Connect Bluetooth Devices

Parallels Desktop lets you connect Bluetooth devices directly to Windows.

Before connecting a Bluetooth device, Bluetooth must be enabled.

To enable Bluetooth:

  1. If Bluetooth is turned off in Mac OS X, turn it on. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences and click Bluetooth. Then select On.
  2. In Parallels Desktop, start Windows if it isn't already started.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click the Parallels icon in the menu bar and choose Configure.
    • If the Parallels Desktop menu bar is visible at the top of the screen, choose Actions > Configure.
  4. Click Hardware and click USB & Bluetooth in the sidebar.
  5. Select Bluetooth devices.

Once you've enabled Bluetooth, you can pair Bluetooth devices with your computer and they'll work with both Windows and Mac OS X. For instructions on pairing a Bluetooth device with your computer, see the documentation that came with the device.

In Windows 7, you can send a file to a paired Bluetooth device that's capable of receiving files by right-clicking the file and choosing Send to > Bluetooth.

Besides Windows, you can connect Bluetooth devices to any guest operating systems (Linux or Mac OS X) that support USB Bluetooth adapters.