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We do not enable Bluetooth per default, as it would be a security risk, and causing more power use also.

install needed stuff:

sudo pacman -S --needed bluez bluez-utils

graphical GUIS to configure and manage bluetooth:

blueberry (gtk) [recommended for XFCE]
bluedevil (qt)
blueman (gtk)

Big ones like KDE/plasma and GNOME ship their own Bluetooth GUI inside settings.

to use Bluetooth you will mainly need to enable it per default to start on every boot, or start it for the current session to use it only once:

sudo systemctl start bluetooth –> start till next reboot/power off system

sudo systemctl enable bluetooth –> enable to start on booting the machine (permanent)

to make use of it without the need to restart first start the service and then enable (use both commands).

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