Bluetooth Remove Failed on Windows 10 [Solved]

Can’t remove your bluetooth device from the Bluetooth settings menu? And when you try to remove it, it says “Remove failed”. How to fix this bluetooth problem? Not to worry. You can use one of the methods below to fix it.

I’ve included four methods below to fix the problem. You can try them one by one until you find the one that works for you.

Method 1: Remove the bluetooth device under Airplane Mode
Method 2: Remove the bluetooth device from Control Panel
Method 3: Uninstall the bluetooth device from Device Manager
Method 4: Use Registry Editor to remove the bluetooth device


Method 1: Remove the bluetooth device under Airplane Mode

If you’re using a laptop, to fix the problem, you can try to turn on Airplane Mode, then remove the bluetooth device again.

When Airplane mode is turned on, Windows 10 disables the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. So removing the bluetooth device may work.

Here’s how to turn on Airplane Mode in Windows 10:

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

2) Select Network and Internet.

open network internet

3) In the left pane, select Airplane Mode. Then, in the right pane, in the Airplane Mode section, click the button to turn on Airplane Mode.


Method 2: Remove the bluetooth device from Control Panel

Since you can’t remove the bluetooth device from the Bluetooth settings menu, you can try removing it from the Control Panel. To do so:

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 “control panel” into the Run box and click OK to open the Control Panel window.

open control panel

3) View by Category. Under Hardware and Sound, click on View devices and printers.

open view devices and printers

4) Right-click on the bluetooth device you wish to remove, and select Remove device.

remove bluetooth device from devices and printers

If you can’t remove the device in this way, try Method 3.


Method 3: Uninstall the bluetooth device from Device Manager

You can try to uninstall the bluetooth device from Device Manager. 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 “devmgmt.msc” into the Run box and click OK to open the Device Manager window.

open device manager

3) Find Bluetooth in the list. Right-click on the Bluetooth device you wish to uninstall, select Uninstall device.

uninstall bluetooth device

If you don’t see the 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 device

4) 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

5) Reboot your computer then you may see the bluetooth device removed. If it’s still not removed, reboot your computer again.


Method 4: Use Registry Editor to remove the bluetooth device

If none of the above methods works, the last method you can try is to use the Registry Editor.

In Windows 10, after you pair a bluetooth device with your PC, the device will be stored in the Registry Editor. So you can delete the bluetooth device using the Registry Editor.

Note: Modifying the registry incorrectly can cause serious system problems. So make sure you know what you’re doing and follow the steps below carefully. If you’re not sure about it, just leave it alone.

[Recommended] Before you head to modify the registry, it’s recommended you back up the registry, so you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. To back up the registry, you can refer to the steps in the article How to Back Up Windows Registry .

Follow these steps to delete the registry key that represents the bluetooth device.

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 “regedit” into the Run box and click OK to open the Registry Editor.

open registry editor

3) Navigate to:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BTHPORT\Parameters\Devices

4) In the right pane, you can see one to several 12-digit registry keys. Each key represents a specific device. You can tell what the specific device is from the “Name” value.

5) Right-click on the registry key that represents the bluetooth device you wish to remove, then select Delete.

delete bluetooth device from registry editor

6) Reboot your computer then check if you can remove the bluetooth device successfully.

Hopefully you find this 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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