In this article, we will explain how to fix “Bluetooth not working in iPhone or iPad”. Many iPhone users reported pairing and connecting issues when they try to connect their car, Apple Watch, or Bluetooth accessory (wireless headphones, keyboards, speakers, etc) to their iPhone or iPad.
It is not necessary that there is any hardware failure or incorrect setting in your iPhone or iPad. So first make sure that:
- There are no metallic objects between your iPhone and the associate device that could interfere with the Bluetooth signal.
- The distance between your iPhone and the associate device is less than 10 m.
- There are no devices such as WLAN routers, microwave ovens, wireless telephones that work in the 2.4 GHz range, as these are capable of interfering with the Bluetooth connection.
After checking above steps, if you’re still experiencing Bluetooth issue such as “Connection Unsuccessful” or your iPhone or iPad continually disconnecting. Check the steps below.
Steps to Fix “iPhone or iPad Bluetooth not Working? How to Fix”.
If the connection problem is still not solved with the previous check points, perform a new pairing between iPhone and partner device:
- Open the “Settings” menu of your iPhone or iPad and make sure that the flight mode is switched off. Then turn ON flight mode so that there is no data transfer.
- If necessary, remove the paired device from the list of known devices on your iPhone. To do this, tap on the “Bluetooth” and then tap on the blue “i” button to the right of the respective device name.
- Now tap on the “forget this device” option and confirm the deletion by tapping on the “forget device” option.
- Disable Bluetooth on your iPhone by sliding the switch to the left.
- Then deactivate Bluetooth on the other device.
- Now activate Bluetooth again on the iPhone and only then on the device you want to pair. Make sure that the device you want to connect is also set to “visible”.
- To complete the process, confirm the pairing request.
Bluetooth not working in iPhone or iPad”. More solutions
Other errors can also prevent a successful Bluetooth connection. Below you will find further solutions.
- Also, check that the other device has Bluetooth turned ON and is in pairing mode. Because without pairing mode switched on, the device will not appear on your iPhone. If necessary, read the instructions for use of the device on how to activate the mode.
- You should restart your iPhone to solve any software errors. After restarting, try to establish a Bluetooth connection with the other device again.
- There may be software issues, which you can get rid of by updating. To do this, go to the “General” settings and tap on “Software update”. If a newer version is available for your iPhone, you can download and install it.
- Finally, the Bluetooth version of the other device could prevent a connection, since older Bluetooth, for example, does not have a “low power mode”. In this case, you, unfortunately, have no other option but to purchase a device with a newer Bluetooth.
If still your problem is not solved, try to contact Apple Support.