Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

Bluetooth on Android can be finicky and troublesome for some people, but there are a number of things we can try to fix. In this article, we will give a few ways to fix the Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro Bluetooth pairing connectivity issues and bugs.

If you have the Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro and are having difficulty pairing your Bluetooth device to the smartphone then you should be aware of some troubleshooting steps.

Bluetooth issues are not isolated to the Google Pixel 7 Series as these bugs pop up from time to time on virtually every single Android smartphone or tablet. But if you’re having trouble connecting a Bluetooth device to your new Pixel phone or maybe you are just experiencing a poor Bluetooth connection with stutters, pauses or skips then try one of these suggestions as they can really help to clear the issue you are having.

It does not matter if the phone is from Google, Samsung, or Xiaomi they all seem to have issues with 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. There are about four things that we need to look after to resolve the issue of Bluetooth connectivity.

Method 1:

The first thing that we want you to do is simply restart your 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 experiencing the bug with Bluetooth devices. However, this is a handy 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:

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

  • Open settings.
  • Scroll down to the system options.
  • Tap to reset options.
  • Focus on the reset Wi-Fi mobile and Bluetooth option right there.
  • Tap the reset setting button at the bottom.
  • Do not tap on erase downloaded Sims as we don’t need to mess with that setting since mobile data is not tied to Bluetooth.
  • Just tap to reset the settings, confirm your pin pattern or password, and then again just 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 the Wi-Fi and pair the Bluetooth devices back to check whether the issue has been resolved.

Method 3:

If that still hasn’t helped then there’s another thing that we can do that is s tied specifically to the Bluetooth service. Many people do not know that Bluetooth is actually controlled by a system app that can be found installed on your 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:

One of the last things that we can recommend to fix Bluetooth bugs is to try 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 numbers 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 and navigate the options that start with Bluetooth and try to change the options to a different one. You can always set those options to a default one if they don’t work.

After that, restart your 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 back to default you can easily do it.

Method 5:

The last thing that we suggest if your device has still Bluetooth issues is to do a factory data reset on your device but make sure to back up important stuff on your device. This is the method that most people won’t agree with but you have to try this one as well if you are still facing Bluetooth connectivity issues after trying the above-mentioned methods.

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


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