‘Check the PIN And Try Connecting Again’ Bluetooth Pairing Error On Windows 10 [FIXED]

It has been observed that when users deleted a Bluetooth device from their PC (Windows settings) and tried to add the device again using Bluetooth pairing, it just does not work. After trying to reconnect the device from the settings panel, it keeps loading forever and finally throws an error message saying “Check the PIN and try connecting again” as shown in the error notification below:

Error Notification

This error has been bugging many users online. The error itself is of an annoying and recurring nature. No matter how many times users may enter the correct WPS PIN to connect but it just does not help the situation. Please go through the details given below to find its causes and respective solutions.

What Causes Check the PIN And Try Connecting Again Bluetooth Pairing Error?

We have listed down some important reasons behind this error after reviewing the user’s feedback and technical authorities. The list is as follows:

  • Disabled Bluetooth Option: This kind of problem typically occurs when you’ve disabled the Bluetooth option. As device pairing does not complete because it cannot find any Bluetooth connection so it returns the error.
  • Airplane Mode Is On: When you enable Airplane mode, it disables all radios on the device such as cellular, WiFi, NFC, and Bluetooth which may cause the error.
  • Improper Pairing: It’s been studied that error may arise due to some device driver error or some other device unpairing issues. When the device gets unpaired due to a hardware or software problem, it may lead to the error under consideration.

Solution 1: Add Device Using Device Pairing Wizard

It is an alternative way to add a Bluetooth device to your PC devices list. It has been reported to be a solution for many users online since when you pair your Bluetooth device from Device Pairing Wizard, it first resets any previous Bluetooth connection establishment between your PC and the device itself, and then initiates a new connection which nullifies the possibility of an error. Follow the steps given below to use Device Pairing Wizard:

  1. Press Windows + R keys together on your keyboard. This will open Run dialog box.
    Opening Run Dialog Box
  2. Type devicepairingwizard and click OK. This will open a window that enables a user to connect other devices with a PC i.e. controller, webcam, keyboard, etc. Wait for devices to appear, usually takes a few seconds.
    Opening Device Pairing Wizard
  3. Select the Bluetooth device which you want to add and click Next to continue.
  4. In some cases, it will ask for a WPS PIN to enter. Click or enter a code, type the numeric code quickly (available on your wireless device i.e. keyboard) and press Enter to initiatee the pairing process.
    Entering WPS PIN
  5. Wait for some time until the pairing process gets completed. Once it’s done, you will see the Bluetooth device successfully paired with your PC. This should fix your problem.

Solution 2: Delete Files Under Addrs

As discussed previously, this problem mainly occurs when the user is trying to add the device that was deleted previously from PC devices. Technical reasoning would be the old connectivity address between the device and PC still remains which is prohibiting a new connection establishment. This problem can be fixed by deleting corrupted connection addresses under Addrs in Windows Registry Editor, follow the steps given below:

  1. Press Windows + R keys together on your keyboard. This will open Run dialog box.
  2. Type Regedit and click OK. This will open the Windows Registry Editor.
    Opening Windows Registry Editor
  3. Copy-paste the following location address in the address bar and press Enter. This will help you navigate to the concerned folder i.e. Addrs.
    Computer\HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Bluetooth\ExceptionDB\Addrs
    Navigating to Addrs Directory
  4. Delete the folder(s) under Addrs.
    Deleting Folder(s) Under Addrs
  5. Try pairing your Bluetooth device again, a new WPS PIN will be generated. Quickly type the WPS PIN and press Enter. This will finally fix your problem.
Kevin Arrows
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