Are you prompted with the Connection Unsuccessful popup and the AirPods are not connecting to iPhone anymore? Has this started since you’ve updated to iOS 15? The warning informs that iPhone can no longer connect to AirPods or claims that Apple’s earbuds are not in range!
How To Fix AirPods Not Connecting To iPhone
Below you can find the most common troubleshooting steps to solve the Connection Unsuccessful error:
1. Turn Bluetooth Off & Back On
The first thing that you should try is disable Bluetooth on your iPhone, wait a couple of seconds and turn it back ON.
You can do this from the Control Center or in Settings -> Bluetooth.
Now, try to connect the AirPods. Does it work?
2. Reboot iPhone
If the Connection Unsuccessful popup is displayed again, go ahead and force restart your iPhone. A fresh boot might filter any minor glitches and could fix the AirPods not connecting problem.
3. Manually Connect In Settings
- Put them back in the case and browse for Settings -> Bluetooth.
- Find your AirPods in the list of available devices.
- If their status is not connected, tap them to connect!
4. Re-Pair AirPods
If you’re flashed with the ‘iPhone can no longer connect to [AirPods name]’ you next option is to Forget Device. This will decouple the AirPods from your iPhone and you will have to set them up as new:
- Open Settings -> Bluetooth and try to connect your AirPods manually.
- If it doesn’t work, or you get a prompt that claims that they’re turned off or not in range, tap the blue ‘i’ icon next to the name.
- Use the Forget AirPods option.
- Finally, connect AirPods as a new device.
Have you managed to fix the AirPods connection unsuccessful problems? Did any of the above troubleshooting tips help out? Do you have a better one? Use the comments section and share your feedback.
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