Bluetooth is a very useful wireless technology that allows you to transmit data, video streams and audio streams over short distances to other electronic devices on which Bluetooth is installed. You can do this when you upload photos from a digital camera to a computer or when you download audio files from your smartphone to your car computer. Bluetooth is not an internet connection like Wi-Fi, even if they are both wireless.
First solution: restart your Phone and Bluetooth system of your car.
If this is the first attempt to sync and it fails, it could be a minor issue on OS or your car’s infotainment system. To resolve these minor issues, it is recommended that you reboot. Consider this as your first workaround.
On your Phone , perform a soft reset by following these steps:
- Press and hold the side / power button and either volume button simultaneously for a few seconds.
- Release the buttons when the Slide to Power Off command appears, and then slide the off slider to the right.
- After 30 seconds, press and hold the On / Off button again until the phone restarts.
On your Bluetooth car, locate the ON / OFF switch or the POWER button, then press it until the unit restarts or starts to cool. If necessary, refer to the instructions given in your Bluetooth device’s user manual.
Second Solution: Disable then re-enable Bluetooth on your phone.
Minor Bluetooth errors can also be corrected by restarting the phone’s Bluetooth functions. The restart of Bluetooth on an iPhone can be done in different ways.
To restart Bluetooth on your Phone, you can disable or re-enable Bluetooth. Here’s how:
- Go to the Settings-> Bluetooth menu, then press the switch next to Bluetooth to turn it off.
- When Bluetooth is enabled, restart / reset your Phone.
- Once your phone has restarted, return to the Settings-> Bluetooth menu.
- Next, switch the switch to reactivate Bluetooth.
- Wait for all Bluetooth devices, including your car’s Bluetooth, to appear in the list.
- Select your Bluetooth car, and try pairing again.
If you do not know how to associate your car Bluetooth device with your iPhone, see the user manual. Most cars require a phone setup on the car screen.
If you have paired or connected multiple phones to your Bluetooth car, try changing the name of your device.
- To do this, go to Settings-> General-> About> Name and enter a new name. After you rename your device, try pairing them again.
Alternatively, you can perform the flight mode trick. It has been found that this method works wonders when it comes to minor issues affecting the wireless features of the phone. If you want to try your luck in this tweak, then here is how it is done:
- Access your iPhone Settings-> Airplane Mode.
- Press the following switch to activate the airplane mode. This will disable all wireless radios on the phone.
- When Airplane Mode is enabled, warm restart / reset your Phone.
- As soon as your phone starts, return to the Settings-> Airplane Mode menu.
- Then press the switch to turn off airplane mode. All wireless functions are then reactivated.
- Go to Settings-> Bluetooth menu and try pairing your iPhone with your car’s Bluetooth again. Make sure your car’s Bluetooth device is in discoverable mode and in range.
If that does not work either, try the following applicable solutions.
To update your car’s Bluetooth system, find it and press the RESET button. Or consult the user manual for instructions.
Third solution: unlink or forget old / unused Bluetooth devices from your phone.
The problem may also be due to a corrupted Bluetooth connection stored on the phone. If you have already paired your Phone with other Bluetooth devices, try removing or forgetting these Bluetooth devices. Here’s how:
- Tap Settings from your Home screen.
- Select Bluetooth.
- Tap the information icon next to the Bluetooth device you want to forget or delete from your phone.
- Select the option to forget this device.
- If prompted, press to confirm the action.