iPhone Bluetooth Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

07/04/2019 Posted by FoneGeek

iPhone Bluetooth Not Working

Bluetooth is an indispensable part of iPhone, remaining a great way to wirelessly connect the device to a wide variety of nearby accessories like Apple watch, Apple TV, headphones, speakers, keyboards, or car Bluetooth. After updating to iOS 12/ iOS 13 beta or for other reasons, your iPhone won't connect to Bluetooth devices. What should you do? Don't worry. Read on this post to get several troubleshooting steps to fix iPhone Bluetooth not working problem and get your connections going in no time. These solutions are effective on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/7/6s/6 Plus, and iPad Pro. 

1. Turn Off Bluetooth and Back On Again 

The simplest way to solve the issue is turning off the Bluetooth and then enabling it again. You can go to Settings > Bluetooth, turn it off, wait for a few seconds and then turn it back on. Also, you can open the Control Center > tap on the Bluetooth icon, turn the Bluetooth off and tap on the icon again to turn it on. After turning off Bluetooth and back on again, try pairing your iPhone and Bluetooth device again to see if it got the job done. 

Turn Off Bluetooth

2. Toggle Wi-Fi and Airplane Mode 

Sometimes, Wi-Fi and Airplane mode can interface with your iPhone's ability to connect to the Bluetooth network. You can fix the issue by toggling the Wi-Fi and Airplane mode. It is very simple to do. Just open the Control Center on your iPhone, tap on the Wi-Fi icon and turn it off. If toggling and turning Wi-Fi off didn't fix the problem. You can open the Control Center again, tap on the Airplane icon and turn it off. 

Toggle Wi-Fi and Airplane Mode

3. Restart Your iPhone or iPad 

The nest step is to restart your iPhone or iPad, which could reset the network and make the device works as usual. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button. When "slide to power off" screen appears, drag the slider to turn off your device. Once the screen turns black completely, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until you see the Apple logo. After doing this, try to pair your iPhone and Bluetooth gadget again. 

Restart iPhone

4. Forget Bluetooth Device and Re-pair 

Another step that may solve the iPhone not connecting to Bluetooth problem is to forget the device and pair it again. Follow the simple steps below: 

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth, then you will find a list of Bluetooth devices. 
  2. Find the one you can't connect with and click on the "i" button, then tap on "Forget This Device". 
  3. After that, pair the Bluetooth device and your iPhone again to have a try. 

Forget Bluetooth Device

5. Reset Network Settings 

When experiencing iPhone Bluetooth not working problem, and nothing seems to fix, you can try to reset network settings. Please note that all your Bluetooth connections will be removed and you'll need to add those again. 

  1. On your iPhone, head to Settings > General > Reset. 
  2. Select the "Reset Network Settings" option and enter your passcode when prompted. 
  3. Tap "Reset Network Settings" again when asked to confirm your action. 

Reset iPhone Network Connection

6. Update iOS to Latest Version 

In some cases, iPhone Bluetooth connecting issues can be fixed with the software update. You can update your iPhone, iPad to the latest version of iOS wirelessly or using iTunes. Here's how to update your device wirelessly: 

  1. Connect your iPhone to a stable Wi-Fi network and a power source. 
  2. Head to Settings > General > Software Update. 
  3. Tap "Download and Install", then follow the onscreen instruction to complete software update. 

Update iOS

7. Ultimate Way to Fix iPhone Bluetooth Not Working 

You've tried above mentioned solutions and Bluetooth still not working on your iPhone. The ultimate way is to use a professional third-party iOS repair tool, like FoneGeek iOS System Recovery. This program provides security way to repair iOS errors, including iPhone Bluetooth not working, iPhone keeps dropping Wi-Fi, iPhone hotspot not working, iPhone stuck on white Apple logo, Recovery mode, boot loop, black screen, and more without any data loss. It supports all popular iPhone models and is compatible with the latest iOS 12/13 beta. 

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How to Fix iPhone Bluetooth Not Working Problem without Data Loss:

  1. Install and run FoneGeek iOS System Recovery software. On the home page, choose "iOS System Recovery". 
  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer, click "Start" and wait for the program to detect the device. 
  3. Tap on "Repair" to download the firmware that is compatible with your device and fix Bluetooth not working issue. 

iOS System Recovery

Bonus Tip: Save iPhone Data before Fixing 

Bluetooth not working issues is quite common among iPhone users. Now we've discussed how to fix it in no time. Before you start fixing the problem, make sure that your iPhone and Bluetooth device are close to each other and both devices have enough power supply. Besides, it is important to back up your iPhone data to avoid data loss problems. You can backup data with iTunes, iCloud or a third-party program like FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore

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