This post shows how to connect a UE Roll BT speaker to an iPhone and other iOS devices such as an iPod Touch and iPad. Start with your speaker shut OFF (all dark LEDs). Then, follow along to connect it with iPhone.
How to Connect UE Roll to iPhone
1. Visit the Home Screen on your iPhone
Firstly, press the Home button or swipe up from the bottom of the screen to get to the Home page. See our Home screen as shown next.
2. Find the Settings App
We found ours on the second page of the Home screen.
3. Bring up the Settings App
Tap the Settings app icon thirdly.
The iPhone then displays the first page of its Settings screen, as shown in the next screenshot
4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings Page to Continue with How to Connect UE Roll to iPhone
Tap the Bluetooth item, as pointed at by the green arrow in the last screenshot above.
Our Bluetooth Settings screen then appears as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is switched ON here. 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 have yet to connect it with this device for the first time. Plus, the speaker is not yet transmitting its Bluetooth connection info. See this scenario, that appears as shown next.
Note in this picture that no UE Roll appears yet.
5. Power On your UE Roll Unit
Turn on the speaker by quickly pressing and releasing its Power button. See this button, pointed out in the next picture.
The speaker then comes on.
6. Put your UE Roll into Pairing Mode
Now, to see the speaker on your iPhone, place it into BT discovery mode. For that, press and hold the Bluetooth button. Hold this button in until the speaker makes a taping bongos sound to tell you that pairing mode has begun.
Plus, a lamp in the Pairing button starts quickly flashing white.
7. Find your UE Roll on your iPhone
See the picture next. We found ours, as pointed out in dark blue.
8. Connect with your UE Roll
Next, tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth Devices list, shown above.
Your iPhone then connects with the speaker (appears as “WONDERBOOM 2” in this session).
The Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to display something like the following.
Note that the unit now appears as connected, as pointed out in the last picture.
9. Done with How to Connect UE Roll to iPhone !
Lastly, we have now successfully connected this Bluetooth speaker with the test iPhone. Audio output from that source device now plays on the Roll 1 speaker.
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- 2022-09-15: First posted.