Bluetooth connectivity problem has been one of the most annoying issues along with battery drain that I have faced with on my iPhone for quite some time. Having encountered it quite a number of times, I have learnt how to deal with it. Hence, the problem no longer plays on my patience.
Just a few days back my iPhone 7 was unable to connect to wireless earbuds. Though it drove me nuts, I was somehow able to get the better of the connectivity issue. And guess what? All those tried and tested tricks worked out for me.
Have you also run into Bluetooth connectivity issue in iOS 10 on your iPhone? Check out these handy tips to resolve it!
How to Fix Bluetooth Not Working Issue in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
Turn off Bluetooth on your iPhone
Settings → Bluetooth → Toggle off the switch.
Turn off Wi-Fi
Settings → Wi-Fi → Toggle off the switch.
Force Reboot Your iOS Device
The method of rebooting on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is slightly different. On the other iPhone and iPad models, you have to hold the Home button and on/off button at once for about ten seconds until Apple logo appears on the screen.
Turn off Bluetooth on the Device
Turn off the Bluetooth on the device to which you want to connect your iPhone.
Turn On Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your iDevice(s).
Now, turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi first on your iPhone and then on the device. Now, try to connect your smartphone to the device.
Solution #2. Forget Device
Forget your iPhone and then try to pair it with the device again.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Bluetooth.
Step #2. Tap on the “i” icon before your iOS device on which Bluetooth is not working.
Now, reboot your iOS device, then try to pair it with the device again.
Solution #3. Reset Network Settings
Reset all the network settings on your device. It has done the trick quite a number of times for me.
Step #1. Launch Settings → General.
Step #2. Reset → Tap on Reset Network Settings → Again Tap on Reset Network Settings to Confirm.
Solution #4. Reset All Settings
I agree resetting all settings can be a bit painful but it may help you resolve the problem.
Step #1. Open Settings app → General.
Step #2. Reset → Reset All Settings.
Step #3. Enter your passcode and tap on Reset All Settings and confirm your action.
Last Resort: Restore iPhone As New
Note: Before taking this action, make sure to take backup of your iDevice.
If none of the above solutions have solved the problem, you need to restore your iPhone using iTunes.
Connect your iPhone to computer → Fire up iTunes → Select your device and then hit the “Restore iPhone” button.
I hope you didn’t have to try out the last resort. Share your feedback if these tricks have worked out in fixing the issue.
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Contact Apple Care
If nothing works, you need to contact Apple Care.