How to remove a paired Bluetooth device from your Chromebook
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Bluetooth is a great technology because it allows you to connect hardware to your Chromebook without the need for wires. There are many different types of Bluetooth devices and if you’re anything like me you may also have a number of Bluetooth headphones.
When you first pair a new Bluetooth device with your Chromebook it takes anything from ten to thirty seconds for the pairing to take place. Once this is done the device will be stored under Bluetooth so you can easily connect to the device in the future.
This is great because you should not need to go through the pairing process again. You simply click on the device you want to connect, and it should then connect automatically using Bluetooth. It’s a good idea to keep your Bluetooth paired devices to a minimum. There is no point having paired devices, which you no longer use.
For example, you may have upgraded your Bluetooth headphones for a newer set. If you’ve done this and you no longer own the older pair. Then you will want to remove the old pair of headphones from your Chromebook.
HOW TO REMOVE A BLUETOOTH DEVICE YOU NO LONGER USE
Time needed: 2 minutes.
Follow the steps below to remove a paired Bluetooth device from your Chromebook:
- Go to your Bluetooth settings
Left-click on the menu at the bottom right of your Chromebook desktop. Then left-click on the small white arrow pointing down next to Bluetooth.
- Click on the Bluetooth settings cog
Left-click on the settings cog.
- Choose the device you want to remove
You will now see a list of paired Bluetooth devices. At the right of each device name, you’ll see three dots. Left-click on the three dots associated with the device you want to remove. In this example, there are two headphones paired with the Chromebook. We are removing the paired device ‘DR-BTN200’.
- Remove the device
Once you’ve clicked on the three dots you’ll see a pop-up menu. Left-click on ‘remove from list’.
- Check to see if the device is removed
Go back to your Bluetooth settings (step 1). You should now see the device is no longer showing as a paired Bluetooth device.
That’s it. You’ve now removed the Bluetooth device from your Chromebook. If you still own the device to connect it in the future you would need to go through the pairing process again.