Bluetooth not working on iPhone or iPad, fix


Several users have reported issues that Bluetooth is not working properly, meaning that Bluetooth is not connecting or recognizing devices.  Note that Bluetooth on iOS devices is designed to communicate with Bluetooth keyboards, speakers, car systems, and headphones. If you are trying to use Bluetooth to do something else, it may not work.

If you are having issues with Bluetooth, try following tips to resolve your issue:

  • Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on (Settings > Bluetooth).
  • Before you can use a Bluetooth accessory with your iPad, iPod or iPhone device, you need to pair it. To do that tap Settings > Bluetooth toggle on Bluetooth and your device will search for compatible devices. After you have found the device or accessory that you want, tap to pair (you may need to enter a passkey or PIN).
  • Bluetooth is short-range wireless technology. Make sure that your device and accessory are close to each other. The range is around 30 feet.
  • Low battery may affect Bluetooth; make sure to keep your device charged.
  • Toggle Bluetooth on and off.
  • Turn your Bluetooth accessory on and off.
  • If you are unable to connect a paired Bluetooth device, try deleting the record and repairing. To delete, tap Settings > Bluetooth, tap the arrow next to the accessory and tap Forget This Device.
  • Make sure that the firmware on your Bluetooth accessory is up to date. Refer to the manufacturer’s documentation.



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