How to Troubleshoot iPhone Bluetooth Not Working After iOS Update

After six betas, Apple finally rolled out updates for iOS 10.3.3 with security enhancements and bug fixes in July 19. It’s easy to see Apple focuses on improving the stability of iOS before the release of iOS 11. However, there are still a part of users came across iOS installing error during update process or got unexpected iOS 10.3 issues after system update. And among these issues, iOS 10 Bluetooth issues deserve some attention.

iPhone Bluetooth issues come over and over again after iOS update. Unsurprisingly, after updating to iOS 10.3.3 or iOS 10.3.2, some users also encountered Bluetooth problems with their iPhone. For example, iPhone 7 Bluetooth keeps disconnecting from car/headset/fitness tracker, or iPhone Bluetooth not discovering devices.

How fix these iOS 10.3.2/iOS 10.3.3 Bluetooth issues with iPhone 7/6s/SE/6/5s? Here are 5 potential fixes you can try.

5 Solutions to Fix iOS 10.3.2/10.3.3 Bluetooth Issues

First of all, please ensure that there is nothing wrong with the Bluetooth car stereo systems or accessories. Then, keep reading on this article to learn how to fix iPhone Bluetooth not working in iOS 10.3.2/10.3.3.

1. Turn off Bluetooth and restart your iPhone

You can turn off Bluetooth from Control Center, or through going to Settings > Bluetooth and toggling Bluetooth off.

Next, restart your iPhone: long press the power button until the red slider appears > drag the slider to turn off your iPhone > press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo.

Finally, turn on iPhone Bluetooth again.

2. Forget Bluetooth device and re-pair with your iPhone

Also, you can forget the device and then reconnect it with your iPhone with following steps:

  • Go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  • Tap the “i” icon next to the device name and tap “Forget This Device”.
  • Pair your iPhone with the device again.

3. Reset networking settings on your iPhone

Before resetting your iPhone network settings, please bear in mind that it will erase your Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular setting, and VPN and APN settings you’ve used before.

To reset iPhone networking settings, go to Settings app, choose General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Reset network settings
How to Fix iOS 10.3.3 Bluetooth Issues on iPhone – Reset network settings

4. Restore your iPhone

In addition, you can also restore your iPhone with iTunes or with iCloud to factory settings to troubleshot iOS 10.3.3 Bluetooth issues. This method can erase the problematic settings on your iPhone. As this method will remove all the data from your iPhone, please don’t forget to backup your iPhone before preform a restoration.

5. Contact Apple Support for help

If none of above solutions works, the last resort is to contact Apple Support Team for help. If necessary, you might need to send your iPhone to Apple Repair Center.

It is reported that some iPhone users also faced Bluetooth issues after updating to iOS 11 beta. Do you have any iOS 11 Bluetooth issue with your iPhone or iPad? Share with us in the comment.

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12 thoughts on “How to Troubleshoot iPhone Bluetooth Not Working After iOS Update”

    1. YES! I haven’t been able to connect most laptops to my iPhones hotspot since upgrading and these are computers that have never connected before. Restarting my phone did solve my Bluetooth audio problems though. Resetting network settings never solves shit.

  1. 10.3.1 broken bluetooth incoming calls on my Mini Cooper, my GF iPhone, same model but not updated, works as a charm. Tried every damn reset, but nothing. Quality control is long gone in Apple.

  2. I have hearing aids and can not hear using the built in speaker. I have Bluetooth hearing aids so I can hear thru them. IOS 10.3.1 has caused me problems. If I walk away from the phone and go out of range Bluetooth disconnects. Then I can not reconnect. I have to remove Bluetooth device, turn Bluetooth off, turn it back on and find the device again. The reconnect does not always work. I can spend hours trying to get it to reconnect only to walk away and have to do it all over again. It worked great before the update!

  3. Same problems here. iPhone 6. Problems began right after 10.3.1 update. Have gone through various resets and tried 3 different bluetooth headset models and brands.

    This is EXACTLY why I detest the Apple decision to eliminate the 1/8″ headphone jack. Thank heavens this is a 6 and I still have an alternative option for hands free use. Otherwise I would lose hundreds of dollars each day when I can conduct business while driving to appointments.

  4. On my iPhone 7+, few disconnections with my Bose QC35 but permanent disconnection with my car bluetooth (Renault Talisman on RLINK 2 system). My iPhone is running on IOS 11 Beta.

  5. Updated to iOS 10.3.3 my territory still contects but my phone can’t find my Fitbit… very frustrating!

  6. same terrible bluetooth connection issue after forced update to IOS 10.3.3… lost all bluetooth device connection!!

  7. This issue is on both my iPhone and iPad Mini 2 since upgrade. No its not my devices that’s the problem. Its Apple poorly vetted upgrades that is the issue here. Bluetooth is barely usable anymore, how can you have a device right next to your Apple device and have poor sporadic Bluetooth connectivity? Or better question, how can Apple muck up such a basic wireless function as Bluetooth? Yea, I suffered through all these worthless fixes only to realize, hey its not me its Apple.

  8. I was having connection problems between my ipad air 2 and my iphone following 10.3.3 so I reset both of them. Big mistake. Now the ipad can’t see any bluetooth devices so the keyboard is useless. Actually the stupid ipad is pretty useless for me without a keyboard. Really cross

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