After you've paired (connected) a Bluetooth enabled device with a Bluetooth enabled computer, you can change the name of the device or enable or disable services for it. You can also control how your computer pairs with this and with other Bluetooth enabled devices.
You must have Bluetooth wireless technology installed on your computer to complete these steps.
The types of services you can enable or disable vary from one device to the next with a device such as a mobile phone typically having more services than a Bluetooth enabled mouse or keyboard. Examples of some services you can enable or disable on a Bluetooth enabled device are dial-up networking, file transfer, and stereo audio.
Open Devices and Printers by clicking the Start button , and then, on the Start menu, clicking Devices and Printers.
Right-click the Bluetooth enabled device you want to change, and then click Properties.
If the device is connected properly, it should appear in the Devices and Printers folder. It might be listed under a different (and sometimes not obviously related) name than the make and model of the device. If you haven't changed the name of a device in Windows, the Devices and Printers folder will display whatever name the manufacturer gave the device.
Do any of the following:
To change the name of the device as it appears on your computer, click the Bluetooth tab, type a new name, and then click OK.
To enable a service, click the Services tab, select the check box next to the service, and then click OK. If you don't understand some of the services listed, check the device manual or manufacturer's website.
To disable a service, click the Services tab, clear the check box next to the service, and then click OK. If you don't understand some of the services listed, check the device manual or manufacturer's website.
You can set several options for how your computer finds (or is found by) Bluetooth enabled devices.
Open Control Panel by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel.
In the Control Panel search box, type Bluetooth, and then click Change Bluetooth settings.
In the Bluetooth Settings dialog box, click the Options tab and do any of the following:
To make your computer discoverable to Bluetooth enabled devices, select the check box for Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer.
When a Bluetooth enabled computer is in discovery mode, it broadcasts a wireless signal that allows it to be detected by other computers or devices. This is sometimes called pairing mode. If you check this box, your computer will still be able to detect Bluetooth enabled devices that are in discovery mode, but they will not be able to detect your computer.
To help protect your computer, only make your computer discoverable when you want a Bluetooth enabled device to find your computer.
To allow you to add Bluetooth enabled devices to your computer, select the check box for Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to this computer.
To be notified when a Bluetooth enabled device is trying to connect to your computer, select the check box for Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect.