The Samsung Galaxy S8 first came to market, there were many owners who complained of a issues regarding bluetooth connectivity. Since then a number of patches and updates have been released and many of the problems have been resolved. If you are unlucky enough to still be suffering from such issues, we explain some methods you could try that might help.
Bluetooth connection Issues
First, you should try to troubleshoot the problem. Follow these steps to do this
- Ensure Wi-Fi is off. When it is off, try to reset bluetooth.
- Go to Settings, then find Bluetooth and remove all pairings. Try to get a connection again after doing this to see if it worked.
- Turn off all apps that make use of bluetooth, then try to connect.
In most cases, turning off bluetooth apps will solve most issues. Otherwise, you can follow these steps to delete the cache.
- Go to Settings and then find and select the Application Manager.
- Swipe left to find the Bluetooth option.
- Now tap Clear cache. After you have done that also select Clear data.
- Once these steps are complete, reboot the phone and try to connect again.
This should work for most users that get this far. If it does not work, try these final steps:
- Start with the phone powered off.
- Hold volume up with home and power, all at the same time. The S8 logo should appear in a different start up process.
- Tap Wipe cache partition within the recovery menu. In this menu the volume controls are used to move up and down. The Power button is used to select.
- Once the operation is complete, reboot the phone.
You should see a significant improvement. If not, it might be necessary for you to see a specialist technician. If it is an official Samsung repair station, they may be able to offer a certain repair, or provide an alternative device that functions properly. Your bluetooth system could be defective to the point that it is unusable.
Bluetooth connectivity issues are common in all types of modern car designs. It can prove beneficial if you try and connect to a variety of bluetooth devices instead of the same one over and over. This way you will be able to identify if it is your phone causing the issue or the other device. If you can connect to other devices but not the one you want, your phone is obviously not the problem.