When I boot my laptop, Bluetooth is on by default:

bluetooth on upon startup

Is it possible to set it to instead be off when I start up my laptop?:

bluetooth off


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At @Life's suggestion, I checked out this post. The solution was quite easy and worked like a charm (Thanks, @Life!). In the terminal, I typed sudo nano /etc/rc.local which opened that file in the nano text editor. Then, above the exit 0 line, I added rfkill block bluetooth, like so:

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After saving and exiting nano (Ctrl-X, Y, Enter), then restarting my computer to test it out, bluetooth is no longer on by default.

  • This also works with scrach-text-editor, if someone likes to use Scratch instead Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 9:06

You can disable the Bluetooth service.

sudo systemctl stop bluetooth
sudo systemctl disable bluetooth

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