How do I connect Bluetooth headphones to my iPhone?  


Bluetooth headphones have become increasingly popular due to the advancement in Bluetooth technology. 

Also, Bluetooth headphones became increasingly popular due to iPhones removing the headphone jack port from their devices. 

As an iPhone user, I have opted to use Bluetooth headphones, which came with a learning curve. 

When I first got my Bluetooth headphones, I conducted research on how to properly use them and this is what I learned from my research.

How do I connect Bluetooth headphones to my iPhone?  

To connect your Bluetooth headphones to your iPhone, turn them on, and then you must go into the Bluetooth tab within the settings app on your iPhone. Once in the Bluetooth tab, your device will show up under other devices and you click on it to connect it to your iPhone. 

Once your device is recognized by your iPhone, then you should be able to turn the device on and it should automatically connect to your iPhone. 

However, if you do not use it regularly, then you may have to disconnect it and reconnect it to your iPhone each time you use it.

Are all wireless headphones considered Bluetooth headphones?  

No, not all wireless headphones are considered Bluetooth headphones. 

Bluetooth headphones are headphones that have a connection between devices

So, if you are using headphones that have their own form of connection, then they are Bluetooth headphones.

There are headphones that are classified as wireless. 

While Bluetooth headphones do not have any wires, they are not considered wireless headphones. 

Wireless headphones are headphones that use radio frequency waves to transmit the sound from a device to the headphones. 

Also, there are earlier versions of wireless headphones that utilized infrared waves to transmit sound.

How can I get my Bluetooth headphones to automatically connect to my iPhone?  

Getting your Bluetooth headphones to automatically connect to your iPhone is easy. 

You can do this by turning on your Bluetooth headphones and pairing them with your iPhone for the first time. 

Then, every time you turn them on after that they will automatically connect to your iPhone. 

However, there are a couple of circumstances that can disrupt the automatic connection.

The first one is when you do not have the Bluetooth features turned on for your iPhone. 

If your iPhone’s Bluetooth features are not turned on, then it will be impossible for your headphones to connect to your iPhone. 

The other circumstance is if you have established a Bluetooth connection with another device. 

This means that if you use your headphones on a different device, your iPhone will not detect them automatically. 

Your headphones will attempt to connect with the device that it was connected to most recently.

Can I connect my headphones to multiple devices via Bluetooth?  

This question depends on how you phrase it.

This is because you can register your Bluetooth headphones with multiple devices, but you cannot hear audio from multiple devices at the same time.

Your Bluetooth headphones can be registered on up to eight devices at the same time.

This means that your headphones can be recognized by up to eight different devices at the same time. 

So, if you use an iPhone, iPad or any other device, then you can use your headphones with it. 

However, you are not able to play audio from multiple devices at the same time. 

Your Bluetooth headphones can only be paired with one device at a time.

This is because the Bluetooth connection is not strong enough to connect to multiple devices and is not made to play audio from two different devices at the same time.

Do certain Bluetooth headphones work better with iPhones than others?  

Through my research I was able to find that there are Bluetooth headphones that work better with iPhones than other phones and there are Bluetooth headphones that the iPhone prefers.

The Bluetooth headphones that work best with iPhones are the AirPods that are produced by Apple. 

Since Apple is the company that makes the iPhone, the headphones that they make will naturally work best with the phone that they create. 

While the AirPods work the best with the iPhone, this does not mean that other headphones do not work with the iPhone. 

Other headphones work great with the iPhone, which allows you to pick a pair of headphones that best suits your comfort and style.

Ultimately, the AirPods are the optimal Bluetooth headphones for the iPhone, but you cannot go wrong with other Bluetooth headphones.

Are there any alternatives to Bluetooth?  

If you struggle with Bluetooth headphones, then there are alternative headphones to Bluetooth.

There are wireless headphones that were mentioned earlier in the article that use radio and infrared waves to broadcast the sound. 

However, these kinds of headphones are a bit outdated. 

If you are looking for an alternative to Bluetooth headphones that are newer, then you may want to try induction wireless headphones. 

These headphones use magnetic induction to broadcast audio.

I would highly recommend Bluetooth over these alternatives, but these are the alternatives if you are completely against Bluetooth.

Why are my Bluetooth headphones not able to connect?  

There may be a couple of reasons that your Bluetooth headphones are not able to connect. 

Your Bluetooth may not be on, your headphones are not recognized by your iPhone, you already have a device connected to your Bluetooth and your headphones are already connected to another device.

If your Bluetooth is not on, then it will be impossible for your iPhone to recognize your headphones. 

You can go to the settings app on your iPhone to turn your Bluetooth on and off. 

If your headphones are not recognized by your iPhone, then they may not be on, or they have not been paired to your iPhone before. 

Turning your headphones on should connect them to your phone, and if turning them on should allow your iPhone to recognize them and pair them.

If you are already using a Bluetooth device that is connected to your iPhone, then you may struggle to connect your headphones to your phone. 

Also, if your headphones are connected to another device then they will struggle to connect to your iPhone. 

 Conclusion 

Overall, through my research I have found that the reason your Bluetooth headphones will not connect to your iPhone is simple. 

More times than not it is because your Bluetooth is off on your iPhone or that your headphones are turned off. 

You can check by going to the Bluetooth tab in your settings and seeing if your headphones are connected to your iPhone.

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