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

Pair your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with your Bluetooth accessories so you can stream music and videos, make phone calls, and more.

Depending on the apps you're using, you might see an alert that says you need to enable Bluetooth before you can pair an accessory with Bluetooth. Go to Settings > Privacy and tap Bluetooth. Then 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 complete the steps to pair your accessory. 
  2. Place your accessory in discovery mode and wait for it to appear on your 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 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 device. To pair multiple Bluetooth accessories, repeat these steps. 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 the info button  , 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 above to pair it.

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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