This post describes how to connect the Wonderboom 2 portable speaker, to get it playing from your phone, tablet, or other BT device. First, of course, for new speakers, unpack them and 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 connect with most any BT source device. Thus in this demo, we show how this pairing works on an iPad Air 3 tablet. But a like routine works for iPhones, iPods, and Android phones and tablets too.
How to Connect Wonderboom 2, Step by Step
1. Unpack and Charge the Speaker
If this is a new speaker, take it out of the box and remove all wrappings and packing materials. Then, charge it for several minutes before proceeding, as these can be pretty dead when you first get them.
2. Next, Visit the Home Screen on your Bluetooth Device
Then press the Home button to get to the Home page. See our Home screen as shown next on our iPad.
3. Find the iPad Settings App
We found ours on the second page of the Home screen on our tablet.
4. Bring up the Settings App
Tap the Settings app icon.
Out test tablet then shows the first page of its Settings screen, as shown in the next screenshot
5. Go to the Bluetooth Settings Page to Continue with How to Connect Wonderboom 2
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 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. Plus, the speaker is not yet broadcasting its BT handle info. This looks something like as shown next.
Note in this picture that no Wonderboom 2 appears just yet.
6. Power Up the Speaker
Power up the speaker by rapidly pressing its Power button.
See this button, pointed at by yellow arrow, in the next picture.
The speaker then comes on, letting you know this by making a startup sound.
7. Put your Speaker Discovery Mode
Now, to see your Wonderboom 2 on your source device, place it into BT pairing mode. For that, press and release the Pairing button, as circled in the next picture.
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.
8. Find the Wonderboom 2 on Your Source Device
See the picture next. We found ours, as pointed at by the yellow arrow in the next picture.
9. Connect with the Speaker
Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth Devices list, shown above.
Your device then pairs with the Wonderboom 2 (appears as “WONDERBOOM 2” in this demo).
The Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to display something like the following.
Note that the speaker now shows as paired, as pointed at by the yellow arrows in the last picture.
10. Done with How to Connect Wonderboom 2 !
We have now successfully linked this Bluetooth speaker to an iPad Air 3 tablet device. So now, audio output from that smart device now plays on this speaker, which is what you want. Bluetooth set up like this works with most other Bluetooth source devices as well.
References for How to Connect a Wonderboom 2
Revisions and Changes
- 2023-02-14: First released.