Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

In this article, we will give you some ways to fix the Google Pixel 7 Bluetooth connection pairing bugs. We receive a lot of questions about Bluetooth connectivity issues. Bluetooth on the Android as a whole can be finicky and troublesome for some people but there are several things we can try in an attempt to fix them.

It does not matter if the phone is from Google, Samsung, or Xiaomi they all seem to have issues connecting to Bluetooth devices. Sometimes it happens right out of the box while other times we see it happen after the user has been using the feature for a little bit.

Here we will be only focusing on the Google Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. We will give you a guide on how to fix the Bluetooth connection issues that you may be facing.

There are about four things that we need to look after to resolve the issue of Bluetooth connectivity.

Methods 1: Reboot your Google Pixel 7

The first thing that we want you to do is to restart our Google Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro smartphone.

We know this sounds simple and basic and we also know that you may have already rebooted your phone and are still maybe experiencing the bug with Bluetooth devices. However, this is a highly useful troubleshooting step and it’s recommended to reboot your device if you are facing a Bluetooth connectivity issue.

Once the phone has booted back up, go ahead and try to reconnect with that Bluetooth device that you’re having issues with and see if anything has been resolved.

Method 2: Reset Google Pixel 7 Bluetooth settings

The next thing that we can recommend is something that is built right into the Android operating system itself and that is to reset the Bluetooth settings:

  • Open settings.
  • Scroll down to the system options.
  • Tap on reset options.
  • Focus on the reset Wi-Fi mobile and Bluetooth option.
  • Tap the reset setting button at the bottom.
  • Do not tap on erase downloaded Sims as we don’t need to mess with that settings since mobile data is not tied to Bluetooth. 
  • Just tap to reset the settings, confirm your pin pattern or password, and then again tap on the green or material you colored reset button.

This feature will delete all of your saved Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices. It might be a pain to add these back to the Google Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro but again it is much better than doing a full factory data reset and has been shown to fix these Bluetooth issues for thousands of people.

Once you reset the settings, go ahead and connect back to the Wi-Fi and pair the Bluetooth devices back to check if the issue has been resolved or not.

Method 3: Clear Bluetooth cache data

If that still hasn’t helped then there’s another thing that we can do and that is tied specifically to the Bluetooth service.

Many people do not know that Bluetooth is controlled by a system app that can be found installed on the smartphone.

You can find that by opening up the Settings application, then tapping the apps option, tapping on see all apps, and then tapping the three-dot menu right here at the top right to show system apps.

Scroll down a little bit and find the Bluetooth application. Tap on the application to open the settings option and tap on force stop to stop the Google Pixel 7 Bluetooth service.

Then we can go into the storage and cache option and we’re going to clear both the cache, including the cache first and then clear the storage and we’re going to confirm that we’re going to delete all app data for this Bluetooth service.

Just like before, this is going to delete any of the paired Bluetooth devices you have on the device.

You are going to need to pair those Bluetooth earbuds again with your Google Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 pro.

You can even restart the phone after deleting this Bluetooth data so that your phone can set back up that initial cache.

Method 4: Experimental Developer Options

One of the last things we can recommend to fix Bluetooth bugs is trying out an experimental developer options feature.

Even Google knows that the Bluetooth stack on Android is a mess so they have a team that is working on a new service to handle your Bluetooth devices.

This is experimental so it needs to be enabled from the secret developer options menu. You have to enable the developer option first if you haven’t yet.

Go to the about phone menu and tap on build number seven to ten times to enable developer options.

Once you enable the developer options, go to the settings app, navigate systems and open it. In the system menu, you will find the developer option.

In the developer options, scroll down, navigate to “Enable Gabeldorsche” and enable that option by turning the toggle on.

Again, restart the device, and make sure that Android loads up everything correctly on boot since we have enabled the experimental update.

There are many other Bluetooth settings in the developer options, if you are still having connection issues then go ahead and experiment with these settings.

If you experiment with these settings, just be sure to note what these settings are by default in case you want to revert to default, so you can easily do it.

Method 5: Factory Data Reset

The last thing you need to do if the above methods don’t work is to do a complete factory data reset of your Google Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro. This is the last method we recommend to do if the other things do not work out.

Just make sure to back up your important data or stuff before doing a factory data reset as you will lose all the data and files of your device when you do a factory data reset. And with the backed-up data, you will be able to get your data back when you reset your device.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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