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

How to Put JBL Boombox 1 in Pairing Mode

To pair the Boombox 1 JBL speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to refresh the connection information stored on that device, you must know how to launch pairing mode on this speaker.  Further, in this mode, the JBL Boombox sends its Bluetooth name and current linkage info on the BT airwaves.  So in this post, we show you how to put the JBL Boombox speaker into Bluetooth pairing mode.  Thus you can then join it to phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.

How to Put JBL Boombox 1 Power Bank Speaker into Pairing Mode

1. Turn On the Boombox 1

First, turn on the speaker by pressing and releasing its  Power  button once.

See this button, pointed at by the bright green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the -Power- button glowing on the speaker.
The -Power- button glowing.

The speaker then comes on, and the Power button lights up white to signal that power is ON.





2. Press the Pairing / Discovery Mode Button and Release when the Power Button Starts Flashing

Now, to be able to discover your speaker on your source Bluetooth device, place it into pairing mode. For that, press and release the the Pairing button, as pointed out in the next picture.

Picture of the top of the JBL Boombox 1 speaker, showing the -Bluetooth- button.
JBL Boombox 1 speaker top view, showing the -Bluetooth- button.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker makes a plucking guitar pairing sound. Plus, the Power button lamp begins fast-flashing blue.

The -Power- button glowing blue on the speaker.
Showing the -Power- button glowing blue on the speaker.

3. Done with How to Put JBL Boombox 1 in Pairing Mode

While the Power button is flashing blue, you should see your Boombox 1 on any phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as we show next. Our speaker here has its default name here, called “JBL Boombox”.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Boombox 1 speaker, discovered but not paired.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Boombox 1 speaker, discovered but not paired.

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References for How to Put JBL Boombox 1 in Pairing Mode 

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

Revision History

    • 2022-01-24: First published.
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