I got 99 problems.
But unwanted Bluetooth pairing requests on my Samsung TV ain’t 1.
You wanna know why?
That’s because I got a couple of tricks to avoid that issue.
And if you need my help…
Continue reading to find out:
- Whether all Samsung TVs have Bluetooth.
- Shocking reasons why your Bluetooth won’t turn on.
- An easy 15-step process to turn off Bluetooth on your Samsung TV.
- How to access a secret Samsung menu to disable your TV’s Bluetooth.
- And this is just the beginning.
How to turn off Bluetooth on Samsung TV – 15 steps
Method 1: Access the secret Service Menu (7 steps)
Warning: This secret menu is for authorized technicians or engineers only. So, if you do something wrong, you’ll void your TV’s warranty.
Plus, if your TV remote connects via Bluetooth connection, you won’t be able to use it anymore.
With that said, you need to clarify your intention.
Because if you just want to stop other devices from connecting to your TV’s Bluetooth…
You can do it without using Method 1. Instead, you can try Method 2.
#1: Turn OFF your Samsung TV
On your Samsung TV remote, press the power button. It’s the red button on the top left corner of the remote.
But if you don’t have a remote or your Samsung TV remote isn’t working…
Follow these steps to power off your TV without a remote:
Step 1: Locate the TV’s Control button.
It’s either on 1 of these places:
- Back of the TV.
- A corner underneath the front panel.
- Middle area underneath the front panel.
Step 2: Press the TV’s Control button.
A menu will pop up on the TV screen.
Step 3: Choose the Power off option on the screen.
After that, your Samsung TV will turn off.
#2: Press the following button sequence
Now, press the buttons Mute > 1 > 8 > 2 in that order. Plus, do it quickly to ensure your TV processes the commands.
Once you finish doing that, you’ll see a big blue box in the top left corner.
And yes, that’s the Samsung Service Menu. But if it didn’t show up…
Here are other button sequences to access the Service Menu:
- Mute + 1 + 1 + 9 + Power.
- P.STD + Help + Sleep + Power.
- Sleep + P.STD + Mute + Power.
- Info + Settings + Mute + Power.
- P.STD + Menu + Sleep + Power.
- Display/Info + Menu + Mute + Power.
- Display/Info + P.STD + Mute + Power.
Note: When you want to try a new button sequence, wait 1-2 minutes and turn on your TV first. Afterward, go back to step #1.
#3: Press the Option tab
The Option tab is the first 1 on the list.
Note: Sometimes, another menu will appear on the screen’s bottom. Simply press the Return button to get rid of it.
#4: Go to Engineer Option
You can find it at the bottom of the Option tab.
Now, depending on your TV model, you may find BT Audio.
And if you see it, toggle it OFF.
“I can’t find BT Audio.”
Don’t worry. Simply proceed to the next step.
#5: Access the MRT Option
In this list, locate the BT Support option.
And to help you with that, you can find it on the bottom part of the screen.
Then, you need to…
#6: Toggle BT Support OFF
After doing this step, your Samsung TV’s Bluetooth is turned off.
But, before your TV applies that change, you need to…
#7: Restart your Samsung TV
Follow these easy 3-step process to restart your Samsung TV:
- Press the Power button on your TV remote.
- Wait for 1-2 minutes.
- Turn your Samsung TV ON.
Method 2: Turn off Bluetooth pairing request (8 steps)
#1: Access the Samsung TV’s home screen
You can do that by pressing your remote’s Home button.
#2: Open the TV’s Settings
Scroll down using your TV remote. After that, you’ll see a menu pop out on your screen.
Next, navigate to the left side of that menu.
Then press the Settings icon – it looks like a gear.
Now, another menu will show up.
#3: Navigate to your TV’s General Settings
In the new menu, scroll down and click General.
If it helps, its icon looks exactly like a wrench.
#4: Go to your list of connected devices
Now, all you have to do is access a list of all your Bluetooth devices.
With that said, follow this 3-step guide to open your Device List:
- Access External Device Manager.
- Press Device Connect Manager.
- Tap Device List.
#5: Deny Bluetooth permission for a specific device
By now, you should see all the Bluetooth devices connected to your Samsung TV.
Then, follow these steps to deny Bluetooth permission for a specific device:
- Highlight a Bluetooth device.
- Press the Return button.
