The reasons why both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are widely appreciated are almost endless. As expected, there are also a couple of issues that users report and that would cause annoyance every now and then. The real problems are, however, when Samsung seems to ignore those malfunctions without formulating any official opinion or guidance for the signaled issues.
Our today’s topic of discussion is the commonly debated “device won’t unpair”. Part of a larger topic, the Bluetooth problems on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, this one doesn’t refer to trying to connect two devices via Bluetooth, but rather to trying to disconnect them. And from all the different contexts you may encounter, we’ve selected the one that involves your smartphone and your car…
Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, BMW, Tesla, Mazda, Volkswagen, Ford, GM and many other cars, when paired with Samsung’s latest flagship via Bluetooth, could cause some trouble right in the end, when you’re trying to unpair the two parts.
As previously suggested, the manufacturer hasn’t provided any fixes or special tips in this category. The practice has taught us a couple of saving tricks that you might want to try as soon as possible.
If you can’t unpair your smartphone, you will have to clear the cache. Both methods will be presented below, though we need to specify, in advance, that there are two different types of cache that need to be cleared, in this particular order:
- The Bluetooth cache and data;
- The system cache.
The first one is a simple succession of navigational steps through the settings of Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The second one is a more complicated process that will involve booting into Recovery Mode and performing a so-called wipe cache partition. Before we move on to the actual steps, however, let’s pause for a second on this whole idea of cache…
What is the cache and why does your smartphone need it?
Cache is a short-term memory that smartphones use to store data that will be required only during the functioning of those apps. To make things work smoother, to help switch from one app to another much easier, the cache is working in the background and helps your apps and your system perform better. As suggested, each app has its own cache and the operating system the same.
Clearing the cache is one of the first things to try when a particular app or service isn’t working properly. Most issues disappear right after that, so read this guide on how to clear the cache right away!
Now let us pinpoint some basic steps.
To clear the Bluetooth cache and data on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus…
- Navigate to Settings >> Application Manager;
- Access the ALL tab of the Application Manager and tap on the Bluetooth;
- Select the Force Stop option;
- Clear the Bluetooth Cache;
- Clear the Bluetooth Data;
- Tap on OK and restart the device.
When clearing the Bluetooth cache didn’t work…
- Access the Recovery Mode;
- Use the wipe cache partition option;
- Reboot your device in the normal functioning mode;
- Try to pair and then unpair your phone with another Bluetooth device in range.
These final steps are normally guaranteed to solve any Bluetooth malfunctions on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus devices.