This post shows how to pair a JBL Boombox Bluetooth speaker with common mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod mobile devices.
How to Pair JBL Boombox, Step by Step
With your Boombox 1 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your mobile device.
1. Navigate to the Home Screen on your Device
Press the Home button to bring up the device’s Home screen. Shown next.
2. Find the Settings App
We found ours on the second page of an iPad home screen, shown next.
3. Bring up the Settings App
Tap the Settings app icon.
The mobile device then displays the first page of its settings, as we see in the next step.
4. Go to Bluetooth Settings to Continue with How to Pair JBL Boombox
Our Bluetooth settings screen displays, similar to the following.
Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since JBL speaker is currently powered OFF, it does not show up in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this speaker with the iPad Air before. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.
5. Turn On your Boombox
Turn on this speaker by quickly pressing its Power button. See this circled in green, in the next picture.
The speaker then powers up.
But since the iPad does not know about this speaker, the JBL Boombox will not pair with it automatically. The light in the Pairing lamp denotes this not-paired state by slow or quick flashing.
6. Put your JBL Boombox 1 into Bluetooth Pairing Mode
Now, to see your Boombox on your mobile device, place the speaker into pairing mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button, as shown in the next picture.
When you press this Pairing button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the Power button begins fast flashing blue. See this in the last picture, pointed at by the green arrow.
7. Find your Bluetooth Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair JBL Boombox
See the screen shot next. We found our speaker, as pointed at by the green arrow.
8. Next, Pair with your BT Speaker
Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list.
Your source device then pairs with the Boombox (named “JBL Boombox” in this demo). The mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.
9. Done with How to Pair JBL Boombox !
We have now successfully paired this BT speaker. Similar routines work with pairing iPod Touch players, iPad Pros, and any iPhones as well so long as they support Bluetooth. Pairing with Android devices works in similar fashion as well.
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- 2022-09-12: First published.