iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth Not Working? 12 Fixes You Can Try

By Moses Johnson - Editor
6 Min Read

If Bluetooth is not working on your iPhone 14 Pro, you don’t have to be a tech wiz to get it fixed.

Note: information in this article apply to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Bluetooth technology allows us to wirelessly connect our devices to each other, making file sharing, audio streaming, and other activities more convenient. However, Bluetooth connectivity issues can be frustrating, especially if you’re unable to pair your iPhone with other devices. If you’re experiencing Bluetooth not working on iPhone 14 Pro issue, don’t worry. In this article, we’ll show you how to fix the problem.

Some of the most common iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth issues include:

  • iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth not working
  • Can’t turn on Bluetooth on iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth is grayed out in settings
  • iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth not pairing
  • iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth not finding devices
  • iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth keeps disconnecting

Understanding the possible causes of the Bluetooth issues on iPhone 14 Pro can make it a lot easier to find the right solutions. So, let’s first dig into the possible reasons!

Why is Bluetooth not working on iPhone 14 Pro?

There are several reasons why Bluetooth may not be working on an iPhone 14 Pro. Here are some of the common ones:

  • Bluetooth is turned off
  • Bluetooth device is out of range
  • Bluetooth device is not in pairing mode
  • Bluetooth device is already connected to another device
  • Bluetooth is experiencing interference
  • Software issues
  • Hardware issues

Taking all these possible causes into account, we have compiled a list of solutions that can resolve the infamous iPhone Bluetooth not working on iPhone 14 Pro issue.

How to Fix Bluetooth Not Working on iPhone 14 Pro

1. Ensure Bluetooth is Turned On

Before you start troubleshooting, ensure that Bluetooth is turned on on your iPhone 14 Pro. Here’s how to check:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.
  3. If the toggle next to Bluetooth is grayed out, it means Bluetooth is turned off. Tap the toggle to turn it on.

2. Toggle Bluetooth on Your iPhone

The next solution you should try when you face Bluetooth connection issues on your iPhone 14 Pro is to give Bluetooth a fresh restart. It has always been my go-to trick whenever I encounter Bluetooth problems on my iPhone 14 Pro. More often than not, it gets the job done. That’s why I have put it as the second solution. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Bluetooth and then turn off switch. Please note: that turning Bluetooth off from Control center doesn’t work so you have to go to Settings to do that.
  3. Now, go back to Settings > Bluetooth and then turn on the switch.

Now, try using Bluetooth as usual. If you are able to get the better of the problem, rejoice. But if the success is yet to smile, move on to the next solution.

3. Restart Your iPhone and Bluetooth Devices

One of the simplest solutions to fix Bluetooth connectivity issues on your iPhone 14 Pro is to restart both your phone and the Bluetooth device you’re trying to connect to. Restarting your iPhone can help to clear any background processes or software glitches that may be affecting your Bluetooth connection. You can also try turning your Bluetooth device off and back on again.

To restart your iPhone, press and hold the Side button and either of the volume buttons until you see the power off slider. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone. Wait for a few seconds, then press and hold the Side button again to turn your iPhone back on.

To turn off your Bluetooth device, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once it’s off, wait for a few seconds before turning it back on.

4. Forget and Re-Pair the Bluetooth Device

Still unable to fix Bluetooth issues on your iPhone 14 Pro? Don’t worry, the problem could be with your Bluetooth accessory. Try forgetting and re-pairing the Bluetooth device you’re trying to connect to. This will erase the Bluetooth device’s pairing history from your iPhone, allowing you to start fresh. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.
  3. Find the Bluetooth device you’re having trouble connecting to and tap the information (i) icon next to it.
  4. Tap Forget This Device.
  5. Confirm that you want to forget the device.

Now that you’ve forgotten the Bluetooth device, you can re-pair it. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions to put the Bluetooth device in pairing mode. Once it’s in pairing mode, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.
  3. Turn on Bluetooth if it’s not already turned on.
  4. Wait for your Bluetooth device to appear in the list of available devices.
  5. Tap your Bluetooth device to pair it.

5. Make Sure the Companion App Can Access Bluetooth

If the Bluetooth accessory comes with a companion app, make sure the app can access Bluetooth on your iPhone 14 Pro. Open the Settings app on your device and choose Privacy & Security. Now, locate Bluetooth and tap on it. After that, ensure that the app (in question) can use Bluetooth.

