How to Quickly Connect a Bluetooth Device to a Windows 7 Machine

I often switch my Bluetooth headset between my laptop and my phone. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to do this in Windows so here’s a quick post to help you out.

1. Double-click the Bluetooth icon in your notification tray

If you don’t have a Bluetooth icon in your notification tray then just click the Start button and type in “dev” and select “Devices and Printers”

2. Double-click the Bluetooth device icon

3. Put your Bluetooth device in pairing mode

Read your devices instruction manual or call the manufacturer if you don’t know how to put it in pairing mode.

4. Click the “Connect” button on the Bluetooth settings dialog

Your device should now be connected. It only takes me a few seconds to switch now. Just double click Bluetooth icon in your notification tray, double click the device, put your device in pairing mode and click connect.