What to do if Bluetooth doesn’t work after installing iOS 14

Having Bluetooth issues on your iPhone after installing iOS 14? There may be several reasons for this, although the new version does not contain any changes related to Bluetooth. However, we will try our best to help you solve your problem.


The most common issues after upgrading to iOS 14 are:

  • Bluetooth connection is not available or specific Bluetooth accessories are not available.
  • Audio sounds poor and choppy when connected to accessories.
  • Bluetooth accessories are not found by the device.
  • Some tracks are interrupted or skipped when connected to Bluetooth accessories or AirPods.

The first thing you need to do is make sure that the problem is with your iPhone and not with the accessory itself. To do this, try connecting the accessory to other devices.

1. Install the latest available update

If you have installed the public version of iOS 14, then you can wait for the first update for this version to be released. Apple can fix Bluetooth issues pretty quickly and release an update.

2. Disable Bluetooth and make a forced reboot

First, turn off Bluetooth via Settings> Bluetooth using the switch.

Force restart your iPhone. On iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, force reboot is done as follows:

  • Press and release the button quickly Volume up
  • Press and release the button quickly Decrease the volume
  • Pinch Side button (Sleep / Wake) until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

On iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, simultaneously hold down the Home button (on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the Volume Down button) and the Power button until the logo appears on the screen Apple.

After your iPhone restarts, turn Bluetooth back on via Control Center or Settings.

Try connecting to the accessory again. If the problem is not resolved, go to the next method.

3. Forget the accessory

If the previous method did not work, try to forget all connected devices and then reconnect them.

  • Open Settings and go to the Bluetooth section.
  • Click on the “i” icon next to the name of the device you are having problems with.
  • Click “Forget device” and confirm your action.
  • Now try reconnecting it.

This method should solve problems with cutting and stopping tracks.

4. Reset network settings

If none of the previous methods helped, you can try resetting your network settings. This action will also reset all Wi-Fi settings, so you will have to connect to networks and configure the VPN again.

  • Open Settings, go to General> Reset.
  • Click on Reset network settings.
  • You will need to enter a password.
  • Then confirm your action.

Your iPhone will restart. When it turns on, try connecting the device to it again.

5. Restore iPhone and set it up again

This is not the best solution, but if none of the previous ones helped, you will have to turn to it. You need to restore your iPhone via iTunes and set it up again. This will erase all of your settings that may have been causing the problem. More on this in the instructions below.

How to put iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro into recovery mode or DFU

6. See a specialist

If, after all this, problems still arise on your device, then you should contact a specialist. Perhaps the problem is in the details of the smartphone.

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