Fix Windows 10 Bluetooth Toggle Missing Issue

You can’t use your bluetooth devices properly in Windows 10. When checking in Settings, you found no option to turn on or off bluetooth. What to do to fix this issue? Not to worry. You can try the below methods one by one, then the problem should resolve.

Try the below five methods

Method 1: Roll back bluetooth drivers
Method 2: Uninstall and reinstall the bluetooth drivers
Method 3: Update bluetooth drivers
Method 4: Enable Bluetooth Support Service
Method 5: Disable fast startup


Method 1: Roll back bluetooth drivers

Windows Update might be installed automatically without your knowledge. In this case, the bluetooth driver can be updated, and this can cause the bluetooth toggle to disappear. So check if you can roll back the bluetooth drivers to fix the problem.

Follow these steps:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type “devmgmt.msc” into the Run box and click OK to open Device Manager.

open device manager

3) Expand the Bluetooth category, and double-click on the bluetooth device to open the device Properties window.

If you don’t see any bluetooth device under the Bluetooth category, it’s possible the device is hidden. In this case, you need to unhide it manually so you can uninstall it.

To show the hidden bluetooth device, just click View in the menu bar and select Show hidden devices.

show hidden devices

4) Go to the Driver tab and check if the Roll Back Driver button is grayed out. If it’s grayed out, you can’t roll back the driver, then head to the next method. If not, click the button and follow the on-screen instructions to roll back the driver.

roll back bluetooth driver

5) Once rolling back the driver, restart your computer and check to see if the bluetooth toggle returns to the Bluetooth settings.

If you see multiple bluetooth-related devices listed, repeat the above steps to roll back the driver for each.


Method 2: Uninstall and reinstall the bluetooth drivers

Reinstalling bluetooth drivers can fix the bluetooth toggle missing issue. Here’s how to uninstall and reinstall the bluetooth drivers.

1) Access Device Manager again.

2) Right-click on the bluetooth device, and then select Uninstall device.

uninstall bluetooth device

3) When a window pops up to ask you to confirm the uninstallation, tick the checkbox next to “Delete the driver software for this device”, then click Uninstall to uninstall the device.

confirm to delete the bluetooth device

4) Reboot your computer then Windows will reinstall the bluetooth device automatically.

5) Check to see if the bluetooth toggle returns to the Bluetooth settings.

If you see multiple bluetooth-related devices listed, repeat the above steps to roll back the driver for each.


Method 3: Update bluetooth drivers

The bluetooth toggle missing issue can be caused by outdated or faulty drivers. To fix the problem, you can try to update the bluetooth drivers.

You can update the bluetooth drivers manually or automatically.

To update the bluetooth drivers manually, you can download and update the bluetooth driver from the PC manufacturer’s website. The SUPPORT page of the PC manufacturer’s website always is the place where you can download drivers.

Note: Before you get started, you need to verify your PC model and what Windows version your computer is running.

Manually updating drivers takes time and requires a bit of technical knowledge. If you don’t have time and knowledge to update the drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Booster.

With Driver Booster, you can update the bluetooth driver with just a few clicks.

1) Download and install Driver Booster on your computer.

2) Launch it and click SCAN to detect any problem drivers on your computer.

3) Click the Update button next to the driver you wish to update, then the driver will be downloaded and installed automatically.

4) Once the driver is installed, restart your computer and check to see if the problem is resolved.

If the problem persists, read on to try other methods.


Method 4: Enable Bluetooth Support Service

The Windows 10 bluetooth toggle missing issue might occur if the Bluetooth Support Service is disabled. So check and enable the Bluetooth Support Service if necessary. Here’s how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type “services.msc” into the Run box and click OK to open the Services window.

open the services window

3) Double-click on Bluetooth Support Service to open the Bluetooth Support Services Properties window.

find bluetooth support service

4) In the General tab, ensure the Startup type is set as Automatic. If not, select Automatic from the drop-down menu and click Apply -> OK to save the changes.

set bluetooth startup type as automatic

Method 5: Disable fast startup

Some affected users have reported that they had resolved the problem by disabling the fast startup. You can take a try too.

Follow these steps to disable fast startup.

1) On your keyboard, press Win+I (the Windows logo key and the I key) at the same time open the Settings window.

2) Click on System.

open system

3) Click on Power & sleep on the left pane, then click on Additional power settings on the right pane.

open additional power settings

4) Click on Choose what the power buttons do on the left pane.

select choose what the power buttons do

5) Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.

select change settings that are currently unavailable

6) Uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended) and click Save changes.

uncheck turn on fast startup

7) Check to see if the error is resolved.

Hopefully you find the article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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