Connect to Bluetooth and USB-C devices

Pair Bluetooth devices

Pair a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard with HoloLens, then use them to interact with holograms and to type anywhere you'd use the holographic keyboard.

Classes of Bluetooth devices supported by HoloLens 2:

  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Bluetooth audio output (A2DP) devices

Classes of Bluetooth devices supported by HoloLens (1st gen):

  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • HoloLens (1st gen) clicker

Note

Other types of Bluetooth devices, such as speakers, headsets, smartphones, and game pads, may appear as available in HoloLens settings, but aren't supported on HoloLens (1st gen). Learn more.

Pair a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse

  1. Turn on your keyboard or mouse and make it discoverable. The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. To learn how to do this, check the device or visit the manufacturer's website.

  2. Use the bloom gesture (HoloLens (1st gen) or the start gesture (HoloLens 2) to go to Start, then select Settings.

  3. Select Devices and make sure that Bluetooth is on. When you see the device name, select Pair and follow the instructions.

Pair the clicker

Applies to HoloLens (1st gen) only.

  1. Use the bloom gesture to go to Start, then select Settings.

  2. Select Devices and make sure that Bluetooth is on.

  3. Use the tip of a pen to press and hold the clicker's pairing button until the status light blinks white. Make sure to hold the button down until the light starts blinking. Where's the pairing button?

  4. On the pairing screen, select Clicker > Pair.

Connect USB-C devices

Applies to HoloLens 2 only.

HoloLens 2 lets you connect a wide range of USB-C devices.

HoloLens 2 supports the following devices classes:

  • Mass storage devices (such as thumb drives)
  • Ethernet adapters (including ethernet with charging)
  • USB-C to 3.5mm digital audio adapters
  • USB-C digital audio headsets (including headset adapters with charging)
  • Wired mouse
  • Wired keyboard
  • Combination PD hubs (USB A + PD charging)

Connect to Miracast

Use Miracast by opening the Start menu and selecting the display icon or saying "Connect" while gazing at the Start menu. Choose an available device from the list that appears and complete pairing to begin projection.