How to Fix Bluetooth Not Working Problem in Kali Linux


If you’re experiencing issues with your Bluetooth toggle button returning to Off, or not displaying anything inside the Bluetooth window, there are a few potential solutions. First, try restarting your device. If that doesn’t work, try resetting your network settings. If you’re still having issues,then try this.

Enable/Activate Bluetooth Manually in Terminal

Step 1: Check if you have Bluetooth installed in your Kali machine via ‘apt’

apt show bluetooth
apt show bluetooth

Install bluetooth Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install bluetooth using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install bluetooth

Step 2: Check the Status of Bluetooth as a Service

systemctl status bluetooth

Here, we are looking for an ‘active’ status in the results of the above command. We have

Active: inactive (dead)

Step 3: Activating Bluetooth

systemctl start bluetooth

Step 4: Check the Status of Bluetooth now

systemctl status bluetooth
systemctl status bluetooth,

We get active (running)


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