So far, Samsung hasn’t officially reported any software or hardware bug on this topic. Consequently, there’s no official solution for this problem either, since the manufacturer didn’t acknowledge it. Nevertheless, there are some Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus users who complained about not being able to connect their smartphones to other devices that support Bluetooth.
Most often, the Galaxy S8 Bluetooth issues seem to trigger when trying to connect the device to a car’s Bluetooth device. Whether it was a BMW or a Mercedes, an Audi or a Volkswagen, a Nissan or a Mazda, a Toyota, Volvo or GM – in any of these cars, there were people who couldn’t connect their Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphones via Bluetooth. That can’t be an accident and it certainly deserves our attention.
No matter the context where you experienced this Bluetooth issue, the solution that we would recommend you implies clearing the cache memory of your device. We’ve talked about it in one of our previous articles. If you want to find a detailed guide on how to clear the cache, check this one.
By performing this action, the temporarily stored data on your phone will be removed and you should be able to switch between apps more easily.
But in this article, we are going to show you two different methods for making things work as they should. Aside from the already suggested solution, you might also have to wipe the cache partition. Read on, and you’ll find out what you have to do.
How to clear Bluetooth data and cache in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus
In a nutshell, approach the problem by clearing cache and data and then try to connect your devices once again. Follow these steps:
- Tap on the Apps icon from the Home screen;
- Go to Settings;
- Select the Application Manager function;
- Swipe either left or right, to display All Tabs;
- Select the Bluetooth option;
- Select to forcefully stop it;
- Clear the cache;
- Select the option that says clear Bluetooth data;
- Tap on OK to confirm the command;
- Restart the device.
After the smartphone reboots, try to connect it again and see if your Bluetooth connection is working.
How to fix Galaxy S8 Bluetooth issues in recovery mode
An alternative solution to your problem is to wipe cache partition by entering the recovery mode. If you’ve been reading our articles lately, you already know what these two processes imply. Otherwise, follow the links, to either learn or refresh your memory. After you have performed the indicated steps, try reconnecting the device.
This time, it should really work so congrats, you just fixed the Bluetooth issues on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus.