I would like to remove my Raspberry Pi from my iPhone 8 (running iOS 11.2.1) as a connected bluetooth device.

Normally, I would go into my Settings -> Bluetooth and select the info button (a little circled I) to show the "Disconnect" and "Forget Device" dialogs

Unfortunately, iOS does not give me this option:

How do I unpair this device if there is no button to get to the unpair prompt?

Due to work restrictions I cannot completely reset the device.

  • On my iPhone 7 (IOS 11.2.1) there is a little circled " i " If I tap on that it takes me to an options screen for that device and one selection is "forget this device." Odd that it is not displaying on your phone... – Steve Chambers Jan 5 '18 at 0:31
  • This is happening to me too! Help! – Rachel Castillo Apr 24 '18 at 0:34

Uh oh.

It appears that your work place has installed a configuration profile in Settings>General>Profiles.

Using Apple Configurator 2 (A application made by Apple to allow companies & schools to administrate their employee's/student's devices) there is an option to disable "Allow Modifying of Bluetooth Settings". Your work place has most likely unchecked this option preventing you from forgetting the device.

Note: It is the same for Profile Manager in macOS Server

I would suggest contacting your IT department and requesting that they allow you to edit Bluetooth settings.

Heres a picture of what it looks like in Apple Configurator 2:

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    ?? What about iOS devices that are not managed by an IT department? – Andrew Wolfe Jun 9 at 14:04

I've experienced this phenomena as well, usually have restoring from a backup, and found that I had to delete the apps associated with the devices in order to make things work properly.

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