How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth on iPhone (iOS 17.1.2)

🗓️ September 18, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Generally, in almost all smart gadgets (smartphones, tablets) we use Bluetooth to share audio 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 differentiates from running other operating systems, Smartphones, and tablets. Yes, because if you are an iPhone owner, you understand that using iOS Bluetooth, we can only sync Apple Watch and other third-party accessories (headphones, Bluetooth speakers) available in the market places. Even if you are a newbie with iOS and want to share a file, or docs with other iOS devices, then you should use Airdrop, which you can see in the Control Center. Get a guide in deep below that will teach you how shortcuts operate Bluetooth on iPhone, iPod Touch.

There are three different ways to toggle on Bluetooth on iOS 15 and later devices using Siri, through the Control Center and the last way is the iPhone settings app. Therefore, while you noticed the Bluetooth toggle grayed out, then you can quickly try the listed alternate options.

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

Turn on / Turn Off Bluetooth on iPhone in Settings App

  • Step 1. Launch Settings on your iOS device’s home screen.
  • Step 2. Tap on Bluetooth.
  • Step 3.  Now turn toggle Bluetooth On/ Green.
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Hopefully, your iOS device will now run Bluetooth.

That’s it.

If you want to turn off Bluetooth, follow the 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. You should have turned Siri On on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Follow the Bottom Steps To Turn on Siri on your Apple iPhone,

  • Go to the Settings App> Click Siri & Search > Turn toggle on “Listen for Hey Siri Siri” > A pop-up appear tap Enable Siri(Now Follow On-Screen instruction to activate Siri)> Also Turn toggle Press Side button for Siri.

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

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

To make disable/turn off Bluetooth using Siri follow the 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.

Turn on / Turn Off Bluetooth on iPhone Using Control Center

Control center is a user-friendly shortcut 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 the short term, the control center has reduced the use of the hardware.

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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

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,

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

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

Swipe up the screen from the bottom side and tap on the Bluetooth icon right side of Wi-Fi to disable/enable Bluetooth.

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

You’re done!

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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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