From connecting to your Apple Watches to listening to music on your AirPods and other Bluetooth devices, Bluetooth has played a significant role in the tech space. The good days are when these Bluetooth devices work as expected. It becomes frustrating and unusable when The iPhone Bluetoot his not working. If you ever faced problems with Bluetooth on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, there are a couple of ways to fix it. Here are some solutions to fix iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Bluetooth not working.
Some of the reported iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Bluetooth issues include the following:
- iPhone 7 Bluetooth not working
- iPhone 7 Bluetooth not finding devices
- iPhone 7 Bluetooth not turning on
- iPhone 7 bluetooth not connecting
- iPhone 7 not connecting to car Bluetooth
- iPhone 7 Bluetooth keeps disconnecting
Fix iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus bluetooth not working issue
1. Restart the device
Let’s start simple. Your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus Bluetooth not working might be a software glitch you can fix by restarting your iPhone. So, before you try any other solutions below, reboot your iPhone and the Bluetooth device as well.
Restarting your iPhone 7 is quite simple. Just press and hold the Power button (top-right edge) until ‘slide to power off’ slider appears then release. While your iPhone is rebooting, kindly reboot the Bluetooth device too and start the connection when both devices are on.
2. Turn off and turn on Bluetooth connection again
If restarting your device doesn’t fix iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus Bluetooth not finding devices issue, try restarting the Bluetooth connection. All you need is to turn off Bluetooth on your iPhone and turn it on after a few seconds. This could help regain connection if your iPhone’s Bluetooth has been idle for a while.
To restart the Bluetooth connection, pull down the control center and turn off Bluetooth. Now turn it on after a few seconds. You can toggle Airplane mode as well.
3. Remove and pair your Bluetooth device
To further troubleshoot iPhone 7 Bluetooth not working problem, you need to remove and re-pair the affected Bluetooth device again. Here’s how to do that:
Go to Settings > Bluetooth. Find your Bluetooth device on the list and tap the i icon next to it. Now click Forget this device and confirm it to remove the device.
To pair the device again, go back to the Bluetooth settings menu and Pair new device.
Ensure you turn on the Bluetooth device you want to pair and let your iPhone search for it. When the device is discovered on your iPhone, tap on it to pair it.
If it pairs successfully, your Bluetooth device should work steadily now.
4. Reset Network Settings
If you still find your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus Bluetooth not working after trying all the fixes above, then you still have more to do. This time, you need to reset the Network settings on your iPhone. This works pretty simple. Resetting your Network settings will bring back the initial/factory connection setup. Perhaps you had tampered with the settings earlier, which caused your Bluetooth not to work. Here’s how to reset the network settings.
Open your iPhone’s Settings Scroll down and tap General.
Scroll down again and tap Reset.
Now, tap reset network settings and enter your iPhone passcode if prompted
Finally, tap Reset Network Settings. Once the reset process is complete, try to reconnect your Bluetooth device.
5. Update iOS
Your Bluetooth device might fail to connect with your iPhone if you’re running outdated iOS software. There are some cases where your current software version has some issues affecting Bluetooth and many other features. In regards to that, kindly go to Settings > General > software Update to check and update your iPhone.
On the other side, if you noticed your Bluetooth started malfunctioning after installing an iOS update. You should send feedback on Apple forum or wait for the next update to fix it. Otherwise, you can contact Apple.
6. Reset the connection in car properly
Most of the users have stated that they are specifically facing this Bluetooth issue in the car. So, if you find your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plusnot connecting to car bluetooth, you should check the manufacturer’s manual properly for both the device and car and then go on to reset the connection.
Make sure any important part of the connection process is not skipped
Go to Settings > Bluetooth and delete all the prior pairings and set them up from scratch.
7. Visit Apple Store
Visiting the nearest Apple store is always the last option after trying your best to fix any problem on your iPhone. And since your Bluetooth device won’t connect still, you should visit the nearest Apple store in your area to make a complaint. Also, if the Bluetooth device you’re trying to connect with is made by Apple, it can be fixed at Apple Store.