iPhone not connecting to Bluetooth

Toggle Bluetooth

It's amazing how many problems can be solved simply by turning things off and then back on again.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen (iPhones with Touch ID) or the top-right corner (iPhones with Face ID) to bring up Control Center.
  2. Tap the Bluetooth button to turn BT off.
  3. Tap the Bluetooth button again to turn BT back on.


Alternatively, you can perform the same steps but tap the Airplane Mode button to toggle Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular all off and then back on again.

Forget it

If it's not the radio, something might have gone wrong with the setup. Forgetting the device lets you redo that.

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Bluetooth.
  3. Tap on the Info(i) button next to the device you want to forget.