How to Tell If My Computer Has Bluetooth

By C.D. Crowder

Bluetooth is a technology that allows you to connect devices together wirelessly. Bluetooth is commonly used to connect cell phones and headsets, but computers benefit from Bluetooth as well. Connect devices such as keyboards, mice, printers and microphones to your computer through a Bluetooth connection. Though similar to wireless, Bluetooth works differently and requires your computer to be Bluetooth-capable. A wireless card does not equal Bluetooth. By checking your network options, you can tell if your computer has Bluetooth or not.

Step 1

Press the "Start" or Windows logo button.

Step 2

Select "Control Panel."

Step 3

Select "Category" as your sort option at the top-right of the Control Panel window.

Step 4

Press "Network and Internet."

Step 5

Look for the "Bluetooth Devices" option, which is listed near the bottom of the network options list. If you do not see this option, you do not have Bluetooth.

Tips & Warnings

  • Computers with Bluetooth often have a Bluetooth icon in the notification tray. Check for a capital B in your notification tray. The color of the icon does not matter. A blue icon means Bluetooth is currently enabled, while the gray icon means it is disabled. Not all computers show the Bluetooth icon in the notification tray by default.