This post shows how to pair a JBL Pulse 3 personal wireless speaker with common mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod mobile devices.
How to Pair JBL Pulse 3: Step by Step
With your Pulse 3 powered OFF (status lamp is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your mobile device.
1. Navigate to the Home Screen on your Mobile Device
Press the Home button to bring up the mobile 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 shown in the next step.
4. Go to Bluetooth Settings to Continue with How to Pair JBL Pulse 3
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 JBL Pulse 3
Turn on this speaker by quickly pressing its Power button. See this pointed out in the next picture.
The speaker then powers up.
But since the iPad does not know about this speaker, the 3 will not pair with it automatically. The status light on speaker top denotes this not-paired state by slow or quick flashing.
6. Put the Speaker into Bluetooth Pairing Mode
Now, to see your Pulse 3 speaker on your mobile device, start up pairing mode on it. To do that, press and release the Pairing button, as we see in the next picture.
When you press the Pairing button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the pairing status light begins fast flashing white.
7. Find your Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair JBL Pulse 3
See the screen shot next. We found ours, pointed out by the green arrow.
8. Next, Pair with your JBL Pulse 3
Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list.
Your source device then pairs with the 3 (named “JBL Pulse 3” 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 Pulse 3 !
We have now successfully paired our Pulse 3 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.