Turn Bluetooth on or off

You can turn Bluetooth on to connect to other Bluetooth devices, or turn it off to conserve power. To turn Bluetooth on:

  1. Open the Activities overview and start typing Bluetooth.

  2. Click on Bluetooth to open the panel.

  3. Set the switch at the top to on.

Many laptop computers have a hardware switch or key combination to turn Bluetooth on and off. Look for a switch on your computer or a key on your keyboard. The keyboard key is often accessed with the help of the Fn key.

To turn Bluetooth off:

  1. Open the system menu from the right side of the top bar.

  2. Select Not In Use. The Bluetooth section of the menu will expand.

  3. Select Turn Off.

Your computer is visible as long as the Bluetooth panel is open.