One minor change in iOS 11 favored by many people is that Airplane mode doesn’t turn off Bluetooth. However, there are still some other Bluetooth issues you may encounter after iOS 11 update. The most common iOS 11 Bluetooth issues includes:
- Bluetooth not turning on in Control Center;
- iPhone not discovering devices;
- iPhone Bluetooth disconnecting from car;
- Unable to connect to Bluetooth accessories.
These Bluetooth connectivity issues come over and over again after iOS update. The main reason, presumably, is that most early versions of iOS are short of optimizations. Some of these iOS 11 Bluetooth problems may get fixed in the later iOS 11 versions, while other may not. Anyway, if you are looking for solutions to fix common iPhone Bluetooth issues in iOS 11 or earlier iOS 10.3.3, here are 6 potential fixes you might like to try.
6 Solutions to Fix iOS 10.3.3/iOS 11 Bluetooth Issues
1. Check your Bluetooth car stereo system or Bluetooth accessories
If your iPhone keeps disconnecting from car or accessories, first of all, ensure that there is nothing wrong with the Bluetooth car stereo systems or accessories. If the problem is on iPhone’s side, keep reading to following steps to fix iPhone Bluetooth not working in iOS 11/iOS 10.3.3.
2. Turn off Bluetooth and restart your iPhone
If you are experiencing bad Bluetooth connection in iOS 11, you can turn off Bluetooth from Control Center, or go to Settings > Bluetooth to toggle Bluetooth off.
Next, restart your iPhone: long press the power button until the slider appears > drag the slider to turn off your iPhone completely > press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo.
Finally, turn iPhone Bluetooth back on.
3. Forget Bluetooth device and re-pair with your iPhone
If your iPhone keeps disconnecting from Bluetooth devices, 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.
4. 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.
5. Reset all settings on your iPhone
In addition, you can also reset all settings to troubleshot iOS 10.3.3/iOS 11 Bluetooth not working on iPhone. This method can erase the problematic settings on your iPhone without erase your personal data. To make it, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
6. 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.
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