Is Bluetooth not working on your iPhone 14 Pro? Learn how to troubleshoot iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth problems and get your devices connected again.
Bluetooth is just one of the wireless technologies that comes packed into your iPhone 14 Pro. It’s used for short-distance data transmission, and is super low on battery usage, making it an excellent option for third-party accessories like speakers, keyboards, headsets, AirPods, and even the Apple Watch.
Unfortunately, Bluetooth on iPhone can sometimes experience problems. When Bluetooth problems occur on your iPhone 14 Pro, you can take some troubleshooting steps to fix them. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through all the best ways to fix Bluetooth problems on your iPhone 14 Pro.
This guide will start with the basics and provide troubleshooting that can be carried out to resolve the most common iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth issues and will progress to more in-depth troubleshooting. So let’s start from the basics and go from there.
The most common iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth issues that many users are reporting include the following:
- iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth not working
- iPhone 14 Pro not finding Bluetooth devices.
- iPhone 14 Pro not connecting to Bluetooth devices.
- iPhone 14 Pro automatically disconnects from Bluetooth accessories.
If you’re one of those unlucky iPhone 14 Pro users who can’t get Bluetooth to work properly, don’t fret. In this article, we’ll walk you through the necessary steps to quickly troubleshoot and fix possible Bluetooth connectivity issues you may come across on your iPhone 14 Pro.
How to fix Bluetooth not working on iPhone 14 Pro
If your iPhone 14 Pro is not connecting to Bluetooth devices, or the Bluetooth connection drops frequently, here are reliable solutions to fix this.
By Bluetooth devices, we mean AirPods, headphones, speakers, keyboards, Apple Watch, and more.
1. Make Sure Your Bluetooth Device is Connected
Although a Bluetooth accessory that was already paired should automatically connect to your iPhone 14 Pro, sometimes the connection fails to establish and manual connection might be required. In order to check if your device is actually connected, simply head over to Settings > Bluetooth and see if the device you’re trying to use is “Connected”
2. Toggle Bluetooth OFF and back ON
The next thing to do in case of Bluetooth failure on your iPhone 14 Pro will be to toggle the Bluetooth, which is also the easiest fix to try. To do so, swipe down from the top right of your screen to access Control Center and hit the Bluetooth icon, wait at least 30 seconds, then toggle it back on. This simple trick can often repair an iPhone 14 Pro that is experiencing Bluetooth connection issues.
3. Restart iPhone
If your iPhone 14 Pro started to suddenly have Bluetooth issues unexpectedly and out of the blue then try powering your phone off, wait a minute (30-60 seconds), and then power the phone back on. Then try to establish a connection again and see if this simple trick helped to fix it. If not then proceed to the next suggestion.
4. Force restart iPhone
Another common fix to any issue on an iOS device is performing a force restart. If the problem is because of some bug in the operating system of your iPhone 14 Pro, a force reboot can fix it since we are reloading the operating system in the memory of your device. Doing so can also fix problems with your device, including Bluetooth issues. To do this: press and release the volume up and then volume down button. On the other side of the device, press and hold the side button until the screen switches off and then back on. Release the side button when the Apple logo appears.
5. Disconnect and Reconnect to Bluetooth Device
Another step to try is to disconnecting and reconnecting to a problematic Bluetooth device. Once again, go to Settings > Bluetooth. Select the specific Bluetooth device and then choose ￼ disconnect.
After that, it’s best to turn off the Bluetooth device and then turn it back on to see if it will reconnect.
6. Forget & Re-Pair Your Bluetooth Device
If you see that your Bluetooth device is connected to your iPhone 14 Pro and it’s still not functioning properly, or it just stopped working all of a sudden, there’s a pretty good chance that the issue you’re facing is due to a faulty connection. Unpairing and repairing the Bluetooth device should resolve this in most cases.
In the Settings > Bluetooth menu, select the device. On the next page, choose Forget This Device. Then go through the pairing process with the Bluetooth device again.
7. Check the other device
Usually pairing the Bluetooth on your iPhone 14 Pro with another device is pretty straightforward and very user friendly. If you are still having difficulties pairing to another device then try and make sure to check that device to make sure that it is functioning properly. It may not be an issue with your iPhone but an issue with that other device.
So make sure that the other unit is setup correctly and that you are trying to pair your iPhone to that device properly. If by the off chance another phone can pair to that other device but your phone is still having issues then there can still be a problem with the software on your device (which the next section of this article should help solve) or a hardware issue where an actual piece of the phone is defective or malfunctioning in which case you will have to look into your repair or replacement options (which we’ll cover later in the article as well).
8. Update to the latest version of iOS
Certain firmware versions of iOS may have Bluetooth and other wireless connectivity issues. This is more likely to happen if you’re on a public or developer beta version of iOS, but Apple usually issues a hotfix with another update. So, make sure your iPhone 14 Pro is updated to the latest iOS version. This is easy, go to Settings > General > Software Update and make sure you have installed any iOS updates waiting. These often include bug fixes, even for issues that are not listed in the brief release notes, and thus should always be installed.
9. Reset Network Settings
Don’t give up just yet. Common networking issues with your iPhone 14 Pro could also likely be the reason why you’re unable to connect one of your Bluetooth devices. However, this can be easily resolved by resetting your network settings. Be mindful that you’ll lose your saved Bluetooth connections, Wi-Fi networks and passwords once you reset these settings. You can do this by going to Settings > General > Transfer or reset iPhone > Reset. On that page, select Reset Network Settings and type in your passcode. Then your iPhone will turn off and restart. After that, try to pair a Bluetooth device once more.
10. Restore as a New iPhone
If none of the fixes mentioned above has worked for you, then you should consider performing a factory reset on your iPhone 14 Pro. Doing so will make your phone exactly like it was out of the box. This means that whatever was causing the issues with Bluetooth will get deleted, and you will not face any Bluetooth-related problems in the future. You can do this by going to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone and choose Erase All Content and Settings. Your iPhone passcode is required to start the process. Make sure you’ve backed up!
11. Repair options for your iPhone
You can guide them through the steps you have already taken to help them in servicing your iPhone. The final step is to see and repair any issue with the hardware, which in rare cases could be the problem as this is primarily a bug in the software.
The trained professionals at the Apple Store will help you and successfully fix your iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth problems, even if it is a hardware-related issue.
Successfully fixed iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth not working issue
While it’s never fun to troubleshoot, hopefully these tips and tricks will help get your iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth working again. Have you faced Bluetooth problems on your iPhone 14 Pro? Which of the troubleshooting methods we discussed here worked for you? If not, did you contact Apple support for help with hardware-related problems? Do share your valuable experience in the comments section down below.