How To Fix Google Pixel Bluetooth Problems

Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the newest flagships from Google wrapped up with several new features not found in any other smartphone. While users are quite satisfied with their brand new device, some have already started complaining about some problems including Google Pixel Bluetooth issues.

According to some users, Bluetooth is not working on Google Pixel while some have stated of facing issues when trying to pair in cars including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Volkswagen, Toyota, Volvo etc. However, there are several simple things you can try in order to fix Google Pixel Bluetooth connectivity issues and all are explained here.

See also: How to fix Google Pixel Wi-Fi problems

Potential Fixes For Google Pixel Bluetooth Issues


Solution 1: Restart the device

Restarting the device is the first thing to try when you face any kind of issue as it can fix many problems. So, go on to restart your Google Pixel device first. What you need to do is just press and hold the power button for 10 seconds and the phone will first vibrate and then start rebooting. Now check if the issue is resolved. If the same issue still persists, move on to the next method.


Solution 2: Clear Cache

The next step is to clear the cache of Bluetooth app. Cache data is helpful as it stores the temporary data so that switching between apps can be easier and faster. But with time as the amount of this data is increased it gives rise to various issues. So, very often you need to clear the cache data to ensure fast performance. The process of clearing cache and Bluetooth data is explained in detail.

  • First, go to the app icon in your Google Pixel device from the Home screen
  • Tap on the settings option and go to the Application manager
  • There you need to get the option All by swiping left or right
  • It will display the Bluetooth app
  • Next, tap on clear cache and then on clear Bluetooth
  • Press ok to confirm the process.
  • Finally, restart the device and now try using Bluetooth again to see if the issue is resolved.


Solution 3: Reset the connection in car properly

Most of the users have stated that they are specifically facing this Bluetooth issue in the car. So, in that case, users are advised to check the manufacturer’s manual properly for both the device and car and then go on to reset the connection.

  • Make sure any important part of the connection process is not skipped
  • Head towards Settings > Bluetooth and ensure that all the options are properly adjusted
  • Again go to Settings > Bluetooth and delete all the prior pairings and set them up from scratch.


Solution 4: Factory Reset

If you have tried all the above-mentioned methods and other possible methods as well but nothing worked, then factory reset could be the last option that can help you in resolving the Google Pixel Bluetooth connectivity issues. The process is simple but as it erases all of the data from the device, you will have to set it up from scratch. Also, don’t forget to backup your device.

To factory reset your device, head towards Settings > Back up & reset > Factory data reset and tap on Reset phone. Let your device reboot and then set the phone from scratch.


These are the main solutions that you can try to fix your Google Pixel Bluetooth issues. Hope any of the given solutions will be helpful for you. Clearing cache is the most helpful part using which many users have been able to overcome the issue so far.

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  1. I do not have an ‘application manager’ option on my phone. I also have tried searching settings for this, ‘clear cache’ and ‘bluetooth’ to see if I could get somewhere to see ‘cache’ but have not had any success. Suggestions?

  2. Bluetooth pairs with hearing aids. No pas code needed. Try to pair with Bluetooth keyboard. I get a second or less before an error message that no passcode entered. Box closes faster than it opens! Tried all above suggestions. Cleared cache, rebooted, turned off all other Bluetooth devices. Android 9 on Pixel XL.

  3. For the last few years, I have also had this problem with my phone (Google Pixel XL) and my truck’s stereo (Kenwood DDX9903S). I tried all the above suggestions to no avail. A couple days ago, I upgraded the stereo’s firmware; problem solved!

  4. I have found that with Android 9.0, that update caused Bluetooth to drop out. After dealing with it for a while, I realized that each time I went out of WiFi range that I was connected to, the Bluetooth connection dropped. In short, Google has an issue with their WiFi/BT driver code, since both interfaces are covered by the same piece of hardware. No fix that I have found, not even a factory reset/wipe of the Pixel XL. Verizon is sending a replacement, I will not update it to 9.0 as that is when it went nuts.

    1. Mine seems to be doing the same thing factory reset also only fixed her about 5 minutes and this was after the recent update then it started getting shotty
      Have you found a fix my chance

  5. I finely got my Pixel to pair with my honda fit by going to Bluetooth setting on the phone and
    Clicking on pair new device and clicking on pair new phone on the car settings at the same time. It linked right up. I had tried everything found in forums and it didn’t work. This worked.

  6. Google Pixel XL has serious Bluetooth incompatibility issue and the company keeps saying as long as it can connect to at least one device it is not their problem. After six months of struggling and replacements the support team do acknowledge that it is a major hardware problem that it cannot communicate with automobiles, esp car audio system.

    As part of industry standard it is common practice to have Bluetooth connection not have an issue. As a standard operating procedure, a hardware problem should have been checked before selling such defective phones.

    I have been using three iPhones before, a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge with my 2013 Bmw 528i before switching this poorly made device.

    I request your help in getting this word out so users stop buying a substandard device.


  7. I have tried all of these suggestions even a full reset but the Pixel continues to drop BT when connected to my Mercedes. It worked fine for the first 10 months of ownership but a recent update must be causing the problem. Google don’t seem to be interested. I use BT in y car all day so it’s useless to me now as it is clearly Not Fit For Purpose and I shall be returning it to the store and asking for a refund. So it’s back to my old iphone.

  8. I have spent more than 5 hours with google tech support. Done 2 factory resets (with all the time required to get everything back in working order) and then my Subaru maintenance guy shows me the pixel isn’t one of the phone’s my car will work with. It worked great with my Samsung, so I am really unhappy. Drops, disconnects and really lousy with bluetooth in my car and multiple rentals on trips. Works fine with bluetooth headset so maybe this phone is just for cyclists!

  9. These instructions are wrong.
    To clear the Bluetooth cache is not enough. Also, with the new android menu for Google, the storage location is defaulted to a different location.
    Use these steps instead:
    Settings > Storage > Apps > tap on the Apps menu, 3 dots in the upper right corner > Show system > (advised but not required: Apps menu > sort by name) > Bluetooth share > clear cache AND clear data > pair device(s) again. If you do not clear the data, the devices are not completely forgotten.

    1. I’ve been dealing with headaches associated with the Google Pixel C not pairing with the keyboard for 2 hours. I’ve tried a variety of solutions. Caro’s was the only one that worked.

      Thanks Caro!

      And thumbs down to Google for such poor devices!

  10. I was just on Google tech support chat and was told that the current version of Google play has a bug which interferes with Bluetooth connectivity. The work around was to go into the settings menu, scanning, overflow menu (3 dots), and turn off Bluetooth scanning. This seemed to fix my Pixel XL connectivity issue. Diya said the next service update will have the fix in it.

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