How to fix Bluetooth connected but no sound in Windows 10, 8, and 7?

By Alexandra Bagratian | August 29, 2018 |

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‘The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.’

William Shakespeare

Have you experienced hearing no sound on a PC though Bluetooth connection is set up? Well, we understand how frustrating this can be, especially when the audio is crucial in the material you want to play. As such, we’ve put together a list of solutions that will help you resolve the issue. Keep on reading this article to know how to fix Bluetooth paired but no sound in Windows 10, 8, and 7.

Method 1: Check your Default Playback Device

In some cases, all you need to do is ensure that the default playback device is set properly. To do that, follow the instructions below:

  1. Press Windows Key+S on your keyboard.
  2. Type “sound” (no quotes), then hit Enter.
  3. Go to the Playback tab, then click your Bluetooth device.
  4. Click the Set Default button. Save this change by clicking Apply and OK.
  5. Try playing some music to learn if there is still no sound on a PC though Bluetooth connection is set up.

Method 2: Check if you Have the Right Audio Level

Perhaps, you’re not hearing anything because the audio level is set too low. Make sure that your Bluetooth device is audible by taking these steps:

  1. Click the Search icon on your taskbar.
  2. Type “sound” (no quotes), then press Enter.
  3. Click the Playback tab, then select your Bluetooth device.
  4. Click the Properties button.
  5. Once the Properties window is up, go to the Levels tab.
  6. Drag the volume bar to an audible level. You should also ensure that the sound icon is not set to Mute.
  7. Save the changes by clicking Apply and OK.

Method 3: Enable the Bluetooth Support Service

One of the reasons why Bluetooth technology is not working on Windows 10, 8, or 7 is simply because the service is not activated. Turn it back on by following these steps:


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  1. Press Windows Key+R on your keyboard. This should bring up the Run dialog box.
  2. If you cannot resolve the
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  3. Type “services.msc” (no quotes), then hit Enter.
  4. Look for Bluetooth Support Service and double-click it.
  5. Choose Automatic from the drop-down list beside Startup Type.
  6. Under Service Status, click Start.
  7. Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
  8. Check if the issue has been resolved by playing some music.

Method 4: Make Sure that your Bluetooth Driver is Updated

It is possible that incompatible, missing, or corrupted drivers are preventing your Bluetooth device from functioning properly. So, if you’ve tried our first three solutions and the issue persists, we recommend updating your drivers. Installing the latest Bluetooth driver ensures that the audio will come out smoothly from your computer.

You can choose between two manners of updating device drivers – manually or automatically. When you attempt to manually update your drivers, you must be prepared to go through a tedious, complicated, and time-consuming process. The task involves going to the driver manufacturer’s official site. You must look for the latest version that is compatible with your system. Once you’ve found the right one, you have to download and install it.

Before you proceed with this option, you have to know that it has real risks. If you install the wrong version of the driver, you might cause system instability issues on your computer. As such, we recommend opting for a reliable and convenient method—installing Auslogics Driver Updater. Once you activate this program, it will automatically recognize your system and identify corrupted, missing, or outdated drivers. It will also find the right and latest versions recommended by the manufacturers. So, you won’t have to risk making mistakes.

Do you need to clarify any step from our solutions?

Feel free to ask questions in the comments below


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