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My Android Won’t Connect To Bluetooth, Here’s The Fix?

Despite having several valuable and interesting features, Bluetooth is one of them. Every Android device offers the capability of Bluetooth pairing on to them. Bluetooth offers several features, including sharing files between two Android smartphones wirelessly. But occasionally, some users have noticed that it suddenly stops working while transferring files, causing problems. Although fixing the Bluetooth issues is not so easy, here are some workarounds to help you get your Bluetooth back running again.

The reason behind Bluetooth not connecting to Android:

There might be several reasons behind Bluetooth not connecting to Android devices.

  1. There might be some issues in your Android’s firmware, as Bluetooth is an in-built feature.
  2. Corrupted Bluetooth Cache files.
  3. Network settings are not proper.
  4. Outdated OS.
  5. Devices are not placed closer to each other to allow Bluetooth to connect them.

Fixes of Bluetooth not connecting to Android:

You can use these troubleshooting tips one by one to fix the Bluetooth not connecting to the Android issue:

  • Restart both Android devices:

The first and quickest solution is to restart your Android smartphone and the one to which you are trying to Connect Bluetooth. This will remove all the temporary bugs that are preventing Bluetooth from connecting. Once rebooted, turn on the Bluetooth by swiping down from the home screen to open the notification control panel, followed by tapping on the Bluetooth option.

  • Remove Bluetooth cache:

Every smartphone application stores temporary bit-sized files known as Cache files, which can sometimes save some corrupted and malicious files in a smartphone. These files prevent the proper functioning of the smartphone. Similarly, this can also lead to issues related to the Bluetooth connection.

So try to clear the Bluetooth cache files from your device just by following some easy steps mentioned below:

  1. Open Settings and select Apps.
  2. Here, you will get the complete list of the applications installed on your smartphone.
  3. Select Bluetooth and tap on the Storage option.
  4. Then tap on the Clear Cache option.
  5. At last, restart your device and try to connect Bluetooth to another smartphone.
  • Perform unpairing of the devices:

If your Bluetooth is paired but not connected with another device, you can try unpair both Android devices and pair them again. Here’s how to unpair:

  1. Launch Settings, and go to Bluetooth.
  2. Select Connected device.
  3. You will get to see the list of connected devices.
  4. Tap on the icon next to the device with whom you are trying to connect with.
  5. Tap on Forget this device option.
  6. Now, turn your Bluetooth off, wait a while, and try to pair the device again.
  • Reset Bluetooth settings:

If unpairing doesn’t work, then another option that you can try is resetting your Bluetooth settings. Doing this can probably remove the glitches occurring within the Bluetooth settings.

  1. Go to Settings and tap on the System option.
  2. Tap on Advanced.
  3. Now select Reset options and select Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth options.
  4. When prompted, click on the Reset settings to confirm and enter your smartphone’s password.
  5. Wait till the procedure is completed.
  • Update your smartphone’s software:

If you are using an outdated software version and haven’t updated it for a while now, the Bluetooth connection problem may be due to the software’s obsolete version. So, to fix the issue, update your smartphone’s software to its latest version.

  1. Head to Settings and select System.
  2. Tap on the System update option.
  3. If the latest update is available, tap on the Download and install option by following the on-screen instructions.

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