What To Do If iPhone 13 Won’t Pair With Bluetooth Headset or Speaker

Bluetooth pairing requires that both your phone and your Bluetooth device work properly. If one of them has issues, then they might not pair or connect properly.

That’s one of the reasons why some iPhone 13 owners have difficulty pairing with their Bluetooth headsets or speakers.

But aside from that, there is also a possibility that your iPhone has some issues internally, although they might not be that serious.

Still it’s very important that you troubleshoot your iPhone and your speaker or headset to know more about the problem and why it occurs.

Troubleshooting iPhone 13 With Bluetooth Issues

A Bluetooth connection might be cut off if your devices are too far from each other.

So your iPhone and Bluetooth device must be within range to ensure the connection is stable.

But we know that issues occur every now and then so if you’re having this iPhone Bluetooth problem, it can be just one of those temporary issues you can come across with sometimes.

Doing the following procedures might help you figure out what the problem is and fix it.

First solution: Make sure Bluetooth is Enabled

The first thing you have to check is the Bluetooth service on your iPhone. You simply have to make sure it’s enabled or try having to disable it for a few seconds and then enable it back.

Here’s how you do that:

Step 1: On your iPhone, pull down the control center.
Step 2: Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
Step 3: If it’s already enabled, try disabling it for a few seconds, and then enable Bluetooth back.

If you’ve already paired your devices, your iPhone will automatically connect to the Bluetooth accessories. On the other hand, you should try pairing them if you haven’t done it yet.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, then move on to the next solution.

Second solution: Restart your devices

The next thing you have to do is to refresh the memories of your devices. It’s probably just a minor glitch and a simple reboot will fix it.

Step 1: Turn your Bluetooth device off, and then turn it back on.
Step 2: On your iPhone, press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
Step 3: Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
Step 4: Immediately after releasing the Volume Down button, press and hold the Power key for 8 seconds.

This will trigger your device to power off and turn back up.

Step 5: Once the Apple logo shows on the screen, release the power key and let it finish the boot process.

After the reboot, try to pair or connect your iPhone 13 to your Bluetooth devices.

If this doesn’t work, the move on to the next solution.

Third solution: Delete the current Bluetooth connection

This procedure is only applicable if you’re already paired your Bluetooth accessory to your iPhone at least one time, because if you haven’t paired them yet, then this won’t work.

Here’s what you should do:

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap Bluetooth.

Step 3: Tap the Info icon next to your Bluetooth device.

Step 4: Tap Forget this device, and tap Forget Device at the bottom of the screen to confirm.

Step 5: Disable Bluetooth for a few seconds, and then enable it back.

Step 6: Now put your Bluetooth headset in pairing mode, and try to pair it with your iPhone.

Most of the time, this will be enough to fix a minor Bluetooth issue with your iPhone. However, if this doesn’t fix the problem, then move on to the next solution.

Fourth solution: Connect with other Bluetooth device

If your iPhone 13 can’t connect to Bluetooth speaker or headset, it’s possible that it has an issue with its service, although it’s also possible that the problem with your Bluetooth device.

So if you still have another speaker that connects through Bluetooth, try connecting it with your iPhone. If it works, then it shouldn’t be your iPhone that has a problem.

On the other hand, if you have a spare phone, try connecting the Bluetooth headset or speaker you’re having issues with to it. This will also rule out the possibility that the problem is with the accessory.

Bluetooth devices nowadays are compatible with any smartphone no matter the brand or model. So you really don’t have to worry about compatibility issues.

Fifth solution: Reset the network settings

A network settings reset will be effective in fixing Bluetooth issues like this, provided that the problem is with your iPhone 13 and not with your Bluetooth speaker or headset.

This will delete all wireless connections on your iPhone including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Aside from that, it will also bring all network settings back to their factory defaults.

Here’s how it’s done:

Step 1: Launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap General.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.

Step 4: Tap Reset at the bottom of the screen to reveal all the options.

Step 5: Tap the Reset Network Settings option and enter your security lock if prompted.

Step 6: Tap Reset Network Settings at the bottom of the screen to confirm network settings reset.

Once the network settings reset is finished, your iPhone 13 will reboot but after that, it should be able to connect to your Bluetooth headset or speaker.

We hope that this troubleshooting guide can help.