Kia Sorento Bluetooth Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/20/22 •  3 min read

The Kia Sorento is a very popular car model. It is one of the best selling cars in America and a very popular car in Europe. It is known for its good quality and very reliable engines. The interior of the car is also very good and comfortable. However, it’s not without its issues.

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Have you ever experienced that your Bluetooth is not working on your car? Maybe it’s not just you who have this problem. There are many people around the world who face this issue and need to find a solution. This article will be discussing one of the best ways to fix this problem and make your Bluetooth work again in your Kia Sorento.

Connecting Bluetooth to Kia Sorento

You have to first pair your Bluetooth device with your vehicle by adding it to the system’s Bluetooth devices list. You can register up to five devices in your Kia by clicking on the Add New Device button on the control panel. Go to the tab for your phone’s settings and select Bluetooth to connect to the device. You can also use the Call/Answer button on your car, particularly on the steering wheel.

Connect the Bluetooth-enabled device to the Kia system by turning on Bluetooth on that device. Input and confirm the password that you received during the setup process to complete the connection. Bluetooth is said to be cross-compatible with most devices, but there are a few issues that may cause you to have problems. Devices that use Bluetooth Smart technology can only be paired with other Bluetooth-compatible devices.

Issues and Fixes to Kia Sorento Bluetooth Problems

There are some Bluetooth problems that can be caused by the device, your vehicle, or a combination of both. If you have problems with your Bluetooth connection to your Kia Sorento, you should try the following solutions:

Restart the device

When you are having problems with your Bluetooth connection, you should try restarting the device. Some devices have an option to restart the Bluetooth service or Bluetooth connectivity. If you have the option, select it to restart the service or connectivity.

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If restarting the device does not fix your problem, then you should try uninstalling and reinstalling it again. Make sure that you do not lose any data that may be stored on your device before uninstalling and reinstalling it.

Update the device

If you are still having problems with your Bluetooth connection, you should try updating the device. You can do this by connecting the device to your computer and running the updates through it. If the update is successful, you can then download and install it on your Kia Sorento. If the app is then waiting to get your approval before it can start working, it may be why the radio stopped working earlier (due to installing a major update).

Clear cache and storage

If Bluetooth still doesn’t work, it may be helpful to delete all the saved data in your car Bluetooth app and start over again. This should be done while your phone is disconnected from your car. So ensure that your car is turned off and that the USB cable is unplugged.

If you want to clear your app’s cache, first try clearing cache, and then try using the app again. Clearing cache may temporarily disable app functionality, but if you clear all the cookies, that won’t change any of your app settings.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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