The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus phone has been plagued with Bluetooth connectivity issues, and a lot of you have been looking for solutions. It’s really frustrating when you use Bluetooth connected headphones in your car and they continually drop the connection, or won’t connect at all. Some readers have complained about not being able to pair the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus phone with any Bluetooth device. For some, it appears that Bluetooth works just fine, pairing up and remaining connected like it should.
There are several possible causes for the various Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Bluetooth connectivity issues. Therefore, it is necessary to figure out what the exact problem is so it can be properly resolved. Sometimes, it can be the device you are trying to pair with your phone rather than the phone itself. Bugs in apps, operating system glitches, and physical damage to the phone or the device you want to pair can cause problems with Bluetooth. There are some solutions that are relatively easy to try and may fix your Bluetooth problem.
As you continue to troubleshoot what’s wrong with your Bluetooth, you will find it gets more difficult and complex. Before jumping into the middle of the most difficult troubleshooting techniques, simply try to pair your Bluetooth device with another smartphone. If it pairs up just fine, use it for a bit to see if the device loses its connection. If, after several minutes of operation, the device is still connected without any issues, then it is safe to conclude that you will need to begin troubleshooting your phone. Just to make sure it is your phone, you can try pairing it with other Bluetooth devices to see how it works. After you have determined that your phone is the problem, it’s time to begin troubleshooting it, as outlined below.
Solutions To Fix Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Bluetooth Issues
Toggle the Bluetooth
One simple fix to try is to simply turn off the Bluetooth on your phone then turn it back on again. If you are having difficulty getting your Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Bluetooth to connect, try these steps:
- Swipe down on your Home screen to pull down the quick menu and tap the Bluetooth icon to turn it off.
- After 5 – 10 seconds, turn it back on.
- Give it some time to discover paired devices and reconnect.
Restart your device
Another easy fix is to simply restart your phone. This has the added benefits of turning everything off and clearing the operating system cache. Any bugs or other issues that were preventing your Bluetooth from connecting may be resolved upon restart. Here is how to restart your device when you are experiencing Bluetooth problems:
- Swipe down to access the Quick Settings menu. Tap the Bluetooth icon to turn it off.
- Press and hold the Power button until the power menu appears.
- Tap Restart.
- After your phone restarts, swipe down to access Quick Settings. Tap the Bluetooth icon to turn Bluetooth back on.
Give your phone a little time to connect with any paired devices. Once the device is paired, use it to make sure that the problem is fixed. If, after some time, your Bluetooth begins acting up, you will have to try the next solution.
Remove All Bluetooth Connections
Sometimes, your phone will have a list of several devices that have been paired with Bluetooth. You may need to remove all devices from this list and start over again to resolve your Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Bluetooth issues.
- Go to Settings
- Select “Bluetooth”
- Touch and hold each device name until a menu opens with the option to delete the device.
- Tap delete and confirm
- Repeat for each device until the list is empty.
- Switch off Bluetooth using the top right button on the same screen.
- Wait 5 – 10 seconds and turn your Bluetooth back on.
- Add your Bluetooth device to pair it with your phone
- Wait until Bluetooth finds the device
- Use device for a while to see it the problem develops again.
Delete Bluetooth Cache
The data for your Bluetooth is stored in a cache file. This file is a simple text file that helps your Bluetooth to operate properly. Sometimes, the cache file becomes corrupted, causing Bluetooth to malfunction. Since there is no important data stored in this file, it can be deleted. When you delete the cache file, a new one is created the next time you try to use your Bluetooth. To delete your Bluetooth cache file, just follow these steps:
- Swipe down on your screen to access the Quick Settings menu. Tap the Bluetooth icon to turn off.
- Open the Settings menu
- Select Apps
- Swipe right or left to reach the All Apps tab
- Find Bluetooth and select
- Tap on “Empty Cache”
- Wait until your phone has deleted the cache file then turn your Bluetooth back on
Wait until your Huawei P10 and P10 Plus phone connects with your Bluetooth device.
Reset To Factory Settings
If you have tried everything else, but still have trouble with your Bluetooth, a factory reset will probably fix it. Before you reset your phone, be sue to back up all your files and data. You may want to make a list of the apps you installed so you can reinstall them after the factory reset has been performed. When you start your Huawei P10 and P10 Plus phone, it will be just like it was when you first took it out of the box.\
- Open Settings
- Select “Backup and Reset”
- Select “Reset to factory settings”
Don’t do anything until your phone has deleted everything, shuts off, then restarts. Once your phone is ready, you will have to add your Bluetooth device back to your phone and pair it. Turn your Bluetooth on and wait for it to connect with your device. If the pairing works and the device is working correctly, you can restore all your files and reinstall your apps.
The solutions offered will help you fix your Huawei P10 and P10 Plus phone’s Bluetooth issues, including ones that are caused by malfunctioning apps or the Android operating system itself. If, after going through all these attempts at fixing your bluetooth, it still fails to work correctly, there may be something physically wrong with your phone.
This could be due to being dropped or otherwise damaged. At this point, the only thing left to do is to take it to a repair shop, or have it replaced by your cell phone service carrier.