This sounds like bug 1738838. Please have a look at the video there and tell us if you agree.
** Package changed: bluez (Ubuntu) => gnome-shell (Ubuntu) ** Changed in: gnome-shell (Ubuntu) Status: New => Incomplete -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to gnome-shell in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1748828 Title: Bluetooth states off in systray while on Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu: Incomplete Bug description: The bluetooth indicator suggest that bluetooth is disabled (turned off) while this is not the case. See screenshot 1. Only after opening the bluetooth toggle, you can see the actual correct action: turn off. See screenshot 2. As far as I can remember, this behaviour has been introduced on 17.10. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/1748828/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp