solutions + screen caps below
Tried to find a solution to this problem reading around but no one else mentioned these so posting it here considering how easily it's fixed.
Bluetooth Device Search window doesn't display any results.
For some reason the device results are collapsed leading the user to falsely believe no devices are being detected when in fact they are. Simply stretch the window vertically to see the results.
No Bluetooth icon under System Settings
** Missing package seems to resolve this with below command:
sudo apt-get install switchboard-plug-bluetooth
FYI: Installed packages "blueman" and "tlp" trying to resolve this but ended up removing them in the end and all works without them.
Poor bluetooth audio quality with headphones/speakers**
Easily solved by updating audio settings. By default the audio settings are set to Mono. Under "Sound Settings / Mode" drop down menu select "High Fidelity.."
Audio Quality Settings
Unable to post 3rd screen cap so...