This post shows how to connect a UE Wonderboom 3 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 a UE Wonderboom 3 to iPhone
1. Visit the Home Screen
Press the Home button to get to the Home page. See our screen as shown next.
3. 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. Find this pointed at in the last picture.
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 Wonderboom 3 to iPhone
Tap the Bluetooth item, as pointed at by the lime green arrow in the last screenshot.
The 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 Wonderboom 3 UE speaker appears yet.
5. Power On your UE Wonderboom 3
Turn on the unit by quickly pressing its Power button. See this button, pointed out in the next picture.
The speaker then comes on, and announces this with a rising electronic sound. The Power button also lights up, as we see next.
6. Put your UE Wonderboom 3 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 located as shown in the next picture. It’s on the top, at the twelve o’clock position in he buttons panel. Release the button when you hear the rising plunks sound.
Also, a lamp in this button starts quickly flashing white.
7. Find your UE Wonderboom 3 on your iPhone
See the picture next. We found ours, as pointed out next.
8. Connect with your 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 3” in this demo).
The Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to display something like the following.
Note that the speaker now appears as connected, as pointed out in the last picture.
9. Done with How to Connect UE Wonderboom 3 to an iPhone !
Lastly, we have now successfully connected this Bluetooth speaker with the test iPhone. Audio output from that source device now plays on the UE 3.
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- 2022-09-17: First posted.