Manjaro Linux

How to restart Bluetooth in Manjaro Linux

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a situation when the Bluetooth in your Manjaro Linux fails to connect to a pair of headphones? In such a case, you may think that restarting the system is the only solution. Similar to other wireless technologies, Bluetooth can encounter problems related to connection and pairing to any device. However, resetting the Bluetooth service can fix these kinds of issues.

There exist two different methods for restarting Bluetooth in Linux-based systems. You can utilize either the Manjaro Linux terminal or its Graphical User Interface for this purpose. This post will demonstrate both methods for restarting the Bluetooth service. So, let’s start!

How to restart Bluetooth in Manjaro Linux using terminal

Before using Bluetooth on your Manjaro Linux system, you have to start and enable the “Bluetooth” service. For this purpose, press “CTRL+ALT+T” to open up your system terminal and then execute the below-given commands:

$ sudo systemctl start bluetooth.service

$ sudo systemctl enable bluetooth.service

After starting and enabling the “Bluetooth” service, check out its status on your Manjaro Linux:

$ sudo systemctl status bluetooth

The below-given output declares that the “bluetooth” service is still “inactive” on our system:

To resolve the encountered issue, we will restart “Bluetooth” by utilizing the following command:

$ sudo systemctl restart bluetooth

Now, again check out your system’s Bluetooth service status:

$ sudo systemctl status bluetooth

Finally, the Bluetooth service is restarted and is now working on Manjaro:

To make your Manjaro system Bluetooth discoverable for other devices, execute this command:

$ bluetoothctl discoverable on

You can also scan for the Bluetooth devices by utilizing the below-given command:

$ bluetoothctl scan

How to restart Bluetooth in Manjaro Linux using GUI

Restarting Bluetooth using the Graphical User Interface or GUI of Manjaro Linux comprises two simple steps: turning Bluetooth off and on. In the first step, right-click on the “Bluetooth” icon, which is present at your Manjaro dock panel, and then from the pop-up menu, select the “Turn Bluetooth Off” option:

The Bluetooth icon on your system panel will now indicate that it is disabled:

Again, click on the Bluetooth Icon, and from its pop-up menu, select the “Turn Bluetooth On” option:

Congratulations! on your Manjaro Linux, the Bluetooth service is restarted:


Manjaro Linux supports many Bluetooth devices, permitting users to configure and operate them via its operating system. However, you may face some Bluetooth connectivity problems. Thus, the Bluetooth service in charge of this interoperability may need to be restarted to regain its functionality. This write-up provided you with the procedure of restarting Bluetooth in Manjaro Linux using its terminal and GUI. You can utilize any of the given methods as both of them are straightforward.

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Sharqa Hameed

I am a Linux enthusiast, I love to read Every Linux blog on the internet. I hold masters degree in computer science and am passionate about learning and teaching.