Android 14 Bluetooth Not Working or Not Pairing Up (Solved)

Either the Bluetooth connectivity disconnects automatically or doesn’t connect to another Bluetooth device which seems unexpected. As multiple Android devices keep losing Bluetooth connection so frequently, affected users are worried about it. Well, some other Bluetooth connectivity-related issues can be found on the Android phones such as the inability to pair, sound not coming out of the connected headphones via Bluetooth, audio connection cutting out, unable to pair with the car’s infotainment system, smartwatches, speakers, etc.

Key Methods to Solve this Problem : 

The Below mentioned are the easy steps by which you can solve the problem :

1. Force Restart Your Phone
2. Turn Off Bluetooth and Turn It On
3. Check for the Device’s Discoverability
4. Turn Off the Power Saving Mode
5. Charge both the Bluetooth Devices
6. Ensure the Bluetooth Range is Closer
7. Unpair the Device and Re-Pair
8. Clear the Bluetooth App Cache
9. Enable Airplane Mode and Disable Again
10. Check for Software Updates
11. Reset the Network Settings
12. Perform a Factory Reset
13. Visit a Samsung Service Centre

Before Discussing these methods Let us First learn few important things as below :

What are the Reasons for Bluetooth Issues?

But it seems that most of the users are getting affected by the Bluetooth connection drops or being unable to pair with other devices becomes a common problem right now. Talking about the potential reasons behind such an issue, the chances are high that somehow temporary system glitches or conflicts with the Bluetooth feature are causing the connectivity problem. Meanwhile, the battery saver mode, issues with the Bluetooth device, too much distance, any kind of obstacles, etc can also be other reasons.

In addition, outdated system software, networking glitches, cache issues with the Bluetooth app, Bluetooth pairing issues with other devices, low battery level, corrupted networking settings, conflicts with the phone data, Bluetooth hardware issues, and more can also trigger connectivity problems whatsoever.

Now, if you’re also one of the victims to encounter this issue quite often then don’t worry. Fortunately, here we’ve shared with you some workarounds that should come in handy. Make sure to follow all troubleshooting methods until the problem has been fixed. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

1. Force Restart Your Phone

You should first reboot the handset to refresh any kind of potential system glitches or cache data issues. So, check the steps below to manually restart the Android 14 device. It’ll help in removing conflicts with the Bluetooth connectivity.

  1. Press & hold the Power+Volume Down buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
  2. Once the device is turned off, release the buttons.
  3. Then wait for a few seconds.
  4. Now, press & hold the Power button for a few seconds.
  5. Once the boot logo appears, release the button.
  6. Your device will automatically boot into the system.
  7. Turn On the Bluetooth and check for connectivity.

2. Turn Off Bluetooth and Turn It On

The second thing you can do is to manually turn off the Bluetooth option and then turn it on again to clear the temporary cache. Though this is a simple step, several users did find it useful.

  1. Go to Settings > Tap on Connections.
  2. Turn Off the Bluetooth toggle.
  3. Wait for a few seconds > Turn On the Bluetooth toggle.

3. Check for the Device’s Discoverability

When you turn on Bluetooth on your device and scan for available Bluetooth devices, it’s important to turn on the device’s discoverability so that other devices can find your mobile in the Bluetooth range. To do so, check the steps below.

  1. Open Settings > Tap on Connections.
  2. Go to Bluetooth > Turn On Bluetooth.
  3. Tap on Scan > Enable the discoverability option.

4. Turn Off the Power Saving Mode

Power Saving Mode (Battery Saver) is a useful tool that helps in extending the battery life on your Samsung Galaxy devices. It usually restricts certain services or functions from running in the background to improve the battery life. Therefore, if the power saving mode is already enabled, you should turn it off manually on your handset by following the steps below.

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Tap on Battery and Device Care.
  3. Now, tap on Battery.
  4. Tap on the Power Saving option to activate the battery saver.
  5. Then check for the Bluetooth connection issue again.

5. Charge both the Bluetooth Devices

The chances are high that somehow any of the Bluetooth devices including your Samsung Galaxy handset is having some issues with the low battery level. That indicates insufficient battery power on a device can also refuse to establish a Bluetooth connection with another device. So, keep charging the device for at least half an hour and then try pairing Bluetooth again.

