How to Forget a Bluetooth Device on the iPhone 5

Bluetooth is a great feature with a number of different types of devices, but you may find yourself in situations where it isn’t helping you. Whether you have a lot of Bluetooth devices that have been synced to your iPhone 5, or you simply want to remove one that you don’t use anymore, it is possible to forget a Bluetooth device on the iPhone 5 so that it stops showing up on your list of devices.


Delete a Bluetooth Device on the iPhone

The purpose of remembering Bluetooth devices on your phone is to make it simpler when you want to connect to them. Once you do the initial pairing and enter the code to sync the devices, you only need to turn on both devices and select the one to sync from your iPhone 5’s Bluetooth menu. But you can forget a previously synced device by following the steps below.


Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

iphone 5 settings icon



Step 2: Select the Bluetooth option at the top of the screen.

select the bluetooth option



Step 3: Move the switch to the right of the Bluetooth switch to the On position (if it isn’t already on), then tap the blue arrow to the right of the device name that you want to forget.

turn on bluetooth, and touch the blue arrow to the right of the device to forget



Step 4: Tap the Forget this Device option.

how to forget a bluetooth device on the iphone 5



Step 5: Tap the Forget this Device option again.

select the red forget device button



If you want to use this Bluetooth device again in the future, you will need to re-pair the device with your iPhone 5.

You can follow a similar procedure to forget a wireless network on your iPhone 5, too. Read this article to learn how.

The Bluetooth device that I was forgetting in this tutorial are a pair of Rocketfish Bluetooth headphones. I was only removing them for the sake of example; they are great headphones, especially if you want to listen to something on your phone while you are running. You can read more about them on Amazon. newsletter

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