Many users have reported that the Bluetooth of their system turns off automatically. If you are among those users, this post may help you fix this problem. Here, we will describe how to stop Bluetooth from turning off automatically on a Windows PC.
Due to this issue, users are not able to use their Bluetooth keyboards and mice as these devices keep disconnecting after every few minutes. Hence, it impacts their productivity.
How to Stop Bluetooth from Turning Off Automatically
The solutions that we will list here may help you stop your computer from automatically turning off Bluetooth.
Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
Troubleshooters are automated tools developed by Microsoft. These tools help users fix several types of errors on their Windows PCs. Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter and check whether or not it helps.
To run this troubleshooter, go to “Settings > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters.” You will see a list of different types of troubleshooters. Scroll down to locate Bluetooth. Once you find it, click on it. After that, click Run this troubleshooter. Follow the on-screen instructions.
The troubleshooting process will take some time. After the completion of the process, restart your computer and check if the Bluetooth is turning off automatically after a few minutes or not. If yes, try the next fix.
Disable the power saving feature for Bluetooth
Windows OS comes with a feature that turns off the connected devices to save power if no activity is detected for a particular time. You can disable this option in the Device Manager.
Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Press the Win + R keys to launch the Run command box.
Step 2: Type
devmgmt.msc and click OK.
Step 3: Expand the Bluetooth node and select the Bluetooth Adapter.
Step 4: Right-click on the Bluetooth Adapter and select Properties.
Step 5: In the Properties window, click on the Power Management tab.
Step 6: Deselect the checkbox that says Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
Step 7: Click OK to save the settings.
Restart Bluetooth Support Service
You may experience several Bluetooth errors on your system if the Bluetooth Support Service is not running. Hence, you should check this and restart this service if you find it stopped.
Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Launch the Run command box by pressing Win + R hotkeys.
Step 2: Type
services.msc and click OK. This will launch the Services app.
Step 3: Scroll down the list of services to locate Bluetooth Support Service. Once you find it, right-click on it and select Properties.
Step 4: Under the General tab, select Automatic in the drop-down menu next to Startup type.
Step 5: Click Start.
Step 6: Click Apply and then OK to save the settings.
Restart your system and check if the error issue persists.
Reinstall the Bluetooth driver
One possible cause of this issue is the outdated or corrupted Bluetooth driver. Hence, we advise you to reinstall your Bluetooth driver.
The steps to do this are listed below:
Step 1: Right-click on the Start menu and select Device Manager.
Step 2: Expand the Bluetooth node.
Step 3: Right-click on the Bluetooth Adapter and select Uninstall device. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the device.
Step 4: After the uninstallation process completes, close the Device Manager and restart your computer.
After a restart, Windows will scan the hardware changes and install the latest version of the missing Bluetooth Adapter automatically. Now, check the status of the issue.
Rollback the Bluetooth driver
If updating the driver does not fix the issue, try rolling it back (if the option is available). For this, expand the Bluetooth node in the Device Manager. Then right-click on the Bluetooth Adapter and select Properties. Now, under the Driver tab, see if the Roll Back Driver option is available. If yes, click on it. Now, click OK to save the changes you made.
We hope this article helped you solve your issue. You can share your views in the comments section.
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