Another iOS update and a slew of bugs! You guessed it, right. It seems as if no iOS update could ever remain away from issues. Just a week back when Apple released iOS 8.3, I was overwhelmed to see the number of enhancements and bug fixes that arrived with the update. However, hardly had I tried to update my iPhone to iOS 8.3, one of my friends reported that his Touch ID was not working while purchasing or downloading app in App Store after the iOS 8.3 update. In other words, his Touch ID got unauthorized without any valid reason.
And when Touch ID issue was somehow fixed, another bug surfaced-Bluetooth connectivity issue came to light on many media forums. A number of iPhone users have reported that they aren’t able to connect their device to Bluetooth based accessories such as, earphones, speakers or even car stereos. If you have also experienced with this Bluetooth pairing issue on your iPhone in iOS 8.3, here is how you can troubleshoot it. Let’s go!How To Fix Bluetooth Connectivity Issues in iOS 8.3 on iPhone or iPad
Some iPhone owners who had encountered with this Bluetooth pairing issue reported to have fixed it by rebooting their device.
#1. To reboot your device, hold on sleep/wake button and Home button simultaneously until Apple logo appears on your iPhone screen.#2. You can also toggle Bluetooth on/off a few times to fix this issue. Again, there are two ways you can turn on/off Bluetooth.
Go to Settings app → Tap on Bluetooth → Toggle on/off
There is an option in Bluetooth called Forget This Device which can be turned off in order to fix this issue. Of course, you would have to pair your device again but it can potentially solve this connectivity issue. Let’s check out!
Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on Bluetooth.
If all the above two solutions haven’t worked out for you, then Reset Network Settings. One thing to be remembered that it will delete all the network settings.
- Go to Settings app → Tap on General → Scroll down and tap on Reset → Tap on Reset Network Settings → Tap on Reset Network Settings again from the bottom to confirm.
If nothing seems to have fixed this issue then you need to restore your device as new. First off, make sure to back up your device before restoring it as new. It will delete all the media and data of your device and install the latest version of iOS on your device.
- Connect your iPhone to Mac or computer → launch iTunes → select your device from the top left menu → click on Restore iPhone → up next, click Restore and Update to confirm.