Top view of the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 speaker with its Bluetooth pairing button circled.

How to Connect UE Speaker to iPhone

This post shows how to connect a typical UE speaker to an iPhone and other iOS devices such as an iPod Touch and iPad. First, start with your speaker shut OFF (all dark LEDs). Then, follow along to connect it with iPhone.  In this demo, we show how this connect works on an iPad Air mobile computer. But like procedures work for iPhones, and iPod Touch players as well.





How to Connect a UE Speaker to iPhone

1. Visit the Home Screen on your iPhone

Press the Home button or swipe up from the bottom to get to the  Home   iPhone page.  E.g. See our  Home  screen as shown next.

2. Find the   Settings   App

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

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow. How to Connect UE speaker with iPhone.
iPad Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Tap the Settings app icon.

The iPhone then displays the first page of its  Settings  screen, as shown in the next screenshot

Screenshot of the iOS Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted.
iOS Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted.

4. Go to the  Bluetooth Settings  Page to Continue with How to Connect a UE Speaker to iPhone

Tap the  Bluetooth  item, as pointed at by the dark 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 UE speaker is not yet transmitting its Bluetooth connection info. See this scenario, that appears as shown next.

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 UE speaker appears yet.





5. Power On your UE  Speaker 

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

Top view of a common UE speaker. showing the dark Power button, highlighted.
Top view of a common UE speaker. showing the dark -Power- button, highlighted.

The speaker then comes on.

Top view of the speaker, powered ON, with its -Power-button lit and highlighted.
Top view of the speaker, powered ON, with its -Power-button lit and highlighted.

6. Put your UE Speaker into Pairing Mode

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

Top view of the speaker with its Bluetooth pairing button circled.
Top view of the speaker with its Bluetooth pairing button circled.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker makes a distinctive noise several times. Plus, a lamp in this button starts quickly flashing white. See this in the last picture above.

7. Find your UE Speaker on your iPhone

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

iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing our test UE speaker as discovered but not connected.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing our test UE speaker as discovered but not connected.

8. Connect with your UE Speaker

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 demo).

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

iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the test UE speaker as connected.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the test UE speaker as connected.

Note that the speaker now appears as connected, as pointed out in the last picture.

9. Done with How to Connect UE Speaker to iPhone !

Lastly, we have now successfully connected this Bluetooth speaker with our  iPhone like iPadOS tablet.  Audio output from that source device now plays on this wireless speaker.





Other Posts About the UE Speaker

  1. UE Speaker Pairing Directions

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References for How to Connect a UE Speaker to an iPhone

  1. UE Speaker Official Product Page at UltimateEars.com
  2. Apple iPhone Official Product Page at apple.com

Revisions Log

  • 2021-08-25: First posted.
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