How to Turn Bluetooth On or Off in iOS 9

Bluetooth is a very versatile technology, as it allows you to connect your iPhone with a number of different types of devices. Whether you want to integrate your iPhone with your car, or you want to be able to listen to music with wireless headphones, there are many reasons to utilize Bluetooth on your device.

But Bluetooth can drain your battery a bit when it is not being used, or you may be having trouble connecting to a device and want to restart the Bluetooth service as part of a troubleshooting process. These are just a couple of the reasons why you may wish to turn off Bluetooth, so having the ability to enable or disable it at will can be helpful. Our guide below will show you two different places where you can turn the Bluetooth feature on or off on your iPhone in iOS 9.


Turn Bluetooth On or Off on an iPhone 6

Device used: iPhone 6 Plus

Software version: iOS 9.0.2

Turning the Bluetooth setting off will not delete any of the Bluetooth devices that are listed in the My Devices section of the Bluetooth menu.

The steps to enable or disable the Bluetooth setting on your iPhone are nearly identical in most versions of iOS, although the screens and menus may look a little different in versions of iOS prior to iOS 7. Note that we will also show you two different methods for toggling the Bluetooth option on your device.


Method 1 – Control Center


  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your Home screen.
  2. swipe up to open the control center



  3. Tap the Bluetooth button near the top of the Control Center. The option is turned on when the button is white, and it is turned off when the button is gray. Bluetooth is turned off in the image below.

turn bluetooth on or off in control center



Method 2 – Bluetooth Menu


  1. Tap the Settings icon.
  2. open the settings menu



  3. Tap the Bluetooth option.
  4. open the bluetooth menu



  5. Tap the button to the right of Bluetooth. It is turned off when the button is in the left position, and when there is no green shading around the button. Bluetooth is turned off in the image below.

turn bluetooth on or off from the bluetooth menu



Are you uncertain about which version of iOS is installed on your iPhone? Learn how to check your iOS version so that you have that information for any future troubleshooting efforts.

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