Windows 10: Bluetooth broken - no toggle switch, troubleshooter says "bluetooth not available on this...

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  1. Bluetooth broken - no toggle switch, troubleshooter says "bluetooth not available on this...


    I have a Lenovo laptop and have used my bluetooth headphones to connect to it before. Now, when I try to connect my bluetooth headphones there's no bluetooth toggle switch to turn it on and off. I ran the troubleshooter and it said "Bluetooth is not available on this device," despite me using it before. I just downloaded the latest update and there's no bluetooth option in device manager to update my bluetooth drivers if that is the issue. Any solutions?

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    RELEASETHEBIRDS, Jan 21, 2020
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  2. welbeck09 Win User

    I have lost my Bluetooth On/Off Toggle Switch


    Lost my On/Off Toggle for Bluetooth

    Last year whilst I was on 8.1 before my upgrade to Windows 10, I noticed that the On/Off Toggle had disappeared – see screenshot (taken when it was on 8.1).

    Now I am on Windows 10 the toggle still has not reappeared.

    I definitely had the On/Off option, but I think it disappeared after a routine Windows 8.1 update last year, but I cannot be sure.

    Some people suggested that I should delete all the Bluetooth software on my computer, then reboot and the software will be reinstalled correctly. I have not done this because of the fear that once deleted the software to gone forever. I dont have copies of this software and it seems logical that if I delete it, then its gone.

    I am using Dell Wireless 1705 Bluetooth, Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator, Microsoft Bluetooth LE Enumerator - see Device Manager Screenshot. To turn off I now have to go into Device Manager and disable it.

    My Driver is Qualcomm Atheros Communications, ver 10.0.1.1 dated 28-07-2015

    I can Disable/Enable the driver, but still no toggle otherwise the Bluetooth works fine.

    Any suggestions.
     
    welbeck09, Jan 21, 2020
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  3. malware Win User
    Bluetooth Technology Gets Faster With Bluetooth 3.0

    From its annual All Hands Meeting in Tokyo this week, the Bluetooth SIG formally adopted Bluetooth Core Specification Version 3.0 + High Speed (HS), or Bluetooth 3.0. This latest iteration of the popular short-range wireless technology fulfills the consumers' need for speed while providing the same wireless Bluetooth experience – faster. Manufacturers of consumer electronics and home entertainment devices can now build their products to send large amounts of video, music and photos between devices wirelessly at speeds consumers expect.
    Bluetooth 3.0 gets its speed from the 802.11 radio protocol. The inclusion of the 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL) provides increased throughput of data transfers at the approximate rate of 24 Mbps. In addition, mobile devices including Bluetooth 3.0 + HS will realize increased power savings due to enhanced power control built in.


    "Like Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights, this latest version was 'born to go fast,' said Mike's Blog, Ph.D., executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. "Utilizing the 802.11 radio was a natural choice as it provides efficiencies for both our members and consumers – members get more function out of the two radios they are already including in devices, and consumers with Bluetooth 3.0 + HS products will get faster exchange of information without changing how they connect. We are excited to expand the possibilities of the PAN."

    This newest version of Bluetooth technology builds on the inherent qualities of the current 2.1 + EDR version, including Simple Secure Pairing and built-in, automatic security. And as with all versions of theBluetooth specification, v3.0 + HS provides developers, manufacturers and consumers with the benefit of backwards compatibility, enabling both the expansion and enhancement of this technology with every new specification release. Once products reach the market, the easiest way for consumers to learn which devices are compatible with other Bluetooth enabled devices is to visit the Bluetooth Gadget Guide.

    Applications
    With the availability of Bluetooth version 3.0 + HS, consumers can expect to move large data files of videos, music and photos between their own devices and the trusted devices of others, without the need for cables and wires. Some applications consumers will experience include:
    • Wirelessly bulk synchronize music libraries between PC and music player or phone
    • Bulk download photos to a printer or PC
    • Send video files from camera or phone to computer or television
    Availability

    The Bluetooth SIG's formal adoption of the specification is only the first step in the product lifecycle. News out today from wireless chip manufacturers and Bluetooth SIG member companies Atheros, Broadcom and CSR shows the second step – getting silicon solutions to device manufacturers – is already underway. End products for consumers are expected to be in the market in 9 to 12 months.

    Technical Specifications
    This new specification release includes several major enhancements (learn more here - page requires member login):
    • Generic Alternate MAC/PHY (AMP)
    • 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL)
    • Generic Test Methodology
    • Enhanced Power Control
    • Unicast Connectionless Data
    Source: Engadget
     
    malware, Jan 21, 2020
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  4. Nobwocket Win User

    Bluetooth broken - no toggle switch, troubleshooter says "bluetooth not available on this...

    Bluetooth is turned off and the toggle switch is missing

    I installed Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse yesterday. It worked fine as soon as I connected it. Less than 24 hours later bluetooth has stopped working altogether.

    • In the control panel the bluetooth screen shows the mouse but it says bluetooth is turned off.
    • The toggle switch to turn bluetooth back on is missing.
    • I have updated the bluetooth drivers but this hasn't helped.
    • I looked in Device Manager but I couldn't see bluetooth in the network settings. I'm not sure I was looking in the right place. I was following advice from some web site.
    I've searched the MS help forums and it seems the problem of the dissapearing toggle switch was known about in 2015. Why hasn't this been fixed yet? We've just had two major updates. We are told, "Windows is a service." What are we paying for when you can't
    fix a known problem like this? I understand that Microsoft relies on other users to answer these questions but I've seen Microsoft moderators on here. Please answer my question about the apparent lack of a fix for this problem.
     
    Nobwocket, Jan 21, 2020
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