iPad: Troubleshooting stereo Bluetooth features
When using a stereo Bluetooth headset or other stereo Bluetooth device with an iPad, certain features may not work as expected. Examples include:
- Pressing previous and next controls has no effect.
- Pressing play/pause control only pauses or starts playback.
- Pressing other headset controls has no effect.
If you are able to play audio to your stereo Bluetooth device successfully, your iPad is working correctly. iPad supports these stereo Bluetooth headset controls:
- Volume (requires iOS 4.2 or later)
- Prev/Next (requires iOS 4.2 or later)
Other controls, including volume up/down, fast-forward/rewind or previous/next, are not supported. In addition, depending on how your device sends commands to the iPad, some supported controls may not function as expected.
Find out which Bluetooth profiles iPad supports.
After updating your device to the latest version of iOS, you may notice that certain features on your stereo Bluetooth headset no longer function as expected. Some Bluetooth headsets do not fully conform to industry-standard Bluetooth protocols, so changes in iOS (made to ensure compatibility with industry standards) may affect these devices. This is expected behavior and does not indicate an issue with your iPad.
Contact the headset manufacturer for more information.