Picture of the UE Wonderboom speaker, front view, showing the Volume UP and DOWN buttons highlighted.

UE Wonderboom Buttons Guide, How to Use

The Wonderboom UE portable Bluetooth speaker features five buttons on the top and front, two lamps in the top buttons, one USB port on the back that’s inside a water tight compartment. The status lamp lights in one color and flashes to show speaker charging is occurring. There’s also a lamp in the Bluetooth button that shows pairing status.  In this UE Wonderboom buttons guide, we discuss all buttons on this speaker.  We point out where they are on the unit with lots of pictures, explain what each button does when pressed, and when to press it to accomplish numerous tasks. We also detail the two status lamps as well as the charger input port below.

UE Wonderboom Buttons Guide: Button Functions, Descriptions, and Where to Find Them

1. The Power Button

First off, the Power button switches the Wonderboom  ON and OFF. This button also contains an LED that shows power and battery status.  When the UE Wonderboom is ON, and the battery has at least a little charge, this lamp glows solid white.  But when the battery falls to critically low energy levels, this lamp glows solid  red, letting you know that it’s time to put the WB on the charge before it shuts off.

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

2. Bluetooth Discovery Pairing Mode Button

Next, we have the Bluetooth  discovery mode button, as circled in the next picture. This is the smaller of the two raised top panel buttons on the Wonderboom Logitech speaker.

With this UE powered on, press the  Bluetooth  button to place the speaker into discovery / pairing mode. When in pairing mode, the Wonderboom sends its name and other connection information over the BT radio medium, allowing nearby Bluetooth devices to find it and then connect.

Top view picture of the speaker, showing its -Bluetooth- button circled.  UE Wonderboom Buttons Guide.
Top view of the speaker, showing its -Bluetooth- button circled.

When speaker is in pairing mode, this button rapidly flashes white.  Then after the speaker connects, this button glows steady white for several seconds, to tell that pairing was successful.  Then, it goes OFF to save battery power.  It remains OFF as long as the BT connection remains intact. Note though that this button does not glow when the speaker is powered ON but not paired.  Again, it only lights during discovery, and for a brief time after pairing is established.

Play / Pause Button: UE Wonderboom Buttons Guide

The Play / Pause button is a bit hidden on the top of the Wonderboom, as there is no visual icon embossed on this panel for it, unlike the other two buttons, that are  embossed, and raised as well.

Picture of the -Play-Pause- button region circled.
The -Play-Pause- button region circled.

The Play / Pause  button is  not  raised, though you can find it just beneath the Ultimate Ears logo.  See the  Play / Pause  button area, circled in green in the next photo.

Stopping and Resuming Music with the Play / Pause Button

Press near the center of the UE logo ONCE to stop or resume playback.

Move Back and Fourth in a Playlist with the Play / Pause Button

Finally, you can skip forward to the next song in a playlist with the Play-Pause button on the UE Wonderboom. As the song plays, do the following…

      • To advance to the next song, quickly press and release the Play-Pause button twice.  Upon doing that, your source device advances to the next song in the current playlist.

Volume UP and DOWN Buttons

The UE Wonderboom has volume controls too.  What portable speaker doesn’t?  Find these on the speaker front.  These controls are shaped as large minus and plus symbols, They’re white colored on our speaker.  When pressed, they lower and raise Wonderboom volume. See the volume buttons, circled in green, in the next picture.  These volume buttons never light up, and the easiest places to press to get them to work, are in the centers of the controls.

Picture of the -Volume UP (+)- and -Volume DOWN (|)- buttons highlighted. 
The -Volume UP (+)- and -Volume DOWN (|)- buttons highlighted.

The Reset Button Combination

Pressing the  Volume Down (-)   and  Power  buttons together for five to eight seconds, with the Wonderboom turned on and not currently paired, triggers a factory reset.  See our   How to Factory Reset UE Wonderboom Logitech Speaker   for further details on how to use this button pair to hard reset the speaker.

Picture of the -Power- and -Volume DOWN- buttons highlighted. UE Wonderboom Buttons Guide.
The -Power- and -Volume DOWN- buttons highlighted.

The Power Status Lamp: UE Wonderboom Buttons Guide

This LED light is dark when the Wonderboom UE is OFF and not charging.  When powered ON, the status lamp glows steady white no matter whether the speaker is paired or not. Plus, It pulsates a dim-to-bright-to-dim pattern as the Wonderboom recharges.  See the  Power  lamp in the next picture,

Picture of the speaker powered ON, with the glowing -Power- button circled.
The speaker powered ON, with the glowing -Power- button circled.

UE Wonderboom Power Port Panel

The   USB Power   input port hides behind a sealed, flexible door on the back of the speaker, near its bottom, as pictured next.

Back bottom view of the speaker, showing the power port door closed and highlighted.
The power port door on the speaker, closed and highlighted.

You open this panel carefully, prying it out with a fingernail, coin, or other such small yet not too sharp instrument.  Avoid overly pointy prying objects, as these can mar the water seal around the door edges, and thus compromise the Wonderboom’s water resistance feature.

The USB Power Input Port

This is a micro USB female plug, where your AC or car charger cord connects, in order to recharge the Wonderboom, as shown next.

Back view picture of the speaker, with port door open and the micro USB charge port highlighted. UE Wonderboom Buttons Guide.
Back view of the speaker, with port door open and the micro USB charge port highlighted.

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References for this UE Wonderboom Buttons Guide

  1. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) at UltimateEars.com

Revision History

  • 2020-04-13: Added more tags.
  • 2019-05-15: Tweaked the targeting for ‘UE Wonderboom Buttons Guide’ and added tags.
  • 2019-02-12: First published.
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