Bluetooth Not Working in iOS 14 on iPhone? How to Fix It!

Bluetooth is essential to connect your iPhone or iPad to your favorite accessories like headphones or speakers. So it’s frustrating when you face connectivity issues or find the option greyed out on your device. Whether this happens on iOS 14 or 13, we’ve got some solutions to help you resolve Bluetooth not working issue on iPhone and iPad. Have a look.

  1. Turn off Bluetooth and restart your iPhone
  2. Forget the Device and Reconnect
  3. Reset Network Settings
  4. Update to the Latest Version of iOS

1. Turn off Bluetooth and restart your iPhone

Let us start with the basic fix.

  1. Open the Settings app and tap on Bluetooth.
  2. Turn off the toggle for Bluetooth.turn off bluetooth on iphone
  3. Now switch off the iPhone.
  4. After a minute, turn on the iPhone and enable Bluetooth.

Tip: Also, restart the Bluetooth device. For AirPods, please keep it in the charging case and close the lid. Take it out after a minute.

Now, connect the wireless device to the iPhone, and it should work appropriately.

2. Forget the Device and Reconnect

The process below is the same for all Bluetooth devices – Apple AirPods or any third-party headphones, speakers, etc.

  1. Inside the iPhone Settings app, tap on Bluetooth.
  2. Tap on ‘i‘ next to the connected device name.tap on bluetooth and then tap i next to connected device in iphone settings
  3. Tap on Forget This DeviceForget Device.forget device from bluetooth settings on iphone
  4. Now, pair the Bluetooth device again. For this, open the Settings app → Bluetooth. For most Bluetooth headphones and speakers, you have to press or long-press a pairing button on the device. After that, please tap on the device name when it shows under Bluetooth on iPhone. To pair AirPods, follow our easy guide.

Note: Unpairing and repairing the Apple Watch might help as well. (shared by a user in the Apple Developer forum.)

3. Reset Network Settings

Several network related issues are successfully fixed after your reset the network settings.

Before you proceed, it is essential to know that all your saved Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth devices, VPN configurations, and other such settings will restore to the default state. However, personal things like apps, photos, videos, music, etc. will not change. They will stay as they currently are.

  1. Open the Settings app and tap on General.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap on Reset.open settings tap on general and then tap reset on iphone
  3. Tap on Reset All Settings.
  4. Enter the device passcode and confirm your action.reset all settings on iphone running ios 13

Once the process completes, pair your Bluetooth device again with the iPhone. Everything should work flawlessly now.

4. Update to the Latest Version of iOS

At last, when nothing works, update the iPhone to the latest version of iOS 14. The problem initially began with this newest version, and it is about time Apple will patch things in the next version of iOS 14 – say 14.1 or something similar.

For this, open the Settings app → GeneralSoftware Update, and check if you have a pending update or not. If yes, tap on Download and Install or Install Now.

open settings and then tap on general on iphone

tap on software update and then tap on download and install to update iphone

Signing Off

These are some practical ways to fix the issue of Bluetooth not working correctly on iPhone running iOS 14. I believe one of the solutions above helped you.

Please share with us which one worked for you. If you have some additional tips, feel free to put that in the comment as well.

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I have been an Apple user for over seven years now. At iGeeksBlog, I love creating how-tos and troubleshooting guides that help people do more with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. In my free time, I like to watch stand up comedy videos, tech documentaries, news debates, and political speeches.

Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.