How to Turn On/ Turn Off Bluetooth on iPhone, iPod Touch

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Generally, in almost smart gadgets (Smartphone, tablet) we are using Bluetooth to share media files, audio MP3 files between two devices in near range. Even though, in Apple’s iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch- the definition of Bluetooth differentiate than running other operating systems Smartphones and tablets. Yes, because of if you an iPhone owner then you understand that the using iOS Bluetooth we can only sync Apple Watch and other third-party accessories (headphone, Bluetooth speakers) available in the market places. Even if you are a newbie with iOS and want to share a file, docs with other iOS devices then you should use Airdrop that you can see in Control center. Get guide in deep at below that will teach you how shortcuts operate Bluetooth on iPhone, iPod Touch.

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There are three different ways to toggle on Bluetooth on iOS 10/ iOS 11 and later device using Siri, through the Control Center and last way is iPhone settings app through. Therefore, while you noticed Bluetooth toggle grayed out, then you can quickly try listed alternate options.

Alternate ways to Turn on/ Turn off Bluetooth on iPhone, iPod Touch

Different ways to Turn On/ turn Off Bluetooth on iPhone, iPod Touch

Turn on / Turn Off Bluetooth on iPhone in Settings App: iOS 9/ iOS 10/ iOS 11 or above

Step 1. Go to Settings on your iOS device home screen.

Step 2. Tap on Bluetooth.

Step 3.  Now turn toggle Bluetooth On/ Green.Turn on / Turn Off Bluetooth on iPhone using Settings app

Hopefully, your iOS device will now run Bluetooth.

That’s it.

Ever you want to turn off Bluetooth, then just follow above steps and turn Bluetooth toggle off.

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Enable/disable Bluetooth on iPhone, iPod using Siri Command

Siri’s voice to activate Bluetooth feature is great. For that, you should have turned Siri On on your iPhone, iPad, iPod.

To Turn on Siri,

Go to the Settings > General> Siri > Turn Siri On.

To Wake up Siri by pressing and hold iPhone Home button.

Now use a command for Siri ‘’Turn on Bluetooth’’. That will enable your iPhone Bluetooth that you appear in below screen.

To make disable/turn off Bluetooth using Siri follow above steps and give Siri command – ‘’Turn Off Bluetooth’’.

Don’t Miss – In iOS 11 and later – You can enable type to Siri to use Siri without talking. after that, type command turn on bluetooth and tap Done appear on the keyboard’s lower-right corner, Siri will turn on bluetooth. That’s it.

Enable/disable Bluetooth on iPhone, iPod using Siri Command iOS 9, iOS 10

Turn on / Turn Off Bluetooth on iPhone Using Control Center

Control center is a user-friendly short cut feature for iOS users. That delivers shortcut path to control many common functions of iPhone like Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do not disturb, rotate the screen, display brightness control, Airdrop, Volume control, Music forward/backward, Flashlight, World Clock, Night Shift Mode, Calculator, and Camera. In short terms, the control center is reduced use of the hardware.

To turn on Control Center, Go Settings > Control Center > Turn on Access on Lock Screen and turn on Access within Apps.

Turn on Bluetooth using 3D touch on iPhone iOS 10.2/ iOS 11 or later

By the way, 3D touch iPhone (iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6S) users also use peek-pop shortcut way to turn on Bluetooth.

NoteEnable 3D touch on iPhone first,

enable disable Bluetooth with 3D touch on iPhone 7 - 7 Plus iOS 10.2 later

Deeply force touch on Settings App icon and choose Bluetooth, it will let you directly on Bluetooth settings screen.

Turn on /Turn Off Bluetooth on iPhone,iPad using Control center shortcut way

Swipe up the screen from the bottom side and tap on Bluetooth icon right side on Wi-Fi to disable/enable Bluetooth.turn on / Turn Off Bluetooth on iPhone shortcut way control center iOS 10

You can see bluetooth toggle in control center in iOS 11 given below screen.

turn on turn off bluetooth in iOS 11 control center

You’re done!

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