Picture of the JBL Charge 4 power bank speaker, front view, charging from a JBL USB AC power adapter.

How to Connect JBL Charge 4 to iPhone

This post demonstrates how to connect iPhone to the JBL Charge 4 power bank Bluetooth speaker.





How to Connect JBL Charge 4 to iPhone, Step by Step

With your JBL Charge 4 turned off (power button is dark), run through this routine to connect it to your iPhone.  We’re using an iPad Air tablet for this routine since we do not have an iPhone to take screenshots from.  But the setup pages are roughly the same, and so, the routine works as well on the iPhone.

1. Bring Up the   Home   Screen on your iPhone

Firstly, press the   Home   button to reveal the Home  screen.

2. Find the  Settings  App

We found ours on the second page of the iOS home screen as shown next.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iOS Home screen with Settings app highlighted.

3. Bring up the   Settings   App

Thirdly, tap the  Settings  app icon.

The iPhone then displays the first page of its settings, as shown in the next step.





4. Go to the  Bluetooth Settings    Page to Continue with How to Connect JBL Charge 4 to iPhone

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since the Charge 4 is currently switched OFF, it does not show up in the Devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never joined this speaker with this iOS device prior.  See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page with the JBL Charge 4 not present on the -My Devices- list.
The iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page with the JBL Charge 4 speaker not present on the -My Devices- list.

5. Turn On your JBL Charge 4 Power Bank Speaker

Turn on the JBL Charge 4 by quickly pressing its   Power   button. See this circled in green, in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Charge 4 speaker, powered OFF, with its Power button highlighted.
JBL Charge 4 speaker, powered OFF, with its Power button highlighted.

The speaker then powers up.

But since an iPhone would not know about this speaker if never paired to it before, this JBL speaker will not connect with the iPhone automatically. The dark Bluetooth switch denotes this not-paired state, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Charge 4 speaker not connected, with the dark Bluetooth button highlighted.
JBL Charge 4 speaker not connected, with the dark Bluetooth button highlighted.

6. Put the JBL Speaker into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your JBL Charge 4 on your iPhone, place the speaker into Bluetooth pairing mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Charge 4 wireless speaker, top view, showing the -Power- and -Bluetooth- buttons lit and highlighted.
JBL Charge 4 wireless speaker, top view, showing the -Power- and -Bluetooth- buttons lit and highlighted.

When you press the   Bluetooth Discovery Mode   button, the JBL Charge 4 makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, that button starts flashing white.





7. Find your Speaker in the Other Devices List, to Continue with How to Connect JBL Charge 4 to iPhone

See the screen shot next. We found our Charge 4 JBL, as pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.

Screenshot of the iPhone BT Settings page, showing the highlighted -Tom's Charge 4- speaker as discovered.
iPhone BT Settings page, showing the highlighted -Tom’s Charge 4- speaker as discovered.

8. Pair with your JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the  Other Devices section of the   Bluetooth Devices    list.

Your iPhone then pairs with the JBL Charge 4 (“Tom’s Charge 4” in this demo).

Then, the iPhone’s    Bluetooth Settings    screen changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the iPad Bluetooth Settings page, showing the -Tom's Charge 4- speaker as connected.
iPad Bluetooth Settings page, showing the -Tom’s Charge 4- speaker as connected.

9. Done with How to Connect JBL Charge 4 to iPhone !

Finally, you have now successfully connected your BT speaker with an iPhone. Thus, you can now play music, and hear it through this speaker.

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References for How to Connect JBL Charge 4 to iPhone

  1. How do I Connect my iPhone to the JBL Speaker?   from Apple Support

Revision History

  • 2020-08-10: First published.
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