Every time I reboot Windows 10, every Bluetooth device has to be removed and re-paired.
Devices will appear in the Bluetooth & other devices" section in "Settings", either as only "Paired" or only "Connected", but they don't work at all, and have to be removed. The option to "Connect" devices that are merely paired and not connected doesn't even appear, only "Remove" is there.
I have a MacBook Pro 2017 fully-loaded running in Boot Camp, with a very clean install less than a month old, that has only had games installed on it.
Bluetooth works a lot smoother in Mac OS, and I rarely have to re-pair any device.
Why does Windows Bluetooth break like this?
- Is it because of the driver?
- Is it like this for most Bluetooth devices in Windows?
- Does anyone not have this problem with any MacBook?
Bluetooth Device Information:
1. Apple Magic Mouse 2 Dark 2. Apple Magic Keyboard 3. B&O Play H8i headphones 4. BO6+ audio receiver
Last major Windows Update version applied: 1909 (Remembered when I approved the update) Version: 10.0.18363 Build 18363 From System Information (Press Start, type "System Information", press enter) Computer: MacBook Pro 2017, 16 GB RAM, etc (MacBookPro14,2)
- Rebooting doesn't help
WindowsSupport\BootCamp\Drivers\Broadcom\BroadcomBluetooth64.exein Windows has no effect, because the driver thinks that the "best" version is already installed:
- Rolling back the driver completely breaks Bluetooth, and then it is restored to the previous sometimes broken state by running
Setup.exeon the Boot Camp Assistant drivers package.
- Following steps suggested in this guide has no effect:
Bluetooth & other devices
"Add a device" dialogue lists many copies of "unknown device" of which keep disappearing and reappearing in different numbers:
Beoplay H8i works without putting in to pairing mode: