If your device comes with a Bluetooth module, then you can use it with a wide range of wireless peripherals. It will allow you to pair your laptop or tablet with a bunch of devices like a mobile phone, wireless keyboards, mice, headsets and other tablets and laptops. With recent updates, Windows 10 can display the Bluetooth device battery level right in the Settings app. This can be useful when you have a Bluetooth mouse and/or keyboard.
Bluetooth hardware can be embedded in your device's motherboard or it can be installed as an internal module inside the device. Bluetooth transmitters exist as an external device which can be connected to a USB port.
Note: Your Windows 10 device may come with various Bluetooth versions. Depending on the version supported by your hardware, you may or may not have some of the Bluetooth features. For example, Bluetooth 4.0 adds Bluetooth Smart / Bluetooth Low Energy standard in addition to the Classic Bluetooth specification. It is a significant improvement in prolonging battery life of devices. See
Please keep in mind that only certain devices are supported. Also, Windows 10 is able to get the battery level for currently connected devices. If you are sure that your device is able to report its battery level but the operating system doesn't display it, try updating its drivers. This may resolve the issue.
To check the Bluetooth device battery level in Windows 10, do the following.
- Open the Settings app.
- Open the page Devices -> Bluetooth & other devices.
- On the right, find your device in the list under Mouse, keyboard, & pen.
- You will see the battery level indicator next to the device name.
Windows 10 will update the battery level indicator for connected devices every time you open this page.
This feature is available in Windows 10 starting in Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809.
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