How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Bluetooth Issues

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Bluetooth Issues

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Bluetooth Issues

Even though it’s one of the best Android phones around, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is not without Bluetooth issues. This problem may be from a minor software or an issue in the hardware, though certainly not factory-led.

Not all Samsung Galaxy S22 Series users encounter Bluetooth issues, as it only occurs to a subset of users. The good news is that there are several tried-and-tested solutions to this problem.

In this guide, you will learn 12 possible solutions to help you quickly fix your Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s Bluetooth issues! Almost all the steps can be finished in under an hour – including software updates.

How to Fix Bluetooth Connectivity Issues on Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, S21 Ultra

Take note that this guide is designed for a purpose. Move on to the next step if the first solution falls short but never skip a step so you can get your S22 Bluetooth issue under wraps in record time. 

1. Reboot your phone.

Difficulty LevelEasy
Estimated Completion Time30 seconds
Number of Steps3

Performing a restart or soft reset will reboot your phone after shutting down all the running applications and processes. What we like about this method is that it fixes minor issues without wiping your phone’s data making it the advisable first thing to do.

Here’s how to reboot your phone:

  • Hold the Power button.
  • Select/tap Restart on the menu.
  • Let the device complete the reboot.
how to reboot your phone
how to reboot your phone

This is a quick and easy way to solve Bluetooth issues on Galaxy S22/S22+/Ultra. If unsuccessful with this method, move on to the next one.

2. Turn Bluetooth off/on.

Difficulty LevelEasy
Estimated Completion Time5 seconds
Number of Steps3

Simultaneously toggling Bluetooth from off to on is the simplest way to refresh the feature and fix small connectivity issues along the way.

Follow the steps to toggle Bluetooth off and on: 

  • Swipe down from the home screen.
  • Select/click the Bluetooth icon to shut it off.
  • Re-click the Bluetooth icon to turn it back on.
steps to toggle Bluetooth off and on
steps to toggle Bluetooth off and on
steps to toggle Bluetooth off and on

Run a quick test to see if this fixed the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Bluetooth issues. If not, you can continue with the method that follows.

3. Turn Airplane mode on/off.

Difficulty LevelEasy
Estimated Completion Time5 seconds
Number of Steps3

Another simple but effective troubleshooting method you can try is using the airplane mode feature. This will disable Bluetooth and all other network connections on your phone, which should fix any connectivity issues once they are re-enabled.

Here are the steps in turning Airplane mode on and off:

  • Swide down from the home screen.
  • Select/click the airplane icon to turn it on.
  • Re-click the airplane icon to shut it off.
steps to toggle Bluetooth off and on
steps to toggle Bluetooth off and on
steps to toggle Bluetooth off and on

4. Unpair/re-pair Bluetooth devices.

Difficulty LevelModerate
Estimated Completion Time20 seconds
Number of Steps8

Removing a paired device and re-pairing with it after seems to be an effective method to refresh its connectivity and fix any Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/Ultra Bluetooth issues it may have caused.

To unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click Connections.
  • Click Bluetooth.
  • Turn on Bluetooth if it’s off.
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
  • Tap the gear symbol beside the Bluetooth device.
  • Click Unpair.
  • Scan for any available device.
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device

Note: The device you want to pair your Samsung Galaxy S22 with has to be discoverable.

  • Select/pair with the device.

Upon testing, the newly paired devices should be able to establish a Bluetooth connection. If not, hop on to the next solution on the list.

5. Try pairing to another device.

Difficulty LevelModerate
Estimated Completion Time15 seconds
Number of Steps6

To check if the S22 ultra Bluetooth issues are caused by the other end connected to your phone, you can pair with a different device to run a test and confirm the problem.

The steps to pair with another device are as follows:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click Connections.
  • Click Bluetooth.
  • Turn on Bluetooth if it’s off.
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
  • Scan for a new device.

Note: The device you want to pair your Samsung Galaxy S22 with has to be discoverable.

