How to connect a Bluetooth speaker to the phone: Convinced by the prices and the advice of friends, you bought a small Bluetooth speaker to always carry with you, so you can listen to some music without having to settle for the speakers that come with modern smartphones. Only after the purchase, however, did you realize that you did not know how to connect this device to your mobile, as you have never handled one before.
So if you are interested in knowing how to connect a Bluetooth speaker to your phone, I would say that you have come to the right place! In the following guide, in fact, I will show you how to pair this type of device to the smartphone in your possession, in a simple and fast way, showing you in detail all the steps to be carried out both if you own an Android smartphone and if the your phone was an iPhone.
Can’t wait to get started? Optimal! Then take the Bluetooth speaker you just purchased, keep the phone handy and carefully follow the instructions that I am about to give you below: I am sure that, in a few minutes, you will be able to take advantage of the chosen case with the mobile phone in your possession, so to be able to listen to music with a much higher quality. At this point, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and … good listening!
Connect a Bluetooth speaker to the Android phone
In this part of the guide, I’ll show you how to connect a Bluetooth speaker to any phone with an operating system Android, regardless of the version of the operating system installed on the device: the steps, in fact, are very similar even on the Android editions strongly customized by the manufacturer. Please note that the instructions below are also applicable to Android tablets with Bluetooth connectivity.
Turn on Bluetooth
First, you need to activate Bluetooth on your mobile phone so that you can connect the portable speaker later. To do this, turn on your phone or unlock the screen and open the app Settings by touching the icon in the shape of gear. Now press on the item Connections and then on Bluetooth. Activate it using the appropriate switch if it already isn’t.
Alternatively, you can take an even quicker route to turn on Bluetooth by using the shortcut buttons (also called toggle) in the Android notification area: to reach them, swipe from thetop to bottom to call up the appropriate notification section. At this point, identify the toggle dedicated to Bluetooth (the one in the shape of Stylized B) and, if necessary, presses on it to enable the telephone to communicate through this technology. After a few moments, the icon should “light up”.
Perform pairing via settings
Now that you have activated the connection on your smartphone, take the Bluetooth speaker and activate the pairing mode (or pairing mode) to make it discoverable by the phone: Usually, this mode can be enabled by pressing and holding the power button for at least 5 secondsor until the Control LED speaker does not start flashing rapidly (or does not alternate colors Red and blue). If you are unable to set the speaker in pairing mode, I advise you to carefully read its user manual to find out the keys to press or the additional procedures to be carried out to reach the goal. Usually, however, it is the power button or a special button that in turn has the Bluetooth logo that activates the pairing.
Once the speaker is in pairing mode, go back to android phone and access the section again Settings> Bluetooth or Settings> Connections> Bluetooth: wait a few seconds for the name of the speaker to appear in the devices that can be discovered nearby and, when this happens, tap on its first name to complete the pairing between devices. In some cases, you may be asked to enter a PIN to complete the pairing: test with the standard PINs used for Bluetooth connections (0000 or 1 2 3 4) or, alternatively, check the cash desk user manual to see if a different PIN is provided.
If the name of the cashier does not appear, tap the item Refresh located at the bottom (or the button in the shape of circular arrows) to repeat the search for devices; if necessary, move the speaker closer to the phone and, if the problem still does not resolve itself, try repeating the procedure to bring the latter into pairing mode.
Note: After connecting, the phone’s audio output will automatically play through the Bluetooth speaker. To break the link, you can turn off the cash register, turn off Bluetooth on your mobile or delete the crate from known devices: to do so, access the menu again Settings> Bluetooth or Settings> Connections> Bluetoothpresses the button in the shape of gear placed next to the name of the box (or place a prolonged tap) and choose the item Delete or Dissociateusually located at the bottom.
Pair via NFC
Some smartphones and some Bluetooth speakers are equipped with a technology called NFC (Near-Field Communication) which allows you to perform some functions simply by bringing one device closer to another.
