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How To Solve Bluetooth Icon Missing Windows 10 Error

Need to open Bluetooth on the toolbar but can’t find its icon? How to solve the Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10 error? This article will be helpful for you. 

Many people have reported that the Bluetooth icon had disappeared from the taskbar. The Bluetooth function doesn’t stop working, yet its icon has descended into nothingness. This problem usually comes up when users upgrade their operating systems. 

How do you fix the Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10? This article will suggest useful ways to make your Bluetooth icon appear on the system tray again. Without further ado, let’s read on!

What Are The Primary Causes Of This Error?

Before learning how to troubleshoot Windows 10 no Bluetooth icon error, you should understand its causes. Below are the primary reasons for this issue. 

  • You didn’t enable Bluetooth when updating the operating system. The old Bluetooth driver is therefore not compatible with the new Windows 10. 
  • Malware – a type of software designed to harm your computer system – has attacked Bluetooth on Windows 10.
  • The Bluetooth Support service is not configured to use as administrator.
  • The Bluetooth Support service has not started.
  • The Bluetooth adapter is malfunctioning, and Windows can’t recognize it. In this case, have an electrician fix the adapter. 

All reasons above explain the no Bluetooth icon Windows 10 error. 

How To Fix Bluetooth Icon Missing Windows 10 Error? 

There are many solutions to solve the Bluetooth icon missing in Windows 10 issue. You can refer to the following fixes.  

Fix 1: Via Bluetooth  Settings

#Step 1: Open the Settings menu, then go to Devices

Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10

 Open the Settings menu

#Step 2: #Step 2: In the Devices window, select Bluetooth & other devices. After that, turn on Bluetooth. Now your Windows 10 Bluetooth icon missing should be on your system tray. 

Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10

Fix error via Settings

Fix 2: Via Troubleshoot

#Step 1: Open Settings via the Start menu. 

#Step 2: Select Update & Security and then move to Troubleshoot

Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10

Fix error via Troubleshoot

#Step 3: Under the Find and fix other problems with Bluetooth devices header, click on Run the troubleshooter. The system will then detect and fix any problems inhibiting the software. 

Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10

Run the troubleshooter

#Step 4: Restart your computer and check for the Bluetooth icon on the taskbar. If the solution did not work, move to the next fix.

Fix 3: Uninstall And Update Bluetooth Drivers

#Step 1: On your keyboard, press Windows key + R simultaneously to launch the Run utility, then type “devmgmt.msc” in the blank box to redirect to Device Manager. Alternatively, you can open Device Manager via the search box. 

Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10

Update Bluetooth drivers

#Step 2: Click on the Bluetooth section, and right-click on the Bluetooth adapter. Choose Uninstall device. The previous drivers of Bluetooth should be uninstalled and updated in a few minutes.

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Uninstall device

Fix 4: Via Device Manager

#Step 1: Open Device Manager.

#Step 2: Click on Action and choose Scan for hardware changes to detect any issues in your computer. 

Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10

Fix error via Device Manager

Windows will remove and reinstall the problematic driver. The Windows 10 Bluetooth missing should reappear on the toolbar afterward.

Fix 5: Via Service Running

#Step 1: Open Run by pressing Windows + R on your keyboard simultaneously. 

Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10

Launch the Run utility

#Step 2: In the empty box, write down “services.msc” and hit OK

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Fix error via Service Running

#Step 3: In the Service window, ensure that all Bluetooth services such as Bluetooth Support Service or Bluetooth Handsfree Service are running well. 

If any service is disabled, move to the next step to enable it. 

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Bluetooth Support Service

#Step 4: In the picture, Bluetooth Support Service is disabled. Right-click on it and select Properties. Do the same with any Bluetooth-related services that are disabled. 

#Step 5: Click on the General heading. In the Startup type section, select Automatic mode and then click on the Start button.  

#Step 6: Select Apply and hit the OK button to finish the process. 

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Automatic mode

Fix 6: Turn On Bluetooth via Notification Area

#Step 1: Open Settings, move to Device section and then select Bluetooth & other devices

#Step 2: Choose More Bluetooth Options, as shown below. 

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Turn on Bluetooth via Notification Area

#Step 3: Select Options and tick on the second section: Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area, then tap OK to end the process. 

Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10

Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area

Fix 7: Turn Off Airplane Mode

#Step 1: Open Settings via the Start menu. 

#Step 2: Select Network & Internet, then click on Airplane mode. Later on, turn off the Airplane mode to turn off all wireless connections. 

Make sure the Bluetooth option under the Wireless devices is turned on, as illustrated below. 

Bluetooth icon disappeared Windows 10 should now appear on the toolbar. 

Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10

Turn off Airplane Mode

In A Nutshell

We have run you through an exhaustive list of potential causes and solutions for the Bluetooth icon missing Windows 10 problem.

We hope that this article has helped you bring your missing Bluetooth symbol back on the system tray. Thanks for reading, and see you in the next post!

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