Article Summary: Bluetooth may not turn back on when using wireless switch.
The wireless switch is a physical switch that can be used to enable or disable the wireless functions used by the system. The switch can be configured in the BIOS on many models and how it is used. (WiFi, WWAN and Bluetooth)
- Bluetooth may not turn back on when using wireless switch
Bluetooth may not turn back on when using the wireless switch.
If the Wireless switch is used to turn off Wireless/Bluetooth and the system is rebooted, and then the switch is used to turn back on wireless and Bluetooth, then Bluetooth may still be inactivated.
By default from the factory, the wireless switch is only set to turn off wireless networking, but not Bluetooth.
However the defaults for the BIOS is that the switch will turn off both wireless networking and Bluetooth.
If the defaults for the BIOS are loaded then this situation may occur.
A workaround for the above issue is to change the wireless switch settings in the BIOS.
Turn on system
Tap the < F2 > key at the Dell logo - to enter the system BIOS.
Select Wireless from the left menu
Then Wireless Switch
Set the Wireless Switch settings to not turn off Bluetooth
Press the ' Apply ' button
Exit from BIOS
Perform a full shutdown from Windows for changes to take effect.
The screen below is an example of the location of the BIOS settings for the Wireless Switch
. Depending on your system BIOS the layout may vary. Click the (+
) plus signs on the menu to expand the options available.
If issues persist see article Guide For Pairing Bluetooth Devices
for further assistance in troubleshooting Bluetooth issues.
For more information and support for Bluetooth, please visit our dedicated support page