How to Fix iPhone X Losing Bluetooth Connectivity

Sadly, not so long after the official iPhone X launch, Bluetooth has already started troubling iPhone X owners with connectivity issues. At first, the problem was isolated only on a couple of iPhone Xs. But lately, it started spreading rapidly over Apple’s forum, Twitter, and Reddit.

The majority of users complain about unstable Bluetooth connections when they connect their iPhone X to other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Others say that no matter what they do, their iPhone X could not connect to some specific devices, while their older iPhone models are connecting without any problem. And, this happens on devices running the same iOS 11.1 version. Some users outlined that iPhone X is unable to maintain a stable connection to a Bluetooth device to handle phone calls and music. A selection of those facing the issue, are experiencing constant connection drops on their Apple Watches.

Affected Devices:

  • Plantronics behind the ear earphones, Apple Watch, Bluetooth earpiece – jawbone stealth, Bose Bluetooth headphones, Airpods, Beoplay H5 and H8, Bose Soundlink mini 2, Skullcandy headset, Acura Handsfreelink, UConnect,
  • Car Stereos: Porche with PCM 3.1, 2015 BMW, Ford, Volvo V60, Mercedes Benz E class, 2017 BMW X3, Toyota, Renault using R-link 2

It is really frustrating to pay 1,000 Dollars for a futuristic device without 3.5 mm audio jack prone to Bluetooth issues.

While Apple hasn’t publicly announced that there is a problem with Bluetooth connectivity on iPhone X, the number of Bluetooth-Issue affected users grows. However, it is important to mention that the company started replying to tweets. They are asking the users to message them explaining the problems they experienced in detail.

We also examined the Bluetooth Issues on iPhone X, and here we offer a possible solution for it. But first, let’s locate the cause for the Bluetooth issue.

Possible Causes for The Bluetooth Issue on iPhone X

While many would think that the Bluetooth issue might be located in the other Bluetooth-enabled devices which connect with the iPhone, the possibilities for this scenario are quite low. iPhone X users are experiencing problems with a variety of devices. From, wireless headphones, Bluetooth speakers, car stereos, and so on. Additionally, these devices work with other iPhones but not with the iPhone X.

Interesting is the fact that some users reported Bluetooth issues on their iPhone Xs after updating the iOS version. If this is true, then the problem is definitely a software glitch or bug. That also means that Apple will release a software update that will solve the issue.

However, there are indications that the problem has also occurred on iPhone X running iOS 11. So, the issue is not exclusive to iOS 11.1. Some users reported experiencing the same problem with the iPhone 8 and iPad Pro. That again suggests that the issue is likely a bug that lives in iOS.

Even the possibilities are low, there are still chances that the Bluetooth issue is hardware related. If this is the case, many iPhone X users will need to bring their devices to Apple to get the appropriate service.

iPhone X Bluetooth Issue Fix

Before making any conclusions that your iPhone X has a faulty Bluetooth hardware, try this steps for solving the Bluetooth issue.

Method #1: Turn off Bluetooth and Reboot your iPhone X

  1. Slide down from the top right corner of your device and turn off the Bluetooth Toggle.
  2. Press and Hold the Power button until you see the Slide To Power Off message on the screen.
  3. Now, slide the switch, and your device will shut down.
  4. Power on your iPhone X, and enable the Bluetooth toggle.
  5. Then, try to connect to the Bluetooth device.

If the problem still occurs, try the following solution.

Method #2: Forget Bluetooth Device

If the previous method does not get the job done for you, you can try “forgetting” the Bluetooth device you paired with. Here is how can you do that.

  1. On your iPhone X, go to Settings, and open the Bluetooth
  2. Tap on the “i” icon next to the device you have connectivity problems with.
  3. Tap on Forget This Device, and confirm your decision once again.
  4. Now, pair your iPhone X with the Bluetooth device Check if the problem has been resolved.

Method #3: Reset Network Settings

If none of the previous tips worked, you could try resetting your network settings. Keep in mind that performing this step will reset all your network settings. So, you would probably need to rejoin Wi-Fi networks.

  1. Go to Settings, and open the General
  2. Scroll down to Reset and tap on it.
  3. Select Reset Network Settings.
  4. Enter your passcode, and confirm your action.

Now, your iPhone X will reboot. Once it boots up, try pairing with the Bluetooth device again. If you are still experiencing the Bluetooth issue, perform the next process.

Method #4: Hard Reset Your iPhone X

Note: This method gives best results for the fixing the connectivity problems with Bluetooth Car Stereo systems.

To prevent losing any personal data, before starting this process, I recommend making a backup of your iPhone. After you finish the backup, get your iPhone X and the Bluetooth device you want to pair with.

  1. Perform a Hard Reset (Force Restart) on your iPhone X. For more information about the procedure look in the Force Restart section in this article Fix: iPhone’s Dead ‘Won’t Turn On.’
  2. Delete all the paired devices on your Bluetooth device. (If it provides the ability to delete devices)
  3. When you are done, set up your iPhone X, and try to connect it to the Bluetooth device

Although these steps may look simple, they helped some users to fix the Bluetooth issue on their iPhone Xs. If you successfully performed these methods, but you are still experiencing the same Bluetooth problems, you should get in touch with Apple’s Support.

Anyways, let us know whether these steps helped you to fix the problem on your device. Additionally, if you know any other method for solving the Bluetooth problem on iPhone X, feel free to share it in the comments section below.


Kevin Arrows

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