The biggest advantage of Bluetooth keyboards is your office desk looks clean because they are wireless. In order to use a Bluetooth keyboard, you have to pair it with your system. What if your Bluetooth keyboard is paired but not working on Windows 11/10? In this article, we will talk about some solutions to fix this problem.
Bluetooth keyboard paired but not working on Windows 11/10
Use the solutions explained in this article if your Bluetooth keyboard is paired but not working on your Windows 11/10 PC.
- Disconnect and reconnect the Bluetooth Adapter
- Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
- Restart the Bluetooth Support Service
- Roll Back or reinstall the Bluetooth and keyboard driver
- Uninstall the latest Windows Update
Below, we have explained all these fixes in detail.
1] Disconnect and reconnect the Bluetooth Adapter
This is the first thing that you should do. Disconnect and reconnect your Bluetooth Adapter. You can also try connecting the Bluetooth Adapter to other available USB ports. See if it works.
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2] Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
Bluetooth Troubleshooter can help you fix the problems related to Bluetooth devices. We suggest you run the Bluetooth Troubleshooter and see if it helps. You can run Bluetooth Troubleshooter via the Get Help app.
3] Restart the Bluetooth Support Service
The Bluetooth Support Service supports the discovery and association of remote Bluetooth devices. If this service is stopped or disabled by mistake, the Bluetooth devices already installed on your computer will not work. Check the status of this service. Follow the steps provided below:
- Open the Services Manager.
- Locate the Bluetooth Support Service. Its status should show Running.
- If it is not running, start it. If it is already running, restart it. Right-click on it and select the required option.
This should help. You can also set the Startup type of the Bluetooth Support Service to Automatic, so it can start automatically on system startup. To do so, double-click on it to open its properties. Now, select Automatic in Startup type. Click Apply and then click OK.
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4] Roll Back or reinstall the Bluetooth and keyboard driver
If the problem still persists, we suggest you roll back or reinstall the Bluetooth and keyboard driver. The following steps will guide you on this:
- Open the Device Manager.
- Expand the Bluetooth branch.
- Right-click on the Bluetooth Adapter and select Properties.
- Select the Driver tab and then click the Roll Back Driver option (if available).
Now, expand the Keyboards branch and repeat the same steps with your keyboard driver. If the Roll Back option is greyed out or does not work, uninstall the Bluetooth Adapter and Keyboard drivers via the Device Manager, and then restart your PC.
5] Uninstall the latest Windows Update
If the issue starts after installing a Windows Update, uninstalling that update will fix the problem. We suggest you uninstall the recently installed Windows Update and see if it helps.
Why does my Bluetooth keyboard not working?
There can be many reasons why your Bluetooth keyboard is not working. The batteries of your Bluetooth keyboard might have been dead or your Bluetooth keyboard is not working due to the interference issues. The corrupted Bluetooth Adapter or keyboard driver may also be the culprit.
Why are my keyboard keys not typing?
The most common reasons why your keyboard keys are not working are damaged or dirty keys. There may be dust accumulated under your keyboard keys or those particular keys might have been damaged. You can check this by connecting another keyboard (if available). The problem may also occur due to the corrupted driver.