How To Fix iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Bluetooth issues

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A number of iPhone 11 users have been reporting Bluetooth issues with their device. They report not being able to see other Bluetooth devices in pairing mode or have other connectivity issues. The issue has been plaguing iPhone 11 owners right since launch despite multiple iOS updates. If you are also facing Bluetooth issues on your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, check out some possible solutions below.

The wireless technology of Bluetooth is an important feature on our smartphones. We connect our wireless gear to our smartphones and listen to music or perform other activities such as transferring files. A problematic Bluetooth could be upsetting. Some iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro users have been complaining about Bluetooth connectivity problems on their smartphones. Here is a complete guide on how to fix iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Bluetooth issues.

An unstable Bluetooth connection makes it difficult for you to handle your smartphone. This may occur when you are trying to listen to the music in your car or take calls hands-free. Many have also faced problems while they are connecting their Apple Watch, Airpods, Bluetooth earpiece, headphones, etc. If it is a software problem or a bug, Apple is likely to come out with a software update soon. Till then we have for you some easy fixes for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Bluetooth issues.

The first thing to do when troubleshooting Bluetooth issues with your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro is to make sure that the Bluetooth accessory you are connecting to does not have any issue itself. So try connecting to the accessory with your Mac, PC, or any other device, and see if things work fine or not.

How to Fix iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Bluetooth Problems

If you find out that the problem lies with your iPhone, here are a few solutions you could try to fix the Bluetooth issues on your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max.

1. Install the Latest iOS 14 Update

If you haven’t done so already, make sure to install the latest release of iOS 14 on your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max. Go to Settings > General > Software Update.

2. Reboot your iPhone

The first way to fix the connectivity problem is to turn off the Bluetooth of your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, reboot your device and establish a connection with the Bluetooth.

  1. Swipe down from the top right of iPhone 11 and toggle the Bluetooth off
  2. Next, press the Power button and when the Power off slider appears, drag the slider to turn it off
  3. Press the Power button and turn the iPhone back on
  4. Swipe down from the top right of your iPhone again and toggle the Bluetooth on
    1. Try connecting to the device now. If the problem still isn’t solved, try the next solution.

      3. Forget the Bluetooth Device

      If rebooting your iPhone hasn’t quite worked for you and the problem continues to persist then you can try forgetting the Bluetooth device that you have paired your iPhone with to fix iPhone 11 Bluetooth issues.

      1. Head to Settings and on this page tap on Bluetooth
      2. Locate the device you wish to forget and click on the ‘i’ icon located just beside it
      3. Tap on Forget This Device and confirm by clicking Forget Device once again

      You can exit the screen and wait for 10-20 seconds or just restart your iPhone before you can pair the Bluetooth device with your smartphone once again.

      4. Reset Network Settings of iPhone 11

      You can try to reset the network settings of your phone:

      1. Go to Settings
      2. Tap on General
      3. Go to Reset and tap on Reset Network Settings.
      4. Now, you will be prompted for your password.
      5. Confirm your decision.

      Your iPhone will reboot. This action forgets all your customized Network Settings. You have to establish a connection with the device again. You can pair your Bluetooth device with your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro after this process.

      5. Force Restart

      A force restart may help to fix the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro Bluetooth issues. Follow the steps below:

      1. Press and release the Volume Up button.
      2. Press and release the Volume down button.
      3. Press and hold the Side button till the Apple logo appears on your iPhone 11 screen.

      When your iPhone turns on, forget the Bluetooth device.
      Set the device again and now connect the Bluetooth.
      For some, the problem may lie in the music system of their car. You should get in touch with your car manufacturer.

      6. Visit an Apple Store

      Even after performing all these steps, you’re still having iPhone 11 Bluetooth problems, then you might want to visit your nearest Apple Store to know of any possible hardware related issues.

      See also: How to Fix iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Wi-Fi Problems

      If the above steps did not help in solving the Bluetooth issues on your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, your only bet is to wait for a new iOS update from Apple which should hopefully fix whatever problem you are facing.

      Have you faced problems connecting Bluetooth accessories with your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max? Let us know in the comments below.

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6 Comments

  1. iPhone 11 only shows one Bluetooth device, my car..Will not find any other devices that are Bluetooth and turned on to use. Phone bought in April 2020..

  2. My iPhone 11 will not pair any device with Bluetooth even after resetting the iPhone. I have tried all troubleshooting but with no success.

    • Hello Ann,
      This is not ideal, but if you find your iPhone 11 not pairing with Bluetooth accessories after trying the above tips, the last resort is to restore your iPhone via iTunes or Finder in macOS Catalina/Big Sur and set it up as a new device. This way, you start afresh and get rid of possibly problematic customizations and settings on your device.

  3. I have a problem with my iphone pro 11 max that the iphone’s bluetooth does not pair with any devices. I tried to pair through my Macbook pro and it pairs but it does not connect. I get message “pairing unsucessful – device is not supported.”

  4. My daughter’s iPhone 11 was working fine with AirPods … now not working at all. Connects to the box but as soon as you take an AirPod out stops connecting.

    I’ve tried all the above including reset network settings. I’ve not tried completely restoring iPhone to new device yet … she might not be too happy if anything went wrong!

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