how to pair jbl wireless earbuds to iphone

How To Pair JBL Wireless Earbuds To iPhone? Some users worry about the compatibility or issues that iPhones might present when connecting via Bluetooth. 

Connecting any JBL wireless earbud with the iPhone only requires that the iPhone has functional Bluetooth. Then, you have to put your JBL into pairing mode, and the rest is smooth.

However, we understand that Bluetooth connection is something you might be dealing with for the first time.

In that case, we recommend you read the guide below carefully. 

How To Pair JBL Wireless Earbuds To iPhone?

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Pairing JBL earbuds with your iPhone should pose no trouble. The first thing to make sure of is that your JBL earbuds are, in fact, Bluetooth.

You must remember how to put them into pairing mode when they are. That will be necessary to perform the first connection.

Are JBL Earbuds Compatible With iPhone?

You must first know that any recent Bluetooth JBL earbud is fully compatible with the iPhone

It doesn’t matter what model your iPhone is or what model your JBL earbuds are.

As long as your iPhone has a Bluetooth connection updated and working, you can connect both devices.

If you can’t seem to get the connection to work, there is probably some issue. We will help you troubleshoot that further down the article.

Connect Your Bluetooth JBL To iPhone: Step By Step

Knowing how to connect Bluetooth headphones to an iPhone is very important, especially when there is no infrared or P2 input option.

However, the process is simple and can be done in a few seconds.

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For the process to be successful, the devices must be close together. Also, make sure both devices are properly charged. Very low battery levels can interfere with the connection.

First, put the JBL earbuds into pairing mode:

  1. Find the Bluetooth button on your earbuds
  2. Press it for 3 seconds
  3. A light will start flashing

To connect the Bluetooth earbuds to the iPhone: 

  1. Access the phone’s “Settings” and activate Bluetooth
  2. Put your JBL earbuds into pairing mode
  3. Put it close to the cell phone and wait until the iPhone lists it on the screen
  4. Click on it and wait for the pairing

It is possible to change the sound output on some platforms, such as Spotify. In such cases, you may need to select the headset again in the app.

Note: After your earbuds are paired with the iPhone for the first time, any next time, they will connect quickly as soon as you turn Bluetooth on. 

Troubleshoot When The Connection Is Faulty

When your iPhone’s Bluetooth isn’t working, jamming songs or connecting to your car’s navigation system becomes impossible and annoying.

Let’s look at possible reasons why your iPhone’s Bluetooth won’t connect and how to resolve this issue so you can get back to running smoothly.

troubleshoot connection when faulty

Usually, your iPhone’s Bluetooth can’t work because something is wrong with its software.

Or, the Bluetooth got clunky, and you can quickly solve it. But, very rarely, it is your earbuds at fault. 

Because earbuds are straightforward devices, they are easier to fail hardware than software.

When that happens, no fixing step in this article will help. However, that is in JBL’s hands to fix if your device is still under warranty.

Try the methods below to enable your iPhone’s Bluetooth connection to work again in a few easy steps.

If Bluetooth doesn’t seem to be the issue on your device, the final section deals with network settings.

Method #1: Turn Your iPhone’s Bluetooth Off And Back On

turn on the iphone bluetooth

Many Bluetooth issues may be resolved by simply turning Bluetooth off on your iPhone and restarting it.

This is how it’s done:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click Bluetooth.
  3. Turn off Bluetooth so it will turn gray
  4. Reboot your iPhone.
  5. Go back to Bluetooth Settings.
  6. Activate Bluetooth so it will turn green

Method #2: Disconnect The Bluetooth Device From Your iPhone

Suppose that turning your iPhone’s Bluetooth on and off doesn’t fix the problem.

The next solution is trying to temporarily disconnect it and then attempt to connect it again:

  1. Find Settings.
  2. Tap on Bluetooth.
  3. Figure out the device causing problems and tap its info icon
  4. Click Disconnect.
  5. Reboot the device.
Tip: If the device does not reconnect automatically, go back to the Bluetooth settings and touch the device name to reconnect.

Method #3: Unpair And Pair Again The Bluetooth Device With Your iPhone

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Suppose the device doesn’t connect at all or doesn’t reconnect after turning it off and back on.

The next logical step is to delete it from the Bluetooth device list and add it again.

  1. Go to Bluetooth Settings
  2. Click the info icon
  3. Click Forget This Device.
  4. Confirm to erase the device
  5. Put the JBL earbuds into pairing mode
  6. The earbuds will show up again 
  7. Pair it again with your iPhone.

Method #4: Perform A Hard Reset

Restarting your iPhone is an easy troubleshooting solution that most of the time solves common issues.

That includes when your Bluetooth isn’t connecting.

perform hard reset

To reset iPhone X and later:

  1. Click and quickly release the Volume Up Button.
  2. Click and quickly release the Volume Down Button.
  3. Click and hold the Side Button.

To restart iPhone 7 or 8:

  1. Hold down the iPhone’s Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button at the same time.
  2. Continue holding the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button until you see the Apple Logo

To reset older iPhones, use the home buttons:

  1. Hold the Home button and Side button for 10 seconds
  2. Release the buttons when a white screen with the Apple Logo shows up

Method #5: Update Your iPhone Software

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Is your Bluetooth still unable to keep a connection? In that case, your phone might need more than a reset.

Its software might be outdated, and that is weighing down on basic functions.

So let’s update your iPhone’s software:

  1. Connect to a Wi-Fi network
  2. Head to Settings.
  3. Click General.
  4. Choose Software Update.
  5. Now Download and install. 

After the software update is complete, the new system will automatically install.

The last step is to wait for your phone to reboot. You don’t need to do it, as it is an automatic step.

Method #6: Reset Network Settings

You may need to reset your Network Settings if Bluetooth still isn’t working after updating the software on your iPhone and doing all there is to try to fix it. 

reset the network settings

Doing so will cause your iPhone to lose all its previously established connections to Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth devices.

  1. Head to Settings
  2. Choose General 
  3. Click Transfer or Reset [Device]
  4. Tap Reset 
  5. Choose Reset Network Settings
Alert: This method resets Wi-Fi networks, passwords, cellular settings, and VPN and APN data.

The Main Takeaways

After all that was said above, you must be able to pair JBL earbuds with iPhone.

You must always remember the following: 

  • If your earbuds don’t connect immediately, you need to turn them on and start the Bluetooth pairing mode. 
  • When your earbud blinks blue, it is ready to connect to your phone.
  • Ensure that the Bluetooth is turned on and that the device you want to connect to is actively looking for new Bluetooth connections.
  • If it hasn’t connected automatically, the JBL earbuds should be on the Bluetooth options you can choose from.
  • Once you’ve done all this, your earbuds will be saved in the Bluetooth settings of the device you want to use.

What We Learned

How to pair JBL wireless earbuds to iPhone? That should not be a complicated process.

As long as your iPhone has its Bluetooth settings up to date, it will connect seamlessly to any Bluetooth JBL earbuds.

Nicole B