The connection problem with your Nexus 4 Bluetooth may stem out from several factors that are software or hardware related. In this article, we will explore the possible causes as well as the solutions to this issue.
Possible Causes of the Nexus 4 Bluetooth Not Turning On
Among the possible causes of the problem are glitches in the system, interference of another app, OS update related or a hardware issue.
Possible Solutions if Nexus 4 Bluetooth Won’t Turn On
Below are the possible solutions to the Nexus 4 Bluetooth problem if you have already tried switching the Bluetooth function on and off several times without success.
A. Toggle Nexus 4 Airplane Mode
One quick way to fix this is by toggling Airplane Mode. This function can be accessed through these steps:
Press the Menu button.
Go to Settings.
Select Wireless & Networks.
Check and uncheck the Airplane Mode option.
B. Restart Nexus 4
If toggling Airplane Mode won’t work, restart your device normally or via soft reset (holding the Power button until the device turns off and on again).
C. Turn Off Some Nexus 4 Apps
Some contributors in the Google and Android Central forums said that turning off apps like Temple Run 2 and Android Beam. But there are users who said that the issue still occurs even when the mentioned apps are active.
Another way to determine if there are apps causing the Nexus 4 Bluetooth problem is by going into Safe Mode.
D. Nexus 4 Factory Reset
If the problem persists, try performing a factory reset. Remember to backup your data though before doing so.
E. Update the Android OS Version of the Nexus 4
A number of users claim that they started experiencing the problem when they updated their Android version to 4.2.1. So, if this is the case, all you have to do is wait for the next update or call Samsung about it.
F. Nexus 4 Rooting
This can be a solution to fix the update-related problem. Some users who tried running CyanogenMod 10 in their phones apparently solved the issue based on the Android Central forum. But be reminded of the risks associated with rooting though like voiding your warranty and bricking.
G. Hardware Repair or Replacement
If your device has been overheating lately for no reason or applying the solutions above do not work. You might be looking at a hardware problem already. Have the hardware of your device checked if this is the case or bring it to Samsung for checking (just remember to unroot it though if it has been rooted).
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