6. Ensure the Bluetooth Range is Closer

It seems that you’ll have to make it close enough approximately under 30 feet (10 meters) from the smartphone and another Bluetooth device. If both the devices have having higher distance, the Bluetooth won’t work properly.

7. Unpair the Device and Re-Pair

In case, your S device is unable to pair via Bluetooth then try removing the paired device & restart the handset then pair again.

  1. Go to Settings > Tap on Connections. 
  2. Tap on the Bluetooth switch.
  3. Tap on the Settings gear icon of the paired device.
  4. Now, tap on the Unpair at the bottom right side.
  5. Then tap on Unpair.
  6. Once done, tap on Scan.
  7. Select your preferred Bluetooth device from the list.
  8. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the pairing.
  9. If the Bluetooth device requires a PIN, enter the PIN for the device, and then tap OK.
  10. If required, try entering the PIN 0000 by default. (otherwise, contact the device’s manufacturer)

8. Clear the Bluetooth App Cache

You may also try clearing the Bluetooth app cache data on your handset by following the steps below to delete all the temporary files. It’ll improve the overall Bluetooth performance and fix connectivity conflicts.

  1. Go to Settings > Tap on Apps.
  2. Tap on the Three horizontal lines at the top side.
  3. Hit Show system apps > Tap on OK.
  4. Now, tap to select Bluetooth.
  5. Tap on Storage > Tap on Clear cache.
  6. If prompted, confirm the changes.

9. Enable Airplane Mode and Disable Again

It’s also worth mentioning to turn on the Airplane Mode on your device for a while and then turn it off to ensure no temporary networking glitches are troubling at your end. The Airplane Mode can easily turn off Wi-Fi networks, mobile data, locations, carrier signals, disables Bluetooth, etc. So, try enabling it for a while and then disable it again to check for the issue.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Connections.
  3. Now, tap on Airplane Mode.
  4. Enable the Airplane Mode toggle.
  5. Wait for a few seconds.
  6. Turn Off the Airplane Mode again.
  7. Enable Bluetooth and check for connectivity issues.

10. Check for Software Updates

You should also check for software updates on your phone device because there might be an outdated system software version which can cause several issues with the Bluetooth connectivity or pairing. Updating the latest software version will help in installing new features and additions to avoid bugs or issues.

  1. Open Settings > Tap on System Updates.
  2. Tap on Check for System Updates.
  3. If a new software update is available, tap on Download Now.
  4. Now, tap on Install Update.
  5. It’ll automatically reboot the device to the system.
  6. Once the update is installed, tap on OK.

11. Reset the Network Settings

We recommend our readers manually reset the network settings on their android device by following the steps below. This method will help in fixing potential Bluetooth connection glitches up to some extent. Your existing paired Bluetooth device list will be deleted. So, you can pair a Bluetooth device after performing the network reset.

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Tap on General Management.
  3. Now, tap on the Reset menu.
  4. Tap on Reset Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Settings.
  5. Next, tap on Reset Settings.
  6. Once done, reboot the device.

12. Perform a Factory Reset

If the above methods didn’t work for you then perform a factory data reset method on your handset. You should follow the steps below to refresh corrupted system data or Bluetooth glitches.

Please Note: Ensure to take a data backup of your handset before resetting because it’ll wipe out all data, contacts, messages, documents, media files, etc which are stored on the internal storage.

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Tap on General Management.
  3. Tap on Reset > Select Factory Data Reset.
  4. Now, tap on Reset again.
  5. If prompted, enter the device PIN, password or pattern.
  6. Tap on Delete All.
  7. Wait for the factory data reset to complete.
  8. Once done, your device will reboot to the system automatically.
  9. Then go through the initial setup process.
  10. Enable Bluetooth and check for potential issues.

13. Visit a Customer Service Centre

Last but not least, you can also try contacting Support via call or directly visit the nearest service centre to get your handset checked by professionals. If there is an issue with the software or even hardware, they will try fixing the problem. In case, your mobile is still under the manufacturer’s warranty then you can ask for a new replacement for any kind of hardware issues.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, you can comment below.


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