Since its debut in 1997, the Bluetooth wireless technology has become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. It’s integrated into everything from health monitoring devices that allow doctors to track patient progress, to keyless entry systems in our cars, to home automation controllers and even into livestock identification tags that help ranchers monitor the progress of their herds. Intel is proud to have helped develop and support the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which oversees the development and licensing of this powerful technology.
SIG members include a host of leading electronics companies and the technology’s original developer, Motorola. Bluetooth’s popularity has been fueled in large part by its simplicity and ease of use. While it’s convenient and often reliable, sometimes there are problems that arise with Bluetooth devices.
The good news is that troubleshooting Bluetooth issues can be simple and easy, with the right steps. Follow these tips and your device’s audio should return to normal.
Interference: Electronics such as GPS units, radar detectors and power sources like USB chargers can emit electromagnetic interference that disrupts the Bluetooth signal and causes static in audio playback. Try relocating these devices or switching them off temporarily to see if Bluetooth connection quality improves.
Weather conditions and physical obstructions can also impact Bluetooth signal strength. Try moving your Bluetooth car adapter to a different location and ensuring that it has a clear line of sight with the Bluetooth device you are connecting it to.