how to connect onn subwoofer to soundbar

Asking “how to connect Onn subwoofer to soundbar”? Here you will learn the answer!

Pairing up your subwoofer is really easy if you have a guide to follow.

This is exactly what we are going to provide you within this post and teach you how to connect/disconnect your subwoofer at any time!

To connect the Onn subwoofer to the soundbar, simply press and hold the mute button on your remote for 7s. Next, press the pairing button on your Onn subwoofer for 3 seconds. Wait for the mixed color LED light and another quick follow-up blink, indicating a successful pair.

Keep reading to learn all the hidden details about connecting an Onn subwoofer to a soundbar and how to do it as efficiently as possible.

How Do I Connect My Onn Soundbar To My Subwoofer?

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Connecting your soundbar to the subwoofer is pretty simple since the process doesn’t take longer than several minutes.

Keep in mind that the subwoofer is paired to the soundbar back in the factory environment, so you won’t have to do it manually once you wire your audio system.

Although, it is possible that some interference has caused the devices to disconnect from each other.

This is why we will now guide you through all of the steps included in the process, so you could easily get your subwoofer hooked up.

Step #1 Setup Your Devices

This step is mainly meant for preparing your devices to get connected.

During this part of the guide, double-check if your subwoofer and soundbar are both working and are eligible to send & receive signals. In other words, ensure your devices’ LEDs blink.

If the soundbar blinks in blue color, then this means that it is ready to be connected. It is also crucial to inspect the power supply of your subwoofer and soundbar.

Make sure that they are connected to a reliable power source and everything is working as expected.

Now that you are ready with the preparation, let’s get your soundbar connected with Bluetooth.

Step #2 Connect Soundbar To Phone

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In order to connect the subwoofer, your soundbar must be already connected to your phone.

If you already paired your soundbar via Bluetooth to your phone, you may proceed to step #3.

Follow the instructions down below to connect your soundbar to your smartphone via Bluetooth connection:

  1. Press the Bluetooth button on your Onn soundbar remote to put it into pairing mode.
  2. Enable the Bluetooth feature on your smartphone.
  3. Wait for all discoverable devices to appear in your menu.
  4. Locate the soundbar’s hostname and tap on it once.
  5. Wait a couple of seconds until your phone says “Connected”.
Note: In the list of available devices your soundbar should appear as “Onn 36”5.1” for instance, based on its model & type.

At this point, your phone has been successfully paired to your soundbar via Bluetooth.

Any time you wish to undo the connection, simply go to your phone’s Bluetooth settings, locate the soundbar’ settings and tap “forget”.

If you have everything ready up to this point, let’s now move on to the actual part of this process and learn how to connect Onn subwoofer to soundbar!

Step #3 Hook Up The Subwoofer

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Your next step is to connect the subwoofer to your soundbar.

Once your soundbar becomes active (connected with your phone), you will be able to connect the subwoofer, using the manual instructions, recommended by Onn.

Important: The instructions down below are meant for Onn subwoofers only! 

We can’t tell if the guideline is going to work for other brands of subwoofers since those steps are directly recommended by the Onn developers.

Follow the steps down below to connect your Onn soundbar to a subwoofer:

  1. Grab your soundbar remote.
  2. Press the Mute button and hold it down for 7 seconds straight.
  3. Go over to your subwoofer and locate the pairing button on its surface.
  4. Press the pairing button and hold it down for another 3 seconds.
  5. Once the subwoofer’s LED starts to flicker in mixed color, wait.

You will know that the pairing has been successful once the mixed color LED turns into solid bright blue color.

If the process didn’t work and your subwoofer doesn’t seem to detect the soundbar, go over to the instructions and begin from point 2.

Step #4 Install Speakers

The last step in your sound configuration is to install the speakers. They will be connected to your subwoofer and in order to pair them up, you will need their RCA to RCA cables.

Simply position the satellite speakers delivered with your Onn soundbar in a comfortable position and make sure the RCA unit will reach, without getting twisted somewhere on the way.

You will find two slots for RCA cable units on the back of the subwoofer where your satellite speakers must be connected to.

Once you’re done hooking up the speakers, your configuration is ready to go!

At this point, you should test if everything works correctly and if it doesn’t there are quite a few things you can try.

The Onn Subwoofer Not Connecting To Soundbar…

onn subwoofer not connecting

In case your Onn Subwoofer does not connect to the soundbar or something else does not work as expected, there are several quite common fixes that you can try.

Start troubleshooting using our steps one by one to check which one will actually help.

Hard Reset

It’s recommended to hard reset your soundbar first. This can be done by unplugging the device from the power supply for about 3 minutes and reconnecting it afterward.

Factory Reset

The factory reset will revert all settings to their default state, which means that you would have to carry out the initial setup over again.

You can factory reset your soundbar and subwoofer, but we recommend doing it one by one to identify the issue.

  • To factory reset your Onn subwoofer, press and hold the Bluetooth and power button simultaneously for about 5 seconds.
  • To factory reset almost any soundbar, you should press and hold the power button, either on your remote or device’s panel. Wait until the soundbar restarts.

Once your devices are restarted or reset, you should check if they will connect. You can contact your soundbar developers to check if the issue is related to it.

To connect a subwoofer to the Onn soundbar, get the remote and press the mute button for 7 seconds. Go over to your subwoofer and press the pairing mode button for another 3 seconds. Wait for the blue solid light to appear on your subwoofer, which will indicate a successful pair.

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Bottom Line:

We hope that by the time you’re reading this, you already know how to connect Onn subwoofer to soundbar.

Setting up your configuration that includes the soundbar, subwoofer, and satellite speakers are an easy thing to do, as long as you’re provided with truthful instructions!

For more similar guides, make sure to check out our online technical blog and discover a solution to your smart devices.

Nicole B