Picture of the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker back view, with charging cord connected and highlighted.

How to Connect to Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

This post covers how to connect to Ultimate Ears Wonderboom, to get your speaker playing music from your phone, tablet, computer, or other Bluetooth source device. First, of course, for new speakers, unpack them. Then make sure that they have some charge in their batteries.  Then, with your speaker turned OFF (all dark top panel LEDs), follow these steps to set it up with most any BT source device.  Now in this demo, we show how this setup works on an iPad Air tablet. But a like routine works for iPhones, iPods, and Android phones and tablets too.





How to Connect to Ultimate Ears Wonderboom, Step by Step

1. Unpack and Charge the Speaker Before Connecting to It

For detailed charging instructions, see our   Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Charging Instructions   post.

2. Next, Visit the Home Screen on your Bluetooth Device

Press the Home button to get to the  Home  page.  See our  Home  screen as shown next on an Apple iPad.

3. Find the iPad  Settings  App

We found ours on the second page of the  Home  screen on our tablet.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iPad Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted.

4. Bring up the Settings App

Then, tap the Settings app icon.

The iPad then shows the first page of its  Settings  screen, as shown in the next screenshot

Screenshot of the iOS 11 Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom pairing instructions.
iOS Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted.




5. Go to the  Bluetooth Settings  Page to Continue with How to Connect to Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

Next, tap the  Bluetooth  item, as pointed at by the dark green arrow in the last screenshot above.

Our  Bluetooth Settings screen then appears as seen in the next screenshot.

Note that we switched ON our Bluetooth on this tablet. But since the speaker is currently OFF, it does not show in either the  My Devices  or  Other Devices lists on the tablet yet,  Why?  Because we’ve never connected it with this iPad before.  Furthermore, the speaker is not yet broadcasting its BT connection info.

Screenshot of the iOS iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list.
iPad Air tablet showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list.

Note in this picture that no Ultimate Ears Wonderboom appears just yet.

6. Turn On your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker

Turn on the speaker by fast pressing its  Power  button.

See this button, circled in green, in the next picture.

Picture of the speaker powered OFF, top view, showing the -Power- button circled. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom pairing instructions.
The speaker powered OFF, top view, showing the -Power- button circled.

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom then comes on, letting you know this by making a cute startup sound.

Picture of the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom BT speaker, powered ON, showing the top view, with the Glowing -Power- button circled.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom BT speaker, powered ON, showing the top view, with the glowing -Power- button circled.

7. Put your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom into Bluetooth Connect Mode

Now, to see your speaker on your iPad Air, place it into BT pairing mode. For that, press and release the Bluetooth button, as circled in the next picture.

Picture of the UE Ultimate Ears Wonderboom BT speaker, top view, showing its -Bluetooth- button circled.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom BT speaker, top view, showing its -Bluetooth- button circled.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker makes an offbeat but cool pairing sound. Plus, a lamp in this button starts fast-flashing white. See this in the last picture above.  The flashing means that your speaker is ready to accept connect requests from nearby Bluetooth devices. In this mode, the speaker broadcasts its name and connection information over the Bluetooth airwaves.

8. Find your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom on your iPad Air

See the picture next. We found ours, as circled in green.

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the speaker as discovered But not paired, circled.
iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the speaker as discovered But not paired, circled.




9. Connect with your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker

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

Your iPad Air then connects with the speaker (appears as “WONDERBOOM” in this demo).

The  Bluetooth Settings  screen then changes to display something like the following.

Picture of the iOS Bluetooth Settings page, Showing the speaker as paired, and circled.
iOS Bluetooth Settings page, Showing the speaker as paired, and circled.

Note that the speaker now shows as connected, as circled inside the green oval in the last picture.

10. Done with How to Connect to Ultimate Ears Wonderboom !

We have now successfully connected the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker to an iPad Air tablet.  Audio output from that iPad now plays on this speaker, which is what you want. Bluetooth connecting like this works with most other Bluetooth source devices as well.

Other Posts About the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker

  1. How to Check Battery on Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
  2. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Reset Instructions
  3. How to Charge Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
  4. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Buttons Guide, How to Use
  5. Reset Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker

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References for How to Connect to Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

  1. Wonderboom Ultimate Ears Speaker Official Product Page at UltimateEars.com

Revisions and Changes

  • 2020-06-07: First released.
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