When it's time to crank up the music from your phone, there's no better way than with a Bluetooth speaker. Whether you use an iPhone or Android smartphone, here's how to pair a Bluetooth speaker to your phone to get the party started.
The information below should apply to any iPhone. Android phone buttons and menu options may vary but the steps below are a general guidelines for all Android devices. Before you pair anything, place the Bluetooth speaker into pairing mode, allowing it to be discovered by your phone for the initial setup. While each speaker enters pairing mode in a different method, these two suggestions should enable you to figure out how to get your speaker to comply quickly. If the tips below don't apply to your device, check the speaker manufacturer's user guide for further instruction.
With your Bluetooth speaker now discoverable, pair it to your iPhone or Android phone. The process of pairing a Bluetooth speaker with an iPhone only needs to happen once. Once a Bluetooth speaker is successfully paired to an iPhone, it should automatically connect each time it's powered on.
Place the Bluetooth device in pairing mode. On the iPhone, open the Settings app. Select Bluetooth. Ensure Bluetooth functionality is switched on. If the Bluetooth toggle switch is green, Bluetooth is enabled, and nothing needs to be changed. If not, select the toggle to turn on Bluetooth. Scroll down to Other Devices and look for the Bluetooth speaker on the list.
Be patient, as it may take a moment to show up. When the speaker appears, select the device name to connect. It takes a few seconds for the two devices to pair. When done, the status updates to Connected on the screen. Same as with an iPhone, the process of connecting a Bluetooth speaker to an Android device only needs to happen one time.
Once a Bluetooth speaker is successfully paired to your device, it should automatically connect each time it is powered on. Open the Settings app. Navigate to Connected devices , and turn on the Bluetooth toggle switch, if it's not enabled.
Select Bluetooth to view the options. Select Pair new device to place the Bluetooth device in pairing mode. Look for the Bluetooth speaker's name on the list. Be patient as it may take a moment to show up. Select the speaker's name to connect to it. It takes a few seconds for the devices to pair. When done, the screen shows that the speaker is connected.
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