iPhone Won’t Connect to Bluetooth in iOS 11/11.1/11.2? Fixed Here!

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

iOS 11 updating brings us some problems along with the existing features, just like the can't download apps in iOS 11, Wi-Fi won't work properly or Bluetooth not working here. Actually, based on what we have collected, iOS 11 updating may put the Bluetooth on your iPhone in these situations: iPhone won't connect to Bluetooth, iPhone Bluetooth connection drops frequently, Bluetooth always on after restarting, or Bluetooth won't turn on on iPhone or iPad, etc. And some users have reported that even the latest iPhone 8/X has the same Bluetooth issues like displayed here. Today, in this page, we will focus on iPhone won't connect to Bluetooth in iOS 11 by offering you all the possible and effective methods below.

How to fix iPhone won't connect to Bluetooth in iOS 11 with quick tips

iPhone won't connect to Bluetooth in iOS 11 is most likely caused by system-related problems, you can try to fix it by yourself with following simple tutorials.

1. Disable and enable Bluetooth 

Go to "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > turn it off. Wait for a few seconds, and turn the Bluetooth on again. Or you can just swipe up from the bottom of your screen to disable and enable Bluetooth in "Control Center".

2. Tun on and off Wi-Fi network

Go to "Settings" > "WLAN" > slide it off. Wait for a few seconds and reconnect to a Wi-Fi network.

3. Tun on and off Airplane Mode

Go to "Settings" > "Airplane Mode" > turn it on. Wait for a few seconds and turn it off.

4. Restart your iPhone

Press and hold the sleep/wake button, and drag “Slide to power off” to power off your iPhone. Wait for 30 seconds, then, press and hold the sleep/wake button until you see the Apple logo. This way can fix many small problems in iOS 11, like notification not working, alarm or live wallpaper won't work.

5. Force restart your iPhone

If normal device restarting can't fix the problem, you can try to force restart your iPhone by pressing and holding the sleep/wake button and the Home button at the same time. Keep holding the buttons for at least 20 seconds until you see the Apple logo. If you are using iPhone 8 or iPhone X, you can check how to force restart iPhone 8/iPhone X.

6. Reset Network Settings

Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Reset Network Settings". This process will take a few seconds to complete and can fix many network-related issues, such as GPS not working in iOS 11 or Wi-Fi won't work.


7. Update to the latest iOS version

If iPhone won't connect to Bluetooth in iOS 11 caused by iOS bugs, you can fix this problem by updating your iPhone to the latest iOS version, which has fewer and fewer bugs affecting the normal use.

Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update" > check whether there is a new version or not. If yes, tap "Download and Install" to start to install the latest iOS 11 version on your iPhone.

8. Reset All Settings/Erase All Content and Settings

Resetting all settings will put all the customized settings to the factory defaults, which won't delete any data on your device.

Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Reset All Settings"/"Erase All Content and Settings".

If Reset All Settings still can't solve the problem, you may refer to Erase All Content and Settings, which will make your iPhone a fresh device and will wipe your iPhone documents, apps and data. So, please back up your iPhone before erasing with a free iPhone data transfer tool if you don't want to use iTunes or iCloud. And EaseUS MobiMover Free is such a program that can help you to transfer contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, and audios from iPhone to PC/laptop in Windows with one-click. Download MobiMover Free and have a try if you need.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows or Mac OS systems with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover on your computer, and select the "Phone to PC" to help you back up iPhone data to Window PC. On the right pane, click "Next".

how to back up iPhone to computer - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover enables you to transfer all the iPhone files at once, including photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more. The default storage path is C:\Users\Owners\Desktop. You can customize a location by yourself in advance. Now choose the desired files you want to back up, and click "Transfer". 

how to back up iPhone to computer - step 2

Step 3. Wait patiently until MobiMover finished all data migration from your iPhone to your computer. Once done, you can view, edit, keep, or delete the content as you like.

how to back up iPhone to computer - step 3

9. Restore your iPhone with iTunes

If none of the tips above can help you fix the issue, the final way you can try is to restore your iPhone with iTunes backup. As iTunes restoring is not so simple, and we have prepared a topic page for it, go to check how to restore iPhone from iTunes backup.