How to Switch between Bluetooth Devices

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You can pair multiple Bluetooth devices to your iPhone or iPad and easily switch between them from the Control Center. We'll go over where in the Control Center you can switch which Bluetooth device is currently playing your sound. This is handy if you need to switch from a speaker to headphones and in other similar instances. Here's how to switch Bluetooth devices in the Control Center.

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Learn the quickest way to switch between Bluetooth devices.
  • Use the Control Center to switch your iPhone from one Bluetooth device, like a speaker, to another, like AirPods.

How to Switch Bluetooth Devices in the Control Center 

System Requirements

This tip works on iPhones running iOS 16 or newer. Find out how to update to the newest iOS.

For this tip, we're assuming you already have multiple devices paired to your iPhone or iPad. Make sure that all devices are turned on and that Bluetooth is turned on in your iPhone settings. If you like learning about using Apple devices, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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  1. Swipe down from the top right of your iPhone screen.

    how to switch bluetooth headphones between devices
  2. Long press the Bluetooth button.

    change bluetooth
  3. Long press the Bluetooth button again.

    bluetooth on off switch
  4. Tap the new device you want to pair your iPhone with.

    go to bluetooth settings

After a few seconds, your sound should transfer from the previous Bluetooth device to the one you just selected. And that's the quickest and easiest way to switch between Bluetooth devices.

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