First you need to make sure that the speaker you want to connect to has this functionality. To verify this you must check on box or manual, it is usually a feature that, if present, is duly advertised. You can also understand if a device supports NFC because the logo is present on it, a kind of stylized Nin the position where you need to hold your phone.
Once you have established that the speaker you want to connect to has NFC, you just have to activate it on your smartphone. Go up Settingsthen on Connections and you will see the voice NFC and contactless payments (NFC is also the technology that allows you to pay by phone, if you are interested in the subject you can learn more with my guide!). Enable the option if it already isn’t and you’re good to go.
All you have to do now is turn on the speaker you want to connect to and bring your phone closer to NFC logo present on it. That’s right, you don’t need to do anything else, on the phone you will see a screen appear asking you to confirm the connection but in some cases this happens completely automatically.
To cancel the pairing once you have finished listening to music, all you have to do is bring the phone close to the NFC logo again present on the case. Easy, right?
Pair via Google Fast Pair
One last method available to you to connect a Bluetooth speaker to your smartphone is, if possible, even easier than using NFC. Some speakers, usually from reputable manufacturers, support a feature known as Fast Pair.
follow the chapter that describes how to activate Bluetooth, then all you have to do is simply turn on the speaker you want to connect to. On your smartphone you will see a screen appear where you can see the image of your chest. Press the button Connect down and you’re good to go. In case you do not see the speaker appear when you turn it on, try to manually start the pairing function on it following the instructions I have already described in this guide.
Connect a Bluetooth speaker to the iPhone
You did not find the instructions provided above helpful, as you wish yes connect a Bluetooth speaker to the phone but do you own a iPhone? Do not worry, I do not intend to abandon you to yourself at all: in this part of the guide, it will be my care to explain to you how to make the connection between the Bluetooth speaker and the “iPhone by” in your possession, within a couple of taps and without having to resort to long and complicated procedures.
Turn on Bluetooth
To activate the Bluetooth connection on theiPhone (or even on iPad) just turn on or unlock the phone screen, enter the Settings (by pressing on the icon in the shape of gear on the Home screen of the device) and then select the item Bluetooth. Once in the appropriate section, you simply have to check that the lever relating to the item Bluetooth is active: if not, do it manually.
Alternatively, you can turn on Bluetooth even faster by using the control centerwhich you can recall by making one swipe from the top right corner to the bottom (or from the bottom of the screen, starting from the center, upwards, if you have an iPhone with a physical Home button). Once the appropriate panel is displayed, tap the button in the shape of Stylized “B” to quickly activate the Bluetooth connection.
Now that the iPhone is ready to accept Bluetooth connections, you can turn on the pairing mode on the speaker to make it detectable: as already seen in section related to Androidsimply press and hold the power button for at least 5 seconds, or at least until the device LED notifies that pairing mode has been activated. If you can’t, you can refer to the instruction manual of the crate in your possession for additional instructions on how to activate the detection mode.
As soon as the speaker is in pairing mode, keep the iPhone nearby, return to the section Settings> Bluetooth and wait for the name of the box to appear in the list of devices detectable nearby, to be precise under the section Devices. When this happens, you can end the connection by tapping the name of the case and waiting for the connection between the two devices to be completed. When this happens, you should receive a confirmation message on your phone and the speaker LED should turn solid (or blink slowly).
Again, if necessary, you may be asked to enter a PIN to complete the association: the default codes are generally 0000 And 1 2 3 4; if they do not work, I advise you to consult the user manual of the cashier once again to check the PIN that the manufacturer has decided to associate with the product.
Once the connection is established, the audio coming from the iPhone should be immediately reproduced by the speaker; when you no longer need it, you can simply turn off the cash register, turn off Bluetooth on iPhone or delete the association between the two devices: to do this, go to the section Settings> Bluetooth iPhone, tap the button (the) corresponding to the name of the cashier and touch the item Forget this device from the next panel.
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