Bluetooth is a standard wireless connection feature found on virtually all modern devices, and ASUS equips the bulk of its laptops with this feature.
Do all ASUS laptops have Bluetooth?
Most but not all ASUS laptops have Bluetooth built in. You can check to see if your ASUS laptop has Bluetooth by searching for Device Manager in the Windows Start Menu. If you see a Bluetooth icon as one of the available devices, then your ASUS laptop has Bluetooth.
After extensively researching ASUS troubleshooting forums, I have gathered enough information to determine which ASUS laptops have Bluetooth. My research has indicated that your ASUS laptop’s Bluetooth capabilities are dependent on the model year your device was released.
How to Tell if an ASUS Laptop Has Bluetooth
Bluetooth allows you to connect to a variety of wireless devices around you, such as printers, wireless speakers, and smartphones.
This incredible feature has become standardized in just about every modern electronic device, and if you have a recent ASUS laptop, the feature should be available. To check if your ASUS laptop has Bluetooth, follow these steps:
- Press the Start Menu button on Windows
- Type in Device Manage
- Click on Device Manager
- Find Bluetooth under Device Manager
If you were able to see Bluetooth as one of your available devices, it means that your AUS laptop has Bluetooth.
How to Activate Bluetooth on an ASUS Laptop
Once you have confirmed that your ASUS laptop has Bluetooth, you need to activate it before you can use the feature.
This is not difficult to do and ASUS has made activating Bluetooth very straightforward on all of its devices.
With that said, you should keep in mind that every ASUS laptop is a bit different. Over the years, ASUS has updated many of the features on their laptops, which implies that the process for activating Bluetooth can vary depending on the model year of your device. Try one of the following methods to activate Bluetooth on your ASUS laptop.
To make life easier for all of us, ASUS has equipped the majority of its laptops with a Bluetooth button so that you can quickly and easily turn the feature on and off.
The Bluetooth button is located on one of your top F keys, and it should have a symbol for Bluetooth, which may be seen as a ‘B’. On most laptops, the button has a light so that it’s easy to tell if Bluetooth is activated.
To activate Bluetooth, all you need to do is put your ASUS laptop’s Bluetooth button in the on position.
Function Button (FN)
If you did not see a designated Bluetooth button on your ASUS laptop, you should still be able to activate the feature by using one of your device’s hotkeys. Most ASUS laptops have a string of hotkeys that you can use to efficiently activate features and settings.
To use the hotkeys you need to combine the function button on your laptop with other keys such as the F buttons at the top.
The function button is usually labeled as FN, and it should be located in the bottom row of your keys. If you are having trouble finding the FN button, check next to the right CNTRL or Windows button.
To activate Bluetooth on your ASUS laptop using the function button, follow these steps:
- Hold FN (function button)
- Press F2 while holding FN
This is the standard approach that should work on most ASUS laptops. However, if you are using an older ASUS device, the F key that enables Bluetooth may be different.
Windows Bluetooth Settings
Activating Bluetooth via your laptop’s controls is always more practical, but not all ASUS devices are equipped with a designated button for this feature.
If you can’t get your Bluetooth to turn on via a physical button on your keyboard, you can do so in the Windows Bluetooth settings. Follow these steps to activate Bluetooth in the Windows Settings:
- Click on the Start Menu
- Type in Bluetooth
- Click Bluetooth and other devices
- Toggle Bluetooth into the ‘On’ position
Why is my ASUS Laptop Bluetooth Not Working?
A lot of people run into Bluetooth connection issues or have trouble activating the feature. It’s usually a simple problem to fix and should only take a few minutes.
Before we jump into troubleshooting the issue, double-check that you have Bluetooth activated, as the feature will not function if it is disengaged.
Once you have confirmed that Bluetooth is turned on, try one of the following methods.
Reinstall Bluetooth Drivers
For Bluetooth to work, you need to be running the latest drivers on your ASUS laptop. Driver updates usually start automatically without you having to initiate them manually.
However, you may have accidentally switched off the automatic update feature or are simply experiencing some kind of technical glitch. Regardless, updating the Bluetooth drivers usually resolves the problem. Follow these steps to reinstall your ASUS laptop Bluetooth drivers:
- Type Device Manager in the Start Menu
- Open the Device Manager
- Locate Bluetooth under available devices
- Double-click on Bluetooth
- Right-click the Bluetooth icon
- Select ‘Uninstall Device’
- Restart the laptop
After you uninstall Bluetooth and restart your ASUS laptop, your device will automatically reinstall Bluetooth with the latest drivers, which should fix the issue.
Run Windows Troubleshooter
Troubleshooting issues are common, and there could be a glitch interfering with your Bluetooth connection. Windows has simplified resolving these issues with its troubleshooter diagnostics tool.
You may be able to fix the problem with your ASUS laptop’s Bluetooth by using the troubleshooter tool, which you can do by following these steps:
- Press Windows button + I to open settings
- Click Updates and Security
- Click Troubleshoot
- Click Additional Troubleshooters
- Select Bluetooth
- Select ‘Run Troubleshooter’
After the troubleshooter has finished, restart your ASUS laptop to finalize the process. The Bluetooth function should work upon start-up.
- You can check to see if your ASUS laptop has Bluetooth by searching for Device Manager in the Windows Start Menu. If the Bluetooth icon shows up as one of the available devices, your ASUS laptop has Bluetooth available.
- To activate Bluetooth on an ASUS laptop, press the Bluetooth Button, use the FN key + F2, or toggle on the feature in the Windows Bluetooth Settings.
- If Bluetooth is not working on your ASUS laptop, reinstall the drivers or run the Windows Troubleshooter.