Bluetooth Not Working on iPhone iPad in iOS 11/12/10? How to Fix

After updating to iOS 11.4.1 or iOS 12, the Bluetooth not working on iPhone and iPad? Read on this post to get some quick tips to fix the common Bluetooth issues in iOS 10/11/12.

By iMobie | Posted on: Sep. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 08, 2019
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This post applies to almost all iPhone generations, including iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone 6s/6/5s and the new iPhone X. It applies iOS from the old iOS 9 to iOS 12.

The iOS 12 is coming on the way for all iPhone iPad users, it’s powerful and said to be the fastest iOS ever released by Apple, and now most of the people are running iOS 11, which fixes some bugs that happened before. However there is no update that is perfect, and no one can promise you everything could be good even after your device is garbed the newest iOS 12 update.

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We previously showed you the possible message problems, iPhone no service you may meet after iOS update, and here we will talk about the common iPhone iPad Bluetooth issues you may meet, and tell some tips to fix Bluetooth not working on iPhone iPad.

Part 1. Common iPhone Bluetooth Issues You May Encounter after Update to iOS 12/11.4.1

In beginning, Bluetooth may just work well on your iPhone iPad. But after upgrading to iOS 11.4.1 or the newest iOS 12, some unexpected problems may occur. Issues like broken Bluetooth connections, failed Bluetooth pairing, and Bluetooth audio in the car are frequently reported. We summarize the Bluetooth issues you may encounter.

Part 2. How to Fix “Bluetooth Not Working on iPhone iPad”

We’ve listed the most common Bluetooth issues on your iPhone or iPad that you may meet after iOS 10/11/12 upgrade. In this part, we will walk you through the potential solutions to make Bluetooth workable on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Check your Bluetooth on iPhone or iPad and make sure it is turned on.
  2. Confirm your iOS device and Bluetooth accessory are close to each other.
  3. Turn off Bluetooth and restart your iPhone, iPad and your car.
  4. Re-pair the iDevice or car you Connect: Settings > Bluetooth > Choose the device you are having issues with > Tap on the info button next to the device > Tap on Forget This Device.
  5. Make sure your Bluetooth accessory is turned on and connected to power or fully charged.
  6. Once un-pair the Bluetooth Accessory and then put back in discovery mode, and then make pair and connect again.
  7. Reset Network Settings: Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  8. Try restoring your iPhone iPad: You can restore your device from iTunes or iCloud. Remember to back up your iPhone because it will wipe existing data.
  9. If still not working, contact Apple Support or visit an Apple Store.

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The above are some Bluetooth issues on iPhone iPad running iOS 10/11/12 and the potential solutions to fix them. No matter what iOS devices you are using, whether the iPhone 6/6s/7 or the new iPhone 8/iPhone X, you can have a try.

If you are suffering from some new Bluetooth issue or have some useful ideas, please share with us in the Comment Section. For more new iOS update problems, please refer to The Most Common iOS Update Problems.


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