Connecting a Bluetooth device to your Windows 10 computer is easy and gives you the convenience of having a wire-free environment. But before you can do that, you need to pair your Bluetooth device first to your PC which can sometimes become a complicated process.
As the name suggests, Swift Pair offers a no-nonsense way of pairing your Bluetooth devices. You won’t need to do a scan for peripheral devices within your vicinity and then enter a code to pair. Swift Pair, changes all that, eliminating the conventional time-consuming process of Bluetooth pairing.
What Devices are Compatible with Windows 10 Bluetooth Swift Pair
For now, Swift Pair only supports quite a limited number of devices. If you are using a Bluetooth product from Microsoft, it is certain that that device is supported. But, for all other devices, they need to be super popular before Microsoft adds them to the compatible products list.
However, there is nothing to worry about if your device is not compatible with Swift Pair. All it does is give you the quickest way possible to pair your device in Windows 10 and nothing more. Given that, you can still pair your device to your PC by using the old methods. You can still use the Settings app or the Control Panel to pair your device.
Some of the devices that currently support Swift Pair include:
- Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard
- Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse
- Surface Ergonomic Keyboard
- Surface Precision Mouse
- Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse
- Surface Mobile Mouse
- Microsoft Arc Mouse
- Surface Arc Mouse
- Surface Headphones
- Surface Earbuds
- Samsung Galaxy Buds
The list will surely grow in the future.
How to Enable Bluetooth Swift Pair on Windows 10
The Swift Pair feature is not automatically turned on when users try to access it for the first time. You need to enable it in your Windows 10 system before you can start using it.
- Open the “Settings” app from the Start Menu
- Click on “Devices”
- Then, select “Bluetooth & other devices” on the menu
- Check the “Show notifications to connect using Swift Pair” option to enable it
Once done, you will now be able to connect compatible Bluetooth devices and peripherals directly from the toast notifications menu.
How to Pair your Bluetooth Device using Swift Pair on Windows 10
Follow this method to connect and pair a compatible Bluetooth device to your Windows 10 computer using Swift Pair:
- On your compatible Bluetooth device, enable the pairing mode to get started. You might need to push a button to enable your device.
- Make sure to get the device closer to your Windows 10 PC to trigger the pairing setup.
- To pair your device, select the Connect button from the notification that follows.
When your Bluetooth device is not in pairing mode or nearby, Windows 10 will remove it from Action Center.
That’s it! Your device will now be connected instantly when turned on near your Windows 10 computer.