Bluetooth Not Working in iOS 11 on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X? Fixes Here!

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Myra Updated on Jun 05, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Similar to AirDrop, Bluetooth is a useful feature on your iPhone or iPad. When it can work properly on your device, everything goes well and you can enjoy the conveniences it brings you freely. While if Bluetooth not working on your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in iOS 11, it can be quite annoying. Given the situation, this article is written to provide you the potential fixes to the "Bluetooth not working" problem on iPhone or iPad running iOS 11. Besides, the solutions to the problem "AirDrop not working in iOS 11" are also provided.

Fixes to Bluetooth not working on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X in iOS 11

Solution 1: Make sure the two devices are close to each other

If Bluetooth not working on your iPhone/iPad in iOS 11, you need to check whether your iPhone/iPad and Bluetooth accessory are close enough. Besides, you also need to make sure both devices have enough power supply.

Solution 2: Re-open Bluetooth on your iOS device and Bluetooth accessory

Go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone 8, iPhone X or other iDevices running iOS 11, toggle off Bluetooth and then toggle it on. You can also turn off the Bluetooth on your Bluetooth accessory first and turn it on again to try to fix the problem "Bluetooth not working" in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad.

Solution 3: Re-pair your iPhone and Bluetooth accessory

On your iDevice, go to Settings > Bluetooth > MY DEVICES, tap on the information icon next to the device you want to connect to and choose Forget This Device > Forget Device. After that, you have successfully unpair the two devices. Now you can pair your iPhone to your Bluetooth accessory again to have a try.

Solution 4: Reset Network Settings

Many users have reported the usefulness of this solution. The way to reset network setting on iPhone is quite simple. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings to make it.

Solution 5: Restart your iPhone and Bluetooth accessory

Like solving the "touch screen not working in iOS 11" issue, restarting your iPhone could be a good fix to the "Bluetooth not working" problem on iPhone 8/ 8 Plus/X in iOS 11.

How to restart iPhone/iPad in iOS 11:

Tip 1: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see a slider, drag the slider to turn off your iPhone/iPad completely and then hold and press the same button to turn your device on.

Tip 2: Go to Settings > General > Shut Down and move the slider to turn off your iPhone/iPad completely. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button to turn on your iPhone/iPad in iOS 11.

Solution 6: Use an alternative way to transfer data

If you try to use Bluetooth to transfer data between iOS devices or between iOS device and PC and Bluetooth is not working on your iPhone/iPad in iOS 11, there is a free alternative way to help you make it without using iTunes, which is to use MobiMover Free, the completely free iOS data transfer software. With MobiMover installed on your PC running Windows 7 or later, you can import files from one iPhone/iPad to another, back up iPhone/iPad to PC and sync contents from computer to iPhone/iPad. The files you can transfer include photos, videos, audios, contacts, notes, messages and more.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC with a USB cable. Tap Trust on your iOS device screen to continue. Open EaseUS MobiMover Free for Windows, and select the iDevice to PC on the 1-Click Transfer screen.

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Step 2: MobiMover enables you to export all the iOS data to your PC at one time, including photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtone, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more. It's unnecessary for you to choose them one by one as MobiMover will do it for you automatically.

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Step 3: Once you have chosen the data to be exported, you can go to set the storage path for these files on your PC. You can save them to any disk on your computer, as well as the external hard drive. If you don't customize it by yourself, MobiMover will send the content to a desktop folder. And you can find it easily.  

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Step 4: Now, click Transfer to migrate the files on your iPhone/iPad to your PC in an accessible way. You can view, edit, keep, or delete the content as you like.

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