Thanks to the Windows 10 Action Center, you have quick access to various options. One of those options is the Bluetooth option. But, when you went to enable, it wasn’t there.
Not all is lost since there are some tips you can try to get the Bluetooth option back in the Action Center. There’s no need to want to turn off the Action Center. Hopefully, you won’t have to try too many methods and find the one that works for you quickly.
Useful Tips to Make the Bluetooth Icon Appear in the Action Center
To get the Bluetooth icon back to the Action, it’s always best to start with the most straightforward methods.
Use the Troubleshooter
Let’s go with the troubleshooter first. You never know; this might be all you need to recover the Bluetooth icon. To access the troubleshooter, go to:
- Update and Security
- Additional troubleshooters
- Find and fix other problems
- Click on the Run the troubleshooter button
The process shouldn’t take too long. But, when it’s done, you’ll see a message letting you know if your device supports Bluetooth or not.
If you do see that message, you’ll finally know why you don’t have the Bluetooth option in the Action Center. Since we’re already on the subject of using a troubleshooter, you can also try the Hardware and device troubleshooter.
Search for the command prompt in the search bar at the bottom, and when it appears, click on the option that lets you use it as an administrator. When it’s open, type in the following command: msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic. Click on the Next button at the bottom right. The troubleshooter will display the problems it was able to find. Click on the to see what the solution is. But, if you see a message letting you know that the problem couldn’t be identified, then it’s time to move on to another method.
Expand the Quick Actions Menu
When you click on the Action Center, you’ll only see four options at the bottom. Maybe you’re not seeing the Bluetooth option because you need to expand the menu. Click on the Expand option to see the Bluetooth option. If that didn’t help, you could try enabling the shortcut manually. You can do this by clicking on the Action Center and the Manage Notifications options at the top right corner.
Once you’re in Notifications and Actions, click on where it says Edit your quick actions. At the bottom right, click on the Add button, choose Bluetooth and save your choice by clicking the Done button. As long as you’re here, you can move the tiles around so you can have the ones you use the most at the top for faster access.
Enable the Bluetooth Support Service
If the previous methods didn’t work, you could always enable the Bluetooth Support Service. You can do this by typing Service in the search bar at the bottom, and under Best Match, click on the Service app.
When the Properties window appears, double-click on Bluetooth Support Service. Look for Service Status at the bottom. If it’s disabled, then that could explain everything. For a reboot, click stop and start. Where it says Startup Type, make sure it’s set to Automatic.
Don’t forget to click on the Apply button to save what you’ve changed.
Disable Fast Startup
To turn off Fast Startup, you’ll need to go to:
- Power and Sleep
- Additional power
- Choose what the power button does
- Changes that are currently unavailable
- Uncheck Turn on fast startup
- Don’t forget to click on the Save changes button
It can be frustrating when something you frequently use fails. As you can see, there are various methods you can try to fix the issue. For example, you can use the integrated troubleshooter and not have to download another program. Did I miss a method that has worked for you? Don’t forget to share it with us in the comments below and share this article with others on social media.