Your iPhone 12 is a valuable tool for daily business tasks, particularly when you use it to make phone calls with a Bluetooth headset. There are several troubleshooting options you can employ if your iPhone 12 keeps searching Bluetooth devices. Double-checking that your remote device is charged and set in the correct mode will often resolve the problem. You can also try other solutions if that fails.
Issue with iPhone 12: Keep searching for Bluetooth devices
Make sure your accessory fits within the range
This is the first thing to check when iPhone 12 keeps searching for Bluetooth devices. Make sure your iPhone is within range of the Bluetooth accessory you want to pair with it. Try bringing the devices closer together if they are not. Your iPhone and accessory must be at least 30 feet from each other to ensure they communicate well. To resolve your issue, take off any cases from your iPhone. Finally, turn off all other electronic devices. Because some electronic devices can interfere with Bluetooth connections, this is important.
Turn on Bluetooth
Make sure Bluetooth is enabled in Settings > Bluetooth. Make sure your Bluetooth accessory is on and in pairing mode. If you need assistance, your Bluetooth accessory documentation may be helpful. Make sure that Airplane Mode has not been enabled. Sometimes, Bluetooth may not work properly.
Restart your iPhone with your accessory
Start your iPhone again and then attach your accessory.
Repair and unpair
Go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone. Find the device you are experiencing this issue with, or the device you are trying connect to, then tap the info icon. Finally, tap Forget This Device. Tap Forget Device. You may see a popup saying “Remove [accessory] From This Device will Remove it from All the Devices on Your iCloud Account”; then, tap Forget Device Again. Pair them again after you have forgotten your accessory.
Verify your Bluetooth permission
Is there an app for your accessory? Bluetooth may be required by some apps. Make sure they are enabled. This can be checked by going to Settings > Privacy > Bluetooth. Next, locate the app and make sure it is enabled. Also, make sure that Use Cellular Data has been turned on for the Bluetooth app. This can be checked by going to Settings, then tapping Cellular or Mobile Data.
Make sure your iPhone 12 is up-to-date with all accessories
This issue may also be addressed by updates. Your Bluetooth issue may be fixed by updating your iPhone to the most recent software version. Go to Settings > General > Software update to check for any updates. Follow the steps to determine if an update is available. You can also update accessory software if it is upgradeable.
Reset Network Settings
Reset your iPhone’s network settings. Resetting your network settings will erase all network-related settings such as Wi-Fi passwords and Wi-Fi passwords. Follow the instructions on screen by going to Settings > General >Reset > Reset network settings
Reset your accessory
Resetting an accessory that is not resettable may be possible. If you have an issue with your AirPods, for example, you may be able to reset them. You can contact the accessory manufacturer again or refer to its documentation.
Contact Apple if your iPhone 12 continues to search for Bluetooth devices despite all the above steps. It may be worth booking a Genius Bar appointment. If your accessory manufacturer is not Apple, you may want to reach out.