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Bluetooth driver error

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 4th, 2022

What is Bluetooth driver error?

Bluetooth driver error is an error that usually occurs when you do not have a device driver installed or if you have an outdated device.

How can you fix Bluetooth driver error?

Some of the solutions to this error include installing or updating your driver.

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Install or Update Driver

"Bluetooth driver error" may be caused by a Windows driver that is incompatible with the Bluetooth device. All hardware devices require a driver to communicate with Windows. Sometimes, Windows has a preinstalled driver for a specific hardware. That is why some Bluetooth devices are plug-in and play.

Install or Update Driver
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However, in this situation, the Bluetooth device is detected automatically by Windows but the pre-installed driver is not compatible with the Bluetooth device.

To fix this error, install a Windows Driver compatible with the Bluetooth device and the Windows version you are using. Please see below for the instructions.

Option 1.

  1. Right-click Windows Start, select Device Manager.
  2. Expand Other Device then right-click Unknown Device and select Properties.
  3. Click the Details tab, use Hardware ID as a keyword to search for the driver on the Web.
  4. Download and install the appropriate driver for your Bluetooth and Windows version.

Option 2.

  1. Make sure you are connected to the internet.
  2. Right-click Windows Start, select Device Manager.
  3. Expand Other Device then right-click Unknown Device and select Update Driver.
  4. If you have already installed a driver and you would like to update it. Click the Bluetooth to expand, right-click the Bluetooth and select Update Driver.
  5. Select Search automatically for updated driver software. Windows will search and install the driver for you.