It’s a painful problem, we know. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 are such a cool smartphone and you were already used to making all kinds of experiments, connecting it to all kinds of devices and making the best of everything that it has to offer. Everything except for the Bluetooth connection, something that many of our readers and all kinds of users complain about. If you can’t link the phone with your car’s system via Bluetooth, you’re not alone.
It isn’t about your car, that’s for sure – Tesla, Audi, Mazda, Volkswagen, BMW, GM, Nissan Ford, Mazda and many other cars will fail in doing so, according to their owners. What’s worse, Samsung hasn’t approached this widely debated problem in any way so far. So, we have no officially known software or hardware bug that we can blame. We can only make assumptions and try different things about it.
You’ll encounter this topic on numerous forums and specialty websites all over the web. The solutions aren’t particularly sophisticated, neither extremely diversified, which is why the topic of how to clear the cache will come up often. Apparently, this strategy works best because the essential role of the cache memory is directly connected to how your smartphone tries to connect to another device. Switching from one app to another smoothly is what the cache should ensure. If your Bluetooth cache and data are off track, it makes sense that you clear the cache and you clear your connectivity problems. More about it, coming up next.
Handle the Note 8 and Note 9 Bluetooth issues in Recovery Mode
If you still cannot use the Bluetooth connection, you might have to leave the normal running mode and make the device boot into Recovery Mode. Once in there, you will see an option labeled as Wipe Cache Partition that, if you use it, might easily fix the connectivity errors. Follow the links inscribed above to gain access to more detailed instructions on how to do all that. For now, if you’re interested mostly in a schematic presentation, read the steps from below.
Fix the Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 Bluetooth problems with these steps:
- Unlock the device and head to the Home Screen;
- Select the App icon and access the settings;
- Browse for the entry labeled as Application Manager;
- Swipe right/left (whatever will work) to make it to the All Tabs section;
- Select the Bluetooth option listed in there;
- Select to forcefully stop it;
- Clear the Bluetooth cache;
- Clear the Bluetooth data;
- Confirm with the OK button;
- Restart the smartphone.
When the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 is back and running, try to connect it to your car or to any other nearby device via the Bluetooth to see how it goes.