Connect Bluetooth devices to iPad
You can use Bluetooth devices such as wireless headphones, speakers, and more with iPad.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding hearing loss and avoiding distractions that could lead to dangerous situations, see Important safety information for iPad.
Turn Bluetooth on or off
On iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth, then tap Bluetooth.
To quickly disconnect from Bluetooth devices without turning Bluetooth off, open Control Center, then tap .
Pair a Bluetooth device
Follow the instructions that came with the device to put it in discovery mode.
Note: To pair AirPods, see Set up AirPods with iPad.
On iPad, go to Settings , then tap Bluetooth.
Tap the device in the Devices list to connect.
iPad must be within about 33 feet (10 meters) of the Bluetooth device.
Unpair a device
Go to Settings , then tap Bluetooth.
Tap next to the device, then tap Forget This Device.
If you don’t see the Devices list, make sure Bluetooth is on.
If you have AirPods and you tap Forget This Device, they’re automatically removed from other devices where you’re signed in with the same Apple ID.
To learn about Bluetooth privacy settings on iPad, see the Apple Support article If an app would like to use Bluetooth on your device.
Note: The use of certain accessories with iPad may affect wireless performance. Not all iOS or iPadOS accessories are fully compatible with iPad. Turning on airplane mode may eliminate audio interference between iPad and an accessory. Reorienting or relocating iPad and the connected accessory may improve wireless performance.