- Select Deny.
Note: Repeat steps 1-3 for each Bluetooth device you want to deny.
But in case you prefer a video to help you through this process…
You can check out this helpful video below:
Once you’re done, take another look at your device list…
And if you see a Bluetooth device connected to your Samsung TV, but it’s not yours…
I highly recommend that you…
#6: Remove unknown registered Bluetooth devices (optional)
Doing this optional step won’t only stop these devices from interrupting your TV session.
But it’ll also protect you from possible hacking.
With that said, here’s…
How to remove unknown Bluetooth devices:
- Open the Device List.
- Press Edit.
- Select the unknown Bluetooth device.
- Click Delete.
Note: Repeat steps 2-4 for each unknown Bluetooth device you want to remove.
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Why won’t the Bluetooth turn on?
Your Bluetooth won’t turn on because your Samsung TV doesn’t support Bluetooth. Or your Bluetooth device isn’t discoverable. Also, your device could be out of your Samsung TV’s Bluetooth connection range. And you have outdated TV firmware. Otherwise, your Samsung TV or device is malfunctioning.
You might also be interested: (3 Steps) How To Connect AirPods To Samsung TV
Do all Samsung TVs have Bluetooth?
Not all Samsung TVs have Bluetooth. But there are a few ways to know if a Samsung TV supports Bluetooth. And that includes checking the Samsung TV remote, the Sound Output settings, and the TV’s manual. And if a TV doesn’t support Bluetooth, you can get a Bluetooth adapter.
Let me elaborate…
And I’d start with:
Inspecting the Samsung TV remote
Your TV remote isn’t only for controlling your TV. It also holds info on your TV’s features.
And that includes whether your Samsung TV supports Bluetooth or not.
With that said, your TV has Bluetooth if your Samsung TV remote is smart. That’s because a smart remote connects to your TV via Bluetooth.
“So, how do I check if I have a smart remote?”
It’s easy. All you need to do is to look for 1 of the following buttons:
- Prime Video.
If it has at least 1 of those buttons, then your remote is Smart.
But keep in mind that I’m talking about the remote that came with your Samsung TV.
Because if you’re not using that remote, say you have a universal 1…
It won’t really give away your Samsung TV’s features.
So if that’s the case, I recommend you try the following method.
Checking the Samsung TV’s Sound Output
So your TV came with a non-smart remote. Or you’re using a universal remote.
You can still check whether your Samsung TV is Bluetooth compatible.
And here’s what you need to do to check your TV’s Sound Output:
- Go to Settings.
- Press Sound.
- Select Sound Output.
Now, if you see the Bluetooth Speaker List…
Then your Samsung TV allows Bluetooth connections.
But if that still didn’t work out, you can…
Reading the Samsung TV’s manual
It’s time to bring out your TV manual. It’s that small booklet that came with your Samsung TV.
That’s because it holds a lot of information, such as:
- TV specifications.
- Warranty inclusions.
- Various instructional guides.
And of course, you could also know whether your TV supports Bluetooth.
But if you don’t have access to your TV manual…
I got you. You can look for your Samsung TV manual here.
“My TV doesn’t support Bluetooth.”
If you really want to connect your Samsung TV to a Bluetooth device…
I’m glad to share there’s still a way to get it done.
You get a Bluetooth adapter. And it’ll do the job for you.
With that said, here are my top Bluetooth adapter recommendations:
Got the Bluetooth adapter?
Now, all you need to do is to set it up on your Samsung TV.
And if you’re wondering how to do that, here’s…
How to set up a Bluetooth adapter on your Samsung TV
- Ready your Bluetooth Adapter.
- Locate your Samsung TV’s audio port.
- Plug the Bluetooth adapter into the audio port.
After that, your Samsung TV is now Bluetooth-ready. And you can connect the following Bluetooth devices:
But, keep in mind that you can’t connect some Bluetooth devices, such as:
- Bluetooth mice.
- Bluetooth keyboards.
- Bluetooth game controllers.
So if you want to use those devices. You can opt for their wireless options instead.
That’s because you’ll plug them into the TV’s USB port instead of the audio port.
So, here’s a list of wireless counterparts of unsupported Bluetooth devices:
Note: You can only connect a wireless device based on the number of USB ports. With that said, your Samsung TV could have 1-2 USB ports.