How to Enable a Bluetooth BIOS

By Jacob Stover

Updated February 10, 2017

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Many modern motherboards come equipped with Bluetooth hardware that can allow your computer to wirelessly connect to peripherals such as optical mice, keyboards and cell phones. If your computer has embbeded Bluetooth, you should be able to change settings related to the Bluetooth functionality in your computer's BIOS menu. If you're looking to enable your computer's Bluetooth hardware from the BIOS, you'll be glad to know that this is usually a very easy process, that should take only a few minutes to learn and complete.

Power up your computer.

Watch carefully as the system boots up, you'll need to press the right button during start-up to enter your computer's BIOS menu. Your computer will display the key necessary to enter the BIOS menu in the first few seconds of being turned on. The most common keys used are "Del," "F2," "F12," and "Insert."

Locate the "Setup" menu from the main BIOS screen. Depending on your motherboard, it may have a slightly different name such as "Settings" or "Options."

Enter the Setup menu, and look for an option titled "Bluetooth." If you do not see a specific option for Bluetooth, you may need to enter a secondary menu titled "Onboard Device Configuration."

Highlight "Onboard Bluetooth" and then select "Enabled" from the drop down menu. When you have finished adjusting any additional settings, press "F10" to save your changes and exit the BIOS menu.