While the vast majority of issues found in a new operating system disappear after the device adjusts to it, some bugs persist. Apple’s iOS 11 is no exception. Aside from Wi-Fi problems and devices running ridiculously slow after the update, many users experienced problems with Bluetooth connectivity. This can be extremely annoying, as Bluetooth has become an essential function in our lives. We use it to transfer data and even listen to music. So if you’ve been having trouble since updating your device, these tips will help you fix iOS 11 Bluetooth issues.
If you fall into the group of people who don’t experience any kind of problems regarding their Bluetooth connection, consider yourself very lucky. Unfortunately, everyone else will have to be patient until Apple comes up with a solution and addresses it in its future software updates. Fortunately, there are ways to fix iOS 11 Bluetooth issues, or at least most of them.
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The issues people have with their Bluetooth connections are different. However, each one of them is equally unnerving. Problems range from an inability to connect to Bluetooth devices at all to a series of random, annoying disconnections from Bluetooth-supported devices. iOS 11 was released almost one week ago, and these problems still persist for many users.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you fix iOS 11 Bluetooth issues.
- Maybe you’ve been turning off the Bluetooth via your device’s Control Center, but you probably noticed that Control Center no longer fully disables Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Instead, you have to go to Settings and fully disable Bluetooth from there and then turn it back on.
- You can try disabling all your network settings. Keep in mind that you will have to re-enter your Wi-Fi password after the reset. Navigate to Settings and tap “General.” After that, tap “Reset” and then “Reset Network Settings.”
- If resetting your network settings didn’t fix your iOS 11 Bluetooth problems, then you may have to go even further and reset all your settings. This has proven to be an effective practice when nothing else seems to be working, including the Bluetooth. Go to Settings and General. Then tap “Reset” and then “Reset all Settings.”
- If none of the above steps has fixed the problem, the last and most painful option is installing iOS 11 from scratch. Many installations end up being corrupted, which means that you have to perform a clean install. We wrote a detailed guide about downloading and installing iOS 11 in case you don’t know how to do it yourself.
Let us know in the comments whether these tips on how to fix iOS 11 Bluetooth issues worked for you or share your own tips below.