3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2013 6:50 AM by Ralph9430
Jnell22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My new iPad mini will not connect to any other device via Bluetooth.

  • 1. Re: Bluetooth
    Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (62,755 points)

    The Bluetooth on iPad is meant for earplug, headset, keyboard, car hands-free set and speakers.


    What device are you trying to pair?

  • 2. Re: Bluetooth
    lizdance40 Level 4 Level 4 (2,090 points)

    What are you trying to connect to?   I ask because some are under the impression Bluetooth will connect to another wifi device, like iPod.

    Bluetooth should connect to input device (Apple keyboard) or output device (speakers, headphones). 

    Make sure airplane mode is off, Bluetooth is on and follow directions for the Bluetooth device and set up in settings.

    If problem continues, try resetting iPad.

    In settings, general, reset, reset settings.   This will not effect data.

  • 3. Re: Bluetooth
    Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)

    You can have Airplane mode on. It doesn't matter, you just need to run on Bluetooth.


    To repeat though, Bluetooth on iOS devices is used to connect keyboards, speakers, earphones and a few other uses. It is not normally used to pair two iOS devices.


    Let us know what you want to accomplish and someone here will help you learn the way to get it done.