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

UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker How to Connect

This post shows how to connect to a UE Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker from typical Bluetooth enabled devices like Android phones and tablets, and Apple iPods, iPads, and iPhones. Start with your speaker powered OFF (all dark LEDs). Then, follow along to connect to it.  In this demonstration, we show how this connect works on an iPad Air tablet.

UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker How to Connect, Step by Step

1. Visit the Home Screen on your Source Bluetooth Device

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

2. Find the   Settings   App

We found ours on the second page of the  Home  screen. Most any mobile device these days has some sort of Settings app.  If yours does not, then follow the instructions in its manual for connecting to a Bluetooth speaker.

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

3. Bring Up the Settings App

Tap the Settings app icon.

The mobile device then displays the first page of its  Settings  screen.  The page we got on ours is shown in the next screenshot

Screenshot of the -Settings- screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the -Bluetooth- item highlighted.
The -Settings- screen on an iPad Air tablet, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the -Bluetooth- item highlighted.

4. Go to the  Bluetooth Settings  Page to Continue with UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker How to Connect

Tap the  Bluetooth  item, as pointed at by the deep green arrow in the last screenshot above.

Our  Bluetooth Settings screen then comes up as displayed next. Note that our Bluetooth is switched ON here. But since the Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker is currently OFF. So it does not show in either the  My Devices  or  Other Devices lists on the tablet yet,  Why?  Because we’ve not yet connected to it from this device before.  Plus, the speaker is not yet transmitting its Bluetooth connection info. See this situation, 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 no Wonderboom is listed yet.





5. Power On your Speaker 

Turn on the unit by rapidly pressing and releasing its  Power  button. See this button, circled in green, in the next picture.

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

The speaker then powers UP.

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

6. Put the Speaker into Discovery Mode

Now, to see this speaker on your mobile device, enable pairing / discovery mode on the WB. For that, press and release the Bluetooth button, as circled in the next picture.

Picture of the -Bluetooth- button on the speaker.
The -Bluetooth- button on the speaker.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker makes a distinctive sound a few times. Plus, a light in this button starts quickly blinking white. See this in the last picture above.

7. Find your UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker on your Mobile Device

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

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

8. Next, Connect to your Speaker 

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

Your mobile device then connects to the Wonderboom (appears as “WONDERBOOM” in this demo).

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

Screenshot of the iOS BT Settings page, showing the UE Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker as Connected.
iOS BT Settings page, Showing the UE Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker as Connected.

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

9. Done with How to Connect to UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker !

We have now successfully connected our source device to this speaker.  Audio program content from that device will now play on this speaker.

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References for UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker How to Connect

    1. Wonderboom UE Bluetooth Speaker Support Page at UltimateEars.com

Revisions Log

    • 2023-02-20: First posted.