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Android Oreo users are already experiencing Bluetooth issues

Android 8.0 Oreo is fresh out of the oven, but it has already run into Bluetooth issues as the online buzz by those who have made the upgrade vent their frustrations. If you're one of the many looking for a solution or fix after updating to Android 8.0 Oreo, you're in the right place.

Android Oreo Bluetooth problems

Right now, there is no immediate fix for Bluetooth connectivity issues, as Google is still looking into the situation and collecting as much information as possible in order to pinpoint the problem. Anyone who has run into Bluetooth issues after updating to Android 8.0 Oreo has been asked to provide relevant information, including the car/vehicle year, make and model, headphone model and brand, Bluetooth speaker and brand, with the corresponding issues or symptoms, of course.

From some of the replies, we know that the 2017 Toyota Tacoma will not display media content properly on the vehicle's display after updating to Android Oreo. Other issues include music playback stopping after an attempt to fast forward. On a 2014 BMW i3, phone, music and navigation via Bluetooth did not work after the OTA update, despite being paired to the mobile device.

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It is not such a sweet start for Android 8.0 Oreo after all with its Bluetooth issues. / © AndroidPIT

Another common issue that users who have updated to Android Oreo reported is missing Spotify song information that no longer shows itself. While that is not so serious and is more of an annoyance, it is still something that should be fixed since it worked perfectly well in Android Nougat.

While we understand that no particular software release is ever completely free from bugs or flaws, many people have already brought up the issue of Bluetooth connectivity problems when the Oreo beta program kicked off. I found it rather surprising that it is still going through such problems with the official release of Android Oreo. Bluetooth had always faltered on the Android platform compared to iOS, so hopefully, the folks at Google will be able to offer a fix; sooner rather than later.

Are you one of those who has seen your Bluetooth connection go bust after upgrading to Android 8.0 Oreo? Let us know what's happening in the comments.

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  • Jax 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    I have a 2018 Toyota Camry. Bluetooth connect to radio fine, but plays song through my phone speakers. The calls work fine with car stereo. This all started when I update my samsung s7 to oreo. Tried everything I could find in forums, even contacted sprint and toyota...but they say its a samsung issue. Even reset phone to factory setting...need help?


  • My Bluedio headphones disconnect every few minutes then reconnect ad nauseum.


  • I have a Frieq headset that will connect then drop out


  • I drive a 2014 Chrysler 300. Since the Oreo update on my Verizon NOTE 8, it seems no matter what music app I am using (google play, utube, etc..), I have frequent skips. It may play normally for 1-2 minutes and then skip 3 or 4 times back to back. It almost reminds me of the old CD players if you drove down a bumpy road. Sometimes it makes a static "pop" noise after the skip, but not always. I'm hoping for a QUICK fix, as I play music from my phone daily and it's not only annoying, but embarrassing. I've had several of my "iPhone" friends say "this would never happen on an iPhone". ARGH! -- But I don't LIKE iPHONE!


  • My son uses a Octopus watch that has schedule reminders, and since upgrading to Oreo I can no longer sync to his watch from my phone.
    My husband also just discovered that his cycling tracker is no longer syncing, so he cannot track his rides/progress. We both have LG Nexus 5x phones.


  • T_C 9 months ago Link to comment

    Yep, 2016 BMW 4 series, Bluetooth works but then fails to re-tether music when back in the car. Going into iDrive and clicking on connected devices resets it and music will start playing again. Was fine on Nougat.


  • Google Play Music does't play anymore in my 2015 BMW 1 series. Phonecalls though do work fine.


  • PIXEL XL user, my OBDLink LX will not pair with my phone, the phone does not even recognize it as available to pair with. The device pairs with my Windows 10 laptop on Bluetooth no problem


  • Amazon Prime bluetooth music stopped after O update - phone is connected but no music - BMW 5 series 2015