How to Fix Bluetooth Not Working on Android Issue?

Just imagine, rags of wires messing around your desk, connecting Android to Android, Android to PC for sharing information. Even if cables do connect hell lot of corded devices together, but they create certainly a lot of difficulties in terms of handling.

Thanks to the advent of Bluetooth by engineers for devices like PC, Android, Laptops, can be connected now to each other wirelessly. All that you need to do is to search for the particular device and pair up.

Well, you know the whole story, but what you don’t know is that every invention comes with certain vices or setbacks, so does Bluetooth.

There are times when your Android Bluetooth will not turn on. Occasionally it will fail to pair up devices too.

What are the reasons? You cannot be sure about it. On a quicker note, you can infer that when too many devices get paired up with your Android, it makes a whole lot of Bluetooth cache, which either needs to be cleared or the devices need to be unpaired.

There are several other in-built factors, which may stem deep into the hardware or into the software modules.

In this article, we will discuss each of these issues and their relevant solutions with precision and detail.

So let’s start now.

Solution #1: Restart your Android Phone and the Device

This is the simplest and the quickest approach to set it right.

A quick restart of your Android mobile and the device which you are trying to pair up with can fix the errors impeding the pairing process.

Just switch off your device and switch it on again. Pull down the notification screen, and toggle on the Bluetooth icon. Make sure that your device is in the pairing mode before you check for the device on the searching list.

If it does not seem to work in your favor, try the next solution.


Solution #2: Remove all Paired Devices

As I told you earlier in the preamble, that too many devices paired up to your Android make it difficult for your phone to look for a new device. Thus removing the list of all the unused and unnecessary paired devices gives your phone a fresh jolt to search a new device.

But how to unpair device that is already paired? Simply read the steps shown here:

Step 1. Firstly, go to the “Settings” page, and tap the “Bluetooth” option.

Step 2. You will get to see many paired devices listed out with a settings icon next to it.

Step 3. Tap on it and then “unpair” the device.

Repeat the step for all the paired devices one by one until there are no paired devices left in the list.

Now try to toggle on the Bluetooth, and check if it is now able to recognize any nearby device or not.

Hopefully, it will work this time.

Still now working? Don’t lose hope yet.

Continue reading………….

Solution #3: Clear the Bluetooth Cache and Data

If your Bluetooth has been working fine till now but suddenly showing certain itchy behavior, it must need an immediate cleaning of Cache data.

Over time, cache data for Bluetooth in particular here may get corrupted. Consequently, certain system files tweak.

If you remove them, it would not affect your phone in any way, since the cache, just data makes the pairing of your Android smooth every time you turn it on. The cache files will again be created if you use the Bluetooth the next time.

So here comes the step guideline to delete the Bluetooth cache:

Step 1. Go to the “Settings” page of your Android phone.

Step 2. Look for the “Application Manager” option and tap on it.

Step 3. There you will find a list of all the applications that are installed on your phone currently. Choose “All” from the top bar to display all the apps at once.

Step 4. Scroll down to find “Bluetooth” and tap on it.

Step 5. Tap the “Force Stop” button on the next screen that ensues.

Step 6. Lastly, tap on “Clear cache” option just below the page, and confirm your choice by tapping “Ok”.

This trick works all the time.

Still not satisfied? Wanna try something more?

Of course, you can, and that’s what this article offers you, an extra adventurous zeal to know more alternatives for the same issue.

So here comes one more solution.

Solution #4: Run Your Android in Safe Mode

So basically when you run your device in Safe mode, all the third-party apps get automatically disabled and only the most basic programs remain active in the forefront.

This actually helps you to diagnose the real problem which is retarding the Bluetooth function.

In fact, sometimes, the third-party apps are the root cause of its dysfunctional behavior. Who knows?

So to run the phone in Safe mode, this is what you have to do:
Step 1. Long press the “Power” button until the power options turn up.

Step 2. Now tap the “Power Off” option till you see an option asking you to reboot the phone or not in Safe mode.

Step 3. Press the “Ok” option and let it restart itself.

Step 4. Once your phone restarts, the device will show safe mode in the bottom of the screen.


I am sure, anyone of the methods mentioned above will certainly work out for your Bluetooth issue if you have read it thoroughly.

You can also try updating the phone software and or try a factory reset. Well, to be honest, factory reset is a powerful remedy only at the cost of losing all the data you already have. So think twice before preferring factory reset.

Otherwise, the solutions mentioned above are enough.

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