This post covers pairing Ultimate Ears products to smart devices such as tablets, phones, and desktop computers. Start with your speaker powered OFF (all dark LEDs). Then, follow these steps for pairing it with most any Bluetooth source device. In this demo, we show how this pairing works on an iPad Air tablet with a Wonderboom BT speaker. But a like routine works for iPhones, iPods, and Android phones and tablets too. This pairing procedure works with other Ultimate Ears models as well, like the Blast, Boom, Megaboom, Megablast, and Roll series BT speakers.
Pairing Ultimate Ears, Step by Step
1. Visit the Home Screen on your BT Source Device
Press the Home button to get to the Home page. See our Home screen as shown next on our iPad.
2. Find the Settings App
Most smart devices indeed have a Settings app. So we found ours on the second page of the Home screen on our tablet.
3. Start the Settings App
Tap the Settings app icon.
Our test iPad Air then shows the first page of its Settings screen, as we see in the next screenshot
4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings Page to Continue with Pairing Ultimate Ears
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 we switched ON our Bluetooth on this tablet. But since the Ultimate Ears we’re pairing 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 smart device before. Plus, the speaker is not yet transmitting its wireless connection info. This looks something like as we see next.
Note in this picture that no Ultimate Ears appears just yet.
5. Power Up your Ultimate Ears Device
Turn on the speaker by quickly pressing and releasing its Power button.
See this button, circled in green, in the next picture.
The speaker then comes on.
6. Start Pairing Mode on the Ultimate Ears
Now, to see your speaker on your source Bluetooth device, place it into BT pairing mode. For that, press and release the Pairing button, as circled in the next picture.
When you press this Pairing button, the speaker makes an offbeat but cool pairing sound. Plus, a lamp in this button starts rapidly flashing white. See this in the last picture above.
7. Find your Ultimate Ears on your Smart Device
See the picture next. We found ours, as circled in green.
8. Pair with your Ultimate Ears Unit
Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth Devices list, shown above.
Your iPad Air then pairs with the Ultimate Ears (appears here as “WONDERBOOM” in this demo).
The Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to display something like the following.
Note that the Ultimate Ears now shows as paired, as circled inside the green oval in the last picture.
9. Done with Pairing Ultimate Ears !
We have now successfully paired our Ultimate Ears with a test iPad Air smart device. Audio output from that iPad now plays on this Bluetooth speaker, which is what you want. Pairing like this works with most other Bluetooth source devices as well.
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References for Pairing Ultimate Ears
- 2023-0`1-27: First released.