Whether you want to use a set of headphones or to connect your smartphone to a car, you might bump into some obstacles when using a Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus. Since quite a few of our readers complained about this particular issue with the Bluetooth connection, we decided to investigate and we came up with the following solutions that you can try.
Before we proceed, we should mention that there are currently no particular indications coming from Samsung. So, while we cannot rely on an official fix from the manufacturer, all we can do is to analyze the particular contexts and troubleshoot on our own.
By now, we know that it doesn’t really matter what type of car you’re trying to connect your smartphone with. Whether it’s Mazda, Tesla or Toyota, the only common element is the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.
Step 1 – Clear the cache
If the device is the one manifesting this annoying glitch, begin by clearing its cache. Here you have a detailed guide with the exact steps for performing this action.
If you’re wondering what’s the purpose, bear in mind that the cache memory allows a better connection between the running apps. When some blockages or inconsistencies manifest on this level, it could easily affect your smartphone’s attempt to connect to a car’s Bluetooth device.
Long story short, you just need to clear the cache and the data, then try to reconnect the devices. If it’s still not working, carry on with the steps from below.
Step 2 – Clear the Bluetooth data
The steps are simple on this chapter, so you just need to:
- Tap on the App icon and from there go to Settings;
- Access the Application Manager and display All Tabs;
- Tap on the Bluetooth and select the option that will forcefully stop it;
- Clear the cache and proceed with clearing the Bluetooth data;
- Select OK and restart the device.
When back in function, it should easily connect with your car’s Bluetooth. If not…
Step 3 – Do a wipe cache partition
As a final solution, you will have to run your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus in the Recovery Mode and to perform a wipe cache partition. Restart the device and try once again to connect with a Bluetooth device from the nearby. This time, it should work.
Let us know how did it go for you or feel free to ask our help in case you couldn’t follow the steps presented in this article!