Once you pair a set of Bluetooth headphones with your iPhone you will be able to turn on those headphones and connect to them whenever they are in range. This makes it very easy to use Bluetooth headphones, but it creates an unfortunate problem if you want to connect your Bluetooth headphones to something else, like a computer or an iPad.
Fortunately the iPhone Bluetooth pairing is not permanent, and you can choose to “forget” those headphones by deleting the pairing listing on the Bluetooth menu. Our tutorial below will show you how to find and delete a Bluetooth device on your iPhone to make them easier to use with a different device.
How to Forget a Pair of Bluetooth Headphones on an iPhone 7
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10. While these exact steps will be forgetting a pair of Bluetooth headphones, the exact same method will allow you to forget other Bluetooth devices, such as a watch or keyboard.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the Bluetooth option.
Step 3: Tap the circled i to the right of the Bluetooth headphones or device that you would like to forget.
Step 4: Tap the Forget This Device button.
Step 5: Select the Forget Device button at the bottom of the screen to complete the process.
If you are having difficulty with the initial Bluetooth pairing, or if you are experiencing additional problems, Apple’s support site has some great Bluetooth troubleshooting steps.
Is your iPhone battery dying too quickly? There are several settings on the iPhone that aren’t vital to the way that the device operates, and turning off a combination of them can help to improve your battery life. The first setting to try is disabling the Background App Refresh option. It’s a short process that could be beneficial, and has almost no impact on the way you use your iPhone.