How to Use Bluetooth on Acer Laptops

by Jaime Avelar

Bluetooth is a wireless technology available in almost any communication device used to transfer information. Knowing how to enable and use Bluetooth on your Acer laptop can save you time when synchronizing with other devices that have Bluetooth capabilities. Most Acer laptops come with Bluetooth. But check your laptop manual to see whether it's available for your model.

Step 1

Navigate to the Acer Download Web page (see Resources) to download and install a "Bluetooth" driver if it isn't included with your operating system. From the Acer Download Web page, select the "Acer Product Family," "Product Line" and "Product Model." From the "Operating System" drop-down menu, select your computer's operating system version. Select the "Driver" tab. The page shows available drivers. Select the "Bluetooth" driver, if available, for downloading. Follow the online directions for driver installation.

Step 2

Navigate to the "Windows Start" button, select the "Control Panel," "Hardware and Sound," and click "Bluetooth Devices." Identify the device your want to change, then select "Properties." Select the "Services" tab and check the box next to the service to enable it. Click "OK."

Step 3

Click the "Options" tab in the "Bluetooth Devices" dialog box and select "Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer" to make your computer available to other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Step 4

Select "Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect" to inform you when a device wants to connect to your computer. Bluetooth is now enabled for your Acer laptop.

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About the Author

Jaime Avelar is a professional writer whose programming articles appear on various websites. He has been a software programmer since 2000. Avelar holds a Master of Science in information systems from the University of Texas at Arlington.