How to fix iPhone XR bluetooth Issues


If your iPhone XR won’t connect to Bluetooth , there are a number of ways to fix the issue.

You should first make sure Bluetooth is turned on and try connecting your device in the Bluetooth settings.
If your iPhone XR still won’t connect to Bluetooth , you can try deleting other devices from Bluetooth settings, updating your iOS software, resetting your network settings, or restarting your iPhone entirely.

It’s as frustrating as having a flat tire when you pop out your wireless Earbuds from its case and your Bluetooth plays pranks on you. You may become a bit tensed trying to fathom where the problem is coming from; leaving you with if your iPhone XR has issues, or it’s just the Bluetooth device not willing to cooperate.

Well, if you’re in such a situation, you’re not alone. It has happened virtually to everyone using any Bluetooth device, including some of us at iPhoneGeeks. That makes us bring up this ultimate guide on how to fix Bluetooth not working on iPhone XR.

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Restart the device

First thing first! There could be some anomalies in the system altering the connection between your Bluetooth device and the iPhone. Software related issues like this are solved by restarting your iPhone.

Just click and hold the power button and either of the volume buttons until you see the power off slider. Otherwise, you could also restart your iPhone by navigating to Settings > General > Shut down.

Turn off and turn on the Bluetooth connection again

Sometimes, to fix iPhone XR Bluetooth not working, you might just need restarting it; especially if it’s been left switched on for a while. Therefore, all you need to do is just simply off/on the Bluetooth connection.

Swipe down To reveal control center
You’ll see the Bluetooth icon, tap on it to switch it off.
Now tap on it again to turn it on.
kindly restart the Bluetooth device you’re trying to connect to as well.

Remove all the paired devices and repair them

You may find luck by repairing with your Bluetooth device; as in, remove and add them again.

Open your iPhone Settings.
Tap ‘Bluetooth’
Tap on other devices to disconnect. If it’s a device you will never use again, tap on the “i” button and then select Forget This Device.

Now go back to the Bluetooth menu and tap on ‘Pair new device’ to repair your Bluetooth device. If it works out, enjoy your Bluetooth device now.

Reset your network settings

Open Settings.
Tap on General.
Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Reset.
Tap on “Reset Network Settings.”

Check with other devices.

Before getting even more infuriated with the Bluetooth not working iPhone XR, try connecting with other devices. This will help you determine if the problem is coming from your iPhone or the device. For example, you can try connecting to an Apple Watch instead, if you’re having issues connecting to your AirPods.

Update iOS

Similar to some other software-related issues on iOS devices, a bug in the software may cause your Bluetooth device not to connect properly. Here, you may need to install any pending update for your iPhone. To do this:

Open Settings.
Scroll down and tap ‘General’
Select ‘Software Update’
Follow the on-screen instructions to install any pending updates.
Now try connecting to your Bluetooth device to see if it works. Continue to other solutions below if it’s still not working.

Hardware problem? Visit Apple Store

By this time, you should be able to fix your Bluetooth problem on iPhone XR and continue enjoying your piece of tech. Otherwise, if all the solutions above do not work, take your iPhone to the nearest Apple Store.

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