It can be frustrating when iPhone 12 Pro Bluetooth doesn’t pair. These tips will help you resolve all Bluetooth pairing issues on iPhone 12 Pro.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets you connect devices together. On iPhone 12 Pro, you can use Bluetooth to pair keyboards, Watch, Headsets, speakers, and more.
Bluetooth is great when it works, but you might encounter problems when trying to pair your device to an iPhone 12 Pro. We’re going to show you how to fix those iPhone 12 Pro Bluetooth pairing problems.
Make sure both devices have Bluetooth turned on
Turning Bluetooth off can save power, so lots of people keep it off if they’re not syncing their phones to their cars or working hands-free. Check in the settings for both devices and make sure Bluetooth is turned on and ready to connect. Go to Settings > Bluetooth.
Delete the device you’re trying to pair and restart discovery
Sometimes the discovery process doesn’t work right. The best way to handle these instances is to “forget” the devices you’re trying to pair, then take things a step further by restarting them, then try to pair again. Here’s how:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone and head to Bluetooth
- Once you are in the Bluetooth menu, tap on the info (i) button next to the device you are trying to pair to and then tap on forget this device
- Tap forget device to confirm your action. This step helps to solve a lot of iPhone Bluetooth problems. Check if it works for you.
Reboot both devices just to be sure
It’s time for the magic words. Have you tried turning it off and on again? OK, it’s the worst part of any support call, but rebooting does clear up many errors and problems. It gives you and your devices a fresh, blank canvas to sync up. Go to Settings > General > shut down.
Check for iOS Updates
It’s best to keep iOS up to date to benefit from the latest features and security patches. This can help resolve problems with Bluetooth on iPhone 12 Pro. Go to Settings > General > software Update.
Once iOS is up to date, try to pair again. Sometimes a simple software update can enable functionality or solve a bug that’s causing iPhone 12 Pro Bluetooth pairing problems.
Make sure both devices are close together
Bluetooth is wireless, but that doesn’t mean you can stand on one side of the house to try to connect. Bluetooth ranges are relatively short, so make sure your devices are as close as possible.
They don’t need to be touching, but the least you could do is keep them a few inches apart when they’re trying to pair.
Remove old Bluetooth connections
If you’re having trouble pairing your iPhone 12 Pro with the speaker, it could be because the speaker is trying to connect with another phone, laptop or tablet. Some older speakers and headphones are very simple; they just try to connect with the last thing they paired with. If your headphones or speaker were previously paired with another phone, laptop or tablet, turn off that other device or Bluetooth. And if you are no longer planning on using your headphones or speaker with that device, unpair it to prevent future issues. You can remove a device by tapping on its name and then Forget this Device.
Turn off Bluetooth and Hard Reset
If you are still experiencing iPhone 12 Pro Bluetooth pairing issues, turn off your Bluetooth and hard reboot your phone by following these steps:
Turn off Bluetooth by going to Settings > Bluetooth and turning off the Bluetooth toggle.
Follow these steps to force reset iPhone 12 Pro.
- Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
- Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
- Press and hold the Side button (Sleep/Wake button) until you see the Apple logo.
Now turn on Bluetooth again from Control Center or Settings > Bluetooth.
Try connecting to the device now. If the problem still isn’t solved, try the next solution.
Reset Network Settings
This step will reset all your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings which means that you will have to enter your Wi-Fi passwords all over again. Perform this step only if you have all your Wi-Fi passwords.
From the Settings menu of your iPhone, tap on General
Scroll down to find Reset and tap on it
Tap on Reset Network Settings and enter your passcode if prompted for it
Tap on Reset Network Settings again to complete the reset
Pair your device again and check if the Bluetooth works as expected.
Visit an Apple Store
Even after performing all these steps, you’re still having iPhone 12 Pro Bluetooth pairing issues, then you might want to visit your nearest Apple Store to know of any possible hardware related issues.
See also: How to fix iPhone 12 Pro Max Bluetooth not working
Fix Your iPhone 12 Pro Bluetooth Pairing Problems
It can be frustrating when your iPhone 12 Pro Bluetooth doesn’t pair, so hopefully one of our steps have resolved your problem.
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