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Bluetooth Not Working in iOS 12


You were excited to experience the new features of iOS 12. However, you might not have noticed the upcoming obstacle. That is in the form of Bluetooth not working after the iOS updates. We have received many queries with the same concern. Hence, it was obligatory to provide a quick solution to our readers. 

How to Fix Bluetooth Problems in iOS 12

We have noticed some common errors in action while connecting to the Bluetooth accessories. At times, your iPhone gets disconnected from the Bluetooth speakers, and some other day, it completely ignores Bluetooth accessories.  After reading several comments, many users had been found to be sad due to this issue. We know every update comes with the idea of improving the performance of the device. However, every major update brings unwelcomed issues. 

In the days of extremely advanced technology, having a smart device is no big deal. However, the question arises when there’s a connectivity issue between two devices. Therefore, we were forced to come up with tips that would surely help you fix the issue. If you find hardware issues, then you can replace the product or repair it. On the other hand, if you find software as a culprit, then you must put the following tips into action.

Quick Reset

After the successful installation of iOS 12 on your iPhone, the first thing that you need to do is restart your iPhone. Generally, when you restart your device, there are more chances that you can get rid of the minor issues and software glitches. Users who own an older iPhone can follow the steps mentioned below to restart the device:

  • Step 1: Press the Home and ON/OFF button together until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
  • Step 2: Now, release both the buttons and let your phone start itself.

If you own iPhone 7/8/X models, you can check out the guide (Please provide the link of the related blog that was uploaded earlier with the same context)

Restart Your Bluetooth

Most of the time, you can bring back Bluetooth into action by just restarting it. Since it has worked for many users, we hope it works for you too. Follow the steps mentioned below to do so:

turn on bluetooth

  • Step 1: Open Settings app
  • Step 2: Open Bluetooth    
  • Step 3: Toggle off Bluetooth and restart your device
  • Step 4: Turn On Bluetooth again. 

We hope that after restarting the Bluetooth, you can solve the issue quickly.

Disconnect Your Device From All Other Devices & Reconnect 

This is another method that can be very useful in solving Bluetooth issues on your device. All you need to do is forget the paired device and then re-establish connection again. Follow the mentioned steps below:

tap on the ‘i’ button

  • Step 1: Open Settings app
  • Step 2: Scroll down and Tap on Bluetooth
  • Step 3: Next, tap on the ‘i’ button, which is provided next to the connected device.
  • Step 4: After that, tap on Forget this device and confirm your selection.
  • Step 5: Turn off Bluetooth

Step 6: At last, restart your device, and turn on Bluetooth. Try to connect to the device again; let’s hope that your issue is fixed this way. 

Reset Bluetooth Accessories

The issue could be with your Bluetooth device also. Guarantee that it has enough squeeze to run appropriately. On the off chance that it has an adequate force and still not ready to associate with the iPhone, have a go at resetting it to the factory default. The procedure changes depending on the gadget, so take the assistance of the user guide.

Reset All Network Settings

Resetting the network settings is considered as one of the most reliable hacks to solve the Bluetooth connectivity issue on iOS devices. Therefore, you should try to fix the problem by opting for this method. However, you must know that after resetting all the network settings, you would lose all the WiFi passwords. Hence, it is better to save passwords first, and then go for the reset option. Follow the steps mentioned below to do so:


  • Step 1: Open Settings app on your device
  • Step 2: Tap on General
  • Step 3: Tap Reset
  • Step 4: Next, tap on Reset Network Settings
  • Step 5: Provide your password and confirm 

Now, you should restart your device. You would likely have your problem solved once your phone restarts. However, if the issue still annoys you, then you need to reset all settings on your iPhone. Follow the steps mentioned below to do so:

reset all settings

  • Step 1: Open Settings
  • Step 2: Tap on General → Reset
  • Step 3: Next, tap on Reset All Settings
  • Step 4: Provide your password and then confirm it.
  • We hope this way you will be able to solve the issue.

Update Operating System

A successful software update might help you fix the Bluetooth connectivity issue. But, keep in mind that whenever you opt to update the software, make sure that your device has enough battery power. Moreover, for speedy and uninterrupted updates, make sure your device remains connected to the wifi during the whole process. Follow the steps mentioned below to do so:

software update

  • Step 1: Launch Settings app on your device
  • Step 2: Tap on General → Software Update
  • Step 3: Download and Install Update

Visit Apple Support Center

This would be the last resource to solve the connectivity issue. We believe that none of those mentioned above hacks has helped you. Therefore, you must visit the nearest apple store to get clarification about whether there’s any hardware issue or not. Hopefully, you get the solution there.

Final Thoughts

At last, we can only hope that you would find the solution within this article. Do let us know which one has worked for you. Moreover, if you guys succeed in finding any new trick that can solve the Bluetooth not working issue in iOS, we would love to read it and promote it. 

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