Picture of the UE Roll speaker, back view, showing the -Bluetooth- button highlighted.

How to Pair UE Roll with iPhone Smart Phone

This post shows how to pair UE Roll with iPhone and iPhone like devices. Start with your Ultimate Ears speaker (UE) switched OFF (all dark back LEDs on top). Then, follow these directions to pair it with an iPhone.  In this demo, we show how this pairing works on an iPhone like tablet. But a similar routine works for all iOS phones and tablets as well Android devices too.





How to Pair UE Roll with iPhone

1. Visit the Home Screen on your iPhone

Firstly, press the Home button to get to the  Home  iPhone page.  See our  Home  screen as shown next.

2. Find the Settings  App

Secondly, we found ours on the second page of the  Home  screen on our tablet.

Picture of an iPhone like Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow. Pair UE Roll with iPhone.
iPad Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted.

3. Bring up the Settings App to Continue with How to Pair UE Roll with iPhone

Thirdly, tap the Settings app icon.

The iPhone then puts up the first page of its  Settings  screen, as shown in the next screenshot

Screenshot of the iOS Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted. Pair UE Roll with iPhone.
iOS Settings screen , with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted.

4. Go to the  Bluetooth Settings  Page

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 our Bluetooth is switched ON here. But since the UE Roll speaker is OFF right now, it does not show in either the  My Devices  or  Other Devices lists on the iPhone yet,  Why?  Because we’ve never paired it with this device before.  Plus, the speaker is not yet broadcasting its BT discovery info. See this case, that looks something like as shown next.

Note in this picture that there’s no UE Roll listed yet.





5. Turn On your UE Roll Speaker

Turn on this UE by quickly pressing its  Power button. See this button, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the UE Roll speaker, back view, showing the -Power- button OFF, and highlighted. Pair UE Roll with iPhone.
UE Roll speaker, back view, showing the -Power- button OFF, and highlighted.

The speaker then comes on.

Picture of the Roll speaker back view.. Speaker is turned ON. Showing the glowing -Power- button highlighted. Pair UE Roll with iPhone.
The Roll speaker back view. Showing it turned ON, with the glowing -Power- button highlighted.

6. Put your UE Roll into Pairing Mode to Continue with How to Pair UE Roll with iPhone

Now, to see your UE Roll on your iPhone, place the Roll into BT pairing mode. For that, press and release the Bluetooth button, as circled in the next picture.

Picture of the UE speaker rear view, showing the -Bluetooth- button highlighted. Pair UE Roll with iPhone.
The UE speaker rear view, showing the -Bluetooth- button highlighted.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker makes several tapping-on-bongos sounds. Plus, an LED in this button starts quickly flashing white. See this in the last picture above.





7. Find your UE Roll on your iPhone

See the picture next. We found ours, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the discovered UE Roll speaker listing. Pair UE Roll with iPhone.
iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the discovered UE Roll speaker listing.

8. Pair with your UE Roll Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the  Other Devices  section of the  Bluetooth Devices  list, shown above.

Your iPhone then pairs with the Roll (appears as “UE Roll” in this demo).

The  Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to display something akin to the following.

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the UE Roll speaker connected and circled.
iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the UE Roll speaker connected and circled. UE Roll pairing.

Note that the UE speaker now shows as connected, as circled inside the green oval in the last picture.

9. Done with How to Pair UE Roll with iPhone !

Finally, we have now successfully paired our UE Roll Bluetooth speaker with an iPhone or iPhone like mobile device.  Sound from that device now plays on this roll-around speaker, which, we hope, is what you hoped for.

Other Posts About the UE Roll Speaker

  1. How to Tell if UE Roll is Charging
  2. UE Roll 1 Charging Instructions, How to Charge Speaker
  3. Reset UE Roll Speaker Instructions, How to Hard Factory Reset




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References for How to Pair UE Roll with iPhone.

  1. UE Roll Ultimate Ears Speaker Official Product Page, at UltimateEars.com
  2. Apple iPhone Official Product Page at apple.com

Revision History

  • 2019-05-12: First posted.
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