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  • 30/10/2022

Hate Windows 11's Bluetooth interface? It's about to get better

Tired of the Windows 11 Bluetooth interface? Good news: Windows Insider Preview Build 22563 improves how Bluetooth devices are displayed on the Windows taskbar. You’ll now see a new interactive overview of battery life every time you mouse over the Bluetooth icon, along with options for connecting Bluetooth devices.

Hate Windows 11's Bluetooth interface? It's about to get better

As TechRadar notes, Windows has had a Bluetooth icon in the Taskbar since Windows XP 2001 that displayed options for available devices and a link to Bluetooth Settings in the Control Panel. It's fine, but it's also over two decades old, and it's nice to see Microsoft getting with the times and making it easier to see an overview of Bluetooth devices paired to your PC without having to leave the app or the desktop.

Tony Polanco

Tony is a computing writer at Tom’s Guide covering laptops, tablets, Windows, and iOS. During his off-hours, Tony enjoys reading comic books, playing video games, reading speculative fiction novels, and spending too much time on Twitter. His non-nerdy pursuits involve attending Hard Rock/Heavy Metal concerts and going to NYC bars with friends and colleagues. His work has appeared in publications such as Laptop Mag, PC Mag, and various independent gaming sites.