Samsung Galaxy S23 is one of the latest and most powerful smartphones available today, and it offers seamless connectivity options, including Bluetooth 5.3 technology.
However, even with such high-end devices, you may encounter connectivity issues. If your Samsung Galaxy S23 keeps disconnecting from Bluetooth devices, it is likely because of a software issue.
So in this guide, we will show you fixes that you can try to solve the Bluetooth connecting problems on your Galaxy S23.
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.
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Why does the Galaxy S23 keep disconnecting from Bluetooth?
If you wonder why your Galax S23 keeps disconnecting from Bluetooth, most of the time, these types of issues occur because of software-related glitches and bugs. However, it is also possible that the device you are trying to connect to your Galaxy S23 could also have hardware issues that make it keeps disconnecting.
So here are the most possible causes of this issue:
- Temporary glitches within the operating system: If there is a system glitch in the connectivity of your Galaxy S23, it could be why the device keeps disconnecting from Bluetooth devices.
- Incompatible Bluetooth devices: If the Bluetooth device you are trying to connect to your Galaxy S23 is not compatible, the connection won’t be stable.
- The long distance between two devices: Bluetooth has a limited range, and if you are trying to connect to a device that is too far away, that could be the issue.
- Issues with Bluetooth devices
- Low battery level: If your Galaxy S23’s or the Bluetooth device’s battery is low, it may not be able to maintain a stable Bluetooth connection between two devices.
How to fix the Bluetooth connection issue on Samsung Galaxy S23?
Now, let’s get to the solutions to fix the Bluetooth connection issue on Samsung Galaxy S23. After applying each solution, you can test the connection to see if the problem is fixed before going to the next solution.
Fix 01: Restart both devices
This will reset the connection and may fix any temporary glitches causing the problem.
To easily restart your Galaxy S23:
- Press and hold the power key + volume down key until the device starts to turn off. Then release the keys.
Fix 02: Clear Bluetooth app data:
If restarting both devices doesn’t work, try clearing the Bluetooth app data. This will remove any saved settings or configurations within the Bluetooth controller app that may be causing the issue.
Here’s how to do it:
- Open Settings
- Go to Apps
- Tap on the filter button
- Check the option “Show system apps”
- Find the Bluetooth app and tap on it
- Tap on Storage
- Tap on Clear Data
Fix 03: Change Bluetooth AVRCP version:
Bluetooth AVRCP version is responsible for the audio data transmission; changing the AVRCP version should work to fix incompatibility issues.
To change the AVRCP version, follow the steps below (Turn off Bluetooth on your Galaxy S23 first):
- Open Settings.
- Go to Developer options.
- Scroll down and find the Bluetooth AVRCP version.
- The default version is usually 1.4. Change it to a newer version.
Fix 04: Do a software update:
Updating the device software will fix any bugs or glitches causing the Bluetooth connection issue if the update contains patches to the system.
Here’s how you can update the software of your Galaxy S23:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Software update.
- Tap on Download and install to check and install the update.
Fix 05: Clear System cache:
On Samsung devices, the “wipe cache partition” option is available in recovery mode to clear the system cache. This will ensure the cache of your Galaxy S23 is cleared and ready for new cache files
To boot your device into recovery mode and clear the system cache, follow these steps:
- Turn off your device and connect your device to a charger.
- Then, Press and hold the power button + Volume up button until the system boots into recovery mode.
- Release the keys and use the volume buttons to navigate to the Wipe cache partition option.
- Press the power button and confirm the wipe cache partition.
- After completing the Wipe cache partition, navigate to “Reboot device now” and press the power button to restart the device.
Fix 06: Check the Bluetooth device
If you still face Bluetooth disconnecting, you may need to check the Bluetooth device you are trying to connect to your Galaxy S23 for connectivity issues.
You can simply do this by connecting that device to another smartphone and seeing if it keeps on disconnecting.
If you see connection drops while connected to that smartphone, the Bluetooth device should be the problem.
We hope the solutions in this guide worked to fix the Bluetooth connection issue on your Galaxy S23.
If you still have any questions or need help regarding this guide, leave us a comment, and we will be happy to assist you.
Have a nice day!