People love Samsung’s flagships for quite a lot of reasons. Of course, that doesn’t mean that those smartphones are completely flawless. But if there’s one thing on top of the most annoying problems reported, it generally has to do with the Bluetooth. Imagine that owners of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus from all over the world would try to connect their intelligent phones to their super smart cars. Whether it’s Volkswagen or Mercedes, Audi or BMW, Mazda, Nissan, Volvo, Toyota or even Tesla, the Bluetooth just doesn’t want to work on them.
Of course, this problem doesn’t make the currently best smartphone from Samsung less worthy of “the best smartphone of the year 2017” title. It will just make you, the regular user, work harder to fix this annoying bug. So far, the manufacturer hasn’t published anything about this issue. No report, no official note that they are aware of the Bluetooth problems and that they are trying to fix it. All we have are the complaints of regular users, our readers among many others, who motivated us to come up with several solutions that you can try.
The first attempt on our list is clearing Bluetooth data. This guide will teach you how to clear the cache on Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus. For your information, cache is like a short-term memory of your smartphone, therefore, it is responsible for ensuring a smooth transition from one app to another.
If you can’t connect your phone to your car, clearing the Bluetooth cache and data has been reported to fix the problem in some instances. Perform the steps described below and then try to recreate the connection:
- Turn on the device;
- Make sure you’re on the Home screen;
- Look for the Apps icon and tap on it;
- Once in there, select the Settings icon;
- Search the Application Manager and tap on it;
- Display the All Tabs section (one swipe to either right or left should do it);
- Click on the Bluetooth option;
- Select to stop it forcefully;
- Clear the cache;
- Clear Bluetooth data;
- Click on OK;
- Restart the device.
Say you’ve just cleared Bluetooth data and cache without any improvements? Our final suggestion is to wipe cache partition. This process is different from the one from the previous step, because it will happen with your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus running in Recovery Mode.
We recommend you that after the wipe cache partition is completed, to first try to connect the smartphone, via Bluetooth, to another device, not your car. If it works with that one, switch back to the car, try to connect the two of them, and this time it should work.