What is Bluetooth visibility?

Bluetooth visibility refers to whether other devices can discover your computer when searching for Bluetooth devices. When Bluetooth is turned on and the Bluetooth panel is open, your computer will advertise itself to all other devices within range, allowing them to attempt to connect to your computer.

You can change the name your computer displays to other devices.

After you have connected to a device, neither your computer nor the device needs to be visible to communicate with each other.

Devices without a display usually have a pairing mode that can be entered by pressing a button, or a combination of buttons for a while, whether when they’ve already been turned on, or as they are being turned on.

The best way to find out how to enter that mode is to refer to the device’s manual. For some devices, the procedure might be slightly different from usual.