The current Bluetooth technology is already more advanced and yet very easy to use. In smartphones, a series of screen presses or switches allows you to pair your phone and connect it to other Bluetooth compatible accessories at your fingertips. It's the same with the Bluetooth functions of an iPhone. However, some factors may interfere with the phone's Bluetooth system and cause it to fail or shut down. This problem is a Bluetooth issue frequently encountered by iOS owners, especially with the recently released iPhone XR. Read on to find out what to do if your new iPhone does not connect or connect to a Bluetooth accessory.
Before using most Bluetooth headsets, you need to pair them with your iPhone. The first step is to place the headset in pairing mode. The procedure varies from model to model. Consult the instruction manual if you are not sure. Once in pairing mode, open Settings> Bluetooth on your iPhone.
From there, scroll to the bottom of the page and find the Other Devices section. Tap the name of the headset to complete the process. The headset will switch to the My Devices section, which indicates whether a device is currently connected to your iPhone. Pairing is a unique process and you do not have to do it again if you do not change devices or remove it from the list of pairs.
If you discover that the problem comes from your iPhone or iPad under iOS 12 - iOS 12.4.1, here are some solutions you can try:
- Turn off Bluetooth and restart.
The first thing to do is turn off your Bluetooth and reset your iPhone or iPad:
- Turn off Bluetooth by launching the Settings app, accessing Bluetooth, and disabling the Bluetooth switch.
- Reset your iPhone by pressing the Home button (volume down button on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus) and the power button until the Apple logo appears. On iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, quickly press the volume up button. Then quickly press the volume down button and release it. Finally, hold down the side button (Sleep / Wake button) until the Apple logo appears.
- After the iOS device restarts, turn on Bluetooth again from Control Center or by launching the Settings app, go to Bluetooth, and press the toggle to turn on Bluetooth.
Try to connect to the device now. If the problem is still not resolved, try the following solution.
2. Forgetting the device
If the last tip did not work for you, you can try to forget the device you've linked from Settings, and then try to reconnect:
- Launch the Settings application and access Bluetooth.
- Tap the "i" icon next to the name of the device with which you have connection problems.
- Tap on the button "Forget this device" and confirm your action.
- Now, pair your iPhone or iPad with the device again and see if the problem has been solved.The above solution should solve problems such as jumping, stopping or stuttering when playing music in your car via Bluetooth. You can check our publication if you want the iPhone to stop playing music automatically when it connects to your Bluetooth car.
- Reset network settings
If neither of the two boards work, you can also try to reset your network settings. A side effect of this operation is that all your Wi-Fi settings will also be erased. You may need to join Wi-Fi networks and configure the VPN again.
Here's how to reset the network settings:
- Launch the Settings application and go to General> Reset.
- Press Reset Network Settings.
- You will be asked to enter your code if you have one.
- Confirm your action in the popup
Your iOS device will restart. Once this has started, try pairing the device again. If your problem is still not resolved, go to the next step.