Are you going to host a party soon and are worried about the sound system? And are you looking for an authentic step-by-step guide that will let you connect your JBL speaker to your iPhone? Don’t worry I’ve got you all covered!
In this blog, I have provided a thorough and easy-to-follow guide through which you can quickly learn how to connect your JBL speaker to your iPhone. This will let you have an amazing sound quality and make sure your party is a hit. Moreover, I have also provided solutions to some problems commonly faced by users while connecting their JBL speaker to iPhone.
How to Pair JBL Speaker to iPhone?
The most convenient and hassle-free method of connecting a JBL speaker to an iPhone is through Bluetooth. This method works for almost all JBL speakers and iPhone versions, and also connects JBL to Andriod. However, if you have an older version of the iPhone you can also try it out using a 3.5 mm AUX cable. In this guide, I will explain both methods.
To know “how to Bluetooth jbl speaker to iPhone”, follow the steps listed below to easily connect your iPhone to a JBL speaker using a Bluetooth connection. However, before connecting make sure your iPhone is placed close to the speaker otherwise the connection may fail to occur.
Step 1: Switch on your JBL speaker
To turn on the JBL Bluetooth speaker simply press the power button. This is the button with the symbol of the circle and line on top. After pressing it, the power button lights up. This means your speaker is powered on and you can move on to the next step.
If your power button gets red, that means your speaker’s battery is running low and needs to be charged.
If the power button doesn’t light up at all it could indicate either of the following two problems
- Zero Battery
- Faulty power button
Charging the speaker will help if the problem lies with a low battery.
Step 2: Enable Pairing Mode on Your JBL speaker
To do this you have to locate and press the Bluetooth button on your JBL speaker. If your speaker has successfully entered pairing mode, the white LED light will turn on. Your speaker is now actively searching for available Bluetooth devices nearby. Make sure your speaker is not already connected to some other device.
Step 3: Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone
To do this head on to settings, go to Bluetooth, and then turn on Bluetooth. Once turned on, your phone’s Bluetooth will start searching for available sources. On the list of nearby devices look for your speaker’s name.
To make sure this step is done smoothly disconnect your iPhone from previous devices. Keep your iPhone in close range of the speaker and get rid of all other Bluetooth devices in the vicinity.
Step 4 Pair your iPhone to a JBL speaker
Select the name of your speaker from the list displayed on your iPhone. Once you do that both devices will be paired. You’ll find connected written next to your speaker’s name on the iPhone after successful pairing. You might also get an audio confirmation.
If you can’t find your speaker on the list of available devices then restart either your phone or the speaker and try again.
Step 5 Play Music
Try to play any audio on your iPhone. In case of a successful connection, you’ll hear the audio through your JBL speaker. But if that doesn’t happen try increasing the volume of the speaker as well as the phone. If the problem persists disconnect the devices and repeat the process.
You can also watch this video to see how this method work.
AUX Cable Method
If your JBL speaker has a 3.5mm AUX cable port then you can also go for a wired connection. To do this follow the following steps.
- Identify an AUX cable port on your JBL speaker.
- Insert one end of the AUX cable into this port.
- Insert the other end of the AUX cable into the port on your iPhone.
- Once connected turn on your speaker.
- Play some audio on your iPhone to test the connection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I connect multiple JBL speakers to a single iPhone?
Yes, JBL has introduced a new feature that allows users to connect up to 100 speakers to a single iPhone simultaneously. This acts as a great sound system for huge gatherings. However, keep in mind not all JBL speakers support this feature. To connect multiple JBL speakers to your iPhone follow the following procedure.
1. Establish a Bluetooth connection between your iPhone and the primary speaker.
2. Once connected successfully, press connect button on the primary and secondary speaker simultaneously. This will connect both the speakers.
3. To test if the connection is successful play audio on your iPhone.It should play on both speakers simultaneously.
4. Similarly to connect more speakers press connect button on that speaker to connect it to the primary speaker.
Why isn’t my JBL speaker connecting to my iPhone?
There could be several reasons if your speaker fails to connect to your iPhone. The most common reason could be a previous connection to a device. To overcome this problem disconnect your phone from all other devices and pair it with the desired speaker. Alternatively, if you press the Bluetooth button on your speaker for 2-3 sec, it will automatically disconnect from other devices and enter pairing mode.
The second reason could be that your phone is not in range of the speaker which is hindering the connection. Simply place your speaker close to your phone and see if the problem resolves. Thirdly make sure there are no other active Bluetooth devices in the vicinity as this could disrupt connectivity. If none of these methods work your last resort should be to do a factory reset of your speaker.