By Nick / Last Updated August 4, 2020

iOS 14 Bluetooth problem

I have successfully installed iOS 14 beta on my iPhone 8P but there are some issues. Bluetooth would automatically be disconnected when I was listening to music with my Sony headset. I think this could a serious problem for me. Anyone could tell me how to solve the problem?

- Question from Apple Community

Bluetooth

Apple’s brand-new iOS 14 beta has been released. Attracted by its Android-like features, many Apple users want to try it right away, especially the geeks.

When enjoying the fresh features for iOS, you need to suffer the bugs in the iOS 14 beta. It would be common to find that some apps cannot be opened or some settings are not right. After all, the new operating system needs to be improved before it is officially pushed.

iPhone Bluetooth not working is often reported by iOS 14 users. Without Bluetooth, you can’t use wireless headset, Airdrop files to another Apple device, play music in your car, or connect other accessories.

iOS 14 Bluetooth problem can be fixed by yourself or you can choose to roll back the iOS update to say goodbye to Apple Bluetooth issues.

Solution 1. Turn off Bluetooth button and turn it on again

Swipe down the screen from the upper right corner. If the Bluetooth button is touchable, you could turn it off and then turn it on. Try connecting the accessories and see whether it works.

Try pair the accessory with another iPhone via Bluetooth to troubleshoot whether it is the problem of the accessory itself.

If the Bluetooth button is always greyed out, or you are sure it is the problem of your iPhone, you need to do some complicated steps to fix the issue.

iPhone Control Panel

Solution 2. Reset the connection between iPhone and the accessory

Get the accessory fully charged and put it near the iPhone. Restart the accessory and try connecting it via Bluetooth on iPhone.

You can reset the connection between iPhone and the accessory by forget the device and then connect it again.

Go to iPhone Settings > Bluetooth > find the name of the accessory > tap the information icon > tap Forget This Device.

iPhone Bluetooth Pair

Solution 3. Reset Network Settings

Bluetooth builds connection between 2 devices over the air, so the Airplane mode must be turned off. It is like the settings about Internet connection, so you can reset network settings to fix the problem.

Go to iPhone Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Reset Network Setting

Solution 4. Hard Reset iPhone

Hard Reset would totally refresh the system and it’s an effective way to solve any system issues including iOS 14 Bluetooth issues.

  • iPhone 8 or later: Press the volume+ button and then quickly release. Press the volume- button and then quickly release. Press the power button for seconds and wait for the Apple logo appearing.

  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press both the power button and volume- button for seconds and wait for the Apple logo appearing.

  • iPhone 6s or earlier: Press both the power button and the Home button for seconds and wait for the Apple logo appearing.

Restart iPhone

Solution 5. Restore iPhone from iTunes or iCloud backup

Restoring iPhone would help recover the system, but you might lose some data because this option will totally rewrite the iPhone. Before you execute this solution, make sure you have a previous backup.

Restore iPhone with iTunes:

Open iTunes > connect iPhone to iTunes with USB cable > click the device icon > click Restore Backup

Restore iPhone with iCloud:

Go to iPhone Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > restart iPhone > sign in Apple ID > select Restore from iCloud Backup.

Solution 6. Downgrade backup to iOS 13

There would be still a lot of bugs in iOS 14 beta. If the beta keeps troubling you with Bluetooth problems, you can roll back it to iOS 13 to solve iPhone Bluetooth problems. This step will erase iPhone, you need to use AOMEI MBackupper to save important iPhone data as in the following section.

Step 1. Download the wanted iOS 13 version from ipsw.me to computer.

Step 2. Connect iPhone to iTunes with a USB cable and click the device icon.

Step 3. Press and hold Shift Key and then click Restore iPhone.

Step 4. Select the IPSW file on computer and click Restore to confirm.

iTunes

Easily backup iPhone and transfer iPhone data

Updating or downgrading iPhone will make you lose iPhone data but there is an easy way to protect the important data.

AOMEI MBackupper is the best free iPhone backup software. It transfers iPhone data to computer or another iPhone faster than any other competitors and is far more convenient than Bluetooth. You could use it to backup photos, videos, music, messages, and contacts from iPhone to computer.

  • Preview Data: Select the needed data among the iPhone data

  • Widely Compatible: Support all the iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Download AOMEI MBackupper to computer for free and follow the steps to backup iPhone data.

Step 1. Select Custom Backup.

Custom Backup iPhone

Step 2. Click the icon and select the important data. Click OK.

Select iPhone Data

Step 3. Select the storage path and click Start Backup.

Click Start Backup

Tips:

To transfer data to another iOS device, you just need to select the task in Backup Management and click Restore.

Conclusion

iOS 14 Bluetooth problem might happen in the beta, but you can use the solutions to troubleshoot the problem or downgrade to iOS 13.

Downgrading iOS will make you lose everything on iPhone, so you need to backup iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper to make sure the important data is safe.

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