Turning on Bluetooth allows you to connect your iPhone to Bluetooth devices such as AirPods, keyboards, speakers, and more.

How Do I Turn On Bluetooth On My iPhone?

There are three ways to turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone:

How To Turn On Bluetooth In The Settings App

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Bluetooth to open the Bluetooth menu.
  3. If the switch next to Bluetooth is green, then Bluetooth is already turned on.
  4. If the switch next to Bluetooth is gray, tap the switch with your finger to turn Bluetooth on.

How To Turn On Bluetooth In Control Center

  1. Use your finger to swipe up from below the screen to open Control Center.
  2. To turn on Bluetooth, tap the Bluetooth icon Bluetooth Iconwhich looks like a "B" made of triangles. If the icon is highlighted in blue, then Bluetooth is already turned on.

How To Turn On Bluetooth Using Siri

  1. Open Siri by pressing and holding the Home button until Siri appears, or say, "Hey Siri."
  2. Say, "Turn on Bluetooth." Siri will tell you if Bluetooth is already turned on.

Pro Tips

  • You can also see if Bluetooth is on by looking next to the battery icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
    • If the Bluetooth icon is black, Bluetooth is on and your iPhone is connected to a Bluetooth device.
    • If the Bluetooth icon is gray, Bluetooth is on, but your iPhone isn't connected to any devices.
    • If you don't see the Bluetooth icon, then Bluetooth is turned off.
  • If you are having trouble opening Control Center, you probably aren't swiping up from low enough.