How to Turn Bluetooth On or Off on an iPhone or iPad

Introduction

This guide will show you how to turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to connect them wirelessly to other devices.
iOS Logo.

1 Turn On Bluetooth

There are three ways to turn on Bluetooth on your iOS device:

Turn on Bluetooth by Asking Siri

  1. Say: "Hey Siri"
  2. Wait a moment for Siri to indicate she's listening, then say "Turn on Bluetooth."

Turn on Bluetooth through the Control Center

  1. Open the Control Center.

On iPhone X or later, or iPad with iOS 12 or later

  • Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen.
    Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.

On iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad with iOS 11 or earlier

  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
    Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.
  1. Tap the Bluetooth icon to it turn on.
    Bluetooth icon highlighted in iOS control center.
  2. The Bluetooth icon will switch to blue once it's turned On.
    Bluetooth turned on in iOS Control Center.

Turn on Bluetooth through the Settings

  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Go to Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Tap the toggle switch to the right of Bluetooth to turn it on.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  4. With Bluetooth turned On, you will see a list of available devices to connect to.
    Bluetooth turned on in iOS settings.

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This guide will show you how to turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to connect them wirelessly to other devices.
iOS Logo.

There are three ways to turn on Bluetooth on your iOS device:

Turn on Bluetooth by Asking Siri

  1. Say: "Hey Siri"
  2. Wait a moment for Siri to indicate she's listening, then say "Turn on Bluetooth."

Turn on Bluetooth through the Control Center

  1. Open the Control Center.

On iPhone X or later, or iPad with iOS 12 or later

  • Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen.
    Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.

On iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad with iOS 11 or earlier

  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
    Arrow showing how to swipe on iOS screen.
  1. Tap the Bluetooth icon to it turn on.
    Bluetooth icon highlighted in iOS control center.
  2. The Bluetooth icon will switch to blue once it's turned On.
    Bluetooth turned on in iOS Control Center.

Turn on Bluetooth through the Settings

  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Go to Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Tap the toggle switch to the right of Bluetooth to turn it on.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  4. With Bluetooth turned On, you will see a list of available devices to connect to.
    Bluetooth turned on in iOS settings.
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