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What to do if your Google Pixel’s Bluetooth is not working

Are you all set for a long flight, ready to dive into your perfectly curated playlist, only to find out your Bluetooth headphones won’t connect to your Google Pixel? Frustrating, right? But worry not! We’ve got your back with some easy-to-follow solutions to get your Bluetooth up and running again.

Keep it Close, Turn it On

First things first, keep your Bluetooth device close to your Pixel. Bluetooth’s range is about 30 feet, so make sure you’re within that range. Also, ensure Bluetooth is turned on by going to Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences > Bluetooth.

Reconnect and Refresh

If your device is acting up, try disconnecting and reconnecting it. Swipe down from the top of your screen, ensure Bluetooth is on, then press and hold the Bluetooth icon. Tap the device you want to connect to, and if it’s already connected, tap Disconnect, then Connect again.

Pair and Unpair

If the above step doesn’t help, you might need to unpair and then pair your Bluetooth device again. Go to Settings > Connected Devices > Previously connected devices > Forget Device. Then, tap Pair new device and follow the on-screen instructions.

Test and Restart

Try connecting a different Bluetooth device to see if the issue persists. If it does, restart your Pixel. For Pixel 5a and earlier, press and hold the Power button, then tap Power off. For Pixel 6, 7, or 8, press and hold the Power and Volume Up buttons, then tap Power off.

Reset and Update

Resetting your network settings can often solve connectivity issues. Go to Settings > System > Reset options > Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth. Additionally, ensure your software is up to date by going to Settings > System > System update.

Last Resort: Factory Reset

If all else fails, you might need to perform a factory reset. Remember, this will erase all data on your device, so ensure you’ve backed up your data. Go to Settings > System > Reset options > Erase all data (factory reset).


Don’t let Bluetooth issues ruin your tech experience! With these simple steps, you can troubleshoot and resolve connectivity problems on your Google Pixel. Remember, a little patience and persistence can go a long way in getting your devices to work seamlessly together.


1. Why won’t my Bluetooth device connect to my Pixel?

  • This could be due to various reasons like distance, Bluetooth being turned off, or pairing issues. Follow the steps outlined above to troubleshoot the problem.

2. Will resetting my network settings delete my data?

  • No, resetting your network settings will only reset Wi-Fi, mobile, and Bluetooth settings. Your data, apps, and content will remain intact.

3. Is a factory reset the only solution if nothing else works?

  • While a factory reset is often a last resort, it can resolve persistent issues. However, make sure to back up your data before proceeding with a factory reset

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