Picture of the front and top of the UE Megaboom 3 speaker.

Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker How to Connect

This post demonstrates the Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker, specifically how to connect it to common smart devices such as iPhones and Android smart phones. Start with your speaker shut OFF (all dark LEDs). Then, follow along to connect it with iPhone.

Ultimate Ears 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   iPad page.  See our  Home  screen as shown next.

2. Find the   Settings   App

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

The -Settings- app icon on the iPhone -Home- screen.
iPhone -Home- screen showing the -Settings- app.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Tap the Settings app icon.

The iPhone then displays the first page of its  Settings  screen, as shown in the next screenshot

Screenshot of the -Bluetooth- option on the iPhone -Settings- page.
iPhone -Settings- page, showing the -Bluetooth- option.

4. Go to the  Bluetooth Settings  Page to Continue with Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker How to Connect

Tap the  Bluetooth  item, as pointed at by the 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 the speaker is currently OFF, it does not show in either the  My Devices  or  Other Devices lists on the tablet yet,  Why?  Because we have yet to connect it with this device for the first time.  Plus, the speaker is not yet transmitting its Bluetooth connection info. See this scenario, that appears as shown next.

Screenshot of the Bluetooth page in iPhone settings.
The Bluetooth page in iPhone settings.

Note in this picture that no Ultimate Ears speaker appears yet.





5. Power On your Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker 

Turn on the speaker by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this button, pointed out in the next picture.

Note that in this test, we’re working with a Wonderboom 2 model.  But other versions of the same brand also have both a Power and Pairing button.  So you would just need to find them on your particular speaker when following this connection guide for these units.

Picture of the top of a typical Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker. showing the dark Power button, highlighted.
Top view of a common Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker. showing the dark Power button, highlighted.

The speaker then boots.

Picture of the unit powered ON, with its -Power-button lit.
Top view of the unit, powered ON, with its -Power-button lit.

6. Put your Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker in Pairing Mode

Now, to see the speaker on your iPhone, place it into BT discovery mode. For that, press and hold the Bluetooth button.  We circled ours in the next picture.  Hold this button in until the speaker makes a sound to tell you that pairing mode has started.

Picture of the Bluetooth pairing button on a common Ultimate Ears speaker.
The Bluetooth pairing button on a typical Ultimate Ears speaker.

All of these speakers play a distinctive noise when pairing mode begins. Plus, a lamp starts quickly flashing white or blue. See this in the last picture above for our example unit.

7. Find your Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker on your iPhone

See the picture next. We found ours, as pointed out in dark blue.

Screenshot of the iPhone Bluetooth page, showing the Ultimate Ears as discovered but not connected.
The iPhone Bluetooth page, showing the Ultimate Ears as discovered but not connected.

8. Connect with your Speaker

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

Your iPhone then connects with the speaker (appears as “WONDERBOOM 2” in this session).

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

Screenshot of iPhone Bluetooth page, showing the Ultimate Ears speaker as Connected.
iPhone Bluetooth page, showing the Ultimate Ears as Connected.

Note that the unit now appears as connected, as pointed out in the last picture.

9. Done with Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker How to Connect !

Lastly, we have now successfully connected this wireless speaker with the test  iPhone.  Audio output from that source device now plays on the Ultimate Ears speaker.

Related Posts

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References for Ultimate Ears Speaker How to Connect

    1. Ultimate Ears Speakers Product Page at UltimateEars.com
    2. Apple iPhone Official Product Page at apple.com

Revisions Log

    • 2023-01-27: First posted.