How To Fix Bluetooth Problems On iPhone XS/XS Max

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While iPhone XS and XS Max have blown users away because of their valuable upgrades and new features, and DxOMark has even said that iPhone XS and XS Max were “the best camera phones ever”, similar to other iPhone models, there is still a set of problems.

The new iPhone XS/XS Max users have reported a lot of problems like device not charging automatically when plugged in, Bluetooth issues, Connectivity issues, etc. One of the most problems iPhone user reported comes from Bluetooth.

They said that their iPhone could not keep connecting from the Bluetooth devices, especially with car audio systems. So, to help any of you that are facing the same difficulty, this post will show you solutions to fix Bluetooth problems on your iPhone XS/XS Max.

How to Fix Bluetooth Problems On iPhone Xs/Xs Max

Here are some tested solutions you could try to fix the Bluetooth issues on your iPhone XS/XS Max. Let’s see!

  1. Check Your Bluetooth Device

The first thing you should try to fix Bluetooth problems is checking your Bluetooth accessory that is being paired with. So, you can try connecting your accessory with other devices like Mac, PC or any other devices, and check if it works well or not.

  1. Switch off Bluetooth and Hard Reset

Another method you should try is switching off your Bluetooth and then performing a hard reset your iPhone XS/XS Max. Simply do the following steps to fix the problems:

  • On your phone, head to Settings > Bluetooth and toggle its switch off.
  • Next, follow these steps to force restart your iPhone.
    • Quickly press and go of the Volume Up button.
    • Do the same with the Volume Down button.
    • Press & hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
  • After your phone boots up, try reconnecting to the device from Control Center or Settings > Bluetooth section. If the problem still persists, then you can try the next solution.


  1. Reset Network Settings

If none of two tricks above helped you, then you should reset your network settings. While all your Wi-Fi settings will be cleared, and you need to rejoin Wi-Fi networks or configure VPN from the scratch, it’s a helpful solution.  Here’s how to reset network settings on your iPhone

  • Launch Settings app on your phone and tap on General > Reset
  • Select the third line: Reset Network Settings


  • Enter the passcode when prompted
  • Confirm your action in the popup window

Your iPhone XS/XS Max will now reboot. Wait for a couple of minutes and then pair with Bluetooth device again. If the problem still isn’t solved, move to the next method.

  1. Restore and Setup as new iPhone

It’s not an ideal solution, but if none of these tips could fix your issues, then restoring your iPhone is nearly the last resort. Connect your iPhone to the computer, open iTunes and create an encrypted/unencrypted backup on your computer. Once done, erase all contents on your iPhone from General > Reset > Erase All Contents and set up your phone as new. This way, you will get rid of problematic settings on your iPhone.

  1. Visit an Apple Store

Even after doing a factory reset, you’re still facing problems, then there is a chance of hardware problems. You should visit the nearest Apple Store to check if there are any possible hardware related issues.

Have you successfully fixed Bluetooth problems on your iPhone XS/XS Max after trying our solutions? Let us know in the comments.


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