Is Bluetooth not working on iPhone 11? Here’s how to fix Bluetooth Issues.

Bluetooth is one of the things you can surely enjoy on your iPhone 11 if you’re into listening music tracks through a wireless headset. Unfortunately for some, Bluetooth seems to be acting up on them and they can no longer use their iPhones properly. Bluetooth issues occur from time to time but they’re not really that serious and you may be able to fix them easily by doing a troubleshooting procedure or two. bluetooth issue, fix bluetooth problem, iphone 11

In this post, I will help you in determining the problem with your iPhone 11 to know why Bluetooth fails or stops working. I have personally encountered the same issues with my iPhone that JBL headset but every time they occur, I can be able to make my devices work again. Needless to say, this problem can be fixed easily and if I can do it, you should also be able to do it. So continue reading because this article may be able to help you one way or another. 


Troubleshooting Bluetooth issues on iPhone 11

When it comes to problems like this, you need to be thorough in troubleshooting your devices so that the issue won’t occur again in the future. With that said, here are the things you need to do to fix Bluetooth issues with your iPhone 11…

First solution: Reboot your Bluetooth device and Force Restart your iPhone 11

First off, we need to begin our troubleshooting by refreshing the memories of both your Bluetooth accessory and your iPhone 11. Rebooting the device is enough to make it work again, especially if the problem occurred out of the blue without apparent reason or cause. As for you iPhone, it’s best to do the Forced Restart, which is a simulated battery removal, to not only refresh its memory but also reload all its apps and services. 

How to force restart your iPhone

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then quickly press and release the Volume Down button
  2. The moment you release the volume down button, press and hold the Side or Power key until the Apple logo shows on the screen. 

When the reboot is finished, try to get your device to pair and connect with your iPhone. If the problem persists, then move on to the next solution. 

Second solution: Pair your Bluetooth device with other phones

The purpose of this procedure is for us to know if this problem occurs only when you pair with your iPhone and not with other devices. If the Bluetooth accessory works properly with other devices, then the problem might be with your iPhone. However, if both devices have paired and got connected before and that you were able to use them properly before this problem, then the problem should be minor. But if the pairing failed for your Bluetooth device out of the box, then it must be a compatibility issue and there’s not much you can do about it, except get a refund or purchase a new Bluetooth device. 

But assuming that your iPhone has paired with it prior to the problem and that it’s working properly with other phones, then move on to the next solution. 

Third solution: Reset the Network Settings of your iPhone 11

If you’ve narrowed down the problem to your iPhone 11, then it’s either the issue is pretty minor or a serious firmware problem. The next thing that you have to do is to reset its network settings to delete all its wireless connections as well as refresh all the network services that may have failed. 

How to reset iPhone 11’s network settings

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings
  2. Tap General
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset
  4. Touch Reset Network Settings. 
  5. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  6. Tap Reset Network Settings at the bottom of the screen. 
  7. Your iPhone will reboot after this, once it has finished rebooting, try to see if the problem is fixed. 

You will have to manually pair your Bluetooth device and your iPhone 11 to know if the problem is fixed or not. If the Bluetooth not working issue still persists, then try the next solution. 

Fourth solution: Factory reset your iPhone 11 to fix the Bluetooth not working issue.

As long as this problem has not been caused by a physical or liquid damage, a reset will be able to fix it. That’s what you need to do next if the previous solutions failed to fix it but before you actually do that, make sure to create a copy of your important files and data. When ready, then follow the steps below to factory reset. 

How to Reset an iPhone 11

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings
  2. Find and tap General
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Tap Erase All Contents and Settings. 
  5. Tap Erase Now. 
  6. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  7. Tap Erase iPhone at the bottom of the screen.  
  8. Tap Erase iPhone again to proceed with the reset.  
  9. Now enter your Apple ID’s password and wait until the reset is complete.

After the reset, set up your iPhone 11 as a new device and check if the Bluetooth not working issue is already fixed. I hope that we’ve been able to help you one way or another. Thanks for reading!

Still enduring some Bluetooth issues on your iPhone?

The problem may not be with your iPhone but rather with the Bluetooth device that it’s paired with. In that case, try to pair your iPhone 11 with other compatible Bluetooth accessories. Doing so will help you determine and confirm if what you’re dealing with is an isolated problem to a Bluetooth device.

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