How to Fix Bluetooth Not Working Issue in Galaxy S23 Ultra?

Are you facing a problem pairing Bluetooth with your Galaxy S23 Ultra? Issues like Bluetooth connectivity not working or not pairing occur occasionally. This can be frustrating as many phone accessories ( like earphones, Bluetooth headsets, Bluetooth speakers, Smartwatches, etc.) now rely on Bluetooth connectivity. In such a scenario, the simple fixes discussed below can work to rule out the problem.

This issue mainly occurs due to outdated software versions, default Bluetooth settings or silly technical mistakes. In this article, we will discuss the troubleshooting method one by one to solve the Bluetooth pairing issue in your S23 Ultra.

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Fix Your Galaxy S23 Ultra Bluetooth Not Working Issue:

Galaxy S23 Ultra Bluetooth is not pairing with other devices can be fixed by following the troubleshooting method below. However, check the following points once before proceeding with the fixes. Sometimes the problem can arise due to silly mistakes, or any minor fix can resolve the issue.

  • Check the Airplane Mode of your S23 Ultra device.
  • Recheck once whether the Bluetooth device is already paired with any other phone.
  • Outdated software can cause Bluetooth pairing trouble. So do check if there is any update available. Most devices have their firmware or drives, so check if they need any updates.
  • Try toggling the Bluetooth connection from your S23 Ultra Quick setting panel.
  • Some Bluetooth connectivity requires a PIN to connect. So make sure you have entered the correct PIN. Mostly it is 0000, but it may vary according to the device.
  • Remove the Case Cover once and try to reconnect
  • Try connecting S23 Ultra with any other device or another phone’s Bluetooth. It may be that your Bluetooth device has some issues.
  • Perform a soft reboot and reconnect with the Bluetooth
  • Use Samsung Member Application to run a diagnostic test and identify if there is any Bluetooth Issue within the device.

Read: How to Fix Galaxy S23 Ultra Wi-Fi Not Working?

Fix 1: Keep your phone Bluetooth Always Visible

You had the option to control your Bluetooth Visibility. And by default, your phone’s Bluetooth may not be visible to other devices. Make sure the Bluetooth visibility is always enabled. In case you want to know how to make S23 Ultra visibility turn on, then follow the steps below-

  • Navigate to Settings
  • Tap on Connections
  • Tap on Bluetooth
  • Go to the options ( vertical three dots on right top corner)
  • Tap of Bluetooth Visibility option
  • Turn on Always Visible

Now try to reconnect the Bluetooth connectivity.

Fix 2: Resetting Network Settings

Resetting the phone’s Network settings not only configures network and Wifi connectivity but also configures Bluetooth connection into the default mode. In most of the connectivity issues, a network reset fix can troubleshoot the connection issues. However, as always suggested, take a backup of passwords.

You can reset network settings by following the steps below-

  • Go to settings
  • Tap on General Management Options
  • Click on Reset
  • Tap on Reset All Network Settings
  • Then finally, press the Reset button

Now find the Bluetooth device and retry to connect it.

Fix 3: Clear the Bluetooth Data and Caches

Temporary Bluetooth files can prevent or cause interference in the connectivity. So try to clear Bluetooth Caches and delete the Data. Here below are the steps shown to clear the caches-

  • Open Settings
  • Go to APPS
  • Filter it to system apps
  • Now one by one, clear caches and data for Bluetooth Agent, Bluetooth Midi Service

Try to reconnect after clearing the temporary Bluetooth caches.

Fix 4: Try Safe Mode

In SamInsider, we explain the importance of Safe Mode in every Guide Article. When you doubt whether any third Party games or application is causing Connectivity issues, you must try the Safe mode fix. To run your S23 Ultra in Safe Mode, follow the steps below-

  • Swipe the device drop-down Quick Setting panel twice
  • Locate the Settings Gear and tap on it
  • Now Hold the Power OFF icon until the Safe Mode icon appears
  • Tap on the icon to enable the safe mode
  • It will reboot, and Safe Mode Lable can be seen below the corner

Now try to reconnect your Bluetooth Device. If everything works fine, your last installed apps or games may have a bug interfering with your Bluetooth Connectivity. Identify and uninstall the apps or games. To get out of the Safe mode, restart the device.

Fix 5: Developer Mode Bluetooth Options

Galaxy S23 Ultra is advanced in many criteria, and Samsung provides more developer options to make the phone user-oriented. To enable the developer mode, tap the Software Build number several times. Now in developer mode, you can find lots of Bluetooth setting options. For instance, you can enable Show Bluetooth Device without Names, Turn off AVC Blacklist, try various Bluetooth AVRCP versions, etc. Here you need to use the trial-and-error method. Enable the options individually and check whether the Bluetooth connection issue is resolved.

  • Go to settings
  • Scroll down and find the Developer Options
  • Now find the various Bluetooth segments
  • And use the trial and error method one by one turning on the options.

Fix 6: Wipe Cache Partition

If none of the above fixes works, you are left with the Factory Reset Options. However, check if the Wiping cache partition can work before trying a factory reset. Follow the steps below to wipe the cache partition-

  • Shut down your phone.
  • Press and hold the volume up button and power key until the Samsung logo appears.
  • Then, Android recovery options appear.
  • You can scroll using the volume keys and select Wipe Cache Partition by pressing the power key.
  • Now navigate again, select Yes, and click the power button to confirm your action.
  • That’s it; the phone will restart itself once the process end.

Try to connect the Bluetooth; if the issue persists, then attempt a Factory Reset. Note that it will wipe out the entire phone data. So don’t forget to take a backup of your device. Go to settings > General Management> Reset> Factory Reset to perform a factory reset. Even after this, the issue remains. You can always request repair service at the nearest Samsung Care Center.

With a passion for technology and a keen eye for detail in Samsung Products, Manajit's writing is always well-researched and easy to understand. When Manajit is not busy writing, he can be found sketching cartoons. Email: (Follow on X/Twitter)

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