Do you get frustrated when your iPhone's Bluetooth turns on automatically? Even if you turn it off, it might switch back on the next day. Well, this can be annoying and can drain your battery too. But don't worry! We've got you covered with our ultimate guide to stop this from happening. Here are some tried-and-tested ways that will help you put an end to the auto-Bluetooth drama once and for all!
Step 1: Turn Off Bluetooth From Settings
The first thing to do is go into your Settings and manually turn off the Bluetooth feature. Swipe up from the bottom of any screen or home screen to access the Control Center, then tap on the Bluetooth icon so that it becomes grayed out – this means that it has been turned off. You can also go directly into Settings > General > Bluetooth and toggle it off there as well. This should prevent automatic switching back on again in most cases but may not work in every situation.
Step 2: Ask Siri To Turn Off Bluetooth
If, for some reason turning off Bluetooth through settings doesn't work or isn't an option for you, another way to stop unwanted connections is by asking Siri to turn it off for you instead. All you have to do is invoke Siri by saying, “Hey Siri”, and then say out loud, “Turn my Bluetooth connection off”, or something similar like “Stop connecting with Bluetooth devices” or "Disconnect all Bluetooth devices". This should immediately disable any existing connections as well as prevent new ones from occurring until further notice.
Step 3: Disable Automation That Turns On Bluetooth
Some automation services like IFTTT (if this, then that) or Workflow have been known to switch on Bluetooth even after users have disabled them manually within their setting's menus – frustrating stuff indeed! To avoid any further confusion here, we recommend disabling these apps/services altogether by going into their respective settings menus or simply uninstalling them completely if necessary.
Step 4: Turn Off AirDrop
AirDrop is an Apple feature that allows users to share files between nearby iPhones wirelessly over a direct connection using ad-hoc Wi-Fi networks rather than relying on traditional internet access points such as routers or modems, so it may also interfere with controlling how often your phone connects & disconnects automatically via other wireless avenues like NFC tags & smartwatches, etc., so make sure AirDrop has been disabled completely either under Setting > General > AirDrop section OR Control Center > Tap & Hold Network/WiFi icon within quick action menu respectively before continuing onwards.
Step 5: Reset Network Settings
Another potential solution could involve resetting network settings too – because sometimes these get corrupted, causing problems such as random connection attempts made via other services & protocols like Wi-Fi & even worse, Bluetooth itself!? So just head back over to the same area where we disabled automation earlier: Go Into Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings > Confirm Changes by entering the passcode when prompted & then wait for the process to finish. Now all saved data will be erased from the phone. But it should help clear up any issues with connectivity too!
Step 6: Remove Connected Devices
Besides accessing the recent connected device list inside the Device Manager submenu under the Setting app – users can also manually remove each entry one at a time directly from the connected list itself without needing additional confirmation prompt dialog boxes; simply tap the Edit button at the upper right corner followed by X icon next available beside selected item name again at an upper left-hand side portion of the screen respectively – thus removing particular pairing record permanently.
Step 7: Reset All Settings
Last but not least – performing a complete factory reset might help fix stubborn issues, including unwanted auto reconnection cases too; remember to take a backup prior to doing so, though, since all data stored locally would get wiped clean during the process while the system default options would revert back original state accordingly (under System Preferences page). Kindly note that app reinstallation steps require repeating afterward, just the same way when activating fresh handsets after the unboxing stage.
Step 8: Update iOS Software
Finally, upgrading the firmware version released officially via OTA channels helps keep iDevices stable along latest bug fixes besides introducing new features since each iteration comes packed with full security patches too; therefore, it's highly recommended to keep updated regularly every time possible regardless of whatever model type currently used here.
By following these simple steps, now no longer will have to worry about the difficult disconnecting process every single time whenever wished to avoid pesky background noise caused when two wireless-enabled gadgets stay active simultaneously!