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

Pair your iPhone or iPad with your Bluetooth accessories to stream music and videos, make phone calls and more.

Turn on Bluetooth on your device

Depending on the apps you’re using, you may see an alert stating that you need to enable Bluetooth before you can pair an accessory with Bluetooth.

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy & Security and tap Bluetooth.

  2. Turn on Bluetooth for the apps you want to use.

Pair your device with a Bluetooth accessory

  1. On your device, go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth. Stay on this screen until you've completed the steps to pair your accessory.

  2. Place your accessory in discovery mode and wait for it to appear on your device. If you can't see it or you're not sure how to make it discoverable, check the instructions that came with your accessory or contact the manufacturer.

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  3. To pair, tap your accessory name when it appears on the screen. You may need to enter the PIN or passcode. If you're not sure what your PIN or passcode is, check the documentation for your accessory.

After you've paired your accessory, you can use it with your device. To pair multiple Bluetooth accessories, repeat these steps. If you have multiple Bluetooth devices paired with your iPhone or iPad, you can choose which audio source you want to use.

Unpair a Bluetooth accessory

To unpair a Bluetooth accessory, go to Settings > Bluetooth, find the device you want to unpair, tap the More Info buttonNo alt supplied for Image, then Forget this Device. This will remove the accessory 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 to pair your device.

If you can't pair your Bluetooth accessory

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

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