Is Bluetooth stuck in the off setting and are you not able to turn it on? When you try to turn Bluetooth on, do you see a spinning gear? Will your bluetooth device not connect with your iPhone or iPad? This article explains how to fix an iOS device (iPhone or iPad) when it’s Bluetooth feature won’t turn on. There can be a few things that can cause this. Follow these troubleshooting steps:
Unable To Turn Bluetooth On
1-Restart Your Device
The simple solution to this problem may be to turn off and on your device. Here is how:
- Press and hold the on/off (sleep/wake) button until you see the slider saying “slide to power off”
- Slide the slider
- Wait a few seconds
- Then press and hold the on/off button until you see the Apple logo.
This is very simple but may fix this issue. Turn on Airplane mode for a few seconds and then turn back off. Settings > Airplane Mode.
When you try to pair your iPhone or iPad with your bluetooth device, you may see the loading spinning gear because your Bluetooth device and iOS device are not close enough to each other as this may impact signal strength if they are not in close proximity to each other. So make sure that they are close to each other. Further, make sure that your Bluetooth accessory is compatible with your iOS device. Also try restarting your Bluetooth accessory. Also ensure your your Bluetooth accessory is “discoverable”. Simple put the accessory into discovery mode. Last thing you should check is to make sure that your Bluetooth accessory is charged. Fully charge your Bluetooth accessory.
Make sure you’re running the latest iOS software available. You may need to update your device. But this is a very simple process. Tap Settings > General > Software Update. If there is an update, simple tap “Download and Install”.
You may force restart your device. To do this:
- Press and hold the on/off and the home buttons together at the same time until you see the Apple logo
- When you see the Apple logo, let go
- Your device will restart
6-Reset Network Settings
Resetting network settings may fix this issue. Here is how:
- Tap Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings
- Enter your passcode
- Tap Reset Network Settings
NOTE: This will reset your network settings, like your Wi-Fi settings, and passwords etc.
See also: Siri Not Working?