The days when individuals relied on wires and cables for connecting and hooking up devices are long gone. Now, people can connect and pair devices wirelessly through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Well, if you own Google Pixel 2 and are experiencing Bluetooth pairing issues, then continue reading. In this blog, we will discuss the various ways to fix the problem.
Potential solutions for fixing Bluetooth issues on Google Pixel 2
Check that Bluetooth is switched on
1. Firstly, open the Settings application.
2. Select Connected device.
3. Toggle Bluetooth to off position and turn in back on.
In case the Bluetooth icon is present at the head of the phone screen, Bluetooth is turned on. Now, simply attempt to pair your phone to any Bluetooth accessory.
Pair and connect the devices
Firstly, pair your phone and the Bluetooth accessory and then connect them. Follow the steps given below:
1. Launch the Settings application on your Google Pixel 2.
2. Now, select Connected Devices.
3. Touch the Bluetooth option and verify if it is enabled.
4. Bow, touch the option called Pair new device.
5. Refresh the screen.
6. Select the Bluetooth device you wish to pair with your phone.
7. Follow the guidelines on the screen and complete the process.
8. When the prompt appears, key in the passcode.
Once the devices are paired, follow these steps to connect them:
1. Launch the Settings application.
2. Select Connected Devices from the list.
3. Now, choose Bluetooth.
4. In case it is off, turn it back on.
5. Find the list of all the paired device and select the one you wish to connect to.
Restart Google Pixel 2 and Bluetooth accessory
In some instances, software glitches may prevent your handheld from getting paired or connected to the Bluetooth accessory. You can solve this issue by restarting the devices. Here's how you can perform a soft reset on Google Pixel 2:
1. Hold down the power button located at the right-hand side of the phone.
2. Now, when the option appears, select Power Off.
3. After half a minute, hold down the Power button until the phone restarts.
Clear devices from Google Pixel's memory
1. First and foremost, you need to launch the Settings app.
2. Now, select Connected Devices from the list of options.
3. Touch Bluetooth.
4. Choose Settings on the Bluetooth Accessory.
5. Select the Forget option.
Now, the device will be cleared from the Pixel's memory. You need to refresh the available devices and pair it once more.
Turn on Media Audio
It may happen that your Google Pixel 2 is paired and connected successfully with your Bluetooth speaker, but you are unable to hear any sound. Well, firstly just verify that the volume is set to high and then take the following steps:
1. Launch the Settings app.
2. Go to Connected Devices.
3. Tap on Bluetooth.
4. Now, locate the speaker or headphone and select the Settings option.
5. Turn on Media Audio.
Restore Bluetooth device to factory settings
In case the solutions mentioned above do not work, then you should factory reset your Bluetooth accessory. However, you should bear in mind that all the settings, applications, and data of the device will get removed. However, on the brighter side, this will fix the issue in case the reason behind it was related to the accessory's software.