With every major software update, some new issues appear and iOS 10 is no exception. For some users there seem to be some Bluetooth connectivity issues. If such is your case, no need to worry. You can easily fix Bluetooth not working in iOS 10.
This problem can occur in various scenarios, but as long as you are sure it’s not caused by the Bluetooth accessory you’re trying to connect to, you can follow the instructions below to fix Bluetooth not working in iOS 10.
How to fix Bluetooth not working in iOS 10
There are a few different ways to tackle the problem, and you might need to try more than one in order to fix it, so here’s what you need to do.
The quickest possible solution is to disable Bluetooth and restart your iOS device. You can turn off Bluetooth from the Control Center or from Settings -> Bluetooth.
Then, press and hold the Power button and the Home button at the same time until the Apple logo is displayed to restart your iPhone. At this point, you can go ahead and enable Bluetooth again and attempt to connect to the device one more time.
If this method didn’t fix Bluetooth not working in iOS 10, proceed to the following possible solution.
Navigate to Settings -> Bluetooth and find the device you’re trying to connect to. Tap on the “i” icon next to its name and then tap on “Forget This Device” then confirm your choice.
Now you can pair your iPhone or iPad with the Bluetooth accessory to see if the problem has been fixed.
If neither of the two methods above worked, another thing you can try is to reset your network settings. However, be aware that by doing this, your Wi-Fi settings will also be deleted so you will need to reconfigure VPN and rejoin Wi-Fi connections.
To reset network settings go to Settings -> General -> Reset. Select “Reset Network Settings” and enter your passcode when prompted then confirm your choice.
Your iPhone or iPad will restart after which you can try pairing to the device again.
In most situations your problem should be resolved by now, but if it isn’t you have one more possible solution. It’s hardly ideal since this means you will need to restore your iPhone or iPad via iTunes but this will likely get rid of the cause of your Bluetooth connectivity issues.
Are you experiencing Bluetooth issues in iOS 10 and did you manage to fix them?