How to Pair a Bluetooth Speaker or Headphone with Windows 11 or 10?

Bluetooth devices need to be paired to use it. Bluetooth audio devices are also not an exception. If you have purchased Bluetooth audio devices such as headphones, headsets, or speakers, they need to be paired with your Windows 11/10 before using.

To detect a Bluetooth device by your computer, your PC needs a Bluetooth receiver or adapter. Most modern laptops and computers have a built-in Bluetooth receiver. However, if your PC does not have a built-in onboard Bluetooth receiver, you can buy a USB Bluetooth receiver and connect it to your PC.

In this growupwindows article, we will guide you on pairing a Bluetooth speaker with your Windows 11/10 PC.

How to Pair a Bluetooth Speaker or Headphone with Windows 11?

To pair and use a Bluetooth Speaker or Headphone on Windows 11, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, switch on your Bluetooth sound device.

Step 2. Then, enable Bluetooth on your Windows PC.

To do that, click anywhere on the Quick Settings icon on the taskbar and then select the Bluetooth tile to enable it. Again, by clicking on the Bluetooth tile, you can disable it.

Step 3. When Bluetooth is enabled on both devices, open the Settings app (Windows + I) on your Windows machine.

Step 4. Then, select the Bluetooth & devices category in the Settings window.

Step 5. After that, click on the Add device button on the right-sidebar.

Step 6. Next, click the Bluetooth option on the pop-up window.

Step 7. When you’re done, all Bluetooth devices nearby will appear here. Click on your sound device to communicate with your PC.

Now, the Bluetooth audio device is paired with your Windows 11 PC, and the necessary drivers will be installed automatically. You should see a message, “your device is ready to go.”

That’s it. Now, you can choose your Bluetooth speaker/headset for audio output.

If you want to view the paired Bluetooth devices on your PC, navigate Settings > Bluetooth & devices. Here, you can find all the paired Bluetooth peripherals at the top of the page. It does not matter whether your paired device is turned on or off.

How to Pair a Bluetooth Speaker or Headphone with Windows 10?

To pair a Bluetooth Speaker or headphones with your Windows 10 PC, do the following:-

Step 1. First, press Windows + A keys on the keyboard to open Action Center.

Step 2. Then, click on the Bluetooth icon to enable it if it’s disabled.

Step 3. Next, right-click on it and select Go to Settings option.

Step 4. When you’re done, Windows 10 Settings app will open at the Bluetooth & other devices page. On the right side pane, you can view the already paired devices. To add your Bluetooth-enabled speaker or headphone, click the Add Bluetooth or other device button.

Step 5. Switch on your Bluetooth speaker/headphone if not already done, and then click the Bluetooth tile to search the device.

Step 6. Now, Windows will find all Bluetooth devices nearby you and list them down. Click on your speaker to pair it with your Windows 10.

You will see “Paired” under your device when the pairing is completed.

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