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Bluetooth was one of the first and foremost technologies that aided the users in connecting smart devices wirelessly. It does not require internet or data connection and connects two or more devices with the help of radio waves. It is quite fast but has a limitation of the distance between the two devices which cannot be more than 10 meters.
Like all other tools and technologies, Bluetooth also requires updated device drivers to communicate between the operating system and the Hardware (Bluetooth Chip). Drivers are pieces of programmed codes that help establish that connection and instead act as a translator to encode/decode your command to the hardware. Let us discuss methods on how to download and update Microsoft Bluetooth Drivers on Windows 10.
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How To Download And Update Microsoft Bluetooth Driver In Windows 10
There are two methods to update device drivers on your computer 1) The Manual Method & 2) The Automatic Method. The manual method includes using the Device Manager, which is an in-built tool used to scan the existing drivers and update them. The Automatic process, on the other hand, involves using a Driver Updater Software that checks your system for missing, corrupted and outdated drivers and replaces them with the most updated ones. The driver updater software scans all the possible sources like Microsoft servers, OEM websites and any other portals where the updated driver might have been uploaded.
Method 1: Open Device Manager To Update The Drivers.
To update the Microsoft Bluetooth drivers, you can use the in-built system application in Windows 10 known as Device Manager. The process is simple but does require time and effort to update the outdated drivers. Another important point to be noted is the fact that Device Manager only checks the Microsoft Servers to update drivers. It does not contact the third party OEM websites where the updated driver is uploaded first. Thus you may not get updated Bluetooth drivers for your hardware through Device Manager all the time. But it is worth to try by following these steps:
Step 1: Press Windows + R keys on your keyboard to launch the RUN dialog box and type “devmgmt.msc” in the text space.
Step2: Click on OK and wait for the Device Manager application will open.
Step 3: Select Bluetooth and double click on it to view the dropdown options.
Step 4: Right-click on your Bluetooth adapter and select Update Driver Software from the context menu.
Step5: Follow the on-screen instructions and click on the positive options.
The Device Manager will check the computer for hardware changes and then look for the relevant drivers. It will also download and install the updated and most compatible driver on your computer.
Method 2: Use A Driver Updater Software To Update Your Drivers.
The second way to update your Bluetooth drivers and all device drivers with ease is to use a Driver Updater Software. These applications are developed to scan your computer’s hardware and prepare a report on all the missing, corrupted and outdated drivers. Once the driver report is prepared, the user can choose which drivers to update and initiate the second task of fixing them.
Numerous applications are advertised as Driver Updaters, but I recommend using Smart Driver Care, as I have been using it for a couple of years now. This automatic method has two significant benefits:
All drivers updated. The Smart Driver Care scans all drivers and hardware in the PC and then checks the internet for updated drivers and installs the latest version and ensures enhanced functioning of the system.
Convenient to use interface:
Anyone can use Smart Driver Care and update the drivers in no time. The person need not have any technical knowledge and also does not need to know the model number or the version number of the hardware installed on the computer. Using this driver updated software, updating your drivers is a task of two mouse clicks: One for scanning the PC and the second for updating the drivers.
Keeping your Bluetooth drivers updated along with other device drivers ensures that the PC runs faster and the performance is greatly improved. Once the drivers are updated, they help establish smooth communication between the hardware and the operating system. The steps to update your drivers via Smart driver Care are:
Step 1: Download the Smart Driver Care on your system by accessing the link below.
Step2: Double-Click on the installation file downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions to install the application.
Step 3: Launch the software through the shortcut on the desktop and finish the registration process to scan your PC.
Step4: Now, click on the Start Scan button and let the application scan your computer for missing, outdated and corrupt drivers.
Step 5: Finally, click on Update All to update and replace all drivers, including Bluetooth Drivers.
The Final Word On How To Download And Update Microsoft Bluetooth Driver
There are only two ways to update Microsoft Bluetooth drivers: one is using the device manager which is slow and consumes time and effort, and the other is via Smart driver care which can perform this task within two mouse clicks.
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