If you are unable to use a Bluetooth device or accessory with your iPhone, you will find below the steps to fix the Problem of Bluetooth Not Working on iPhone.
Bluetooth Not Working on iPhone
If Bluetooth is not working on iPhone, you won’t be able to use Bluetooth devices like Headphones, AirPods, Wireless speakers, Apple Watch with your iPhone.
The main Bluetooth problem reported by users is about seeing “Connection Unsuccessful” Error Message, while trying to use a previously paired Bluetooth Device.
The problem of Intermittent Bluetooth Connectivity and Bluetooth disconnecting frequently has also been reported by users.
You will find below Bluetooth troubleshooting methods that should help you fix the issue of Bluetooth Not Working on iPhone.
1. Make Sure Bluetooth is Turned ON
Starting with the basics, make sure that the Bluetooth is enabled on your iPhone by going to Settings > Bluetooth.
After this, make sure that your Bluetooth Device or Accessory that you are trying to use with your iPhone is turned ON.
Also, bring the Bluetooth Device nearer to your iPhone and make sure the Accessory is discoverable.
2. Reconnect Bluetooth Device
If you had previously connected this device to iPhone, try to reconnect the device to your iPhone.
1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth > tap on the Bluetooth Device.
Note: If Bluetooth is not working, you will see “Not Connected” next to Bluetooth Device.
3. Turn Bluetooth ON/OFF
The problem could be due to a minor glitch in Bluetooth connection.
1. Go to Settings > Turn OFF Bluetooth.
2. Wait for 30 seconds > Turn ON Bluetooth.
4. Restart iPhone & Bluetooth Accessory
Sometimes, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity problems can be caused by stuck processes on your iPhone.
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.
After this, Restart the Bluetooth Accessory that you are trying to use with your iPhone.
5. Unpair the Device
If you had previously connected the Bluetooth Device to iPhone, first Unpair the Device and Pair the Device back again 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 facing problems pairing the device, refer to this guide: How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones with iPhone.
6. Reset Network Settings
Note down your WiFi Network Password and follow the steps below to Reset Network Settings on your 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 the Bluetooth Device to your iPhone.
7. Remove iPhone Cover
The problem of certain iPhone covers interfering with Bluetooth connectivity have been reported by users.
Hence, remove the iPhone cover and see if this helps in fixing the problem.