Prevent Bluetooth Power Saving from Disconnecting Peripherals

I was having issues with my Logitech MX Anywhere mouse on a Windows 10 notebook. The mouse would lose connection momentarily and there would be a noticeable lag before the computer and mouse would reconnect, annoying.

I struggled to find the root cause of this issue for some time. But, eventually nailed it to the aggressive power savings of Windows 10. There are options to turn this feature off.

If you have updated drivers, the next step is to check the power settings for the Bluetooth Chipset in your computer, in my case Intel Wireless Bluetooth.

Right-click and select Properties.

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Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) Properties 
General Advanced Diver Details Events 
Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 
Device type 
Manufacturer 
Device status 
Intel Corporation 
Port #0007Hub #0001 
This device is working properly 
Change settings

If you aren’t an admin, click Change settings and enter administrator credentials.

Click the Power Management tab.

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Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) Properties 
General Advanced Diver Details Events 
Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) 
Power Management 
Allow the computer to tum off this device to save power 
Alo*' this device to wake the computer

Deselect the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power check box. This feature can be overly aggressive in how Operating System (OS) and the Device Drivers management the power of the device.

Click OK to apply the changes.

Your Bluetooth mouse should not disconnect from the computer due to power aggressive power management any more.

Happy computing.

Mar 31st, 2020 • Posted in Microsoft, Windows
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