Turn Bluetooth on or off

You can turn Bluetooth on to connect to other Bluetooth devices, or turn it off to conserve power. To turn Bluetooth on:

  1. Open the Activities overview and start typing Bluetooth.

  2. Click on Bluetooth to open the panel.

  3. Set the switch at the top to on.

Many laptop computers have a hardware switch or key combination to turn Bluetooth on and off. Look for a switch on your computer or a key on your keyboard. The keyboard key is often accessed with the help of the Fn key.

To turn Bluetooth off:

  1. Open the system menu from the right side of the top bar.

  2. Select Bluetooth.

Your computer is visible as long as the Bluetooth panel is open.