  • Choose/pair with this new device.
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
steps to pair with another device

You can tell if the originally paired device was the root cause of the problem If your phone can establish a connection with this new Bluetooth device. If the problem persists, however, try a different troubleshooting method instead.

6. Reset the Network Settings

Difficulty LevelModerate
Estimated Completion Time25 seconds
Number of Steps6

Bluetooth connectivity issues can arise from an error that resulted from a change that was made to your network settings. 

In this case, we think reverting all of your phone’s connectivity settings to default through a network reset is the plausible solution.

Listed below are the steps for performing a network reset:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click General Management.
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
steps for performing a network reset
  • Click Reset and go to Reset Network Settings.
steps for performing a network reset
steps for performing a network reset
  • Select Reset Settings.
  • Type your passcode as needed.
  • Click Reset.
steps for performing a network reset
steps for performing a network reset

7. Update software.

Difficulty LevelEasy
Estimated Completion Time20 – 40 minutes
Number of Steps5

It’s advisable to keep your phone updated since bugs and glitches are usually fixed in newly released software updates. Luckily, downloading and installing an update is a piece of cake.

Here’s how you perform a system/software update:

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down/tap Software Update.
  • Tap Download and Install.
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
how you perform a system/software update
how you perform a system/software update
  • Select Install Now once the download is completed.
  • Allow the installation to conclude.

8. Factory/hard reset your phone.

Difficulty LevelAverage
Estimated Completion Time10 – 15 minutes
Number of Steps10

Performing a factory reset will get rid of any malicious files and malware that got into your phone’s system. However, this comes at the cost of wiping the data on your phone.

Fortunately, you can save your data by backing them up and restoring them after the factory reset. Still, this method should be saved for last after trying every other solution without any success.

Perform a factory reset using the steps below:

  • Hold the Power button.
  • Tap Power Off.
how to reboot your phone
Perform a factory reset
  • Insert your phone’s USB cable and connect it to a computer.
  • Press/hold the Power and Volume Up together.
  • Hold the buttons until you boot into Recovery Mode.
Perform a factory reset

Note: While in Recovery Mode, use the volume buttons to navigate through the menu and use the power button to confirm your choice.

  • Select/confirm Wipe data/factory reset.
  • Select/confirm Factory data reset.
Perform a factory reset
Perform a factory reset
  • Wait for it to say data wipe complete on the bottom of the screen.
  • Select/confirm the Reboot system now.
  • Allow the device to complete its boot-up process.
Perform a factory reset
Perform a factory reset

As this method is considered a last resort option, it should ideally be able to fix the Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/Ultra Bluetooth issues. Otherwise, you may need to perform troubleshooting methods with the devices at the opposite end.

9. Set Bluetooth device to “Discoverable.”

Difficulty LevelModerate
Estimated Completion Time10 – 20 seconds
Number of StepsVaries

Are you trying to connect your Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone to another Bluetooth device that does not show up as an available device? If yes, then it’s likely that the other device needs to be manually set as “Discoverable” before it can be scanned.

Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.

  • Go to the Bluetooth settings.
  • Toggle Discoverable on.
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.

Make a Windows PC “Discoverable”

  • Type Bluetooth on the search bar.
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.
  • Click Bluetooth and other devices settings.
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.
  • Scroll down/click More Bluetooth settings.
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.
  • Select “Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC”.
  • Click on Apply and OK.
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.

10. Remove old connections.

Difficulty LevelModerate
Estimated Completion Time10 – 15 seconds
Number of StepsVaries

To ensure that a Bluetooth device you’re using connects only to your Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone, you may have to unpair it with other devices.

This will prevent your Bluetooth speaker, for example, from establishing unwanted connections with another device like a PC or an Android TV.

Unpairing on a Different Smartphone

  • Open the Bluetooth settings.
  • Select/click a Bluetooth device.
unpair and re-pair any Bluetooth device
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.
  • Click Unpair.
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.

Unpairing on a Windows PC

  • Type Bluetooth on the search bar.
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.
  • Select Bluetooth and other devices settings.
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.
  • Click on the 3-dot key next to the device’s name.
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.
  • Click Remove device.
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.

