This instruction details how to connect Bluetooth speakers to a laptop with Windows 10, 8.1 or Windows 7, as well as some additional nuances that may be useful. Just in case, a separate instruction on the topic What to do if Bluetooth does not work on a laptop.
Bluetooth speaker connection process in Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7
The process of connecting the speaker to a laptop or PC via Bluetooth looks almost the same as connecting to a phone:
- Put the speaker into pairing mode: on some speakers, you need to turn on the speaker, then press and hold the Bluetooth button until the blue indicator flashes (for example, on JBL, Harman / Kardon), on some, hold the power button in the same way after turning it on. There are other methods: for example, for a Yandex column, you need to say: “Alice, turn on Bluetooth.”
- Next step: right click on the Bluetooth icon in the notification area and click on “Add Bluetooth Device”.
- If there is no icon, but Bluetooth is enabled, you can go to Control Panel – Devices and Printers – Add a device. And in Windows 10 also in Settings – Devices – Add Bluetooth or another device – Bluetooth.
- After clicking on “Add Bluetooth or other device – Bluetooth” in the Windows 10 settings or “Add a device” in the control panel, it will search for new devices, including Bluetooth. Select the desired device (sometimes it may appear without a speaker name, but simply as “Sound” or “Audio”).
- Usually, a PIN is not required to connect. But, if asked, try entering 0000 (four zeros), and if it does not work, look for the instructions for the column.
- Upon completion, you will receive a Bluetooth speaker connected to your laptop. In the future, as long as it is paired with this laptop, it will connect automatically (until it is paired with another device).
Speakers with a built-in microphone can also be used for communication: you will need to turn on the device by default in the “Recording” tab, and for some programs, for example, Skype – configure the microphone in the program settings.