How To Fix Bluetooth issue on Google Pixel / Pixel XL [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL]
Google has introduced its first Android smartphones carrying its name, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. They’re impressing users with their many features. But like anything new, there are some issues as well.
One of those is Bluetooth issues. Users have complained about Bluetooth Connectivity issues. Some refer Bluetooth randomly disconnecting at times while others say calls cause it to disconnect. A number of the complaints have to do with pairing Pixel with the Bluetooth in Bluetooth-enabled vehicles.
An update is reportedly available for Verizon’s Pixel and the unlocked version sold directly by Google. The build NDE63X is expected to include Bluetooth improvements.
How To Fix Bluetooth issue on Google Pixel / Pixel XL [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL]:
Step #1: Restart the Pixel or Pixel XL
Yes, most suggestions about smartphones start this way. Restart it. But sometimes it’s enough to address an issue and it’s one of the easiest things you can try. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Your phone will vibrate then reboot. Once it reboots, see if you still notice the problem.
Step #2: Clear cache
Didn’t work? It was worth a try. Here’s your step two. Clear the Bluetooth app cache. Caches hold temporary data to help with functions like switching between apps, but an increased amount of data can cause problems. Clearing the cache sometimes improves performance.
- Go to the home screen and select the app icon.
- Go to Settings.
- Go to the Applications manager and swipe left or right to find the All option.
- When you see the Bluetooth app, tap on clear cache then on clear Bluetooth.
- Press OK to continue.
- Restart your device and see if the fix worked.
Step #3: Read the instructions
It’s possible that you are doing something wrong, especially in the case of pairing it with your in-vehicle Bluetooth. Read the manufacturer’s manual for both the device and the car then reset your connection.
Go to Settings>Bluetooth and check to see if all options are properly adjusted according to the instructions. Go to Settings>Bluetooth again, delete all the prior pairings and start over.
Step #4: Factory reset your smartphone
Just like restarting’s always one of the first steps, factory reset is always one of the last resorts. The reason why is it wipes the information from your smartphone. Make sure before you proceed to back up your data so that you can restore your information from the backup.
To do a factory reset, go to Settings>Back Up& Reset>Factory Data Reset and tap on Reset phone. You may need to enter your password if you have one. Once you enter it, you will need to tap Erase Everything when prompted. Reboot your device and restore your information from the backup.