11. Clear Bluetooth cache.

Difficulty LevelEasy
Estimated Completion Time20 seconds
Number of Steps5

While the Bluetooth cache stores temporary data to run this feature smoother the next time it’s used, this may cause Bluetooth issues on Galaxy S22/S22+/Ultra if the stored data becomes corrupted. As such, it’s paramount that you clear it regularly.

Here’s the step-by-step procedure for clearing the Bluetooth cache:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click Apps.
  • Scroll down/click Bluetooth.
step-by-step procedure for clearing the Bluetooth cache
step-by-step procedure for clearing the Bluetooth cache
Make a Different Smartphone “Discoverable”.
  • Click Storage.
  • Tap Clear Cache.
step-by-step procedure for clearing the Bluetooth cache
step-by-step procedure for clearing the Bluetooth cache

12. Do away with an incompatible driver.

Difficulty LevelAverage
Estimated Completion Time1 – 5 minutes
Number of Steps12

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Bluetooth issues may also occur if the device you are connecting to uses outdated and incompatible drivers. This is particularly true when connecting to a windows PC.

To solve this, you have to manually update the Bluetooth drivers on your computer.

Here are the steps in updating the Bluetooth driver on windows:

  • Right-click on the Start key.
steps in updating the Bluetooth driver on windows
  • Click Device Manager.
steps in updating the Bluetooth driver on windows
  • Double-Click Bluetooth to open the list of drivers.
steps in updating the Bluetooth driver on windows
  • Right-click on a driver.
steps in updating the Bluetooth driver on windows
  • Click Update driver.
steps in updating the Bluetooth driver on windows
  • Click Search automatically for drivers.
steps in updating the Bluetooth driver on windows
  • Install an update if available.
  • Repeat to update all drivers.

In case you already have the best drivers installed, you can run Troubleshoot settings to fix any persisting Bluetooth issues.

Follow the steps to run troubleshooting settings on windows: 

  • Type Troubleshoot settings in the search bar.
steps to run troubleshooting settings on windows
  • Select Troubleshoot settings.
steps to run troubleshooting settings on windows
  • Click Other troubleshooters.
steps to run troubleshooting settings on windows
  • Scroll down/click Run next to Bluetooth.
steps to run troubleshooting settings on windows
  • Allow it to detect the problem and run the necessary fix.
steps in updating the Bluetooth driver on windows

What to do if the Galaxy S21 still doesn’t connect via Bluetooth?

Bluetooth issues on Galaxy S22/S22+/Ultra are highly likely to be caused by minor software problems that can be easily fixed by any of the above-mentioned methods.

In case you’re not confident with your skills or suspect a hardware problem due to your phone falling or soaking moisture, the best course of action is to visit your nearest Samsung Service Center to consult with an accredited technician.

FAQs about Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Bluetooth Issues

Why can’t my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra find my Bluetooth speaker?

For Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra to detect your Bluetooth devices, keep them at a relatively close distance, make sure that their Bluetooth is enabled, and that they are “Discoverable.”

Why won’t my Galaxy S22 stay connected to my Bluetooth headset?

Your Bluetooth devices can randomly disconnect from your Galaxy S22 phone for reasons such as having a low battery, moving outside the optimal connectivity range, or turning Bluetooth accidentally turned off.
If none of the abovementioned factors caused the disconnection, perform troubleshooting methods on your Galaxy phone and Bluetooth device.

Why can’t my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra play any sound on my car’s speaker?

There are vehicles with phone call support but no music playing through Bluetooth. You can contact your car manufacturer to confirm this.
If your car supports music playing and it produces bad quality or no sound at all, users reported that it can be fixed by temporarily unpairing other Bluetooth devices like the Samsung watch from your phone.

Can I switch between multiple Bluetooth devices during a phone call?

By default, the last Bluetooth device to connect to your phone will be able to answer calls. You can switch between your car, Samsung watch, earbuds, etc. by clicking the right arrow near the Bluetooth symbol on your phone’s call display.

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