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Bose Earbuds Won’t Connect To iPhone (How to Fix)

Bose is known for creating quality sound devices, including their earbuds. When they have a problem connecting to an iPhone, there are things that you can check and fix.

The reason Bose earbuds might not be connecting to an iPhone include low battery in the devices, environmental impacts like extreme temperatures and cleanliness, and accumulated data in the Bluetooth cache of the iPhone.

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Low Battery

This may seem like a simple issue but it is one that commonly occurs. I can’t count the number of people who came into my shop to have their earbuds fixed when it was just a problem with charging the battery.

Of course, you need to make sure that the battery is charged in both of the earbuds as well as the iPhone. Having a low battery in either device may shut off the ability of Bluetooth to connect because it uses a lot of power.

After charging the earbuds and the phone fully, put them in close proximity to each other and try connecting again. You may find that they connect easily and stay connected.

Environmental Impacts

Wireless earbuds can be affected by the environment around them. When you are in areas that have very hot or very cold weather, you might find that the earbuds are not operating as expected.

This can be a problem if you use the earbuds for exercise in the hot weather. Not only do you have to worry about the temperature affecting the connectivity, but sweating can also affect the earbuds and their ability to operate properly.

Along with the temperature, you also need to consider the cleanliness of the earbuds. Earwax is a big problem for some people and even lint from keeping them in your pocket can build up and affect the ability to connect.

Bluetooth Cache

This is a problem that can occur over time. Your iPhone may build up a lot of data as it continues to connect to your Bose earbuds and even other devices.

The easiest way to fix this problem is to ignore the device and remove it from the list of accepted devices. You can do this in the settings on your iPhone by forgetting the device.

Of course, the earbuds are not going to connect while you don’t have them on the list, so you will have to go through the pairing process again. If this requires some input, you will have to check the web for information specific to the Bose earbuds model.

Top Reasons Bose Earbuds Won’t Connect To iPhone

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The technology we use on a daily basis just keeps getting better and better. As it continues to change, however, we may also experience problems on occasion. One of those problems is if your earbuds will not connect to your iPhone.

Earbuds will not connect to an iPhone if you are having Bluetooth problems. You must have the devices in close proximity to each other and make sure they are fully charged. Once they are connected, you should stay within 30 feet of the connected device.

This is one of the options to consider when your earbuds are not connecting to an iPhone. We will consider a number of other possibilities, along with some that are specific to certain brands in the article below.

Fixes For Bose Earbuds That Won’t Connect To iPhone

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It can be a struggle to connect earbuds that just don’t seem to be compatible with our iPhone. In many cases, there is something specific going on that can be fixed, if you just take the proper steps.

The first thing to do to get the earbuds connected again is to diagnose the problem. Here are 3 different things you can check and perhaps even fix very easily.

1. Bluetooth Problems: Bluetooth technology is fantastic but there are problems associated with it as well. It has a limited range and it can experience interference if we have it in close proximity to other electronic devices.

To give the earbuds the best opportunity to connect to the iPhone, you should start with the two close to each other. Although Bluetooth has a range of 33 feet, if you have them within a foot or two for the connection process, it makes it a lot easier for them to connect.

You can continue to use Bluetooth once it is connected until the batteries are very low. For the connection process, however, it is best if the batteries are at full charge. This will give you the best opportunity to connect successfully.

2. Interference: One big issue that can keep earbuds from connecting to an iPhone is interference. We’ve already discussed the possibility that Bluetooth interference exists, but it can also occur for other reasons as well.

Inside of even the tiniest earbuds are magnets that align themselves and allow the earbuds to work properly. If there is a magnetic source nearby that is interfering with the earbuds, you will not be able to connect properly.

Any type of strong magnetic field can have this impact. This includes the possibility that some medical equipment is operating in the area or even if you are trying to use the connection somewhere near a microwave.

Large computer systems and other electronic devices can also impact the ability to connect earbuds to an iPhone. You can troubleshoot these things by moving away from the source of the possible interference and trying the connection again.

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3. App Settings: There are almost an endless number of iPhone apps available to send sound to the earbuds. These include some very popular apps as well as others, which may provide some specific benefit.

If you are having problems connecting the earbuds, you should go into the app settings and see if there is something that should not be set. In fact, it is best if you simply set everything to factory default in the app and try connecting again.

App settings are usually for adjusting the sound and making it a more pleasurable experience. If certain settings are not established properly, however, it can keep the earbuds from connecting.

Common Reason Earbuds Won’t Connect To iPhone

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When iPhone accessories, such as earbuds, won’t connect it can be a very frustrating problem. You expect everything to work seamlessly, but what can be done when the earbuds won’t connect properly?

1. Perform a Restart: This is something that you will likely hear if you call tech support about the problem. They will tell you to restart the device, but they do it for a very specific reason.

If there are things running in the background that are interfering with the ability of your earbuds to connect, restarting the device will clear that issue and allow the connection to continue. Just make sure that you shut down the iPhone completely and leave it off for a few minutes before restarting.

Restarting the earbuds is also a good idea because they may have developed a temporary glitch that keeps them from connecting. Each earbud is going to have its own way of resetting. Some will be put back in the case and others may have a combination of buttons that are pushed.

If restarting the device and the earbuds does not work as expected, you can try restarting Bluetooth.

Check the owner’s manual for how to turn Bluetooth off and on for each device. You should also remove the earbuds from the accepted Bluetooth devices list on your iPhone.

After reconnecting Bluetooth on both the device and the earbuds, make sure that everything is in discoverable mode. This should allow them to reconnect seamlessly.

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2. Software Update: One of the most important things to do is to keep up-to-date on any software you are using. On your iPhone, this includes iOS, which is sometimes updated to make major changes in the way things work.

If you are using a specific app to operate the earbuds and you are not getting a connection, you can try updating the software for the app as well. If necessary, delete the app and download a fresh setup.

3. Firmware Update: Finally, there may be software that is running in the background to power the earbuds and you are unaware of it. Some earbuds will have firmware and when it updates, it may be to keep up with any updates to the iPhone’s operating system.

Go to the website associated with the earbud manufacturer and check for firmware updates. If there is one, download it and follow the instructions for updating the firmware successfully.

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