Bluetooth

Bluetooth

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General

Using Bluetooth

You can use Bluetooth devices such as wireless headphones, speakers, and more with iPad.

Stream audio from iPad and its apps to your hearing devices. You can even use Live Listen to stream sound from the microphone to your Made For iPhone (MFi) hearing devices or AirPods.

Stream audio to your hearing devices. You can use Bluetooth devices such as wireless headphones, speakers, and more with iPad.

Note: The use of certain accessories with iPad may affect wireless performance. Not all iOS accessories are fully compatible with iPad. Turning on airplane mode may eliminate audio interference between iPad and an accessory. Reorienting or relocating iPad and the connected accessory may improve wireless performance.


Turn Bluetooth on or off

  • On iPad, go to Settings, then tap Bluetooth.

To quickly disconnect from Bluetooth devices without turning Bluetooth off, open Control Center, then tap the bluetooth symbol.


Pair a Bluetooth device

  1. Follow the instructions that came with the device to put it in discovery mode.
  2. On iPad, go to Settings , then tap Bluetooth.
  3. Tap the device in the Devices list to connect.

iPad must be within about 33 feet (10 meters) of the Bluetooth device.

If you have AirPods and you set them up with one iOS device or Mac computer, they are automatically set up with your other devices where you’re signed in using the same Apple ID (iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, or later required). 


Unpair a device

  1. Go to Settings , then tap Bluetooth.
  2. Tap next to the device, then tap Forget This Device.

If you don’t see the Devices list, make sure Bluetooth is on.

If you have AirPods and you tap Forget This Device, they are automatically removed from other devices that are set up through your iCloud account.

 Bluetooth User Guide

Stream audio and video to other devices

Stream content from iPad to AirPlay-enabled or Bluetooth devices, or mirror your iPad screen. (Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled devices, and Bluetooth devices are available separately.)

Stream audio to an Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled devices, or a connected Bluetooth device. Open an audio app, tap , then choose playback destinations, such as one or more HomePod speakers, Apple TV, or wireless headphones. While audio is playing, you can change the playback destination from the Lock screen or Control Center.

Note: If your AirPlay-enabled devices don’t appear as a playback destination, make sure everything is on the same Wi-Fi network.

With a Bluetooth device, the playback destination returns to iPad if the device moves out of range.

Stream photos and video to an Apple TV using AirPlay. Open the Photos app, tap , tap AirPlay, then choose your Apple TV as the playback destination.

Open the TV or Videos app, tap , then choose your Apple TV as the playback destination.

If an AirPlay passcode appears on the TV screen, enter the passcode on your iPad.

Mirror your iPad screen on an Apple TV. Open Control Center, tap ​​​​​​​, then choose your Apple TV as the playback destination. If an AirPlay passcode appears on the TV screen, enter the passcode on your iPad.

Switch back to iPad. Tap ​​​​​​​ or , then choose your iPad.

You can also connect iPad to a TV, projector, or other external display using the appropriate Apple cable or adapter.

Use Apple Pencil with iPad Pro and iPad (6th generation)

Pair your Apple Pencil with your iPad

You can use Apple Pencil with iPad Pro and iPad (6th generation). The first time you use your Apple Pencil, take off its cap and plug it into the Lightning connector on your iPad.

When you see the Pair button, tap it.

After you pair your Apple Pencil, it will stay paired until you restart your iPad, turn on airplane mode, or pair with another iPad. Just pair your Apple Pencil again when you're ready to use it.

Apple Pencil works only with iPad Pro and iPad (6th generation).