Fix: OnePlus 10 Pro Bluetooth Connectivity Problem

OnePlus finally launched its new flagship device, OnePlus 10 Pro, with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC equipped with a 120Hz AMOLED display. The device comes with triple rear cameras, a 48 MP Sony IMX789 primary sensor, an f/1.8 lens OIS, and a hole-punch display design. In this tutorial, we will guide you on fixing the Bluetooth connectivity issue on the OnePlus 10 Pro.

If you have bought this device and facing Bluetooth connectivity issues such as the device not pairing, connection dropping, not being able to transfer files, Bluetooth earbud not working, etc., then you are not alone. Many users have started reporting that their OnePlus 10 Pro has the Bluetooth Connectivity Problem.

If you’re also one of the victims, make sure to follow this troubleshooting guide completely. Bluetooth connectivity has become a common and most important requirement for mobile devices due to the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack and even connecting other smart devices like wireless earbuds, smartwatches, smart home appliances, etc. But if you face Bluetooth connectivity issues, it’ll be frustrating.

Fix: OnePlus 10 Pro Bluetooth Connectivity Problem

OnePlus 10 Pro Device Overview:

The OnePlus 10 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO(2nd generation) display with a resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. It is a 120 Hz refresh rate panel. It has a peak brightness of 1300 nits along with support for HDR 10+ content. Under the hood, we have the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 built on a 4nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with one Cortex-X2 core clocked at 3.00 GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz and four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Adreno 730.

Coming to the optics, we get a 48MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens, an 8MP telephoto sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 50MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. The ultrawide lens has an impressive field of view of 150 degrees. At the front, we get a 32MP sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. The rear camera setup is capable of recording 8K videos at 30fps, while the front camera is limited to 1080p video recording.

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There are three storage options of this smartphone: 128GB internal storage + 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage + 8GB RAM, and 256GB internal storage + 12GB RAM. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C 3.1. And in terms of sensors, we get an under-display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and color spectrum. There is a 5,000 battery powering this smartphone that supports 80W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. The smartphone is available in two color options: Black and Green.

Fix: OnePlus 10 Pro Bluetooth Connectivity Problem

Multiple reports have surfaced on the official OnePlus Forum and the OnePlus subreddit forum that the OnePlus 10 Pro users are experiencing issues with the Bluetooth connection, such as can’t connect to the wireless headphones or frequent disconnections too. Whereas some affected users also mentioned that even after updating to the latest OxygenOS version, the OnePlus 10 Pro device seems to reconnect automatically.

Meanwhile, turning off the battery optimization for Bluetooth, resetting the Bluetooth setting, cleaning the storage and cache of Bluetooth from the system apps, etc., didn’t come in handy. Whereas a couple of users have mentioned that they didn’t find such an issue so far, which is great, not everyone is lucky enough. Well, here we’ve provided a couple of possible workarounds for you that should help you out of it.

Note: Keep your OnePlus 10 Pro device charged sufficiently, so the Bluetooth connectivity works properly. A low battery on the smartphone or the Bluetooth device can cause connectivity issues.

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1. Restart the device

The first thing you should do is simply restart your OnePlus 10 Pro device by following the steps below to check for the issue. Sometimes a normal reboot of the system can easily fix multiple issues, such as Bluetooth connectivity issues whatsoever. To do so:

  • Press and hold the Power button on the device, then tap on Restart.
  • Wait for the OnePlus 10 Pro device to restart the system.

2. Turn on/off Airplane Mode

It’s also worth mentioning that if the Airplane Mode is turned on, the Bluetooth connection won’t work. Try turning off Airplane Mode if it’s turned on. If it’s already turned off, make sure to turn it on, wait for a few seconds, and turn it off again to refresh the networking connectivity glitch. You can perform this via Settings > Airplane Mode.

3. Update System

You should also check for the pending software updates on your OnePlus 10 Pro device to fix multiple bugs or improve the device performance or even stability. A new system update always improves performance and includes new features too. Just go to device Settings > System > System update > Check for update.

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If there is an update available, just hit download and Install. It may take some time to complete the firmware update installation process. Once done, make sure to reboot the device to apply changes. Finally, check for the Bluetooth connectivity issue again.

4. Keep your Bluetooth Devices Closer

Maybe your Bluetooth devices are far enough from the smartphone or out of the Bluetooth signal range. That’s why the connection drops or reconnects multiple times.

5. Unpair All Connected Bluetooth Devices

Ensure to delete or unpair all connected Bluetooth devices from your OnePlus 10 Pro to refresh the system and then reconnect the particular Bluetooth device you want to use. To do so:

  • Go to Settings > Application Manager.
  • Tap on Bluetooth from the System Apps list > Tap on Storage.
  • Then tap on Clear cache and Clear Data one by one.
  • Finally, reboot your OnePlus 10 Pro to check for the issue again.

