Galaxy S6, one of the best device from Samsung came with various excellent features and there are very few smartphones in the market which can compete with this phone. But some owners of this great phone started complaining about several issues that they are facing with the phone. Galaxy S6 Bluetooth issue is one of them. But it does not indicate that this is a defective handset. The good news is that various ways are there following which this problem can be solved without replacing the phone or running to the technician. Here we will discuss the possible ways to fix the Bluetooth issue on your Galaxy S6.
If you face other problems such as wifi issue with your Galaxy S6 or looking for some ways to increase the storage as the phone does not include microSD slot for external storage, the solutions are provided on Technobezz.
See also: How to use Galaxy S6 Quick Connect
Ways to solve Galaxy S6 Bluetooth issue
The first method is to simply switch the Bluetooth off and then on again. To do so, head towards Settings and scroll to the connection tab. Next, select Bluetooth and toggle it to off. Wait for few seconds and on it again to see if the issue is resolved then.
If the above method does not work out for you, then again go to the Bluetooth option > Connection tab and forget the device or devices that have issues. Once the process is completed, reconnect the device and check.
Clearing the cache to remove the Bluetooth data is another helpful step to get rid of the issue. Temporary data is stored in the cache for better performance at the time of switching between apps. But too much of cache can give rise to various issues so it is better to clear it. This problem usually occurs when you try to connect to your car Bluetooth devices. However, here are the steps:
- Select the App icon from the home screen of your Galaxy S6
- Tap the Settings icon
- Hit Application Manager
- Swipe the screen left or right in order to find All Tabs
- Select Bluetooth
- Tap Clear Cache
- Select Clear Data
- Choose Ok
- Now restart your phone
Next, you can boot the device in safe mode to see if it is any third party app is creating the issue. Safe mood will disable all the third party apps. Here is how to boot the device in safe mode.
- Power off your Samsung Galaxy S6.
- Next, press and hold the Power and Volume down button together for few seconds.
- As the device boots up, release the power button but continue holding the volume down key.
- After few seconds, safe mode will be entered and you will notice safe mode in the bottom left a corner of the screen.
If everything works fine in the Safe mode, it means that one of the apps is causing the issue. What you should do is to delete third-party apps one by one until the problem is resolved (start with the applications you installed recently), or perform a factory data reset.
The final method is to put the phone in recovery mode and then wipe the cache partition if other methods fail to solve the Galaxy S6 Bluetooth bug. Here is how to do that:
- Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S6
- Press Home button, Power button and Volume Up button altogether and hold them
- Leave the buttons when you see Android recovery system screen
- Now you have to use the Volume Down button to choose options such as Wipe cache partition and use Power key to select that option.
- Next, restart your phone and try to connect with a Bluetooth device which is in range and see if the Bluetooth issue is fixed.
Here are the steps to pair a Bluetooth device with your Galaxy S6
One thing you should know is that the instruction manual of that particular Bluetooth device which you want to pair with your phone should be referred. Check which code is needed to pair the device, 1234 or 0000 are used frequently.
Then you have to configure the device in order to search for other Bluetooth devices. You will see ‘Next’, click on it to see further instructions.
- Go to the Start screen of your phone
- Tap on Apps
- Choose Settings
- Touch Bluetooth
- Now enable Bluetooth
- The list of Bluetooth devices that are within the range of your Galaxy S6 will be shown
- The device that you want to connect with your phone needs to be selected
- If you do not see the device in the list then ensure that Bluetooth is activated on that device and the device is within the range of your phone
- Tap REFRESH on your phone
- If a screen with code appears, verify the code and click on Ok
- If you do not see that screen, then type in the PIN code of the selected device and tap Ok. You will get the code in the instruction manual of the Bluetooth device which is usually 1234 or 0000
- The connection should be made now
- The pairing is completed and you can go back to the start screen
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