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How to troubleshoot Bluetooth problems on iPhone/iPad [Tip]

[1]What do you do when you have Bluetooth problems on your iPhone or iPad? What troubleshooting can you do in situations like these?

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is a technology that helps connect different devices wirelessly within the limitations of a short distance. Devices like iPhone can connect to wireless headphones, for example, and share data and communicate with each other. Effective distances over which Bluetooth works is a maximum of 10 meters or around 33 feet.

Bluetooth Devices

As with all technologies, you would expect that sometimes the connections may not work. How would you go about troubleshooting Bluetooth problems on your iPhone when the music on your iPhone is not playing on your external Bluetooth capable speaker system?

Apart from the devices mentioned earlier, we also have Androids, tablets, home theater systems, play stations, wireless headphones, PC output speakers and other devices that have flooded our gadget markets. The farther your paired devices are placed within the distance limitations of the technology, the more the drain on your iPhone battery, if you are connecting from this device to your Bluetooth capable speaker, for example.

Troubleshoot Bluetooth Problems on Your iPhone

Simple Checks

Troubleshooting Bluetooth problems on your iPhone could be as simple as rechecking the Bluetooth status on your iPhone.

Try Some Force

Other Measures

You can also employ other measures to troubleshoot Bluetooth problems on your iPhones and iPads.

You could force your iPhone device to forget the other Bluetooth device like the external speaker in our example, then try connecting both devices afresh or you can try resetting your iPhone’s network settings to help with the issue.


While the checks are relatively easy to confirm and troubleshoot, the last measure mentioned should be undertaken with caution, as resetting the network settings in your iPhone will wipe out all Wi-Fi networks on your phone, as well as all the Bluetooth pairings that have worked in the past.

In this article, we have briefly outlined measures you can take to troubleshoot Bluetooth problems on your iPhones and iPads when they do not connect to other Bluetooth capable devices.