How to View and Remove Devices in Windows 10

By Ciprian Adrian Rusen

Windows 10 lets you add quite a few different kinds of devices to your computer. From mouses to printers, you can add just about anything to help you interact with Windows 10.

View a list of your devices

Windows 10 offers you several lists of devices:

  • All devices that are connected to your computer

  • Installed printers and scanners

  • Available Bluetooth devices in your area (if your device has Bluetooth)

To view the devices available in Windows 10 follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click Devices.

    The settings related to devices are shown.

  3. Click Connected Devices.

    A list appears showing all the devices that are connected to your Windows 10 computer or device.

  4. Click Bluetooth, if it’s available.

    You see a list of Bluetooth devices that are available in the area. They may or may not be connected to your computer.

  5. Click Printers & Scanners.

    A list appears showing all the printers and scanners that are installed on your computer.

  6. Close Settings.

    A list with connected devices in Windows 10.

    A list with connected devices in Windows 10.

Remove installed devices

If you no longer need to use a device, you can remove it. When you do so, your Windows 10 computer can’t interact with the device until you connect and install it again. Here’s how to remove connected devices from Windows 10:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click Devices.

    The settings for devices appear.

  3. Click the device type you want to remove (Connected Devices, Bluetooth, or Printers & Scanners).

    The list of devices appears.

  4. Click the device that you want to remove to select it.

  5. Click Remove Device.

  6. Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove this device.

  7. Close Settings.

    Selecting a device for removal.

    Selecting a device for removal.