Pairing Bluetooth devices has never been seamless in Windows. You always needed a series of clicks to pair the device which can be exhausting at times. Well, not anymore. Microsoft has started rolling out its updated Swift Pair feature in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18985.
For the uninitiated, Swift Pair is a feature introduced by Microsoft back in 2018 as a method to quickly connect with nearby Bluetooth devices. With the latest upgrade, Microsoft has made it even more intuitive and effortless. In the new implementation, a notification will appear prompting you to connect your Bluetooth device with the PC and guess what, the entire pairing process happens right from the notification and you will not be redirected to the settings app. Pretty cool, right?
You can either connect the Bluetooth device to your PC or dismiss the notification if you think the prompt was a mistake. The notification also lets you know the kind of Bluetooth device which is being connected. Take a look at the below GIF posted by Microsoft to view the feature in action.
The enhanced Swift Pair, however, is limited to Surface accessories as of now. This includes Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, Surface Precision Mouse, Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse, Surface Mobile Mouse, Microsoft Arc Mouse, Surface Arc Mouse, and Surface Headphones.
If you’re one of the Windows 10 Insiders with a Surface accessory who is unable to make Swift Pair work, don’t worry. The Redmond giant has stated that the new Swift Pair has been rolled out only to 50% of the Insiders as of now.
Apart from Swift Pair, the new Insider build comes with improved Snip & Sketch that now supports single-window mode & zoom capabilities, and a lot of general improvements and bug fixes.
So, are you excited for this new Swift Pair feature? Let us know in the comments.