Picture of the Wonderboom 1 and Wonderboom 2 Speakers Side By Side

UE Speaker Pairing Instructions, Directions

This post offers general UE Speaker pairing directions. First, start with your UE speaker shut OFF (all dark  LEDs). Then, follow these instructions for pairing it with most any Bluetooth source device.  In this demo, we show how this works on our iPad Air tablet, using the UE Wonderboom model speaker. But a like procedure works for iPhones, iPods, and Android phones and tablets too, as well as most other UE speaker models.





UE Speaker Pairing Instructions, Step by Step

1. Visit the Home Screen on your Mobile Device

Press the Home button to get to the  Home   page.  E,g, See our  Home  screen as shown next.

2. Next, Find the  Settings  App

We found ours on the second page of the  Home  screen on our tablet.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the -Settings- app highlighted by an arrow.
iPad Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Then, tap the Settings app icon.

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

Screenshot of the -Settings- page on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted.
iOS Settings screen on iPad Air, 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 this UE 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 before.  Plus, the speaker is not yet broadcasting its BT connection information. See this situation, that looks something like as shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list.
iPad Air tablet showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list.

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

5. Turn On your UE Speaker

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

Picture of the UE speaker powered OFF, top view, showing the -Power- button circled.
The UE speaker powered OFF, top view, showing the -Power- button circled.

The speaker then comes on.

Picture of the test UE speaker, powered ON, showing the top view, with the Glowing -Power- button circled.
The UE BT speaker, powered ON, showing the top view, with the glowing -Power- button circled.

6. Put your Speaker into Pairing Mode

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

Picture of the speaker, top view, showing its -Bluetooth- button circled.
Top view of the speaker, showing its -Bluetooth- button circled.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker makes a distinctive sound several times. Plus, a lamp in this button starts rapidly flashing white. See this in the last picture above.





7. Find your UE Speaker on your iPad Air

See the picture next. We found ours, as circled in green.

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the UE speaker as discovered But not paired, circled.
iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the UE speaker as discovered But not paired, circled.

8. Pair with your UE Speaker

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

Your iPad Air then pairs with the speaker. E.g. in this test, it appears as “WONDERBOOM”.

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

Picture of the iOS Bluetooth Settings page, Showing the UE speaker as paired, and circled.
iOS Bluetooth Settings page, Showing the UE speaker as paired, and circled.

Note that the Ultimate Ears speaker now shows as paired, as circled inside the green oval in the last picture.

9. UE Speaker Pairing Done!

Lastly, we have now successfully paired our UE Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker with our iPad Air iOS device.  Audio output from that iPad now plays on this wireless UE speaker, which is what you want.





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References for UE Speaker Pairing Instructions

  1. UE Speaker Official Product Page at UltimateEars.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-25: First released.
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