Does My Computer Have Bluetooth? Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook

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Do you know if your computer has Bluetooth?

You may be asking yourself, “Does my computer have Bluetooth?” Well, we can help.

We provide a clear and step by step guideline about it. If you want to learn more about this topic, keep reading!

Let’s go!

 Method 1 For Windows Users

Step 1: Type in Device Manager in the search box. You will find the search box in the bottom-left corner of the screen

Step 1 for Windows Users

Step 2: Click on the Device Manager. The device manager windows will open.

Step 2 for Windows Users

Step 3: You will find Bluetooth in the B section serial. That means your computer has built-in Bluetooth capabilities.

Note: You will not see the “Bluetooth” option if your computer does not have Bluetooth built-in. We also talk about how do you add Bluetooth to your PC in the below of this article.

Step 3 for Windows Users

Method 2 For Mac Users

Step 1: Click the Apple logo. You will find it in the top-left corner of the screen. You’ll see a drop-down menu appear.

step 1 For Mac Users

Step 2: In the drop-down, click on the About This Mac option. A window will appear. 

step 2 for mac users

Step 3: Click the System Report option. If you have an older version of mac, click More Info.

step 3 for mac users

Step 4: You will find the Hardware option. Click on the right-facing triangle to expand the “Hardware” section.

step 4 for mac users

Step 5: In the Hardware heading, you will find a subheading called Bluetooth. You will find Bluetooth in the top or B section serial. 

step 5 for mac users

Step 6: Click on the Bluetooth option. You will get information on the right-hand side of the window. That means your MAC has built-in Bluetooth capabilities. If you don’t see the Bluetooth option, that means your Mac has not had built-in Bluetooth capabilities.

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step 6 for mac users

Method 3 For Chromebook users

Step 1: Click on the time option. You will find it at the bottom right.

step 1 For Chromebook users

Step 2: If you see Bluetooth, this means that your Chromebook is compatible with Bluetooth.

step 2 For Chromebook users

Method 4 For Linux Users

Step 1: First, Open the Terminal or pressAlt+Ctrl+Tto open the terminal.

Step 1 For Linux Users

Step 2: Enter this code sudo lsusb |grep Bluetooth“, then press Enter.

Step 2 For Linux Users

Step 3: Enter the password you use to access your computer. Then press Enter.

Step 3 For Linux Users

Step 4: You will get a result. As soon as you see a Bluetooth item’s name and manufacturer on the following line of Terminal, your computer has Bluetooth installed. 

[Note]

  • You won’t be able to use Bluetooth if you see a blank line on the screen.
  • The built-in Bluetooth adapters in various Linux distributions do not work.
Step 4 For Linux Users

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How do I add Bluetooth to my PC?

To add Bluetooth functionality, you must buy Bluetooth Dongle Receiver for your PC. We suggest using ASUS USB-BT400 Bluetooth Dongle Receiver.

The installation process is straightforward and requires you to plug the USB Dongle into a free USB port.

There is a simple 2 minutes video about how you can use this USB Dongle easily.

Do I need to install drivers to use this Bluetooth USB Dongle Receiver?

No, you don’t have to install any drivers to use this Bluetooth USB Dongle Receiver. It works with all the major operating systems such as Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10.

The Bluetooth Dongle Receiver for PC will automatically install the required drivers themselves.

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Is using a USB Dongle Receiver for my PC safe?

To make sure that you will use a safe USB Dongle Receiver, we suggest buying ASUS USB-BT400.

All Asus USB Dongle Receivers are 100% tested to ensure no hardware or software errors.

You can check our Asus brand USB Dongle Receivers, which have an excellent track record in the market.

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Final Thoughts

We hope that you have found this information to be helpful in your search for answers.

As always, if you have any questions or want assistance with anything related to your computer, please don’t hesitate to contact us or comment below. Thanks.

Reference:

https://www.wikihow.com/Check-if-Your-Computer-Has-Bluetooth

https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/2587653?hl=en

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I am a tech content writer. I really love to talk about different Modern Technology. It is very important that people know how to fix their tech related problem. That’s why I am writing articles to share my tech knowledge with you.

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