Some users seem to be having problems connecting their iPhones to their Macs or car audio systems, while some have complained that the Bluetooth audio stutters and comes out garbled after upgrading to iOS 10. One of our readers has reported a strange issue where the Music app shuffles the songs rather than playing from the last location after connecting to a Bluetooth device. iOS 10 Bluetooth Issues!!
Once the first iPhone shipments arrived in customers hands, an inkling of vehicle Bluetooth connectivity issues started to arise. Users were saying they weren’t getting the same experience as their previous devices, and even their previous iOS versions.
Apple has shown initiative to release quick fixes and handle issues plaguing users, as evidenced by the the iOS 10.1 beta and the release of iOS 10.0.2. Why this specific issue hasn’t been resolved yet, is the question. During iOS 10’s beta, Bluetooth issues were frequently noted under the Known Issues section, but looked to have eventually been resolved. It appears Apple may have more work on its hands until this is fully fixed.
iOS 10 Bluetooth Issues
Bluetooth makes life easy and you can share files on your iDevice with your friend freely, or just connect to your Car to answer phones and play songs. However, after iOS 10 upgrade, Bluetooth can be a pain if your iPhone/iPad not working well: Bluetooth won’t connect to iPhone/Car, Bluetooth connection drops, or Bluetooth won’t turn on on iPhone or iPad.
Method 1. Check and make sure Bluetooth is turn on.
Method 2. Confirm your iDevice and Bluetooth accessory are close to each other.
Method 3. Turn off Bluetooth and restart your iPhone, iPad.
Method 4. Pair the iDevice or car you connect again: Settings > Bluetooth > Choose the device you are having issues with > Tap on the info button next to the device > Tap on Forget This Device.
Solution #1: Turning off the Bluetooth and Rebooting
One of the simplest things you can do is to simply turn off the Bluetooth, and then turn off your iPhone. It may either be a total shutdown or just a plain reboot. Whichever you choose to do, most of the time, the solution really does work.
Solution #2: Repairing the Bluetooth Connection
If the above solutions haven’t worked out, then might as well get to repair the connection. To do this, go to Settings, then Bluetooth, and then select the “i”. Then tap on Forget This Device. What will happen next is that it will reconnect and then viola, there you have it.
Solution #3: Resetting the Network Settings
If ever the problem still persists, then the best thing that you can do is to reset your own network. Go to Wi-Fi settings, disconnect from your internet connection, and then reconnect. Go to Bluetooth and then find your device.
Solution #4: Go to an Apple Store
But if ever the above solutions still haven’t solved your problems, then the smartest thing to do is to just go to the nearest Apple Store. After all, the tech staff at the Apple Store are always equipped with the latest fixes for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’ issues.
Try connecting to the device now. If the problem still isn’t solved, try the next solution.
If you find out that the problem lies with your iPhone or iPad running iOS 10, here are a few solutions you could try:
Turn off Bluetooth and Reboot
The first thing to try is to turn off your Bluetooth and restart your iPhone or iPad:
- Turn off Bluetooth from Control Center, or by going to Settings > Bluetooth and turning off the switch.
- Reboot your iPhone by holding the Home button and the Power button until you see the Apple logo
- Now enable Bluetooth again from Control Center or Settings > Bluetooth