In every Android phone Bluetooth feature comes inbuilt. The main functions of Bluetooth on Android is to transfer data from one device to another. One can easily transfer data like photos, videos, songs, etc by pairing and connecting Bluetooth among the two phones.
But many Android users are encountering with the error message “Unfortunately, Bluetooth has stopped” on their smartphone or tablet.
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Below find out real user example facing Bluetooth stopped working on Android:
Unfortunately, your bluetooth has stopped. How do I fix this?
I have the Samsung Galaxy S6 (upgraded last month from the S4), I have recently receive tthe Unortunately, your bluetooth has stopped message. I primarily only use bluetooth in my car (2014 Mazda 3)
Over the last few days my bluetooth keeps rebooting. Phone disconnected then connects again, lasts for a couple minutes then disconnects again and kicks back on. Every couple minutes this happens and my phone wil sy Unforuntely, your bluetooth has stopped.
I have tried unpairing and repairing as well as trying the BLE Crash Resolver App. Nothing has worked. How can I fix this?
– Original Post from Android Central Forums
Well, there could be several reasons which can cause this error “unfortunately, Bluetooth has stopped” working. And once you start getting error message you will not be able use Bluetooth at all.
Is it possible to fix “Unfortunately, Bluetooth has stopped” error on Android?
Fortunately, there are some easy but very much effective solutions that would definitely help you to get rid of Bluetooth has stopped working or not working problem.
Below you can find the solutions and steps. Please note that you must follow the solutions one by one and check if your problem is solved or not, if not then proceed to next solution.
Note: Below mentioned solutions can also be used to fix “Unfortunately, Bluetooth Share has stopped” error on Android (just replace Bluetooth with Bluetooth Share).
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Effective Solutions To Fix “Unfortunately, Bluetooth Has Stopped” on Android
Fix #1: Switch OFF and Switch ON your Android
Sometimes, we do not switch off or reboot our device from longer period of time. So, if you have not turned off your Android device for quite long time then a soft reset will do the job. Simply switch OFF your device and then again switch ON your device.
Now check your Bluetooth is working or not. If it is not working, then follow next fix.
Fix #2: Clear Cache and Clear Data of Bluetooth App
This is one of the very easy and effective fixes to fix unfortunately Bluetooth has stopped error messages in Android.
Below follow the steps:
- Open Settings on your Android. Tap on Installed apps. [I am using Redmi 4A]
- Now look for Bluetooth app in the All Application tab.
- Tap on Bluetooth app and then tap on “Clear Data” and “Clear Cache”
- Go to Home screen and Restart your device.
That’s All! This solution helped 7 out of 10 users to fix Bluetooth has stooped problems.
If you are still facing the same error message, then follow the next fix.
Fix #3: Wipe Data/Factory Reset
This is another solution, in which you have to enter into recovery mode and perform wipe data/factory reset process in order to get rid of Bluetooth/Bluetooth share has stopped error on Android device.
I would suggest this solution as a last option, because performing wipe data/factory reset deletes entire data stored within the phone. Nevertheless, you can use Android Data Recovery software to recover lost or erased data after performing wipe data/factory reset process and fixing Bluetooth/Bluetooth Share has stopped working error.
Now, below find out the steps how to wipe data/factory reset:
- Switch OFF your Android phone.
- Now press following key combination to get into recovery mode. The key combination differs from phone to phone. One of the popular combinations is “Power Button + Volume Up Button + Volume Down Button”, but you must check online which key combination work for your phone model.
- Once, you enter into recovery mode, you can use Volume down button to scroll down and press Power button to select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option.
- Once, you confirm the wipe data/factory reset, your device will start the process.
- Once, the process gets complete, reboot your device.
Now check, Bluetooth is working or not – I hope you will not face any problem.
Important Note: These fixes can be followed on any Android phones and tablets such as Samsung Galaxy Phones, Xiaomi, LG, Motorola, Lenovo, Google phones, Vivo, Oppo, HTC and other brands to fix Bluetooth/Bluetooth Share has stopped error message.
Bonus Tip: App to Fix Bluetooth Issues
This is the bonus tip that I have thought would be helpful for users who all are facing with several Bluetooth issues and problems. Bluetooth Fix Repair is an app available in play store that you can use to fix and repair Bluetooth connectivity and other several issues and problems.
Video Tutorial: Fix Unfortunately Bluetooth has stopped Error on Android
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Why is Bluetooth share has stopped?
There can be several reasons for Bluetooth Share has stopped. Some of them are: It may be due to low-level bug in a Bluedroid stack that is a layer between the operating system and Bluetooth hardware. Even when battery is low then also such error is seen. Also while pairing Bluetooth between devices, try to pair when there is enough juice.
How do I update my Bluetooth version?
There are few steps that will help you to update Bluetooth version of Android phone. They are:
- First, turn on Bluetooth on the phone
- Then click on phone Settings
- After that, click on App and choose “ALL” tab
- Then, move down and click on Bluetooth icon named as Bluetooth Share
- And that’s it, under App info you will see its version
Why is my Bluetooth device paired but not connected?
There can be several reasons for Bluetooth paired but not connected issue. If for an instance, the Bluetooth problem is showing on the speaker then it might be a speaker that is trying to connect the old devices. older device has the problem as they only get paired with the last thing paired with. So, if the error continues then you can also reset Bluetooth on phone and pair once again to get rid of the error.
Android may display errors or issues after a system update or app update, but they can be easily fixed by clearing the specific app cache and data, uninstall and reinstall or performing wipe data/factory reset. And I am sure enough that the above fixes have helped you in fixing the Bluetooth stopped error on Android.
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James Leak is a technology expert and lives in New York. Previously, he was working on Symbian OS and was trying to solve many issues related to it. From childhood, he was very much interested in technology field and loves to write blogs related to Android and other OS. So he maintained that and currently, James is working for androiddata-recovery.com where he contribute several articles about errors/issues or data loss situation related to Android. He keeps daily updates on news or rumors or what is happening in this new technology world. Apart from blogging, he loves to travel, play games and reading books.