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How do I connect my smartphone to a Bluetooth speaker?

Yes, your new Bluetooth speaker has arrived. From now on, the music you'll be streaming from your smartphone will always have good sound quality. First, though, you'll have to connect the 2 devices. In this article, you'll read how to do this in a simple way. Below, select your smartphone's operating system:

How do I connect a Bluetooth speaker to my iPhone?

The following steps explain how to connect an Apple smartphone with iOS to your Bluetooth speaker. Make sure your smartphone and your Bluetooth speaker are fully charged.

Make sure the latest updates have been installed on your iPhone

Make sure the latest updates have been installed on your iPhone
  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap Software update.
  • If a new update is available, this is indicated. If there's no update available, this is also indicated, and you can go directly to the next step.
  • If an update is found, tap Download to install the update.
  • Tap Install.
  • Your smartphone now asks for your access code and installs the update. Your phone is restarted and is ready for the next step.

Turn on Bluetooth

Turn on Bluetooth

Open your iPhone settings and tap Bluetooth. Make sure the switch is on. If the switch is green, that means it's on. If the switch is gray, tap it to turn it on.

Turn on your Bluetooth speaker

Turn on your Bluetooth speaker

Turn on your speaker.

If you've just purchased a new Bluetooth speaker, it immediately starts off in pairing mode. It needs this mode to be detected by your smartphone.

If you've connected the speaker to another device before, you'll need to activate this mode manually. In many cases, you can do this by pressing and holding the power button. In some cases, the speaker has a separate Bluetooth button. When in doubt, you can check the speaker's manual.

Connect the Bluetooth speaker to your smartphone

Telefoon met speaker
  • Hold your smartphone close to the speaker and wait until it appears on the Bluetooth screen under 'Other devices'.
  • In most cases, the speaker's name or brand will appear here. Tap the name and your smartphone will establish a connection to your Bluetooth speaker.

How do I connect a Bluetooth speaker to my Android phone?

The following steps explain how to connect an smartphone with iOS to your Bluetooth speaker. It's possible that a menu has a slightly different name on your telephone or can be found in a slightly different place. The Android system can be adjusted slightly for each brand. Make sure your smartphone and your Bluetooth speaker are fully charged.

Make sure the latest updates have been installed on your phone

Update
  • Open Settings on your phone.
  • Tap About the phone (this option is also called Device info).
  • Tap System Updates
  • Tap Update Now
  • Your smartphone is now searching for updates. If an update is found, the screen explains how to perform it.

Turn on Bluetooth

Bluetooth aanzetten

Open your smartphone's settings and tap Bluetooth. Make sure the switch is on. If the switch is blue, that means it's on. If the switch is gray, tap it to turn it on.

Turn on your Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speaker aanzetten

If you've just purchased a new Bluetooth speaker, it immediately starts off in pairing mode. It needs this mode to be detected by your smartphone.

If you've connected the speaker to another device before, you'll need to activate this mode manually. In many cases, you can do this by pressing and holding the power button. In some cases, the speaker has a separate Bluetooth button. When in doubt, you can check the speaker's manual.

Connect the Bluetooth speaker to your smartphone

Speaker in de keuken

Hold your smartphone close to the speaker and wait until it appears on the Bluetooth screen under 'Other devices'. In most cases, the speaker's name or brand will appear here. Tap the name and your smartphone will establish a connection to your Bluetooth speaker.

You're done!

Both devices are now connected. Next time you turn on your speaker, it'll automatically try to connect to your phone. Check if the connection is successful by playing a music file on your smartphone. The sound should now be played through your Bluetooth speaker. Don't hear anything at all? Turn up the volume on both your smartphone and your Bluetooth speaker.


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