Bluetooth Keeps Shutting Down In Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus
Bluetooth connectivity is something that many Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus users complain of, despite the great features that this flagship is equipped with. If you too cannot rely on the Bluetooth connection and you experience all kinds of problems with it, perhaps the following solutions on how to fix Bluetooth problems on Galaxy S8 devices will help you.
Refresh the Bluetooth connection
By simply toggling Off and then back On the Bluetooth connection, you might solve this problem faster than you were expecting. Go to Settings and tap on the Bluetooth icon to deactivate it. Wait a few seconds and tap once again, to reactivate it. This method works with many other issues, GPS, Wi-Fi or other features included. If this didn’t solve the malfunction, read on.
Restart the Samsung Galaxy S8
Press and hold the Power button until the menu will show on the screen. Select Restart and wait for the device to restart. This can be surprisingly useful and help fix the Bluetooth issue within a few minutes.
Clear the Bluetooth cache
To clear the Bluetooth cache, a method that worked like charm for many of our readers, access the Settings. From there, launch the Application Manager, swipe to left or right and select the All tab, then tap on Bluetooth. Once in there, you should be able to use the Force stop function and the Clear Cache and Clear Data functions. Confirm by hitting the Ok button and restart the device for the changes to have an effect.
Clear the pairing list
Just like you proceed with the Wi-Fi connection when using the Forget feature, you should do the same with the Bluetooth pairings. Under Settings, Bluetooth, you can see a list of all the devices that have ever connected to your phone via Bluetooth. Select the gear icons next to every of these devices and use the Forget button individually, to remove these entries one by one. When you’re done, restart the device and pair the connections you need once again. Verify if your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus is still having problems with the Bluetooth.
Check the Bluetooth software
Make sure that the Bluetooth software of your device is running on the latest version. Looking at the manual is one way to go, but do not forget to check the website of the manufacturer and see if you can find any additional information in there.
Wipe the cache partition
Some of our readers reported solving the Bluetooth issues on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus by performing a wipe cache partition from the Recovery Mode. If you’re planning to do the same, first you will have to access this mode. Turn off the device and simultaneously press the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons. Within a few seconds, you should see the Android recovery screen and you can release the buttons. Use the Volume Down button to navigate through the options available under Recovery Mode. When you’ve highlighted the Wipe Cache Partition option, initiate it with the Power button and then restart the device. Check the Bluetooth when the smartphone restarts in the normal running mode.
Do a factory reset on Galaxy S8
This is the most radical option because it will erase all the settings and data stored on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. While this is a good thing since it will also erase all the Bluetooth settings and solve your Bluetooth problem for good, it is problematic because it requires backing up your data first. Only when you have a backup in place you should go on accessing the Settings. Under the Backup & Reset section, there’s the Factory Data Reset option. Tap on Reset device and wait for the process to finish. In the end, Bluetooth should work back on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone.