How To Connect Bluetooth Speaker To Laptop Windows 8

If you have a desire to connect a Bluetooth speaker to your laptop or computer equipped with an appropriate adapter, it is not very difficult to do this, provided that Bluetooth on it is working properly and is not turned off (for example, by a keyboard shortcut to turn on airplane mode).

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 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:

1Put 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 on. There are other methods: for example, for a Yandex column, you need to say: “Alexa, turn on Bluetooth.”

2. Next step: right click on the Bluetooth icon in the notification area and click on “Add Bluetooth Device”.

3. 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.

4. 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”).

5. Usually a PIN is not required to connect. But, if asked, try entering 0000 (four zeros), and if it doesn’t work, look for the column instructions.

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).

Perhaps, in order for the sound to begin to be output through it, you will need to go to the sound options and select the output device, or do it in recording and playback devices.

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’s parameters.

Possible problems when connecting a Bluetooth speaker to a computer

As a rule, the connection itself, provided that the Bluetooth adapter is guaranteed to work and is turned on (remember, you can accidentally turn it off with a keyboard shortcut or in the Windows 10 notification center – check) it is very simple. However, the following problems are possible:

  • Bluetooth audio lags behind. More on this topic – What to do if the sound lags behind in Bluetooth headphones (the same for speakers).
  • After connecting the Bluetooth speaker to the laptop, its connection (pairing) with your phone may be broken and the whole connection process will have to be repeated, that is, it will not happen automatically.
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