How to fix Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Bluetooth problems

Galaxy Note 10

When thinking about the features of a smartphone, Bluetooth isn’t really something we fixate on. However, when it starts to behave erratically, there’s hardly anything more frustrating.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is an impeccable device in every sense of the word, but even such an outstanding device isn’t impervious to random bugs. So, even if you aren’t facing any Bluetooth bugs at the moment, that doesn’t mean your luck won’t run out eventually.

Read on for some basic Bluetooth troubleshooting tips for your Galaxy Note 10.

Solution 1: Toggling the Bluetooth Switch

We’re sure you’ve done this already, but it’s in our job description to be as thorough as possible.

Step 1. Pull down the Quick Settings window.

Step 2. Toggle the Bluetooth switch repeatedly.

Solution 2: Reboot

Another method you’ve probably tried already. But if you haven’t, be sure to perform the steps below.

Step 1. Press and hold the power button.

Step 2. Tap on Restart.

If your screen becomes unresponsive for some reason, a hard reset may be in order. To perform a hard reset, simply press and hold the Power and Volume Down button simultaneously until you feel a vibration. The device will then restart.

Solution 3: Safe Mode

Before taking your device to your nearest service center, be sure to check that a rogue app isn’t making your life miserable. If the Bluetooth issue disappears upon booting in Safe mode, you can rest assured that a third-party app is the culprit. Uninstall the app to restore normalcy.

Here’s how to boot in safe mode:

Step 1. Press and hold the power button.

Step 2. When the three-icon power menu pops up, tap and hold Power off.

Step 3. Tap on Safe mode.

Solution 4: Re-Pair Device

If you’re facing connectivity issues with an isolated device, re-pairing the device could work wonders.

Unpair the device first:

Step 1. Go to Settings.

Step 2. Tap on Connections.

Step 3. Tap on Bluetooth.

Step 4. Locate the device you want to unpair and tap on the settings icon adjacent to it.

Step 5. Tap Unpair.

Now, pair your device again:

Step 1. Return to the main Bluetooth screen.

Step 2. Put the device in pairing mode.

Step 3. Tap on Scan on your Note 10.

Step 4. Pair when the device shows up.

Solution 5: Reset network settings

Reset Network Settings

Resetting network settings can solve a plethora of issues, including Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity problems.

Step 1. Go to Settings.

Step 2. Head over to General management.

Step 3. Tap on Reset.

Step 4. Tap Reset network settings.

Step 5. Confirm by tapping Reset settings.

Solution 6: Clear Bluetooth app cache

Step 1. Go to Settings.

Step 2. Scroll down and tap on Apps.

Step 3. Press the three-dot menu button on the top and select Show system apps.

Step 4. Select Bluetooth and tap on Storage.

Step 5. Tap Clear cache.

Solution 7: Add Device to Smart Lock List

It has been found that adding devices, such as Bluetooth car stereo or your home speaker, can resolve the connectivity issues.

Here’s how to add your Bluetooth device to Smart Lock list:

Step 1. Go to Settings.

Step 2. Head over to Lock screen.

Step 3. Tap on Smart Lock.

Step 4. Enter pin.

Step 5. Tap on Trusted devices.

Step 6. Add your device to the trusted list.

Solution 8: Crosscheck your device

While Bluetooth issues are quite common in Samsung Galaxy devices, the device you’re trying to connect can also be the offender. So, before calling it quits, make sure your Bluetooth device isn’t at fault by pairing it with a different smartphone.

Also, check for compatibility between your Note 10 and the Bluetooth device.

Step 9: Factory Reset

Galaxy S10 factory reset

Factory resetting should be your last resort. As the process will erase every speck of data on your device, be sure to create a through backup.

Step 1. Go to Settings.

Step 2. Locate and enter General management.

Step 3. Tap on Reset.

Step 4. Select Factory data reset.

Step 5. Confirm by tapping Reset.

Solution 10: Update and Repair

Galaxy S10 check for update

If none of the solutions worked for you, you’d be better off waiting for an update or visiting your nearest service center.

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1 Comment

  1. you need to include more warnings about the actions.
    like wiping out all the bluetooth connections.
    mediocre rings true.

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