How to Disable a Bluetooth Passkey

By Matthew Burley

Bluetooth allows for simple wireless connection between Bluetooth capable devices. Many Bluetooth devices include a passkey by default, which is a method of securing the device and preventing others from connecting to it. If your Bluetooth device is only going to be used in a secure location, some increased convenience can be gained by not requiring a passkey when connecting to a computer.

Step 1

Press the connection button on your Bluetooth device so the device is discoverable. If you are having difficulty, consult your product's documentation.

Step 2

Click the "Start" or Windows button in the lower left corner of your computer screen, then select the "Control Panel" option.

Step 3

Double click on the "Bluetooth" icon.

Step 4

Click the "Add" or "Add wireless device" button.

Step 5

Select the "My device is set up and ready to be found" option, then click the "Next" button.

Step 6

Pick your Bluetooth device from the list of discoverable devices, then click the "Next" button.

Step 7

Select the "Don't use a passkey" option, then click the "Finish" button.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your Bluetooth device offers the option to use a passkey, this does provide a higher level of security and should be used if possible.