How to Enable and Disable Bluetooth on Apple iPhone SE 2021

This post will show you how to enable and disable Bluetooth on the Apple iPhone SE 2020 smartphone. Read on to view a step-by-step walkthrough.

New iOS devices already embed a more advanced wireless communication system that’s utilized to connect to various types of Bluetooth accessories such as headphones, earpieces, speakers, and keyboards.

With Bluetooth, you can pair various types of Bluetooth-enabled accessories with your mobile devices and thereby starts sharing functionalities.

Apple devices are designed to pair with many Bluetooth accessories, even the ones produced by third-party manufacturers.

If you’re new to the iOS platform with the iPhone SE 2020 as the first iOS device, this video will help you get started in using the iOS Bluetooth feature.

Here’s how to turn Bluetooth on and off the new iPhone SE 2020 handset.

Easy Steps to Enable and Disable Bluetooth on your iPhone SE 2020

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps and screenshots reflect the actual screens and menu items on the new iPhone SE 2020. These steps are likewise applicable to other iPhones running on the same iOS version.

  1. To get started, access the Home screen and then tap Settings.

    The Settings menu opens with the main features and options to manage.
    Among the first listed features include Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular and Personal Hotspot, to name some.

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  2. Tap Bluetooth to proceed.

    Doing so will launch the iPhone's Bluetooth settings.

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  3. To enable the feature, simply toggle to turn on the switch next to Bluetooth.

    When the Bluetooth switch turns green, it denotes that your iPhone's Bluetooth feature is now activated.
    At this point, your iPhone is all set to connect to and pair with other Bluetooth-enabled accessories within range.

    Wait for your iPhone to finish scanning for Bluetooth devices. 
    All detected devices will then show up beneath the Devices section.

    Simply tap on the device that you'd like to pair with your iPhone SE, then follow the rest of the onscreen prompts to complete the pairing process.

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  4. To disable Bluetooth on your iPhone, go back to the Bluetooth menu and then, toggle the switch to turn the Bluetooth feature off again.

    The Bluetooth switch will then turn gray.
    That denotes that the feature is already disabled.

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  5. You can also turn Bluetooth from the Control Center. To do so, just swipe your finger up from the bottom of the screen.

    This gesture will launch the Control Center with different shortcut icons and controls are lined up.

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  6. Locate and then tap the Bluetooth icon represented by a black-colored letter B in a gray circle.

    When the icon turns blue, it means that Bluetooth is enabled or turned on.

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  7. To disable or turn Bluetooth off, just toggle the icon again.

    When the icon turns gray, it denotes that Bluetooth is disabled.

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  • iOS 13.6
  • iPhone SE 2020

Keeping the Bluetooth feature disabled when not in use is recommended to save and extend battery life on your device.

Turning the feature off and on is also deemed among other workarounds to deal with minor Bluetooth pairing issues like when your iPhone is unable to pair with a Bluetooth-enabled accessory within range.

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