If you are facing Bluetooth connectivity issue on your Samsung Galaxy M13, Galaxy M23, or Galaxy M33 device, you are not alone. Also, don’t panic. There are some easy fixes that you can try to fix the problem.
In this article, you will learn how to fix Bluetooth connectivity issue if you own either Samsung Galaxy M13, Galaxy M23, or a Galaxy M33 device.
Tips to Fix Galaxy M13/M23/M33 Bluetooth Issue
1. Reboot Your Device
Irrespective of the Galaxy model that you are having problems with, a simple reboot of your device can fix the issue. The issue may be caused by some minor glitch caused by prolonged usage of the phone.
2. Turn Off Airplane Mode
An active Airplane Mode can prevent Bluetooth connectivity because this mode kills all network activities of the phone. Turn it off (if it is enabled) from Settings » Connections » Airplane Mode. Use the toggle switch to turn it off.
3. Bring Your Bluetooth Device Closer
Bluetooth doesn’t have a massive range. So, if your device is out of the Bluetooth connection range of your phone, the connection can fail. Bring your device closer to your phone to see if the connection is established or not.
4. Clear Bluetooth App Cache
Clearing your Bluetooth app cache and data can help you to solve the Bluetooth connectivity issue. However, Samsung doesn’t show system apps by default and Bluetooth is a default system app. To clear the Bluetooth app cache, follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings » Apps.
- You can see a list of apps under the section titled ‘Your Apps.’ On the opposite end after the long dotted line, you can see an icon. Tap on that icon to pull up a popup screen.
- On the popup screen use the toggle button to show system apps and then tap OK at the bottom.
- Now you look for the Bluetooth app in the list of Your Apps and tap on it.
- On the next screen, scroll down towards the bottom and tap on ‘Storage.’
- On the following screen, you can see Clear Data and Clear Cache options. Tap on those options.
Once the Bluetooth data and cache are cleared, reboot your phone. Now pair your device again and try to connect.
5. Check Compatibility
Usually, all Samsung devices are compatible with most Bluetooth devices (even the ones with older Bluetooth versions). However, some devices may not be compatible with your Samsung phone. Check the device’s compatibility. You may need some research by yourself.
6. Reset Network Settings
If your phone’s network settings are corrupted, Bluetooth will fail to connect. So, try resetting the network settings. Use the steps below:
- Go to Settings » General Management.
- On the following screen scroll down to Reset and tap on it.
- Then, on the next screen tap on Reset Network Settings.
- Finally, tap on Reset Settings, and then tap on Reset.
Wait until the process completes and then reboot your phone. Bluetooth should work now.
7. Perform a Factory Reset
Remember, this is always the last resort. If nothing is working, a complete factory reset can fix all problems related to your phone’s networking and Bluetooth connection. However, a factory reset will wipe off all data from your phone. So, you better have a backup (but backups can be counterproductive).
To perform a factory reset, use the following steps: Settings » General Management » Reset » Factory data reset. Now follow on-screen prompts to complete the process.
Once done, the phone will revert to the initial factory settings, and Bluetooth should work fine.