Almost everyone has wireless devices today. It could be anything. Wireless headphones, speakers, watches, or a mouse and keyboard, for example. It’s in any case much more convenient than a bunch of wires that are lying on your desk and constantly disturb you.
Most of these modern devices work with Bluetooth technology. It’s a short-range technology. It allows you to connect two devices and transfer data between them.
Almost all modern devices such as computers or phones are equipped with Bluetooth technology. It’s a really convenient feature that allows you to forget the eternal cable management and make your workplace much more comfortable.
Such a function is also available in Chromebooks. Usually, there is no problem with it, but sometimes users complain that they cannot connect their devices to their Chromebooks via Bluetooth.
How to fix the problem your device can’t connect to your Chromebook via Bluetooth
In fact, there may be several reasons for this error. They may be software or hardware. Most often, it’s quite easy to fix this problem and you will need just a few minutes to do it. You should try all the tools which will be listed one by one and see which one can help you.
To fix this error you need to:
Try disabling Bluetooth.
First, you should try disabling Bluetooth on your device and on Chromebook. To do this, click on the Time icon and disable the Bluetooth option. After that, try the Bluetooth function again and see if anything changes.
Try to restart the Chromebook and the Device
If disabling Bluetooth doesn’t help, you should try restarting the device completely. To do this, you should turn off the Chromebook completely and leave it in this position for 5-10 minutes. You should also turn off the device that you’re trying to connect.
Then turn your devices back on and try to pair them again. If this doesn’t help, then most likely there’s a more serious software error.
Update your Chromebook.
Often, Chromebook users encounter bugs and various bugs due to an outdated version of the software. To ensure that your device will work correctly and that all its functions will work correctly, you should update it from time to time. This is quite easy to do:
- First, you have to click on the time indicator.
- Then go to Settings.
- Next, go to About ChromeOS and select Check for updates.
- Here you will be able to see the current update and install the new version of ChromeOS.
- After that restart your Chromebook and try to connect the Bluetooth accessory to your device again.
Check your Bluetooth device
Make sure that your Bluetooth device is fully charged and in pairing mode. Also, disconnect it from any other devices.
Then go to the Chromebook settings and remove the problematic Bluetooth device from the list of paired devices. Restart your laptop again and see if you can now pair your devices.
Above all don’t forget that Bluetooth is a very short-range technology. You may be experiencing connection problems because your device is too far away from the Chromebook.
It’s best to keep your device within 10 feet of the Chromebook. The maximum distance Bluetooth technology can work is 30 feet.
How to connect a device to your Chromebook
If you have completed all troubleshooting steps you may need to know how to properly connect your device to your Chromebook via Bluetooth. This is very easy to do. To do this you need to:
- Select the user menu in the bottom-right corner.
- Click on Bluetooth.
- Turn on Bluetooth using the toggle at the top.
- Your Chromebook will start scanning for your Bluetooth device.
- Make sure your device has entered pairing mode.
- Your Chromebook will locate your Bluetooth device and list it for you to connect to. Select your Bluetooth device.
- Once connected, a small message will display in the corner, letting you know your Bluetooth device is connected and ready to use.
This way you can connect any device to your Chromebook using Bluetooth technology.