Today we will see with this guide what to do if the Bluetooth does not work on Samsung Galaxy S22 and you can apply the solutions that you will find below also on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra versions. At the moment, at the beginning of this 2022, the Samsung Galaxy S22 is proving to be one of the best smartphones with Android operating system that are on the market, thanks also to the series with more performing specifications that you can have from the Plus and Ultra versions. Despite having to do with an excellent smartphone, several users have encountered problems with the Bluetooth of the Samsung Galaxy S22 and although in some cases this is a minor technical problem, in other cases there could be a malfunction of the Bluetooth caused by software or even worse by the hardware. So if you’re experiencing problems with your Samsung Galaxy S22 Bluetooth, read on to find out in more detail all the solutions you can try to put an end to the problem.
There could be several issues that lead to a Bluetooth malfunction on a Samsung Galaxy S22 and the cause might change from one device to another: the Bluetooth might fail to connect, the device pairing via Bluetooth might suddenly disconnect, if you use Bluetooth headsets connected to the phone it might cut off the audio, the phone might have trouble not being able to find the Bluetooth device it can pair with, these are just some of the issues that you might experience on a Samsung Galaxy S22 if the Bluetooth is not working the right way. Let’s take a look below at the solutions that will give you a way to be able to solve the problem that concerns the operation of Bluetooth on Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra devices.
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Turn Bluetooth off and on again
This might be the easiest method to follow for troubleshooting the issues you’re facing with your Samsung Galaxy S22’s Bluetooth, and all you’ll need to do is to turn off and turn on the phone’s Bluetooth connection again, then you can proceed with pairing with the device you want to connect to. To turn off your smartphone’s Bluetooth, proceed as follows:
- Pull down the notification dropdown of your Samsung Galaxy S22.
- Locate the Bluetooth icon from Quick Settings and long press on it to access its settings screen
- Turn off Bluetooth
- Repeat turning Bluetooth on and off several times, then leave it in the on position and check whether the problem has been resolved or not by attempting to pair with your Bluetooth device
Try a new Bluetooth device pairing
You may have managed to connect to a Bluetooth device the first time, but on a new attempt, the Samsung Galaxy S22 would not hear about it. So you should try a new pairing of the smartphone with the other device via Bluetooth connection, but in order to do so, you need to cancel the previous pairing or forget the device. Here are the steps to follow:
- Go to the Bluetooth settings of your Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphone
- Long press on the paired connection you wish to remove or tap on the gear or the three vertically arranged dots to display the More options and select Unpair
- Then wait for a few seconds
From the Bluetooth screen, scan for the device you wish to pair your Samsung Galaxy S22 with.
Once you see the device listed, tap on it in order to proceed with the pairing between the two devices and after pressing on Pair or any affirmative option that may be displayed on the recipient device, if you are prompted
Turn off battery power saving mode
Turning on battery power saving, as you probably already know, substantially reduces the performance of the smartphone to improve the battery life a bit more than it should last without this mode enabled. Enabling battery power saving, however, by limiting the operation of certain processes, might interfere with some features and Bluetooth might be just one of those features that might stop working. The solution in this case is to disable the battery power saving mode if it has been enabled on your Samsung Galaxy S22. Below is how to disable power saving on Samsung Galaxy S22:
- Drag down the Notification Panel
- Look for the Battery Saver item and deactivate it.
- Now you can check if the problems with Bluetooth have been resolved
reboot your smartphone
This solution as simple as it is could also be the most effective one. Restarting the smartphone, if there was some problem with the Bluetooth that went haywire, everything should be solved. I suggest you also restart the Bluetooth device to which you need to connect the phone, then proceed with a new pairing between the two devices.
Clear the Bluetooth cache
Samsung itself recommends clearing the Bluetooth cache on Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus and S22 Ultra if you’re experiencing issues with the Bluetooth connection. Here’s how you can clear the Bluetooth cache on Samsung Galaxy S22s:
- First, you should go to the Settings app on your phone.
- Then go to Apps
- Now, you need to tap on the Sort icon and you need to select the Show system apps item.
- You need to look for the app called Bluetooth and once you find it, tap on it and tap on the Storage item.
- Now locate the Clear Cache item and tap on it. Confirm by pressing the OK button
- Now try to see if you can use Bluetooth.
- Bluetooth doesn’t work on Samsung Galaxy S22: delete Bluetooth data
This solution will delete all pairings of Bluetooth connections that have been made before. Follow the steps seen in the solution seen above, but instead of pressing Clear Cache, press Clear Data. Then proceed with a new pairing to a Bluetooth device, such as an audio speaker or a pair of earbuds, and see if the pairing between the two devices now goes correctly to completion.
Try connecting the phone to another device
If you are experiencing problems with connecting to a particular Bluetooth device with the Samsung Galaxy S22, then try connecting to another Bluetooth device again. For example, try another smartphone or any other device that has a Bluetooth connection, then try pairing the two. The problem you’re experiencing with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Bluetooth connection might be due to the device you’re originally connecting to, that’s why testing the connection with another device might help you really understand where the problem lies, whether in your smartphone or in the device you want to connect to.
Make sure the two Bluetooth devices are compatible with each other
If you didn’t know yet, you should know that there are different types of Bluetooth and depending on the version your Bluetooth device uses, you may or may not be able to connect with your Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphone. When you purchase a Bluetooth accessory which can be an external speaker, headset, wearable device or any other device and you want to pair it with your phone, always remember to first check the compatibility of its Bluetooth technology with the Bluetooth technology of your Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone. If the two devices are not compatible as far as Bluetooth connection is concerned, you will definitely have problems connecting with each other.
update your smartphone with the latest released software
It might happen that Bluetooth does not work due to the software of Samsung Galaxy S22 which has a bug. If this bug is present, you are probably not the only one, but many other users will complain that Bluetooth does not work on Samsung Galaxy S22, so Samsung will surely be aware of it as well. When there are bugs, Samsung releases corrective software updates, so I suggest you check if there are new updates to download and install. You can easily check if there are any new software updates for your Samsung Galaxy S22 by going to Settings > About device > Software update > Update now.
reset your device to factory default status
I don’t recommend you to perform a factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy S22 unless you have already backed up all the data stored on your device. Only after you’ve made a backup and then have your most important files saved in a safe copy can you proceed with the factory reset of your phone. In fact, when you perform a factory reset, all the data saved in it will be erased, returning your Samsung Galaxy S22 to how you found it the first time you turned it on, so you’ll have to reset it from scratch. Here’s how to perform a factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy S22:
- First, you need to go to the Settings app on your Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus or S22 Ultra.
- Then go to Factory Data Reset or search for this feature using the search bar
- Tap on Factory Data Reset again and follow the instructions on the screen where you’ll be asked to click Restore > Delete all
- At the end of this process, you should be able to configure your device from scratch and then you will be able to check whether the Bluetooth on your Samsung Galaxy S22 is now working properly or not
If the Bluetooth still doesn’t want to work, there might be a hardware failure on your Samsung Galaxy S22, so there’s nothing left to do but go to your nearest Samsung service center and let a technician find out the fault. If the device is still under warranty, you won’t even have to pay for the repair.
Bluetooth may not work on your Samsung Galaxy S22 for several reasons. Sometimes the cause of the Bluetooth malfunction on Samsung Galaxy S22 is nothing serious and a simple reboot of the two devices to be paired might be enough, other times the problem might be due to a software bug or in the worst case a hardware failure affecting the Bluetooth. Whatever the cause of the Bluetooth on your Samsung Galaxy S22 has stopped working, I hope the above solutions have helped you solve it. Until the next guide.