This post shows students and new users steps to enable or disable Swift Pair in Windows 11. Windows comes with a feature known as Swift Pair that allows one to connect a Bluetooth device to Windows quickly.
With Swift Pair enabled, Windows 11 will pop up a notification when a new peripheral is nearby and in pairing mode. Users can simply use the notification fly-out window to connect the device to Windows 11. This reduces the steps required to pair a Bluetooth device.
The next time you want to pair the same device, you no longer need to navigate the Settings App and find their peripheral to pair. You’ll now be able to quickly pair the device from the fly-out notification window.
Swift Pair is not enabled by default. In order to use it, you must first enable from the Settings app, in the Bluetooth and devices section. Below, we’ll show you how to enable it in Windows 11 to allow quick pairing of your Bluetooth devices.
How to turn on Swift Pair in Windows 11
As mentioned above, Swift Pair is the newest way to pair your Bluetooth peripherals to Windows devices. By default, Swift Pair is not automatically enabled. In order to use it, you must first turn it on.
Below is how to do that.
Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Bluetooth & devices, then on the right pane, select “View more devices” link, or click Devices tile to expand and list Bluetooth devices.
On the Devices settings tile, under Device settings, click on the tile at the bottom that reads “Show notifications to connect using Swift Pair“, then toggle the button to the On position to enable.
That should enable Swift Pair in Windows 11.
How to disable Swift Pair in Windows 11
If Swift Pair is enabled in Windows 11 and you want to disable it, simply reverse the steps above by going to the Start menu ==> Settings ==> Bluetooth & devices ==> expand Devices, and toggle the button to the Off position on the tile at the bottom of the page that reads “Show notifications to connect using Swift Pair“.
That should do it!
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