Pair a third-party Bluetooth accessory with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn how to pair your iOS device with your Bluetooth accessories so you can stream music and videos, make phone calls, and more.

        

Pair your device with a Bluetooth accessory

  1. On your iOS device, go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth. Stay on this screen until you complete the steps to pair your accessory. 
  2. Place your accessory in discovery mode and wait for it to appear on your iOS device. If you don't see it or aren't sure how to make it discoverable, check the instructions that came with your accessory or contact the manufacturer.
  3. To pair, tap your accessory's name when it appears onscreen. You might need to enter the PIN or passkey. If you aren't sure what your PIN or passkey is, check the documentation for your accessory.

After you pair your accessory, you can use it with your iOS device. To pair multiple Bluetooth accessories, repeat the steps in this section. You can also learn how to switch audio sources for your device.

 

Unpair a Bluetooth accessory

To unpair a Bluetooth accessory, tap Settings > Bluetooth, find the device you want to unpair, and tap   , then Forget this Device.

When you Forget this Device on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, that accessory is removed from the list of available Bluetooth devices. To add the Bluetooth accessory to your device again, place it back in discovery mode and repeat the steps above to pair it again.

Disconnect a Bluetooth accessory

Swipe left over Control Center to see the Now Playing card and tap . Then tap the Bluetooth accessory that you want to connect to.

If you can't pair your Bluetooth accessory

If you're still unable to pair your Bluetooth accessory with your device, find out what to do.

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