There are a large number of Bluetooth devices available in the market today, and you are able to connect many of them to your iPhone.
Whether it’s headphones, your car, speakers, or exercise equipment, the range of Bluetooth-capable devices means that you can often let your phone interact with these devices.
But once your iPhone connects with a Bluetooth device one time, it will usually connect to it when both devices are turned on and within range of one another.
Usually, this is what you want, but sometimes it can be a problem.
You can forget a Bluetooth device on your iPhone by going to Settings > Bluetooth > tapping the i next to a device > Forget this Device.
Once you have forgotten a Bluetooth device on your phone the pairing will no longer occur, meaning that the automatic connection will stop.
Our tutorial continues below with additional information on removing Bluetooth device pairings from an iPhone.
How to Stop a Bluetooth Device from Connecting to an iPhone 13
- Open Settings.
- Select Bluetooth.
- Tap the i next to a device.
- Touch Forget this Device.
- Select Forget Device again.
Our guide continues below with more information on changing iPhone Bluetooth device connections, including pictures of these steps.
How to Delete a Bluetooth Device Pairing on an iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 15.4.1. These same steps will work on most other iPhone models and most other versions of iOS.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the Bluetooth option near the top of the menu.
Step 3: Find the Bluetooth device that you want to forget, then tap the small i button to the right of it.
Step 4: Choose the Forget this Device option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Select Forget Device again to complete the removal.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about iPhone 13 Bluetooth pairings.
More Information on How to Unpair iPhone 13 Bluetooth Devices
If you’ve removed a Bluetooth device from your iPhone you can always reconnect it later. The iPhone basically treats it as a completely new device, so you will need to complete the pairing again.
You can complete a Bluetooth device pairing on an iPhone by putting the device in Bluetooth pairing mode, then going to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone and selecting the device under the Other Devices section of the menu.
Some Bluetooth devices will have different options available when you tap on the i next to them in the Bluetooth menu. For example, if you have AirPods you are going to see a lot of options, such as what each headphone does when you tap on it, Automatic Ear Detection, whether or not they should connect to the iPhone automatically and more.
One Bluetooth device that you can’t forget using the steps above is an Apple Watch. If you want to stop your iPhone from pairing with your watch automatically then you need to open the Watch app, select the My Watch tab, then select your watch at the top of the screen, tap the i next to it, then choose Unpair Apple Watch.
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