Picture of the -Bluetooth Settings- page on iPadOS, showing the JBL Boombox speaker as connected.

How to Pair JBL Boombox

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.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iOS Home Screen with Settings app highlighted.

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.

Screenshot of an iPad Air, showing its previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there's no JBL Boombox speaker now.
An iPad Air, showing its previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there’s no JBL Boombox speaker now.




5. Turn On your Boombox

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

Picture of the dark -Power- button on the JBL Boombox speaker.
The dark -Power- button on the JBL Boombox speaker.

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.

JBL Boombox speaker top view, showing the -Bluetooth- button.
JBL Boombox speaker top view, showing the -Bluetooth- button.

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.

The -Power- button flashing blue on the JBL Boombox Bluetooth speaker.
JBL Boombox speaker, showing the -Power- button blinking blue.

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.

iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Boombox speaker, discovered but not paired.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Boombox speaker, discovered but not paired.

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.

Picture of the -Bluetooth Settings- page on iPadOS, showing the JBL Boombox speaker as connected.
The -Bluetooth Settings- page on iPadOS, showing the JBL Boombox speaker as connected.

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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References for How to Pair JBL Boombox

    1. Boombox 1 Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

    • 2022-09-12: First published.
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