Bluetooth has become ubiquitous in most Windows users’ lives. Every time you want to connect your earbuds, music system, Bluetooth keyboard, or fitness tracker, you use Bluetooth.
Occasionally, Bluetooth will run into issues such as not being available or not working. This means that you can’t use Bluetooth-paired devices on your Acer Predator Helios 300.
How do you remedy this problem? This guide has quick fixes to remedy Acer Predator Helios 300 Bluetooth Not Working.
It could be any of these reasons:
- Outdated Bluetooth drivers
- Disabled Bluetooth
- The two pairing devices are too far from each other
- Missing Bluetooth Icon
- Power Saving Options are Turning Off Your Bluetooth
The fix that applies to your laptop depends on the Bluetooth problem. Some of these fixes include:
Update Bluetooth Drivers
Consider updating Bluetooth drivers if your Acer Predator Helios 300 can’t discover the other Bluetooth devices even when both devices are turned on.
Typically, your laptop should automatically update these drivers during routine Windows updates.
You can also update manually by:
- Access Device Manager
- Select the Bluetooth icon to access the drivers
- Scroll down to faulty Bluetooth device drivers that you intend to update
- Select the drivers and right-click
- Select Update Drivers
- A window should appear with two options
- Choose the first option to update the drivers automatically or the second option if you’ve downloaded the drivers from Acer’s website
The automatic update option will either update the drivers or confirm that your Acer Predator Helios 300 has the latest drivers.
If it’s the latter, you can click on the link “Search for updated drivers” It will search for these drivers on Windows update. If it finds any, it will proceed to auto-download and driver installation. Once complete, reboot your laptop.
Confirm That Bluetooth Is Turned On
It’s not uncommon for users to try to pair or connect Bluetooth devices without checking whether both devices have Bluetooth turned on.
Start by checking whether your Bluetooth device is turned on. If not, enable the Bluetooth mode and try connecting again.
Also, check if Bluetooth is enabled on your Acer Predator Helios 300. Follow the steps outlined below:
- Check if Airplane mode is active
- Access device Settings>Network & Internet
- Open Airplane Mode and turn it off if it’s on
- Return to Settings and access Devices then Bluetooth & other Devices
- Open Bluetooth and turn it off then on
- Once it’s on, disconnect the paired device and try connecting again
Similarly, you can access the action center on your bottom right next to the date and time. Search for the Bluetooth icon and check whether it’s turned on and connected.
If it reads “Not Connected,” try refreshing the connection.
Bring the Device Close To Your Acer Predator
Bluetooth devices have a range that restricts how far away each device can be before the connection fails.
For example, if the range is 20 feet and your laptop is 25 feet from the connected device, don’t expect the connection to be stable or functional.
Remedy this by bringing the devices closer for a more stable connection.
Fix Missing Bluetooth Icon
If the icon isn’t visible in your taskbar, select Show hidden icons. The Bluetooth icon should be there; if not, check the notification area. If you can’t find it:
- Open the search box and type “Bluetooth and other device settings”
- Open and scroll to “More Bluetooth options”
- Under the options tab, tick “Show Bluetooth icon in the notification area”
- Select Ok and check if the icon is visible in the notification area
Access Bluetooth Support Service
Check if this service is stopped or disabled as it affects the discovery and association of Bluetooth devices. To confirm if the service is running, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + R
- Type “services.MSC” in the dialog box and hit enter
- The services window will pop. Scroll to Bluetooth Support Service and right-click
- Open properties and check if the startup type is set as “Automatic”
- If not, select “Automatic,” hit start, and apply
Charge Your Devices
Your Acer Predator Helios 300 could be turning off Bluetooth to save power. Charging both devices can disable the power-saving modes; thus, allowing for connectivity.
Disconnect and Rediscover Devices
If your devices are connected but can’t share data, consider disconnecting the devices. Once complete, try rediscovering them, pair, and connect. Restarting the process might solve your connectivity issues.
Unplug Your Laptop
Unplug your laptop from power and disconnect the battery. Do this after you’ve saved anything you were working on. Leave it in this state, reconnect the battery, and plug in the power supply.
Try reconnecting your Bluetooth devices to test if they’re working.
Some claim that this can fix issues such as Acer Predator Helios 300 Bluetooth not working.
If these fixes don’t work, try disconnecting all paired devices, especially if you don’t use them. Try reconnecting your laptop and the Bluetooth. If it doesn’t work, contact your Acer for further support.