How to Fix Samsung Note 8 / S9 / S9 Plus Bluetooth Issues
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone is being praised as being a powerful phone with a “mind-blowing screen.” It’s a big phone, nicknamed a “phablet,” that’s ideal for us multi-taskers. Samsung fans will soon be able to order this beast of a phone with its “infinity screen.”
People love the flexibility of Bluetooth, which lets you do anything from connect your favorite Bluetooth headphones to connect your phone to your car’s Bluetooth system. They aren’t happy when they discover Bluetooth issues. They’re going to be eager to connect their Note 8/S9/S9 Plus to Bluetooth devices.
As usual with the release of new phones, there are reports of Bluetooth problems with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The reports state that Samsung hasn’t come out announcing there are any specific issues.
We appreciate your concern and want to give you some tips to use with your new Samsung Galaxy Note 8. These tips also work with other Android smartphones. Try them and see if they fix your Bluetooth issues.
How to Fix Samsung Note 8 / S9 / S9 Plus Bluetooth Issues:
Make sure Bluetooth is turned on
It sounds silly, but keep in mind that it’s these little things we may not think about as we fiddle with our smartphones. You should see a Bluetooth symbol at the top of your phone’s screen if it is turned on. If you don’t see it, go into settings to enable it.
You also want to make sure you know the pairing process. Sometimes it requires steps like entering a code into your phone. Make sure you read the instructions and you understand how the pairing works.
Power the devices on and off
Sometimes this easy fix is all you need to resolve your issue.
Charge up both devices
Make sure your devices aren’t low on power. Some devices’ smart power management features switch off Bluetooth if the battery level is low so you don’t use up what’s left of your battery life.
Move away from interference
Potential interference could include your Wi-Fi router, a USB 3.0 port, or another device that may have connected to your device without your knowledge.
Clear your Galaxy Note 8’s Bluetooth cache
This solution will take more work, but may be the fix you need. Here are the steps.
- Unlock your phone’s screen and go to the main panel of the home screen.
- Launch Settings.
- Go to Application Manager and open it.
- Swipe right or left to switch to All Tabs.
- Tap on Bluetooth.
- Tap again to forcefully stop it.
- Clear the cache and the Bluetooth data.
- Confirm by tapping OK.
- Restart your device when it finishes clearing the Bluetooth cache.
Wipe the cache partition
If all else fails, try this solution. First, you’ve got to boot your smartphone into recovery mode.
- Turn your smartphone off.
- Simultaneously press Power, Volume Up, and Home buttons.
- Wait until the display shows the Android System Recovery screen.
- Release buttons and start navigating to complete your next task.
You will need to navigate using the Volume Down and Power keys. Use the volume down button to scroll to Wipe Cache Partition and push on the power key to start the process.
Once the cache process is complete, select the Reboot System Now option.
One key thing to remember. Write down all of your user names and passwords first because they will be deleted. It will also remove app preferences and settings that you had to manually edit.
If none of these solutions work, consider contacting tech support.