how to connect ihome bluetooth speaker to android

Wondering how to connect iHome Bluetooth speaker to Android? It’s easy!

Like any other speaker, the iHome uses Bluetooth which enables a wireless connection between any device that supports Bluetooth.

It could be your computer or laptop, but what we’re about to describe in this guide, is how to pair the iHome to an Android.

To connect iHome to an Android device using Bluetooth you need to enable the iHome pairing first, and then turn on the Bluetooth on your Android. Lastly, you need to select your iHome from the Bluetooth list and insert the default password.

With the process upfront, let’s now answer the most frequently asked question about iHome and Android pairing and proceed with the actual connection guide.

Can You Connect Android To An iHome Speaker?

Although many users assume that iHome speakers are only available to iPhones, they can also connect to any Android device.

The connection will be complete, via the assistance of an over-the-air Bluetooth connection.

However, there are certain limitations of the Bluetooth connection you should be aware of.

Moving too far away with your Android device while connected to the speaker will cause it to disconnect and having another Bluetooth connection in close proximity can cause interference.

Yes, it is possible to connect an iHome Speaker to Android, so let’s learn how!

How To Connect iHome Bluetooth Speaker To Android Phone? – Steps!

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The connection process requires a few steps to be undertaken and we’ll make sure to include everything you need to know to connect both devices in no time!

Step #1 Setup Preparation

If your iHome speaker is fully charged, look at the four white LED bars.

They will show up anytime you press a button on the speaker. All 4 of them should be lit up if the speaker is fully charged.

Here are the two standard ways of charging your iHome speaker:

  • Using a computer or device that supports standard USB charging – Connect the micro USB to your iHome speaker and attach the standard USB to the computer or the charger device.
  • Using a standard adapter for the charging – Plug in the micro-USB into your speaker and the standard USB into a power adapter. Connect the power adapter to a power source and let your speaker charge.
Alert: Charging takes about 1-2 hours with most of the iHome speakers, so make sure that your device is charged.

Step #2 Activate Bluetooth On Your Android

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Since the over-the-air connection between your Android and iHome speaker will be supported via Bluetooth, you must toggle that feature on your phone.

On most Android phones, these settings can either be found within the quick menu or at Settings > Wireless.

Here are the ways to toggle Bluetooth with most Android phones:

  • Scroll from top to bottom and tap on the “Bluetooth icon” once.
  • Choose the “Settings icon” and head to Wireless > Bluetooth > Toggle ON.

To make sure that the Bluetooth feature has been successfully turned on, watch out for the slider in the Bluetooth menus.

If the slider is in green color, your phone has Bluetooth enabled. If not, tap the slider once again and wait for the slider to turn green.

Tip: Forget ALL other Bluetooth connections to allow a smooth connection with your iHome speaker.

Step #3 Start iHome Speaker Pairing

With the Bluetooth turned on your Android phone, it’s time to configure your iHome speaker’s pairing.

You can easily start the pairing by pressing a specific sequence of buttons on the speaker device.

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Here’s how to start the pairing on your iHome speaker in easy steps:

  1. Double-check if the iHome speaker is up and running.
  2. Locate the Play, Pause, and Pairing buttons on the device.
  3. Hold all of these 3 buttons at the same time for 2 seconds.
  4. Wait for your speaker to beep 2 times.
  5. Once the amber light flashes on the front of the speaker, let go of the buttons.
Alert: If you couldn’t hear the 2 beeps that your iHome speaker had to make, repeat the same process and wait for the amber light.

Step #4 Locate iHome Speaker Connection On Phone

With the previous step, you’ve made your iHome speaker discoverable for other Bluetooth devices.

This means that you will be able to discover and connect with the iHome speaker on your Android phone now.

Now that your iHome speaker is in pairing, here’s how to get it connected with your Android phone in easy instructions:

  1. On your Android phone, go to Settings.
  2. Locate the Bluetooth feature.
  3. Access the Bluetooth tab.
  4. Go to the “Discoverable devices” section, within the Bluetooth setting.
  5. From there, search for the iHome speaker, under the name of “iDM12”.
Note: The name of the iHome speaker may not be exactly the same, but it should be something containing the letters “DM”.

Step #5 Finalize The Android Phone To iHome Pairing

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Once you’ve located the iHome speaker’s connection, all there is left to do is pair it with the speaker.

Your Android phone is capable of connecting with the iHome speaker via Bluetooth upon pressing the connection you’ve located in the Bluetooth tab.

Keep in mind that there could be a password that you must enter to pair with the iHome. This password is always in its default value and is “1234”.

By entering the password, tap on “Connect” and your Android phone will automatically get paired with the speaker.

Note: To disconnect from the iHome speaker, it’s enough to tap “Disconnect” in the Bluetooth settings of your phone or turn off the speaker.

Why Won’t My iHome Speaker Connect To My Phone?

If the connection between your Android and iHome speaker failed, there are a couple of ways you can fix this problem:

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  • Stay close – Stay within a 15-meter range of the speaker with your Android.
  • Restart Android – Reboot your Android and retry the connection.
  • Reset Android network settings – Go to Settings > Reset > Network Reset.
  • Connect only iHome – Disconnect the Android from other Bluetooth devices.
  • Resolve interference – Make sure the speaker is not covered with anything.
  • Wrong password – Factory reset the iHome to bring back the default password.

Any of these possibilities could be impacting the Bluetooth connection so you must make sure to resolve them and test the connection after each.

Tip: If none of the following solutions helped you solve the connection problem, consider contacting the iHome support team.

Quick Recap:

To connect both devices, turn on the Bluetooth on the Android and enable the pairing on your iHome by holding the Play, Pause, and the Pairing button. Then, discover the iHome in the Bluetooth list of your Android and insert the default “1234” password to finalize the connection.

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Bottom Line:

Now when you’re aware of how to connect iHome Bluetooth speaker to Android you know that the process is simpler than it appears.

When the speaker is connected you can play music from your Android device and listen to the tracks on your iHome speaker.

You can also control the volume of your iHome speaker through your Android device and enjoy the full functionality of your Bluetooth connection.

We hope that this guide was helpful and if you’re interested in further iHome functionality tips and tricks, make sure to check our online technical blog!

Nicole B