Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is an excellent machine just like its predecessor. Unfortunately just like the first generation Yoga it has an annoying flaw in wireless connectivity that is yet to be fixed.
First generation Yoga convertibles had a tendency to drop WiFi connetions or have poor conniption quality. Eventually it seems to be fixed via software update. Second generation Yoga convertible didn’t have WiFi issues but is plagued by Bluetooth connectivity problems.
Bluetooth devices such as keyboard and mice keep disconnecting spontaneously and sometimes Bluetooth adapter quits working altogether. Although it is up to Intel and Lenovo to provide the ultimate fix in the form of software update (for it is for sure a software problem in Bluetooth driver) there are some workaround that might make life bearable for Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro owners with bluetooth accessories.
- Make sure that your bluetooth drivers are up to date. Intel and Lenovo claim that they have addressed some of the problems. So updating a driver shouldn’t make things worse at least
- If your bluetooth mouse stops responding, try Alt-Tab switching between metro and desktop applications. Often this would restore life to the mouse pointer
- If your Windows 8.1 bluetooth settings are gone altogether, then bluetooth adapter has quit working. Rebooting the computer may or may not fix it. If you open Windows device manager you may see a failed device with comment “Descriptor request failed”. Rebooting the machine will not fix this issue. To fix – follow these steps:
- select the failed device in Device Manager
- in the “View” menu, select “View by connection”
- Go up two levels from the failed bluetooth adapter and right click on USB host controller device.
- Disable and then enable the host controller back. You should now have your bluetooth back
- Playing with power management options might also help according to some users.