Top 7 Ways to Fix Bluetooth Missing From Action Center in Windows 10

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We suggest that you read our special article about where the Bluetooth settings are in Windows 10 and how to use them before trying the fixes mentioned here. This will help you better understand how Bluetooth works in Windows 10.

Let’s start.

1. Restart the PC

The first thing to do is restart your computer. Sometimes the bluetooth tile goes missing from the service center due to a problematic bluetooth driver. A restart should fix it.

2. Develop quick actions

The tiles or shortcuts that you see in Action Center are called quick actions. They can be reduced or expanded. When expanded, all assets are visible.

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However, in the collapsed form, you can only see four. Chances are you are checking the reduced version for Bluetooth. So you need to develop quick actions to make all thumbnails visible. To do this, open the Action Center and click on the Expand text.

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3. Modify quick actions

You can change the quick actions. This means that you can add or remove them from the action center. Thus, the Bluetooth tile might have been accidentally removed from the main view. You need to add it again, as shown below.

Step 1: Open the action center by clicking on the action center icon in the taskbar. You can also use the Windows key + a keyboard shortcut to open the Action Center.

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2nd step: Right click on one of the quick actions. Select Edit Quick Actions from the menu.

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Point: If Edit Quick Actions doesn’t appear, go to Computer Settings> System> Notifications & Actions> Edit Your Quick Actions.

Step 3: Click Add at the bottom. Select Bluetooth from the menu.

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Step 4: Click anywhere outside of the action center or press the Done button to save the changes.

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4. Troubleshoot Bluetooth

If Bluetooth does not appear when you try to add it in Quick Actions, you need to troubleshoot Bluetooth services.

For that, proceed as following:

Step 1: Open Settings on your Windows 10 PC and go to Update & Security.

2nd step: Click Troubleshoot in the left sidebar. Click on Additional Troubleshooters.

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Step 3: Click on Bluetooth and press the Run the troubleshooter button.

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Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

5. Check for hardware changes

If troubleshooting didn’t help, you should take help from Device Manager. Basically, you need to check whether the bluetooth drivers are installed correctly on your PC or not.

To do this, right click on the Start menu icon and select Device Manager.

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Look for Bluetooth. If it does not appear, click Action at the top and select Analyze hardware changes. The Bluetooth drop-down list will appear. Usually, it will update automatically (in case that doesn’t happen, follow the next method) and you should see the bluetooth quick action. We suggest to follow Method 3 of Editing Quick Actions to check bluetooth tile after following this method.

To fix: Find out other ways to fix if Bluetooth is not showing up in Device Manager.

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6. Update Bluetooth drivers

Often times, the lack of Bluetooth in the service center is due to old or problematic Bluetooth drivers. So you need to update or uninstall them (as shown below).

To update Bluetooth drivers, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu icon. In Device Manager, click Bluetooth to expand it. Then right click on each entry one by one under Bluetooth and tap on Update Driver. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the driver. After all the drivers have been updated, restart your computer.

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Point: If you have any problem updating Bluetooth drivers, check out our guide on how to update drivers correctly in Windows 10.

7. Uninstall Bluetooth drivers

If updating the Bluetooth driver did not bring up the Bluetooth tile in Action Center, you should try uninstalling the Bluetooth driver. To do this, open Device Manager. Right click on your Bluetooth adapter under Bluetooth. Select Uninstall Driver from the menu.

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Once uninstalled, click Action> Check for hardware changes in Device Manager. If not, just restart the PC to let your computer automatically install the Bluetooth drivers.

It’s time to move the bluetooth tile

We hope the above solutions would have been helpful in making Bluetooth appear in the action center. Once Bluetooth is back in Action Center, you can rearrange the tile to keep it in your preferred position. To do this, right click on the Bluetooth tile and select Edit Quick Actions. Then drag the Bluetooth tile to the new position.


Curious about Bluetooth profiles? Find out what Bluetooth profiles mean from the following link.

Last updated on Dec 11, 2020

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