Bluetooth module. Information on the availability of the module is available on the laptop manufacturer’s website. You can also check the availability of the Bluetooth module via the Aida64 software.

Where can I download Bluetooth to my Acer Windows 7 laptop?

On the manufacturer’s official website.

How do I find out the Bluetooth version on my laptop?

Refer to the description of your computer on the manufacturer’s website or in the Aida64 software.

Conclusion

This article describes in detail how to find out if your laptop has bluetooth. The easiest method is to check the specs on your PC manufacturer’s website. Another option is to check the presence of the module in the Device Manager utility. If the bluetooth module is not present or does not work, you can solve the issue by plugging in a bluetooth module via the laptop’s USB port.

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