Bose QC 35 headphones won’t connect to iPhone?

Bose QC 35 headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones provide effective noise canceling technology in a comfortable, easy-to-use design. The noise cancellation microphone ensures clear calling quality and allows you to enjoy your music or make calls without being interrupted by outside noise. They’re also compatible with both iOS and Android devices. But they are more popular among iPhone users because of their Hassle-free Bluetooth pairing.

Bose Qc35 headphones are some of the best available Bluetooth devices, but some users are having connectivity issues. There are a number of reasons. The most likely reason is that the headphones are not compatible with the latest iPhone operating system. Another possibility is that the headphones are not properly paired with the iPhone.

Here in this article, we will guide you through the solution of how to reset your Bluetooth settings of Bose QuietComfort 35 and also the setting of your IOS mobile device or android device for the paring process, so without any further delay let’s start the solution.

Bose QC 35 Headphones Won’t Connect to iPhone 

If you own a pair of Bose QC 35 headphones and an iPhone, sometimes you may have trouble connecting Bose QC 35 headphones with your iPhone. There are a few possible reasons with your Bose QC 35 headphones won’t connect to your iPhone, they might be either hardware problems or software problems. We discuss software problems there which could be; headphone problems, Bluetooth connection problems, and might be QC 35 headphones not in pairing mode with Bluetooth devices, we’ll explore these connection processes in the solution below step by step process.

Reset Bose Headphones to connect to Apple device

If your Bose QC 35 headphones are not connecting to your Apple device after updating it to the present iOS version, you can try the following steps to reset them (Bose QC 35 headphones).

  • Turn off your QC35 headphones.
  • Wait for 30 seconds while your Bose headphones are off.
  • Plug the headphones into a USB power supply using a power cable.
  • Unplug the Bose headset from the power switch.
  • Do not move the headphones while they remain stationary for 60 seconds.
  • Turn the headphones ON.

After following the steps above, the headphones usually reboot so you can connect to Bluetooth device list as you had done prior to upgrading to iOS. If this process does not enable your Apple device to connect, there may be an issue with your iPhone or iPad. Thus, until now, one thing is okay, when trying to pairing Bose wireless headphones with Bluetooth range.

troubleshoot common issues with the bose headphones?

If you’re having trouble with your Bose headphones, you’re not alone. Many people have problems with their Bose headphones, and there are a few common issues that can be easily fixed with some basic troubleshooting techniques. Here are some tips for common Bose headphone problems.

If your Bose headphones won’t connect to your device, make sure the Bluetooth connection is turned on and that your devices are paired and is in a range of 33 feet from the source. If you’re still having trouble, try restarting your device or resetting your Bose headphones from the steps mentioned above.

iOS 13 has likely caused damage to your Bluetooth connections with bose Bluetooth connection, resulting in the need for your Bluetooth headphones to be turned on. Go to the Bluetooth settings in your phone, first remove the bose product and then with the Bluetooth symbol try connecting the headset again.

If you’re experiencing sound quality issues, such as static or crackling, make sure the audio source is turned up and that the volume on your Bose headphones is turned up. You may also need to adjust the EQ settings on your devices. If you’re still having sound quality issues, try restarting your device or resetting your Bose headphones.

Reset the Apple device to connect the headphone

If your Apple device is not connecting to your Bose QC 35 headphone after updating it to the latest iOS version, you can try the following steps to reset the apple device to restore the connection between the apple device and headphones.

  • Remove any existing connections with your device.
  • Turn ON the airplane mode of your apple device.
  • Wait 60 seconds without doing any action on the device.
  • After 60 seconds, Turn Off the airplane mode.

following the steps, the apple device is usually restarted so you can connect to your Bluetooth as you had earlier. If your Apple device is still not able to obtain a connection, there could have another issue. We explore them below.

Restore Bluetooth connection of Apple device

Among the reasons your Bose QC 35 headphones may not be connecting with your, iPhone is that the Bluetooth is turned off. To verify that the Bluetooth is either turned ON or OFF, open the Settings app and tap “Bluetooth.” If the “Bluetooth” is in the Off position, tap it to turn Bluetooth ON.

Clear Pairing List of Apple device list

The Bose QC 35 headphone is compatible with up to eight different devices. If you have multiple paired Bluetooth connections programmed into the QC headphone Bluetooth setting, sometimes you might find yourself unable to establish a connection with your desired Bluetooth device. So, After Turned ON the Bluetooth connection of the Apple device, you can clear the pairing list of the Apple device to restore the connection between Bose QC 35 headphones and the Apple device by taking the following steps.

  • Turn the power to the Bose QC 35 smart wireless headphones on. Press the Power button on the Bluetooth icon. Wait 10 seconds. Toggle the power once and wait for a message confirming that the device list had been cleared. Please note that you had to quickly press the power to get it to start again. If your finger slipped even for a second, you’ll need to press the power button once more and then try again.
  • Occasionally, removing the Bluetooth device manually from the companion app can avoid the Bose headphones from clearing the list that the app uses. In case that, Open the Bose Connect App and select the Bluetooth icon. Choose Connections, then select Edit. Choose Remove Device. This action removes the particular device that headphones are prepared to recognize.

After that, Bose QC 35 headphones may connect with the apple device in case of a pairing list problem in your operating system. What if your Bose QC 35 headphones still won’t connect to your Apple iPhone?

If you’ve followed all the tips mentioned above and the QC 35 headphones still don t connect with the iPhone, It’s probably a hardware issue that requires contacting Bose customer service.


Either QC 35 Headphones or the Apple device may break down or be unable to be connected with one another, so you are not able to enjoy audio. To solve this, you must have inspected the previous steps for solving this typical problem related to the product. In the case of a hardware issue, you can request the help of a technician at Bose’s customer service department.


Why are my Bose headphones not connecting to my iPhone?

Make this thing pretty sure that headphones and iOS or iPadOS devices are relatively close. In case of that, they make no connection with each other, they might be hardware or software problems.

Why is Bluetooth not finding devices?

When you try to pair with another device using Bluetooth, it may appear that your cell phone doesn’t recognize your device. This is likely because your phone’s own Bluetooth system is turned off or is not in pairing mode.

How do I turn on discoverable mode?

Navigate to Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth.