iOS 12 update has begun rolling out to the masses, and so has the ever so usual problems that come with major iOS releases. You might experience battery drain, Bluetooth/WiFi issues, overheating, and stuff after updating to iOS 12. However, that doesn’t mean iOS 12 is a faulty update.

It hasn’t been a day since the release of iOS 12 and users are already complaining about Bluetooth not working on their iPhone after updating to iOS 12. If it’s happening on your iPhone too, fret not! We can fix the problem.

How to fix Bluetooth not turning on issue

This is one of the most common Bluetooth problems you may experience after installing iOS 12 on your iPhone. Thankfully, the fix for this problem is easy too. 

Restart your iPhone

This is the easier fix. Go ahead and restart your iPhone by either switching it On/Off or do a forced restart using the physical key combination applicable for your iPhone. For help, check the link below:

How to force restart iPhone

Reset Network Settings

If a forced restart did not help, you need reset the Network Settings. Doing so will clear your paired Bluetooth devices and saved WiFi networks, but it’ll fix the Bluetooth toggle.

  1. Go to Settings » General » Reset.
  2. Tap Reset Network Settings.
  3. Enter your Passcode, and confirm that you want to Reset Network Settings.

Resetting Network Settings will fix the Bluetooth toggle problem.


How to fix Bluetooth connection issues on iOS 12

Unable to connect to your Bluetooth devices after installing iOS 12? Well, it happens. And the best way to fix Bluetooth connection issues is to forget your Bluetooth device first and then pair with it again.

You need to reset the connection between your iPhone and the Bluetooth accessory to fix the problem.

  1. Go to Settings » Bluetooth.
  2. Tap the i circular icon next to your Bluetooth device.
  3. Tap Forget This Device.
  4. Restart your iPhone and the Bluetooth device.
  5. Pair your iPhone back to the device.

Resetting the connection between your iPhone and the Bluetooth device should fix the connectivity issues. In case it doesn’t, Reset Network Settings on your iPhone as explained in the steps above.


The ultimate fix!

If neither restarting your iPhone, or resetting network settings, or re-pairing with your Bluetooth devices is fixing the Bluetooth problem on iOS 12, it’s time to reset your iPhone.

Resetting the iPhone is a big deal. It consumes time, we know. But at this point, you have this one choice only to fix Bluetooth issues on iOS 12 for once and all. To make things easier, take a backup of your iPhone through iTunes on your computer instead of iCloud. After reset, restoring iPhone through an iTunes backup is faster than an iCloud backup.

To reset your iPhone, go to Settings » General » Reset » and select Erase All Content and Settings. If you need a detailed guide on that, follow the link below:

How to properly Reset iPhone

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