Fix Unable to remove Bluetooth device on windows 10 / 11

Some users have reported that when they are trying to remove a Bluetooth Device, Windows 10 won’t let them remove the Bluetooth Device. If you are facing this problem, you do not worry as here are working fixes for the problem.


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Fix 1 – Try to remove bluetooth device in Airplane mode

1. Press Windows logo key + A from your keyboard

2. Click on Airplane mode to turn airplane mode ON.

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Fix 2 – Using Control Panel

1. Search Control Panel in Search Box and Click on the Control panel Icon to Open Control Panel.

2. Click on view Devices & Printers.

 

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3. Right Click on the device and Choose remove device from the context menu.

 

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If it still keep reappearing when you turn on Bluetooth. Try the Next Fix given below.

 

Fix 3 – Using Device Manager

1. Press Windows keys + R together to Open RUN command box.


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2. Write devmgmt.msc in it and Click OK.

3.  Click on View Tab and Choose Show Hidden Devices.

 

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4. In Device manager expand bluetooth.

5. Right Click and Choose Uninstall device for the device you want to remove.

 

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Note that there may be one or more entries for the device you want to remove. Remove every item associated with the device.

 

Fix 4 – Restart the Device Association Service in Services

1 – Hit Windows and R key together to open run command box.

2 -Now, write services.msc in it and click OK.

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3 – Now, Locate Device Association Service and double click on it

4 – Now, Click on Restart

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Fix 5 – Using Bluetooth Command tool

1. Go to http://bluetoothinstaller.com/bluetooth-command-line-tools/

2. Be careful with ads on the website and carefully download Bluetooth command line tools setup package .

 

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3. Put the device in Pairing mode.

4. Search Powershell in Windows 10 search box and then right click on Powershell icon and Open Powershell as administrator.

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5. Type btpair -u in Powershell command window and hit enter key from keyboard.

 

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Windows will prompt you if you want to allow pairing to your device that isn’t working.

Thats it. The problem will get fixed.

Fix 6 – Remove Bluetooth device in safe mode

Before proceeding , please make sure your bluetooth device’s Bluetooth is OFF.

1. Press the Shift key on your keyboard and keeping it pressed Click on start button, and then click on restart .

 

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2. Click on Troubleshoot

 

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3. Now, Click on Advanced options

 

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4. Now, Click on startup settings

 

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5. Now, click on Restart.


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6. Now, Press 4 or F4 from your keyboard to enter safe mode on your PC.

 

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7. Now, Press Windows key + X key together and click on device manager to open device manager

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8. Now, Right click on Your computer main bluetooth adapter and choose uninstall.

 

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Do not worry , once we will restart PC, it will get reinstalled.

Note: – If you do not know your main Bluetooth, Normally its containing  the same brand name as your wireless adapter.

9. Now shutdown your PC and start again.

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9 thoughts on “Fix Unable to remove Bluetooth device on windows 10 / 11”

  1. I haven’t been able to remove and re-pair my headphones for 3 years and this powershell solution solved it. Thank you.

  2. after so many method using device manager, safe mode, turn on flight mode and etc…. powershell tool actually works…. thanks a lot!!!

  3. i followed all of this advice and i still cant remove the Bluetooth headset.. the crazy thing is it was working fine this morning… nothings changed.. i just put it away to do something else.. and now im wasting my life trying to get it to connect when its already paired..

  4. I have followed all of these suggestions. I still cannot remove or add bluetooth devices in windows 10 build 1909

  5. When windows 10 won’t let me remove a device, your advice is to remove the device? Seriously? Completely useless.

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