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    Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

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    by daveynewth ·

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    Hi, I am a complete newbie and not the brightest, so please be gentle. I wonder if anyone can help me. I have just upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro 2020 (last with Intel chip). The upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 was successful except that I now have no Bluetooth and it doesn’t even appear in the device manager. Any help in restoring Bluetooth would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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    • #4187978
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      Reply To: Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

      I suggest that you confirm the hardware maker for your computer’s Bluetooth component and see if they have a more updated driver to make it compatible. It is entirely possible that it was never updated when you upgraded to Win 11 and you may be able to download and install a compatible driver. Let us know if you get this resolved or not.

    • #4187999

      Reply To: Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

      by m.javedd05 ·

      In reply to Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

      I understand your concern, and I’ll do my best to guide you through the process of troubleshooting the Bluetooth issue on your MacBook Pro running Windows 11 in Bootcamp. Here are some steps to help you restore Bluetooth functionality:

      Check Device Manager:

      As you mentioned, Bluetooth doesn’t appear in Device Manager. Make sure to expand all categories and look for any unknown devices or items with a yellow triangle icon. This could indicate a driver issue.
      Update Bluetooth Drivers:

      Go to the Apple Boot Camp support website and download the latest Boot Camp drivers for your MacBook Pro. These drivers include Bluetooth drivers that are necessary for proper functioning.
      Install Apple Software Update (if not already done):

      Ensure you have Apple Software Update installed on your Windows partition. This tool can help you update drivers and software for your Mac hardware.
      Restart Bluetooth Service:

      In the Windows Search bar, type “Services” and open the Services application.
      Look for the “Bluetooth Support Service.” If it’s not running, right-click it and select “Start.” Set its startup type to “Automatic.”
      Reset Bluetooth Settings:

      In Windows 11, you can reset your network settings, including Bluetooth. Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Advanced network settings, and click “Network reset.” Follow the prompts to reset your network settings.
      Check Windows Updates:

      Make sure your Windows installation is up to date. Sometimes, Windows updates can include important driver updates.
      Boot Camp Control Panel:

      Open the Boot Camp Control Panel in Windows. You can adjust various settings and drivers from here.
      Reboot Your MacBook:

      Sometimes, a simple restart of your MacBook Pro can resolve hardware issues.
      Reinstall Boot Camp:

      If all else fails, consider reinstalling Boot Camp with the latest drivers. Be sure to back up your data before attempting this.
      Check for Hardware Issues:

      If the problem persists, there could be a hardware issue. Contact Apple Support or visit an Apple Store for a thorough diagnosis.
      Before proceeding with any of these steps, it’s important to back up your data, as some troubleshooting actions may involve changing system settings. Additionally, consider reaching out to Apple Support for guidance specific to Boot Camp on your MacBook Pro, especially if the issue persists after trying the above steps.

    • #4188553

      Reply To: Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

      by bagfuse665 ·

      In reply to Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

      Heard this problem 1st time.

    • #4213427

      Reply To: Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

      by James avery ·

      In reply to Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

      It’s first time for me to hear it

      • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by James avery.
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    • #4213431

      Reply To: Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

      by James avery ·

      In reply to Upgraded to Windows 11 in Bootcamp – No Bluetooth

      1. **Check Bluetooth Settings**: Ensure Bluetooth is enabled in Windows settings.

      2. **Update Boot Camp Drivers**: Download and install the latest Boot Camp drivers from Apple’s website.

      3. **Update Windows**: Make sure Windows 11 is up-to-date.

      4. **Restart Bluetooth Service**: Try restarting the Bluetooth Support Service in Windows Services.

      5. **Check for Hardware Issues**: Consider resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) on your MacBook Pro.

      If the issue persists, let us know for further assistance!

      Note: unrelated link removed by moderator.

      • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Avatar photokees_b.
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