Bluetooth Problems on iPhone
iPhone makes use of Bluetooth technology to connect wirelessly with nearby devices like Headphones, Apple Watch and Mac.
Just like WiFi or Cellular network, Bluetooth network can also go through problems and prevent your iPhone from connecting to other devices.
When this happens, you may find your iPhone failing to establish connection with Bluetooth devices and coming with “Connection Unsuccessful” or similar error message.
So, let us go ahead and take a look at some of the troubleshooting methods that can help in fixing the problem of Bluetooth not working on iPhone.
1. Turn Bluetooth ON/OFF
1. Open Settings > turn off Bluetooth by moving the toggle to OFF position.
2. Wait for 30 seconds > turn ON Bluetooth and see if you can now connect to a Bluetooth device.
2. Reconnect Bluetooth Device
If you had previously connected a Bluetooth device to iPhone, try to reconnect the device to iPhone.
1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth > tap on Bluetooth Device.
2. Wait for your iPhone to connect to Bluetooth device.
Note: If Bluetooth is not working, you will see “Not Connected” next to Bluetooth Device.
3. Install Updates
Make sure that you are using the latest version of iOS on your iPhone.
1. Go to Settings > General > Software Update.
2. Wait for iPhone to check for Updates > tap on the Install option (if an update is available).
4. Restart Both iPhone & Bluetooth Device
Many times, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity problems are caused due to stuck processes and minor software glitches, which can be fixed by Restarting the devices.
1. Go to Settings > General > scroll down to bottom and tap on Shut Down.
2. On the next screen, use the Slider to Turn OFF iPhone.
3. Wait for 60 seconds and Restart iPhone.
Similarly, Shut Down and Restart the Bluetooth Accessory or device that you want to connect to your iPhone.
4. Unpair Bluetooth Device
If you had previously connected a Bluetooth Device to iPhone, Unpair the Device and Pair back the Device to your iPhone.
1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth > tap on the “i” Icon next to the Bluetooth device.
2. On the next screen, tap on Forget this device option.
3. Now, go to Settings > Bluetooth > tap on the Bluetooth Device as it appears under “Other Devices”.
If you are having problems pairing the device, refer to this guide: How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones with iPhone.
5. Reset Network Settings
Note down the Password for your WiFi Network and follow the steps below to Reset Network Settings on iPhone.
1. Go to Settings > General > scroll down to bottom and tap on Reset.
2. On the next screen, tap on Reset Network Settings option.
3. On the conformation pop-up, tap on Reset Network Settings to confirm.
4. After this, go to Settings > WiFi > tap on your WiFi Network Name.
5. Sign-in by typing your WiFi Network Password.
After this, try to reconnect to the Bluetooth Device on your iPhone.
6. Remove iPhone Cover
The problem of certain iPhone covers interfering with Bluetooth connectivity have been reported by some users.
Hence, remove the iPhone from its protective cover and see if this helps in fixing Bluetooth connectivity problems on your iPhone.