3 Ways to Fix Bluetooth Icon Doesn’t Appears on the Taskbar

Fix Bluetooth Icon Doesn't Appears on the Taskbar

Bluetooth is still an essential aspect of modern computer’s capabilities. This connection allowing you to stream real-time data between multiple devices. You may use Bluetooth to transfer files from computer to smartphone or vice versa, listening to music, or even connect to local network.

Microsoft has implemented this protocol to the recent operating system such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. However, no matter what OS you’ve been using, we may face the same problem – Bluetooth icon doesn’t appear on the Taskbar or System Tray.

It can be the driver’s error, wrong configuration, or even the hardware itself. So, I have some tips for you to fix this issue.

Solution 1: Turn on the Bluetooth

Fix Bluetooth Icon Doesn't Appears on the Taskbar

The main reason why Bluetooth icon doesn’t appear may be caused by its status. Windows will not show it unless you turn it on. In order to activate Bluetooth, navigate to SettingsDeviceBluetooth & other devices → switch to ON.

Another way is by clicking the Action Center icon on the right side of the Taskbar and select Bluetooth to turn on. If the Bluetooth option isn’t available there, you may need to customize the Action Center first.

Solution 2: Ensure that Bluetooth icon is set to show

Fix Bluetooth Icon Doesn't Appears on the Taskbar


For some reason, you may unintentionally prevent the icon to show on the Taskbar (notification area). This policy will make Bluetooth icon remains hidden even turned on.

Simply go to Settings → Device → Bluetooth & other devices → More Bluetooth options. Once you get there, navigate to the Options tab and ensure the Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area is marked. Finally, click OK and check the Taskbar if it has shown up.

Solution 3: Reinstall or update the Bluetooth driver

Fix Bluetooth Icon Doesn't Appears on the Taskbar

Perhaps your computer is going fine but there are flaws inside the Bluetooth system itself. Go to the Device Manager and navigate to Bluetooth device, right-click on it, and select Update driver.

Nonetheless, Windows occasionally failed to find a new update. Hence, you probably need third-party programs like Driver Booster to help you update the driver seamlessly.

So, that’s several tips to make Bluetooth icon show again especially for Windows 10 user. If you found that those guides don’t help, let me know to fix it.


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