Microsoft has started testing a new Bluetooth feature for Windows 10 that will be available in the next major update. Windows 10 testers can try the quicker and more convenient Bluetooth pairing in the latest Windows 10 build 17093 released earlier this week. Surface Precision Mouse is the first device enabled with streamlined pairing, meaning Windows 10 will now produce a notification to quickly connect to the mouse and pair it.
It’s far better than having to dig into settings and find the section to add a Bluetooth device, and it won’t just be supported by Surface devices. Microsoft is working with partners, including Logitech, to ensure this new streamlined Bluetooth pairing support will be available across a number of devices.
Both iOS and Android also support more convenient and faster pairing for Bluetooth devices, but Microsoft says “only certain enabled peripherals can trigger this experience” right now. “We are however looking to standardize this in the long term,” says a member of Microsoft’s Windows Bluetooth core team. Microsoft’s new Bluetooth support will be available in the next major Windows 10 update, expected to arrive in March or April.