How to add the Bluetooth icon to the system tray in Windows 11

Bluetooth is an essential component in Windows 11. Bluetooth allows us to connect peripherals wirelessly to our PC.

It is therefore convenient if Bluetooth is readily available for use. Therefore, adding the Bluetooth icon is also a requirement for people who have many external devices connected to the computer.

The Bluetooth icon in the system tray helps pair Bluetooth devices, display all paired devices, and receive and send files via Bluetooth.

In this article, you will read how to add the Bluetooth icon to the system tray in Windows 11.

How to add the Bluetooth icon to the system tray in Windows 11

First, right-click the Start button in the taskbar. Next, click on Settings in the menu. On the left click on “Bluetooth & devices” to open the Bluetooth settings.

Then click on the “Devices” to expand more Bluetooth settings.

Bluetooth devices settings

Scroll down a bit and click on “More Bluetooth settings”.

Open more bluetooth settings in Windows 11

In the Bluetooth settings, click on the “Options” tab and enable “Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area”.

Bluetooth settings options enable show bluetooth icon in the notification are

You will see the Bluetooth icon in the notification area.

Bluetooth icon in the notification area

If you want to Bluetooth icon to always be visible and not hiding under the taskbar corner overflow menu, right-click the taskbar and click on “Taskbar settings”.

Then click on “Taskbar corner overflow” to expand these settings and enable “File Explorer”.

Enable Bluetooth icon in taskbar corner overflow menu

You will now see the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar overflow menu.

Bluetooth icon in the taskbar overflow menu always visible

Also read: Add a shutdown button to the taskbar in Windows 11.

I hope to have helped you with this guide. Thank you for reading!

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