Recently, more and more owners of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus complained about Bluetooth connectivity issues. Despite the popularity that these two models enjoy, the flagships still pose some challenges that the manufacturer rushes to fix as soon as they are reported.
Nevertheless, these Galaxy S8 Bluetooth problems haven’t received any official solution so far, which is why we decided to investigate and come up with some practical things you can try. First, let’s see if you’ve noticed the connectivity issues in the same context as the majority of other users.
Galaxy S8 Bluetooth connectivity is known to fail when using it inside a car. Various owners of Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Tesla, BMW and other brands have tried to connect an S8 or an S8+ Plus to their cars without success.
If it happened to you too, no matter the type of car you are driving, the following simple tweaks might allow you to finally connect your smartphone to your car via Bluetooth.
Try to clear the cache
The cache is where everything that runs on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus stores pieces of information for later reference and for allowing the device to switch faster between apps. Clearing the cache is a common strategy every time you want to free some memory or fix a malfunctioning app, like in this case. When you clear the cache, you are also clearing all the Bluetooth data that may be stored on your smartphone’s cache memory and preventing the current connectivity.
This guide on how to clear the cache on Galaxy S8 will show you exactly what you need to do. Shortly put, you will have to:
- Tap on the App icon available on the Home screen;
- Tap on the Settings icon;
- Browse until you find and open the Application Manager;
- In the newly launched app swipe left or right to display All Tabs;
- Tap on Bluetooth;
- Select the option that will stop it forcefully;
- Tap on Clear the cache;
- Tap on Clear the Bluetooth data;
- Tap on OK;
- Restart your smartphone.
After you have cleared the cache and data, try to reconnect the Bluetooth at your car and see if it works.
If the problem persists, you can try to fix Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus Bluetooth issues by performing a wipe cache partition. This method is different than the first one because it isn’t performed from an application, but from the Recovery Mode.
So, now you will have to start your Galaxy S8 into Recovery Mode and, from there, wipe cache partition. Once you’re done with all that, try to connect the Bluetooth of your smartphone with the one of another device in range. This time, the problem will go away.