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Fix Samsung S23 Bluetooth Doesn’t Turn On

Bluetooth doesn't turn on your Samsung Galaxy S23? Try these fixes!
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Are you having trouble turning on Bluetooth on your Samsung Galaxy S23? This can be an annoying issue as Bluetooth is used to connect many devices such as a headphone, earphones, speakers, other phones, etc.

But don’t worry because, in this article, we’ll show you easy methods to fix the Bluetooth not turning on issue. Keep reading to find out how!

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Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S23 model (S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S23 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

Why Bluetooth Doesn’t Turn On Your Samsung Galaxy S23?

Bluetooth is an essential feature that allows you to connect with other devices without the need for a physical connection. Unfortunately, many Samsung Galaxy S23 users have experienced Bluetooth issues that make it difficult to connect or even turn on.

So you may be wondering what is keeping Bluetooth from turning on, right? Well in most cases, it could be something as simple as a temporary glitch in the system or a bug within the software, or it could be a deeper issue such as corrupted cached data or misconfigurations in settings.

Whatever the cause may be, there are solutions we have given below to fix this problem. So let’s get started.

Fix 01: Restart the phone

Restart device

Restarting your phone is usually a quick and easy fix for many system glitches, which can cause Bluetooth not to turn on.

This will give your phone time to soft reset itself, allowing any problems and glitching services to be cleared up in the process. 

To restart your Galaxy S23:

  1. Press and hold the power button + volume down button for a few seconds, and once you see the screen turned off, release the keys.

If restarting the phone doesn’t work, you can try clearing the Bluetooth app cache as a next step.

Fix 02: Clear Bluetooth cache

Another solution you can try is clearing the Bluetooth app cache. This will remove any corrupted cache files preventing Bluetooth from turning on.

To do this, you need to head into the phone’s settings and do as follows:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on the filter icon and toggle on System apps.
Show system apps
  1. Tap on Bluetooth.
Bluetooth app
  1. Go to Storage.
  2. Tap on Clear cache.
Clear bluetooth cache

Once you have cleared the cache, turn on Bluetooth to see if the problem is fixed.

Fix 03: Clear Bluetooth data

If clearing the Bluetooth cache did not work, you can try clearing its app data. This will delete any previously paired device’s data however it will also fix the issue.

Clearing the Bluetooth app data is relatively the same as clearing its cache. Here is how you can do that:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on Bluetooth.
  4. Go to Storage.
  5. Tap on Clear data.
Clear bluetooth app data

Don’t forget to restart your device after deleting the app data.

Fix 04: Reset network settings

If the Bluetooth on your Samsung Galaxy S23 still won’t turn on, resetting your network settings may help as this clears all the misconfigurations you have made on settings.

To reset network settings:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on General management.
  3. Then, tap on Reset.
  4. Tap on Reset network settings.
Reset network settings
  1. Confirm.

Fix 05: Do a software update

It is also possible that the system bugs in your Galaxy S23 causing Bluetooth not to turn on. Fixing such bugs won’t be so easy but doing a software update would do it as it carries various system bug fixes.

So you can try doing a software update on your Galaxy S23, and here is how to do that:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select on Software update.
  3. Tap on Download and install.
Download and install

Don’t forget to do the next step once you have finished updating your Galaxy S23.

Fix 06: Wipe cache partition

If you have done the software update, you should also do the “wipe cache partition” on your Galaxy S23 to clear out the cache partition. This is very important as new software version may not work correctly if there are any outdated cache files.

To do this, first, turn off your device and boot it into recovery mode. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Plug a USB cable into the device.
  3. Press and hold the Power key + Volume up keys for a few seconds. When the recovery menu appears, release the keys.

Once your device has entered the recovery mode, do this to clear the cache partition:

  1. Using the volume keys, highlight the Wipe cache partition option, and press the power key.
Wipe cache partition
  1. Select Yes and press the power key again.
Confirm wipe cache
  1. Once the cache is cleared, you will see the recovery menu again. Highlight the Reboot device now, and press the power key again to restart your device.

To exit the recovery menu, highlight “Reboot device now” and press the power button.

Wrapping Up

Your Samsung Galaxy S23 not turning on its Bluetooth can be a frustrating issue. It’s like having one of the best devices in the world but being unable to connect with things that can get the best out of it.

But with the help of these simple solutions, we hope you have able to fix this problem.

If you have any questions, leave a comment below. Our team will be happy to help.

Andrew William

Content writer and Web developer at and he is the big brain behind the technical aspects of this tech blog.

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