Bluetooth not working in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad? Here is how to fix

Bluetooth connectivity is always one of the most annoying issues along with battery drain every time users upgrade their iDevices to a newer iOS version- here is iOS 10. Just a few days back, you bought a new iPhone 7 or upgraded your iPhone 6s to the latest iOs version, but it was unable to connect to your wireless headphones.

If you are running into Bluetooth connectivity issue in iOS 10 on your iPhone, do not worry, check out these handy tips in this article to resolve it.

How to fix “Bluetooth not working” issue in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your iPhone/iPad

First, you should turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity to temporarily fix the issue. Go to Settings → Bluetooth → Toggle off the switch and also head to Settings → Wi-Fi → Toggle the switch next to Wi-Fi off.

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Force Reboot your iOS Device


If you are using older models like iPhone 6s/6s Plus and lower models, you need to hold both the Home button and the Power button for about ten seconds until Apple logo displays on the screen. With the latest models like iPhone 7/7 Plus, the method of force reboot is slightly different, you long-press both the Power and the Volume down button for 10 seconds to reboot.

Turn off/ on Bluetooth on the Device

You should turn off the Bluetooth on the device to which you want to connect your iPhone. Then, turn it back on and try reconnecting your iPhone/iPad to the device.

Forget Device

In some cases, forgetting the Bluetooth devices and then pairing it with the device again is a good way to fix the issue

Step 1: Open Settings app from your Home screen → Bluetooth.

Step 2: Tap on the “i” icon next to the device on which Bluetooth is not working.


Step 3: Then, tap on the “Forget This Device” and confirm.


Now, restart your device, and then try  pairing it with the Bluetooth device again.

Reset Network Settings

If the solution above cannot fix the issue, you should reset all the network settings on your device. This trick resolves a number of issues relating to software on the device


Step 1:  Head to Settings → General

Step 2:  Tap on Reset → Select Reset Network Settings → Tap on it again to Confirm.

Reset All Settings

Resetting all settings can take a quite lot of your time but it may help you resolve the problem.

Open Settings → General → Reset → Reset All Settings. Here, enter your passcode (if required), tap on Reset All Settings, and confirm your action.

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Restore iPhone As New


If none of the above solutions has solved the Bluetooth issue, you need to restore your iPhone as new using iTunes.

Connect your iPhone/iPad to computer → launch iTunes → Select your device and then click on the “Restore iPhone” button in the Summary tab.

Note: Before restoring your device, make sure you made a backup first.

If nothing works, you need to contact Apple to exchange for new one or repair your device.








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