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Bluetooth Shortcut in Windows 10 – How to Connect

Bluetooth Shortcut in Windows 10
Written by Kelly Houstan

Bluetooth devices, if they are keyboards, headphones, or speakers, are common peripherals that folks use with their computers. Both Macs and PCs support Bluetooth peripherals as well. Windows 10, like its predecessors, also lets you pair Bluetooth devices. In fact, its neat Dynamic Lock feature depends on a Bluetooth connection depends along with your phone to work. Pairing a Bluetooth device is not the same as connecting to it as well. Just read this article to know all about Bluetooth Shortcut in Windows 10 – How to Connect. Let’s begin!

A device may be paired along with your PC but not connected to it. You guys can pair and connect paired Bluetooth devices on Windows 10 from the Settings app. The only problem is that pairing is something you do once when you guys set up your device. Connecting and disconnecting the device is something you do most of the time and you don’t want to dig through the Setting app each and every time you want to do it. Fortunately, Windows 10 also has a great shortcut that lets you connect paired Bluetooth devices as well.

Bluetooth Shortcut in Windows 10 – How to Connect

You guys can quickly connect paired Bluetooth devices from the Action Center. Tap on the Action Center icon in the system tray, or also use the Win+A keyboard shortcut in order to open it. You can expand the toggles at the bottom of the Action Center panel. Look for one called ‘Connect’.

Press the Connect toggle and the Action Center panel will show you devises you can connect to. Also, including all paired Bluetooth devices as well. Assuming your Bluetooth device is On, and also within range, you can choose a device from the list in order to connect to it. It should connect within seconds. If your Bluetooth device has any indicators that actually show it is connected, it too will confirm the connection as well.

Disconnecting a device is just as easy; you have to open Action Center and tap the Connect toggle button. Whenever the panel of paired devices opens, choose the device that you want to disconnect. A Disconnect button will appear under it. tap on it to disconnect from the device as well.


Microsoft deserves a little praise for how it’s implemented this feature as well. Connecting a Bluetooth device from a list of paired devices takes just one tap. You don’t have to first choose a device and then tap on a Connect button to connect to it. Disconnecting however needs that you explicitly disconnect the device via a Disconnect button.  You are unlikely to accidentally disconnect a device, however, connecting is still a one tap on the process.

We should mention that some devices also show up in the Connect panel. Regardless if they are On or not while others need to be turned On before they will appear in the panel as well. Such as, if you guys have paired speakers with your PC, they will actually show up regardless if they are On or Not. If you have paired your Android phone along with your PC though, the phone will have to be turned On before it appears in the panel as well.


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