1. Diknak's Avatar
    so my wife and I both have this problem on our devices. When trying to turn on Bluetooth, it will sometimes not enable it properly. it looks like it is going to turn on, but it won't compete the process until the device is rebooted. Has anyone else had this happen? Is there a way to fix it without a reboot?

    Running stock 4.2.2
    03-16-2013 03:56 PM
  2. S-Doo-1965's Avatar
    It happened to me once. Hasn't happened again. I've gotten into the habit of restarting my phone first thing in the morning.
    03-16-2013 04:10 PM
  3. yfan's Avatar
    Happens to me once in a while. It's rare enough that I'm content to just reboot the phone.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    03-16-2013 04:27 PM
  4. SSJChar's Avatar
    I used to have problems with my phone not being to enable bluetooth. it'd switch to on then switch to off right away which would inhibit any nfc transfers. What i ended up doing was just leaving bluetooth on. I don't really notice a hit in battery at all and haven't had any problems with bluetooth since then.
    03-16-2013 04:31 PM
  5. jdbii's Avatar
    There has been an ongoing problem with some users connecting properly to bluetooth. I am not sure if the issue has been resolved. For those who have the problem, bluetooth connectivity seems to be worse if you are trying to use wifi at the same time. Google Groups
    03-16-2013 04:34 PM
  6. Nonymous666's Avatar
    I've been having this problem, too. About once a week, or if I'm lucky every other week, I go toggle on the phone's blue tooth, and it turns right back off a quarter second later. Have to reboot to fix it.

    I was hoping the 4.2.2 jelly been update would fix it, since it's supposed to address some blue tooth issues, but it didn't help.
    03-16-2013 06:02 PM
  7. boxer2's Avatar
    It happens to me on days when I cycle BT on and off a lot. I usually reboot my phone once a day so it's not a huge problem. If you have to reboot every time just to turn it on, I would consider that a problem/defect.
    03-16-2013 06:53 PM
  8. wunderbar's Avatar
    This happens to me fairly frequently on all of my 4.2.x devices (N4, N7, GNex). Reboot seems to be the only way to fix it. Annoying and I wish they would fix it, but not life changing by any means.
    03-16-2013 06:55 PM
  9. DogPsyche's Avatar
    Yep happens on my N4 too. Not on my N7 though.

    Sent from my lovely Nexus 7
    03-16-2013 07:54 PM
  10. Flyer00's Avatar
    Happens to me a few times a week on my Nexus 4. Very frustrating indeed.
    03-27-2013 05:09 PM
  11. kieranmullen's Avatar
    Has anyone contacted google about it? PHONE I called today since I only bought mine a month ago but they wanted to wipe and restore my device and I did not have everything backed up.

    Happens to me a few times a week on my Nexus 4. Very frustrating indeed.
    04-26-2013 12:54 PM
  12. Nonymous666's Avatar
    Was reported to google back in January...

    https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=42255


    Stumbled upon a youtube video where somebody shows the problem, too...
    04-26-2013 05:02 PM
  13. Dennis Korah's Avatar
    Had the same issue. Got it resolved by making sure installed apps don't switch off Bluetooth, other than settings app and toggle buttons. In my case an app called Sound Profile was creating the issue, which would try switching off Bluetooth on profile change, without checking the current state of Bluetooth
    BlueVPN was another application which created issues for me
    06-25-2013 02:19 PM
  14. yubeie's Avatar
    Yep i have been having similar issues off late.. I hour the following Bluetooth issues are resolved by Google...

    The static noise when streaming through an old device like car system (2.1l
    The random unresponsive behavior

    Nexus 4
    Posted via Android Central App
    06-29-2013 01:31 PM
  15. TechZOnline's Avatar
    I guess its just not me then...

    Hope the next update resolves this.
    07-07-2013 06:31 AM
  16. Captainbob767's Avatar
    I use the Bluetooth with my Heart Rate Monitor and Sportstracker App. To avoid any problems pairing, I just reboot the N4 in the morning and no issues at all. If I don't do that, sometimes it will not pair, and the switch immediately goes to off when turned on. I have heard of other Android 4.2.2 phones having same problem.
    07-07-2013 06:45 AM
  17. marco grande's Avatar
    Finally after so many attemps I've found the solution to solve this issue on my Razr 4.2.2 custom Buttered rom
    In settings menu -> applications (all application list) there's one called "Bluetooth share". I've killed it and clear all data.

    Bluetooth immediately starts to work again.
    skidmark and SoloTSi97 like this.
    10-03-2013 07:10 AM
  18. Small_law's Avatar
    I had this issue with 4.2.X, but 4.3 fixed things. It hasn't happened since the 4.3 update.
    10-03-2013 09:44 AM
  19. Youngwk's Avatar
    Reset app preferences in app manager before you do a factory reset after you tried bluetooth in safe mode & verify it worked.
    01-26-2017 08:02 AM
  20. Tia98's Avatar
    so my wife and I both have this problem on our devices. When trying to turn on Bluetooth, it will sometimes not enable it properly. it looks like it is going to turn on, but it won't compete the process until the device is rebooted. Has anyone else had this happen? Is there a way to fix it without a reboot?

    Running stock 4.2.2

    Try to reset your network settings, wait a bit and then your Bluetooth should be able to turn on, just connect to your WiFi again and you are good to go.
    08-07-2018 01:37 AM

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