How to Fix iPhone 14 Bluetooth Connection Issue

iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max are often plagued with various issues. That’s quite normal because bugs and errors are quite inevitable, and iPhones are not immune to such problems.

There are several types of problems reported by iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max users across the world. Many of them have reported various Bluetooth problems. Some of the common Bluetooth problems include the following:

  • Crackling sound.
  • Cannot connect to Bluetooth accessories.
  • Bluetooth accessories are not visible.
  • Music stuttering or skipping on AirPods or Bluetooth speakers.

If you are facing any of these problems, there are a few fixes that you can try before taking your phone to your nearest Apple service center.

However, it is important to ensure that the problem is with your phone. So, connect your Bluetooth accessories to some other device and check whether they work perfectly or not. If not, the accessories may be the problem.

Assuming that the accessories are working fine, here are the steps you must follow to try to fix iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max Bluetooth problems:

Tips to Fix iPhone 14 Bluetooth Connection Issue

1. Update Your iPhone’s Operating System

If there is a persistent Bluetooth problem, Apple will be aware of the situation and the company will release an update to fix it. It is important that you check for updates regularly and if there is a new update, download and install the update. Here are the steps that you must follow:

  • Tap on the Settings
  • On the next screen, tap on the General
  • On the next screen, tap on Software Update.

If an update is available, you will see a notification to download it.

In case there are no available updates, you can move on and try the next solution.

2. Turn Off Bluetooth and Restart the Phone

One simple solution that often fixes Bluetooth issues is to turn off Bluetooth, restart your phone and then turn on Bluetooth.

Here are the steps that you must follow:

  • Go to Settings and then Bluetooth.
  • Toggle the Bluetooth switch to turn it off.

Now restart your phone with the following steps:

  • Press and release the Volume Up
  • Next, immediately press and release the Volume Down
  • Now, press and hold the Side button on the right side of the phone.
  • Once you see the Apple logo appearing on your screen, release the Side button.

That’s all! Your phone will restart now. Once your phone restarts, go to the Settings app and turn on Bluetooth. Now check whether the problem persists or not. If it still exists, try the next solution.

3. Forget Bluetooth Accessory and Re-Pair

On your iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max, follow the steps below to forget your Bluetooth accessories:

  • Go to the Settings app and then tap on Bluetooth.
  • On the list of paired devices, you will notice a small i icon next to each device. Tap on the icon.
  • On the next screen, you will see the option ‘Forget This Device.’ Tap on that option to forget the paired Bluetooth accessory.

Now pair with the Bluetooth accessory again. This is one of the commonest methods that work well. If it is still not working, move on to the next solution.

4. Reset Network Settings

Using this solution will reset the entire network settings of your iPhone.

However, remember that once you reset all settings of your iPhone 14/14 Plus/14 Pro/14 Pro Max, configurations such as VPN settings, Wi-Fi passwords, etc., will be wiped. So, make sure that you make a note of them before you perform a reset.

Here are the steps you must follow:

  • Tap on the Settings
  • On the next screen, tap on General.
  • On the next screen, find and tap on Reset.
  • On the following screen, tap on the option which says, ‘Reset Network Settings.’
  • The phone will ask for your passcode. Provide the code to proceed.
  • Finally, you will need to confirm that you want to reset all settings. Proceed.

Your phone will now reboot, and the default network settings will load.

5. Perform a Factory Reset of Your iPhone

In any scenario, Factory Reset is always the last scenario. Once you do this, all your phone’s data and settings will be wiped, and your phone will return to the state in which it was shipped from the factory.

If you need to take a backup of your important data such as contacts and important files, make sure that you do that. Also, do not take a complete backup. Restoring a complete backup can be counter-productive because the problem can reappear.

Once you have the necessary backups, follow the steps below to perform a factory reset:

  • Tap on the Settings
  • On the next screen, tap on General.
  • On the following screen, scroll down to find Reset. Tap on it.
  • Tap on the option that reads Erase all content & settings.
  • You will see a prompt to provide the passcode.
  • Once you enter the passcode, confirm that you want to reset your phone to its factory settings.

Now, wait for the phone to reboot. Once the reboot is complete, make sure that you try to use your Bluetooth and check whether it works as intended.

6. Take Your Phone to a Service Center

Usually, a complete factory reset ensures that every problem is fixed. However, if the problem is caused by some hardware issue, there is nothing you can do by yourself. The only solution that you will be left with is to visit your nearest authorized Apple service center.

They will check your device and look for hardware issues. In case of hardware issues, they may replace the hardware component or do whatever they think is right.

Remember not to tamper with the phone’s hardware or take it to some unauthorized service center. That will invalidate your iPhone’s warranty and you may have to end up paying a heavy price for any repair work needed to fix the problem.