How To Fix iOS 9.3.2 Bluetooth Issues

Not so long ago, Apple released iOS 9.3.2 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch which includes security improvements and bug fixes. While the owners of iOS devices expect everything to work perfectly after the update, that’s not always the case. Quite a few users reported Bluetooth issues and that’s not the first time such problems occur after the update. The good thing is there are several solutions we tried before that worked like a charm and we are going to share them here so that you can fix iOS 9.3.2 Bluetooth issues.

Before you start trying out the solutions, make sure that your Bluetooth accessory is fully charged and that your iOS device and your accessory are close to each other.

See also: How To Fix iOS 9.3.2 Wi-Fi Issues 

Solutions for iOS 9.3.2 Bluetooth issues

Solution No.1: Bluetooth off/on and Airplane mode

Start with the simplest thing. Go to Settings and toggle Bluetooth off/on a couple of times. Also, you can enable the Airplane mode. Leave it on for a few seconds and turn it back off. Once you are done, try pairing again.



Solution No.2: Toggle Cellular data

When solving Bluetooth issues, one of the tricks that can do miracles is toggling Cellular data. What you need to do here is navigate to Settings > Cellular, and toggle Cellular data off/on.


Solution No.3: Restart your iOS device and your Bluetooth accessory

When troubleshooting and issue, many times a simple restart can be very effective. Press and hold the sleep/wake button on your iOS device and move the slider to turn the device off. To turn it back on, press and hold the sleep/wake button. Restart your Bluetooth accessory as well.


Solution No.4: Unpair Bluetooth accessory

The next thing to try is pretty simple. You need to unpair Bluetooth accessory, and once the accessory is in the discovery mode, try pairing again. Follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Bluetooth
  • Find your Bluetooth accessory
  • Next, tap on the info button (i) next to your Bluetooth device
  • Tap Forget this device
  • Tap Forget device

This will put the Bluetooth device into discovery mode. Try to pair and connect again.


Solution No.5: Reset network settings

When experiencing issues with Wi-Fi connection, Cellular data or Bluetooth, one of the solutions that may fix the problem is to reset network settings. Here is how you can do that:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap General
  • Next, tap Reset
  • Tap Reset network settings
  • You will have to tap Reset network settings to confirm.



Solution No.6: Reset all settings

If the previous solutions didn’t fix the problem, maybe this one will. Once you choose to reset all settings, the files you have on your iOS device such as music, photos, videos, etc. won’t be erased. The settings will be restored to factory defaults.

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap General
  • Tap Reset
  • Tap Reset all settings
  • Tap Reset all settings to confirm your action.



Solution No.7: Erase all content and settings

Many people who experienced Bluetooth problems solved them with one of the solutions we have listed above. If you still have troubles pairing your iOS device with your Bluetooth accessory, you can erase all content and settings. This will give your iOS device a fresh start. However, as the name of the option suggests, all content and settings will be erased, so make sure to backup your data.

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap General
  • Tap Reset
  • Tap Erase all content and settings
  • Tap Erase iPhone (or iPad) to confirm
  • Once the erasing is completed, your iOS device will reboot
  • After the restart, follow the on-screen steps to set up your iOS device as new.


If you tried all the solutions we have listed here, and you can pair other devices with your Bluetooth accessory without any issues, contact Apple or visit one of their stores nearby.




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