6. Make the device discoverable

In some cases, your device may not be discoverable in terms of Bluetooth, so it’s recommended to turn on the discoverable option via Settings > Bluetooth > Turn on the Make this device discoverable option. Once done, you should be able to connect your OnePlus device with other Bluetooth devices.

7. Check other Bluetooth devices

Maybe an older Bluetooth device is running on the previous version of Bluetooth and has already connected or paired with your handset previously. Therefore, they can conflict with each other while trying to reconnect or re-pair again with the same device. Turn off and on the Bluetooth device and bring it into the pairing mode, respectively.

8. Forget the paired device

Make sure to forget the paired Bluetooth device by following the steps below and then try reconnecting or re-pairing again.

  • Go to Settings > Tap on Bluetooth > Find the list of paired devices.
  • Check for the specific problematic Bluetooth device that’s already paired.
  • Now, tap on it or the icon next to it > Tap on Forget Device > Just restart your handset and try pairing again.

9. Turn Off Battery Saver

If the battery saver option is enabled on your OnePlus device, then it will start preventing Bluetooth connectivity or other networking connections whenever the device battery juice drops to 20% or lower. So, make sure to turn off the battery saver option by following the steps below and charging the device more than 50% or above.

  • Go to Settings on your OnePlus device > Tap on Battery.
  • Head over to Battery saver > Make sure to turn it OFF.

10. Remove Bluetooth from Battery Optimization

Sometimes the Battery Optimization option can prevent Bluetooth usage or connectivity on your handset. Make sure to turn it off and try again.

  • Tap on the Settings icon from the home screen or app drawer.
  • Go to Battery > Head over to Battery Optimization.
  • Now, make sure to select the Bluetooth option and turn it off. [if already turned off then skip this method]
  • Once done, restart your mobile, and check for the issue again.

11. Reset Network Settings

If the Bluetooth connectivity issue persists, then you should reset the network settings directly on your handset to wipe out existing network settings, configurations, etc. It’ll refresh the system and clear out temporary cache data or glitches whatsoever.

  • Go to Settings > System > Reset > Reset Wi-Fi, mobile, and Bluetooth.
  • Tap on Reset Settings > It may ask you to enter a pin or password if you’re using any of them on your device lock screen.
  • Just input the pin or password > Tap on Next > Tap on Reset settings again.
  • Wait for a couple of seconds to complete the reset process.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot your mobile to refresh the system.

12. Try Troubleshooting Apps on Safe Mode

If nothing seems working for you then try booting your OnePlus 10 Pro in Safe Mode to troubleshoot app issues by yourself. To do so:

  • Press and hold the Power button on your OnePlus 10 Pro.
  • Now, press and hold the ‘Power off’ option on your screen to bring the Safe Mode screen.
  • Simply tap on OK to reboot into Safe mode.
  • Once rebooted, you can now check which apps are triggering issues. Later you can uninstall an app if found issues.

13. Wipe Cache Partition via Recovery

Well, wiping out the device cache partition via the stock recovery menu is another way to fix the Bluetooth connectivity issue. To do so:

  • Switch off your OnePlus 10 Pro then press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time for a few seconds until you see the recovery mode.
  • Now, release both buttons > Once the device boots into the Recovery menu, you’ll have to use the Volume button to go to ‘Wipe Cache Partition’.
  • Then press the Power button to confirm the selection.
  • Next, let the process be completed, and then restart the device normally into the system to check for the issue again.

14. Reset App Preferences

Sometimes resetting the app preferences on the device can also reduce issues with the Bluetooth connectivity. Some app settings may conflict with system functions whatsoever. To do this:

  • Go to the Settings > Tap on System.
  • Tap on Reset options > Tap on Reset app preferences.
  • Then tap on Reset apps. [It will not clear any personal data]
  • It’ll only reset app notifications, default apps, VPN configurations, app permissions, clear all paired Bluetooth devices, remove all saved Wi-Fi passwords, etc.

15. Do a Factory Reset on your phone

If nothing seems to work for you and it becomes irritating to find out a fix for your issue, make sure to perform a full factory reset on your device to wipe out all the device settings, installed apps or games, Bluetooth & Wi-Fi settings, etc. It will also delete all files from your internal storage.

So, we’ll recommend you to take a backup of the important data which is stored on the internal storage apart from phone contacts, text messages, etc. Once done, you can do the following steps to factory reset:

  • Go to Settings > System > Reset options.
  • Select Erase all data > Tap on Reset phone.
  • If you’re using a pin or password on your phone’s lock screen, it’ll ask you to enter that.
  • Once a pin or password is entered, tap on Next.
  • Now, tap on Erase everything > Wait for the device to restart automatically.
  • Finally, go through the initial setup process, and check for the Bluetooth connectivity issue on the OnePlus 10 Pro.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, you can comment below.

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