Fixed Bluetooth Connection Unsuccessful on iPhone, iPad

🗓️ November 28, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Let’s troubleshoot the Connection unsuccessful bluetooth prob on iPhone and iPad. Bluetooth is a secure and important function for connecting your iPhone to other Bluetooth devices that control remotely and quickly. To build and use a Bluetooth connection between two devices we need to verify the device using a pin number. Before that many iPhone users getting the error on the screen when they tap on the name showing in the devices list.

iPhone widely uses Bluetooth functionality on different electronic devices like home accessories, Bluetooth speakers, Apple  TV, Mac, and many other smart devices.

Let’s See the Troubleshooting Guide for Connection Unsuccessful on iPhone, iPad

1 Bluetooth Connection unsuccessful on iPhone X iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Key Tips: Keep your iPhone near as possible to the Bluetooth device. Bluetooth can connect and identify the ideal connection of the device within a limited range of distance.

Forgot Bluetooth Device, Bluetooth Device name changes, or Rescan Device

Have you changed the Bluetooth device name from accessories app or device settings, so you need to rescan the devices around you or forgot old named device (Go to the Settings > Bluetooth > Tap on (i) icon near to name of device > Forgot this device) in Bluetooth list?

Hard Reset or Reboot iPhone and Bluetooth Device

Create a new connection between Apple iPhone X/8/8 Plus and Bluetooth Accessories. Turn off the Bluetooth device and Hard reset or reboot your iPhone, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus.

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If you have AirPods/ AirPods Pro/ AirPods 2 then Reset AirPods using the Button given on the Charging case. Put both the Speaker in Charging case, Keep Charging lid option, and Press and Hold Button until you see the White amber light flashing. For Other Bluetooth speakers & Devices, Turn off and Turn on.

Reset Network Settings

Steps for Reset Network Settings in iOS 15 and Later Version:-

  • Step #1: Open up “Settings”.
  • Step #2: Open “General” and then tap “Transfer or Reset iPhone”.reset-network-settings
  • Step #3: Lastly, tap “Reset” > “Reset Network Settings” > Enter your iPhone Lock passcode and Try afrer Reboot once.

Steps for Reset Network Settings in iOS 14 and Earlier Version:-

  • Head to Settings App > Tap General > Scroll the screen Tap Reset > Confirm Reset Network Settings. That’s it. Now try again to connect Bluetooth device to your Phone.

Bluetooth Hardware Problem & Driver problem

Apple iPhone uses Bluetooth 4.0 hardware that helps to make the connection between the devices. Also, fix with the latest software update on iPhone and Driver update on your Bluetooth accessories.

Restore to Factory Settings

Note: Backup iPhone first, for no data loss

Install new iOS or repair support iOS by restore to factory settings.

Open the latest version of iTunes on Mac and PC via lightning cable. Connect your iPhone to iTunes and unlock the iPhone to access iTunes.

Go to the Device Summary page, Tap on the Restore button and Go to the “Restore” button on Popup. (Process will erase all the content and settings).

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Wrap up

Hope you get fixed and enjoy Bluetooth functionality, didn’t get help contact at the Apple support help center via chat, Mobile, or call.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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