6. Update Your iPhone

If your iPhone 14 Pro is running an outdated version of iOS, it could be the reason why Bluetooth is not working. Apple releases updates that address software bugs and improve device performance, including Bluetooth connectivity. Here’s how to check for iOS updates and install them:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Software Update.
  4. If an update is available, tap Download and Install.
  5. Enter your passcode if prompted.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

After updating your iPhone 14 Pro, try connecting it to the Bluetooth device again.

7. Make Sure Your Bluetooth Device is Charged

Ensure that your Bluetooth accessory is fully charged or connected to a power source. If the accessory comes with a rechargeable battery, check if the battery needs to be replaced.

8. Update Bluetooth Device Firmware

If your Bluetooth device has its own firmware, check if there are any updates available and install them. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for how to do this

9. Make sure your bluetooth accessory isn’t broken

The next step when you find your iPhone 14 Pro bluetooth not working is an obvious one. It’s entirely possible that there’s nothing wrong with the iPhone and that the bluetooth accessory is the problem. You can check this out quickly just by pairing your bluetooth accessory to another device. This doesn’t necessarily have to be an iPhone. A laptop, TV, or any other device that supports bluetooth will do.

If your bluetooth accessory is not working when paired to a different device, you’ve found the source of the problem. If they’re working fine with a different device, something else is to blame. It’s time to try out one of the other fixes listed below.

We also recommend pairing a different bluetooth device into your iPhone 14 Probefore moving forward. Although it’s rare, there’s still a chance that your original accessory isn’t compatible with your iPhone 14 Pro, even if it work with other devices.

10. Reset Bluetooth Accessory

As we’ve mentioned above, there is a chance the problem isn’t with the your iPhone 14 Pro but has to do with the bluetooth accessory. If this is the case, you’ll be able to sort it out in no time. The most obvious fix is to try to reset the Bluetooth accessory. If the problem is with the accessory, you can get rid of the issue by resetting it.

Do note that the process of resetting Bluetooth accessories varies. So, be sure to check the user manual if you need assistance. If you have AirPods, you can reset them with ease. With the lead open, hold down the setup button on the back of the case for about 15 seconds until the status light flashes amber and then white. After that, you need to reconnect your AirPods to your device. With the lead option, simply place your AirPods close to your device and then follow the instructions.

11. Reset Network Settings

If updating your iPhone 14 Pro and Bluetooth device doesn’t work, the next step is to reset your network settings. This will clear all saved Wi-Fi networks and passwords, VPN, and APN settings. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  4. Tap Reset.
  5. Tap Reset Network Settings.
  6. Enter your passcode if prompted.
  7. Tap Reset Network Settings to confirm.
    After resetting your network settings, try to connect your iPhone to the Bluetooth device again.

12. Contact Apple Support

If none of the above solutions fixed your iPhone 14 Pro Bluetooth problems, it’s possible that there may be a hardware issue with your phone. In this case, it’s best to contact Apple support for further assistance. They may be able to diagnose the problem and suggest a solution.

To contact Apple support, you can visit the Apple Support website and select your device. You’ll be prompted to enter your issue and then provided with options to contact Apple support via phone, chat, or email. You can also schedule an appointment at an Apple Store or authorized service provider for in-person assistance.


Bluetooth connectivity issues can be frustrating, but there are several ways to fix them. Start by restarting your iPhone and Bluetooth devices, ensuring Bluetooth is turned on, resetting your network settings, and forgetting and re-pairing the Bluetooth device. If these solutions don’t work, try updating your iPhone or contacting Apple support for further assistance.

Remember, Bluetooth connectivity issues can also occur due to compatibility issues with the device you’re trying to connect to or physical obstructions, such as walls or distance. Always check the manufacturer’s instructions for compatibility and make sure your devices are within range of each other.

By following the steps outlined in this article, you should be able to fix Bluetooth not working on iPhone and enjoy the benefits of wireless connectivity once again.

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By Moses Johnson Editor
Moses Johnson is the Editorial Director of GeeksChalk.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. Moses is commonly referred to online as The Professor, with decades of experience in tech under his belt.
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