How to update Bluetooth drivers 3 ways
You're probably here because you have something wrong with your Bluetooth, or perhaps you're just wondering what all the fuss is about drivers these days and how Bluetooth and your computer fit together. Bluetooth has long been entrenched in our way of life but that wasn't always the case. There would have been a time when you first heard the word and probably didn't associate it with technology. Well, the name actually comes from a 10th-century Scandinavian king called Harald "Blatand" Gormsson who is heralded as uniting Scandinavia. He happened to have a dead tooth which was a shade of dark blue ("Blatand" literally translates from Danish to English as "blue tooth") so Bluetooth was named after him because it was developed to unite things --- only communication protocols and devices. There you have it, the short history of Bluetooth.
Most people would probably agree that Bluetooth has done a wonderful job in uniting devices with our PCs. Of course, technology isn't always perfect and things can and do go wrong. One thing that could go wrong with a Bluetooth connection is a missing, faulty, compromised, or outdated driver. But what is a driver?
A driver is a piece of software that connects devices to your computer. Without a driver, these devices that require a Bluetooth connection wouldn't function. If you have a Bluetooth connection that suddenly breaks it could very well be that the driver is out of date. That's because device manufacturers will regularly update drivers to enhance functionality and patch up any security issues etc. If you miss an update your Bluetooth devices may stop working with the computer.
We're going to show you 3 ways how you can update your Bluetooth driver:
- Update your operating system (Windows 10)
- Update your Bluetooth driver on Windows 10
- Update all of your drivers virtually instantly using a third-party tool --- this way is safer, quicker and easier!
Now, the first two ways are going to require a little more work on your behalf. The third option is the easiest method and also means that you can update all of your device drivers (e.g. sound card, graphics card, mouse) at once using CCleaner Professional. This bundle of PC optimization tools will save you a ton of time and also give your computer a thorough deep clean inside too.
1. How to update your operating system (Windows 10)
Windows 10 will run automatic checks to make sure you are on the latest version when the system updates. However, you might be in between system updates and want to try and update your operating system manually. A Windows 10 system update will look for any outdated drivers you have and install newer versions. It can't always pick up everything and if it doesn't you'll have to run some manual checks and installs, but it's easier than the next example so better to start here.
To manually initiate a Windows 10 update, follow these steps:
- Go to your Windows start button and find "Settings"
- Choose "Update & Security"
- Go to "Windows Update" and click on "Check for updates" which will scan for any updates and start upgrading automatically (if there is one available)
2. How to update your Bluetooth driver on Windows 10
To manually update your Bluetooth driver on Windows 10, follow these steps:
- Open the "Device Manager"
- You'll see a list of devices and you should see one or more available under "Bluetooth"
- Right-click on the device you want to update under Bluetooth and select "Update Driver"
- Click on "Search automatically for updated driver software" and follow any further instructions that appear on your screen
- Restart your computer and the updated driver should now be installed
Now, for the easy way to update everything all together with a few clicks of a button.
3. How to update all your drivers automatically
As we promised, there is an easy way to update all your drivers at once using our CCleaner Professional software. The Driver Updater tool is embedded in the CCleaner Professional package which has other cool features to clean and optimize your PC. It will also boost your online privacy, clear up valuable hard disk space, and run a PC health check, plus more. The Driver Updater will search for all of the drivers associated with your devices and update and install the latest versions for you.
You can try CCleaner and its Driver Updater for 14 days for free to test the features and benefits. Since you don't have to enter any card details you can leave the trial at the end of the period with no hassle. Why not try it today and see how many drivers it can update for you and leave your computer squeaky clean at the same time?