I just noticed that the Bluetooth icon is missing in the tray icons and the Settings app. How can I get it back?

  • Please execute this command in your terminal, sudo apt-get install switchboard-plug-bluetooth
    – Hasan
    Dec 26, 2018 at 9:27
  • It tells me that switchboard-plug-bluetooth is already the newest version (2.1.2+r220~ubuntu5.0.1). Dec 26, 2018 at 10:23
  • Do you have wingpanel-indicator-ayatana installed? Does the icon missing only? (do you have bluetooth but no icon? If yes please log out and log in again if this resolve the issue)
    – Hasan
    Dec 26, 2018 at 11:21
  • 1. Yes I have that installed. 2. I said on my post that both the tray icon AND the Settings option went missing. Meaning, it's completely inaccessible for me. 3. I have logged out and restarted countless times Dec 26, 2018 at 14:08
  • I don't have a blank icon forBluetooth, there's no "gap" between where it used to be. It's completely unavailable. Dec 26, 2018 at 14:09

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I figured it out!

I totally ruled this out because I didn't think it would be at all related but when I turned off my WiFi (because I moved to a wired connection) it disabled Bluetooth along with it. I enabled WiFi again and restarted and Bluetooth is back.

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    oh,glad to know your problem is solved.
    – Hasan
    Dec 28, 2018 at 4:19

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