This post teaches how pairing JBL Go 2 with iPhone iPad iPod iOS tablets and phone devices works. Start with your speaker OFF (dark front panel LED). Then, follow these instructions to pair your Go 2 Bluetooth speaker to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch iOS-based device. We’re running an iPad Air tablet for this exercise. But the pairing details are nearly the same for the other iOS devices, although the various pairing screens may look a bit different across the various iOS devices.
Pairing JBL Go 2 with iPhone iPad iPod iOS Phones Tablets Instructions
1. Visit the Home Screen on your iOS Device
Press the Home button to get to the Home iOS page. See our Home screen as pictured next.
2. Find the iOS Settings App
We found ours on the second page of the Home screen on our iPad Air tablet.
3. Bring up the Settings App
Tap the Settings app icon.
The tablet / iPhone then displays the first page of its Settings screen, as shown in the next screenshot
4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings Page to Continue with Pairing JBL Go 2 with iPhone
Tap the Bluetooth item, as pointed at by the dark green arrow in the last screenshot above.
Our Bluetooth Settings screen the appears as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is switched ON here. But since the Go Two JBL speaker is currently OFF, it does not show in either the My Devices or Other Devices lists on the tablet yet, Why? Because we’ve never paired it with this iPad Air prior. Plus, the speaker is not yet broadcasting its connection information. See this situation, as shown next.
Note in this picture that there’s no JBL Go 2 listed yet.
5. Turn On your JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Turn on this speaker by quickly pressing its Power button. See this button, circled in green, in the next picture.
The speaker then comes on.
But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the Go 2 will not pair with it by itself. The light that comes to life in the front grill of the speaker denotes this not-paired state by glowing blinking or solid white as seen next.
6. Put your Bluetooth JBL Speaker into Pairing Mode
Now, to see your Go Two speaker on your iOS phone or tablet, enter the start up the speaker’s Bluetooth pairing mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button on the speaker, as circled in the next picture.
When you press the Pairing button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Plus, the front panel status lamp changes from a solid white to flashing white. See this in the last picture above.
7. Find your JBL Go 2 on your iOS iPad, iPod, or iPhone Device
See the picture next. We found ours, as circled in green.
8. Pair with your Go 2 Wireless Speaker
Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list, shown above.
Your iOS device then pairs with the Go 2 JBL (appears as “JBL Go 2” in this demo).
The Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to display something like the following.
Note that the Go 2 speaker now shows as connected, as shown inside the green oval in the last picture.
9. Done with Pairing JBL Go 2 with iPhone !
We have now successfully paired our JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker with our iPad iOS device. Audio output from that device now plays on this wireless speaker, which presumably, is what you want. Enjoy!
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References for Pairing JBL Go 2 with iPhone
- 2020-04-21: Added tags.
- 2019-05-05: Tuned the targeting for ‘Pairing JBL Go 2 with iPhone’.
- 2019-01-19: First published.