Are your Bluetooth devices disconnecting often? Is your PC’s Bluetooth automatically turning off? If yes, this post will guide you on how to stop Bluetooth from automatically turning off in Windows 11/10.
Why does Bluetooth automatically stop?
There can be many reasons, but some prominent reasons are battery power management, Bluetooth service issue, driver issue, and so on. In short, something is interfering with the Bluetooth adaptor or the service and turning it off.
How to stop Bluetooth from automatically turning off in Windows 11/10
Does your Bluetooth keep turning off? Follow these suggestions to stop Bluetooth from automatically turning off in Windows 11/10:
- Disable Bluetooth power management
- Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
- Reinstall Bluetooth Driver if Marked in Device Manager
- Use the Task scheduler.
You will need an admin account to execute these steps. Also, the issue can be seen in two ways. Either the PC’s primary Bluetooth is turned off, or the devices turn off automatically.
1] Disable Bluetooth power management
Power management on Windows, especially laptops, is aggressive regarding saving power. It can turn off anything that is actively or passively consuming power and not in use. You can disable the setting, and it will ensure that Bluetooth doesn’t turn off even when the power is low.
Go to Windows Settings (Win + I) > Power & battery. Switch Power mode to Balanced. Check if the issue persists. If yes, let’s go ahead and check on individual levels.
- Use Win + X to open the power menu
- Then click on Device Manager
- Locate the device which is having issues with Bluetooth
- Right-click on it and select properties
- Switch to the Power Management tab
- Uncheck the box next to the option— Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
- Apply the changes, and check if the issue persists.
This method is useful if the issue is with the device turning off because the PC is doing it.
2] Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
Windows houses a built-in troubleshooter that can resolve Bluetooth issues on Windows PC. It can run scripts, reset adaptors and remove minor issues easily.
- Use Win+I hotkey to open the Settings app
- Navigate to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters
- Press the Run button available for Bluetooth.
Once the wizard completes the process, check on the issue.
3] Reinstall Bluetooth Driver if Marked in Device Manager
You will need to check if any Bluetooth adaptors (PICe or the one that came with the PC) have a yellow exclamation mark next to their listing in the device manager. It signifies that you need to install the driver.
- Use Win + X, followed by M, to open the Device manager
- Expand the Bluetooth section and check if there is a yellow exclamation mark on any of them
- If yes, download the driver from the OEM websites, and install it.
If the problem was because of a corrupt driver, then reinstalling the driver will help.
4] Use the Task scheduler
If nothing works and your Bluetooth keeps turning off, you need to connect with tech support. It could be a hardware issue. However, if you want a temporary fix, you can choose to run the below-mentioned script below using the Task scheduler.
- Open Notepad, type the following command and save the file with the BAT extension.
[SC config bthserv start] = auto [Enter]] [SC config bthHFSrv start = auto [Enter]]
- Type Task manager in the Start menu, and click to open the task manager
- Click on Create Basic Task, and set it to run the BAT file
- Once done, open the advanced section, set it to one-time execution, but repeat the task every 5 minutes and run it indefinitely.
- Apply the changes, and let the program run, ensuring Bluetooth service stays on and is not turned off.
This method is useful when the primary Bluetooth device on your PC keeps turning off.
Bluetooth device issues can be annoying. These are the primary means to connect the mouse, keyboard, and audio devices. I hope the post helps you fix the problem where the Bluetooth kept automatically turning off in Windows 11/10
TIP: More suggestions here to fix Bluetooth connection problems in Windows.
How do I fix my Bluetooth glitch?
Apart from restarting the PC or Laptop, ensure to restart the Bluetooth service, and repair any of the connected devices. Windows also offer to reset the Bluetooth adaptor, which could iron out minor glitches.
Why is my PC Bluetooth so choppy?
You need to change your Bluetooth adaptor if the range is bothering you. Since the one the PC’s motherboard cannot be changed, it’s time to upgrade to the latest version of Bluetooth, increasing range and reliability. Not all hardware is the same, so pick based on feedback.