How to Turn on Bluetooth for a Sony Vaio

by Melissa King
Enable Bluetooth to connect your VAIO and other devices.

Enable Bluetooth to connect your VAIO and other devices.

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Sony's VAIO computer has a Bluetooth feature that enables you to connect wirelessly to other devices, such as your smartphone, headset and external hard drive. Some devices allow you to transfer files, including documents, videos and music, to the VAIO with Bluetooth. If your business' clients or customers have a Bluetooth-enabled phone, you can quickly send a file from your VAIO to the device. For example, Bluetooth allows you to send digital products to customers or project documents to employees and co-workers. Before Bluetooth will work on your computer, you need to enable it in the BIOS and turn it on in the VAIO Smart Network.

Enable Bluetooth in the BIOS

Step 1

Turn on or restart the Sony VAIO. Press "F2" as soon as the VAIO logo appears to go to the BIOS setup screen.

Step 2

Press the left or right arrow key to highlight "Advanced." Press the up or down arrow key to select "Wireless Devices." Press "Enter."

Step 3

Press the up or down arrow key to select "Enabled," then press "Enter."

Step 4

Highlight "Exit" and select "Exit Setup." Press "Enter" twice to apply the change and start the computer.

Start Bluetooth in VAIO Smart Network

Step 1

Flip the "Wireless" switch on the front of the Sony VAIO.

Step 2

Click the VAIO Smart Network icon on the taskbar. Alternatively, start the program by clicking "Start," then "All Programs" and then "VAIO Smart Network."

Step 3

Click the "On" button next to Bluetooth in the VAIO Smart Network window. The light next to the "Wireless" button turns on to indicate Bluetooth is enabled.

Step 4

Click the "Off" button next to Bluetooth in the VAIO Smart Network window to stop using Bluetooth.

Tip

  • To connect a wireless device to the VAIO, enable Bluetooth on the device. Search for Bluetooth-enabled devices and select your VAIO from the list. You may need to enter a password to allow the devices to connect.

About the Author

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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