Applies to

Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3.

Applies to

Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3.

Applies to

Surface RT, Surface 2.

Operating system:

Add a Bluetooth device

You can connect devices that use Bluetooth wireless technology—such as phones and wireless headsets, mice and keyboards—to your Surface.


Here’s how to connect (or pair) a Bluetooth® device with your Surface:

Step 1:  Turn on the Bluetooth device and make it discoverable.
To learn how to do this, check the info that came with your Bluetooth device or go to the manufacturer’s website.
Step 2:  Go to Start Windows logo, and select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth.
Step 3:  Under Manage Bluetooth devices, make sure the slider is set to On, and wait while Windows searches for Bluetooth devices.
Step 4:  In the list of Bluetooth devices, select the device you want to pair with your Surface, and select Pair.
Step 5:  Follow the on-screen instructions to finish pairing your device.
If the accessory requires a passcode (sometimes called a pairing code), you’ll be prompted for it. If you don’t know the passcode, check the info that came with your device or the manufacturer’s website.
Notes
  • For info on how to pair Surface Pen with your Surface Pro 3 or Surface 3, see Using Surface Pen.
  • When pairing a phone, make sure your phone is unlocked and showing the Bluetooth settings screen.
  • If Windows doesn’t find your device, see Troubleshoot Bluetooth devices.
  • If you add a Bluetooth keyboard, you can disable your Surface Cover by folding it back or removing it.

Compatibility

Surface Pro models and Surface 3 are compatible with devices that are certified for Windows 10. To check the compatibility of your Bluetooth device, see the Windows Compatibility Center .


Add a Bluetooth device

You can connect devices that use Bluetooth® wireless technology such as phones, wireless headsets, and wireless mice and keyboards to your Surface.


Here’s how to connect (also called pair) a Bluetooth device with your Surface:

Step 1:  Turn on the Bluetooth device and make it discoverable.
To learn how to do this, check the info that came with your Bluetooth device or the manufacturer’s website.
Step 2:  On the Start screen, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and tap Settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the bottom-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up and click Settings.)
Step 3:  Tap or click Change PC Settings, tap or click PC and devices, then tap or click Bluetooth.
Step 4:  Make sure Bluetooth is turned on, and wait while Windows searches for Bluetooth devices.
Step 5:  Follow the on-screen instructions to finish pairing your device.
If the accessory requires a passcode (sometimes called a pairing code), you’ll be prompted for it. If you don’t know the passcode, check the info that came with your device or the manufacturer’s website.
Notes
  • For info on how to pair Surface Pen with your Surface Pro 3 or Surface 3, see Using Surface Pen.
  • When pairing a phone, make sure your phone is unlocked and showing the Bluetooth settings screen.
  • If Windows doesn’t find your device, see Troubleshoot Bluetooth devices.
  • If you add a Bluetooth keyboard, you can disable your Surface Cover by folding it back or removing it.

Compatibility

Surface RT and Surface 2 are compatible with devices that are certified for Windows RT 8.1. Surface Pro models and Surface 3 are compatible with devices that are certified for Windows 8.1. To check the compatibility of your Bluetooth device, see the Windows Compatibility Center.


Add a Bluetooth device

You can connect devices that use Bluetooth® wireless technology such as phones, wireless headsets, and wireless mice and keyboards to your Surface.


Here’s how to connect (also called pair) a Bluetooth device with your Surface:

Step 1:  Turn on the Bluetooth device and make it discoverable.
To learn how to do this, check the info that came with your Bluetooth device or the manufacturer’s website.
Step 2:  On the Start screen, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and tap Settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the bottom-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up and click Settings.)
Step 3:  Tap or click Change PC Settings, tap or click PC and devices, then tap or click Bluetooth.
Step 4:  Make sure Bluetooth is turned on, and wait while Windows searches for Bluetooth devices.
Step 5:  Follow the on-screen instructions to finish pairing your device.
If the accessory requires a passcode (sometimes called a pairing code), you’ll be prompted for it. If you don’t know the passcode, check the info that came with your device or the manufacturer’s website.
Notes
  • For info on how to pair Surface Pen with your Surface Pro 3 or Surface 3, see Using Surface Pen.
  • When pairing a phone, make sure your phone is unlocked and showing the Bluetooth settings screen.
  • If Windows doesn’t find your device, see Troubleshoot Bluetooth devices.
  • If you add a Bluetooth keyboard, you can disable your Surface Cover by folding it back or removing it.

Compatibility

Surface RT and Surface 2 are compatible with devices that are certified for Windows RT 8.1. Surface Pro models and Surface 3 are compatible with devices that are certified for Windows 8.1. To check the compatibility of your Bluetooth device, see the Windows Compatibility Center.