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How to Fix Samsung S22 Bluetooth Audio Not Working

Cannot hear audio from your Bluetooth device while connected to your Samsung Galaxy S22? Here is the solution!
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Bluetooth audio is crucial for smartphone users, especially for music, podcasts, and hands-free calls. However, some Samsung Galaxy S22 users have reported difficulty connecting/playing audio by connecting devices to their phones via Bluetooth, causing frustration and unclear root causes.

There are 2 clearly identifiable reasons for this issue, 

  1. Ranging from software glitches to pairing problems
  2. Issues with the audio device itself. 

In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with eight (8) potential solutions to help you troubleshoot and fix the problem. We encourage you to read through each solution carefully and follow the steps as explained.

Let’s dive into the solutions.

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.

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Fix 01: Turn Bluetooth Off And On

To fix temporary glitches in system services, like Bluetooth, turn it off and then back on. Bluetooth can also experience occasional crashes or glitches, which can be resolved by refreshing the service.

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to open the Notification Panel.
  2. You will see various system icons. Look for the Bluetooth icon and tap on it to turn it off.
  3. Wait for a few seconds, then tap on the Bluetooth icon again to turn it on.
Bluetooth icon on notification bar

After you’ve done this, try connecting your Bluetooth audio device to your Galaxy S22 again. If the issue was due to a temporary glitch in the Bluetooth service, this simple restart should resolve it.

Fix 02: Restart Your Device

Restarting your device is a common and effective fix for a variety of issues, including Bluetooth audio problems. Restarting effectively reboots the operating system and all the services running on it. This will often clear up temporary glitches or issues that are affecting the Bluetooth functionality.

To restart your Samsung Galaxy S22, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the “Volume Down” and “Power” buttons simultaneously until the power menu appears on your screen.
Force restart samsung
  1. Tap on “Restart”.
Restart phone
  1. Wait for your device to fully reboot.

After restarting, try connecting your Bluetooth audio device again to see if the problem has been resolved. If not, simply move into the next solution.

Fix 03: Unpair and Re-Pair your Device

Pairing is the process of connecting two bluetooth devices for data exchange. However, issues like software glitches or connectivity issues cause problems in paired devices. 

To resolve these issues, you need to re-pair the device you are having problems with. This involves removing the established connection and re-establishing it.

Here’s how you can unpair and re-pair your device:

  1. Open the Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S22.
  2. Tap on “Connections”.
  3. Tap on “Bluetooth”.
Connections - bluetooth
  1. You will see a list of paired devices. Find the device that you’re having issues with and tap on the gear icon next to it.
  2. Tap on “Unpair”.
Bluetooth device setting
  1. Once the device is unpaired, you’ll need to re-pair it. Make sure the device is in pairing mode (refer to the device”s manual if you’re unsure how to do this).
  2. On your Samsung Galaxy S22, in the Bluetooth settings, tap on “Scan”.
Scan bluetooth devices
  1. Find the device in the list and tap on it to pair.

After following these steps check if the audio issue has been resolved.

Fix 04: Check if the Audio Device is Connected for Audio

Android smartphones can use Bluetooth audio for various purposes, including calling and playing multimedia audio. However, sometimes the system might not recognize the connection’s purpose, causing audio issues. 

To ensure proper connection, you need to check if the device is connected for multimedia/call audio (as you desire). Below is how you can do it:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to open the Notification Panel.
  2. Tap and hold on to the Bluetooth icon to open the Bluetooth settings.
  3. Under the list of paired devices, locate and tap on the Settings icon (gear icon) next to the name of your audio device.
  4. Here, you’ll see different options for using your Bluetooth device. Make sure the Use for audio option is enabled.

By following these steps, you will ensure that your Bluetooth audio device is set to be used for the selected audio type on your device. After making changes, try playing some audio to see if the problem has been resolved.

Fix 05: Try Connecting to a Different Device

Sometimes, the issue might not be with your Samsung Galaxy S22, but with the Bluetooth audio device you’re trying to connect. In these kinds of cases, it’s recommended to try connecting a different Bluetooth audio device to your smartphone.

Here’s what you should do:

  1. Turn on the Bluetooth on your Samsung Galaxy S22.
  2. Make your second Bluetooth audio device discoverable (the process for this might vary depending on the device.)
  3. On your Galaxy S22, go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth.
  4. Look for the second device in the list of available devices and tap on it to connect.

If the second device connects without any issues and you can hear the audio clearly, it means the problem is certainly with the first Bluetooth audio device and not your Samsung Galaxy S22. In this case, you need to troubleshoot the audio device or use a different one.

However, if you encounter the same issue with the second device, it indicates that the problem is with your smartphone, and you better proceed with the next troubleshooting steps.

Fix 06: Clear Bluetooth Cache

Bluetooth cache is a temporary storage area on the Galaxy S22 that stores information about paired devices and preferences. While this enhances connection speed, over time, it can become cluttered with old or corrupted data, potentially causing Bluetooth audio issues.

Clearing the Bluetooth cache will work on this problem. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Apps”.
  3. In the list of apps, find and tap on “Bluetooth”. If you cannot find Bluetooth app, tap on the filter icon on the top and turn on showing system apps.
Bluetooth app
  1. Once you’re in the Bluetooth app settings, tap on “Storage”.
  2. Here, tap on “Clear Cache”.
Clear bluetooth cache

After clearing the cache, try connecting your audio device again and check if the audio issue is resolved.

Fix 07: Update Your Device

Software bugs can be taken as flaws or glitches in a system that cause incorrect or unexpected results. The problem is, these bugs can’t be resolved by simply clearing the cache or changing settings; they require a software update to fix the problems.

We advise you to connect to a Wi-Fi network before starting the update to avoid data charges. Also, make sure your device has enough battery or is connected to a charger to prevent any interruptions during the update process.

Here’s how you can update your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Go to “Battery and device care”.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “Software update”.
Software update
  1. Tap on “Download and install”.
Download and install
  1. Your device will now check for available updates. If there”s an update available, tap on “Install now”.
  2. Your device will restart and the update process will begin.

Fix 08: Reset Network Settings

Network settings are crucial for Bluetooth functionality, as these settings are responsible for managing device connections and interactions. Misconfiguration in these settings is the cause of Bluetooth audio issues.

Resetting the device network settings is the solution for these issues. Doing so will erase all network settings, including Wi-Fi networks and passwords, mobile data settings, and VPN settings. However, it will not delete any personal data.

Here”s how you can reset your network settings on your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “General management”.
  3. Tap on “Reset”.
Reset option samsung
  1. Select “Reset network settings”.
Reset network settings
  1. Once confirmed, your device will reset all network settings.

Connect your Bluetooth audio device once more to determine if the issue has been fixed when the network settings have been reset.

Wrapping Up

The Samsung Galaxy S22 is a powerful device. But it may experience occasional problems like Bluetooth audio. We hope this guide was helpful to fix this issue.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, feel free to leave a comment below. If any of these solutions work, please share your feedback.

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Andrew

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