Many iPhone and iPad owners would be willing to connect their device to a Bluetooth speaker, as they are gaining popularity around the world with great speed, and there is no headphone jack on new iOS devices. Apple seeks to lure us into the wireless world, part of which are Bluetooth speakers.
Connecting a Bluetooth speaker to an iPhone or iPad is pretty easy. Perhaps not as easy as plugging the cable into the headphone jack, but nonetheless. Below we describe how this is done.
For instructions, we used a portable Bluetooth-column “JBL GO”, but the method will be the same for other speakers.
How to connect a speaker to an iPhone or iPad
- Turn on your Bluetooth speaker and activate Bluetooth detection mode (usually there is a special button for this).
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Select the Bluetooth section at the very top of the settings and make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.
- Wait for the iPhone or iPad to detect the Bluetooth column. It will appear in the “Other devices” section. Then click on the column name.
- Wait for the device to connect to the column. After that, it will appear in the “My devices” section, and next to it will be the word “Connected”.
- Now you can close the Settings. From now on, the Bluetooth speaker will output audio from your device.
That’s all, you have connected a portable Bluetooth speaker to your iPhone or iPad!
Now the speaker will output audio from the default device until it is too far away, or until you disconnect the speaker from it.
To disconnect a portable speaker from your device, simply turn it off, do it in Settings in much the same way as we connected it, or simply turn off Bluetooth.
If a speaker is connected to the smartphone, then the audio of the calls will most likely be output through it, and not through the speaker of the smartphone. If you have a car with Bluetooth, then you probably faced a similar problem ( autoplay music ).
Bluetooth speakers are very convenient because you can control music from anywhere, and no wires need to be used. Of course, Bluetooth technology is not limited to audio output.