How to Connect JBL Speakers to iPhone? A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Connect JBL Speakers to iphone?

If you’re looking for better sound quality than what your iPhone’s built-in speaker can provide, you may want to consider connecting it to a JBL speaker. Connecting your iPhone to a JBL speaker is easy, and can be done with most different models of JBL speakers.

Plus, once you’ve made the initial connection, you won’t have to do it again your iPhone will automatically connect to the JBL speaker whenever it’s in range.

In this article, we’ll walk you through how to pair a JBL speaker to iPhone step-by-step, so you can enjoy better sound quality from your JBL speakers. We’ll also cover a few troubleshooting tips in case you run into any problems.

How to Connect JBL Speakers to iPhone?

If you’re looking for the best sound quality when streaming music from your iPhone, you’ll want to connect your JBL speakers using a physical connection. The two most common ways to pair iPhone with JBL Speaker are

  1. Wireless (Using Bluetooth) 
  2. Wired (With 3.5mm AUX port)

How to connect iPhone To JBL Speakers Wirelessly?

Using Bluetooth is the more convenient option, as it doesn’t require any wires. Simply turn on your JBL speakers and pair them with your iPhone. Once they’re connected, you’ll be able to stream music wirelessly. The downside of Bluetooth is that it can introduce some audio latency, which can be noticeable when playing games or watching videos.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can do it: 

  Step 1:Turn on Bluetooth on your JBL speaker

Before you can connect your iPhone to your JBL speaker, you need to make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on the speaker. Here’s how to do it:

1.1     Press the Power button on your JBL speaker to turn it on.

1.2    Press the Bluetooth button on your speaker to enter Bluetooth pairing mode.

Turn on Bluetooth on your JBL speakers

  Step 2: Activate Bluetooth on Your iPhone

2.1   Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

2.2   Tap Bluetooth and make sure that the switch next to Bluetooth is turned on.

Activate Bluetooth on iPhone

2.3   Tap the name of your JBL speaker in the list of devices under Devices. If you don’t see your speaker listed, make sure it’s in pairing mode and within range of your iPhone.

Make sure the iPhone is connected to JBL speakers

2.4   When prompted, enter the PIN code for your JBL speaker. The default PIN code is 0000.

   Step 3: Make sure the iPhone is connected to JBL speakers

You’ll need to make sure the two devices are properly connected

   Step 4: Play audio through the speakers

Now you can play music from your iPhone through the speaker.

How to connect JBL Speakers to the iPhone 3.5 AUX Port or headphone Jack?

The 3.5mm AUX port (or headphones jack) gives you the best sound quality, as there’s no compression or conversion of the digital audio signal. Just plug one end of a standard audio cable into your iPhone and the other into your JBL speakers.

Step 1:Take a 3.5 mm AUX cable

Which may have come with your iPhone or can be purchased from Amazon.

Syncwire 3.5mm Nylon Braided Aux Cable

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  • Brand : Syncwire
  • Connector Type : Auxiliary
  • Cable Type : AUX
  • Connector Gender : Male-to-Male

Step 2: Locate Physical Ports on JBL Speakers

The physical ports are located on the rear of your JBL speaker. The USB charger can be connected to one of the two ports, and the audio port is on the other.

Step 3: Connect One End of the AUX Port to JBL Speaker

One end of the audio cable should be inserted into the AUX port, which is a round opening identical to the iPhone’s headphone jack, after lifting the slot cover.

Step 4: Connect the Other End to the iPhone

Next, insert the other end of the wire into the iPhone’s headphone jack.

Step 5: Turn on the JBL speaker and Enjoy the Music

Play a song from your iPhone while turning on your JBL speaker. The speaker should play the sound.

Step 6: If there is no Sound

If it still doesn’t work, make sure the cable is functional and in excellent shape.


Connecting your iPhone to your JBL speaker using a physical connection is the best way to ensure you get the best sound quality. If you follow the steps outlined in this article, you’ll be able to successfully pair your devices and enjoy your music.

Why is my iPhone not pairing with my JBL speaker?

In my experience, if your iPhone is not pairing with your JBL speaker, there could be a few reasons for this. However, one common issue is that your devices may not be close enough to each other. Bluetooth needs a clear path to establish a good connection, so the closer the two devices are, the better.

I remember one time I was trying to pair my iPhone with my JBL speaker, but they just wouldn't connect. I then realized that my speaker was in the other room, almost fifteen feet away from my phone! Once I brought them closer together, they were able to pair seamlessly.

Another possibility could be that the Bluetooth accessory is not properly powered. Ensure your Bluetooth accessory is on, fully charged or conveniently connected to a power source. There was another instance when my speaker's battery was low, and my phone could not discover it, even though they were right next to each other. After charging my speaker fully, my iPhone readily paired with it.

Lastly, if your accessory operates on batteries, you should check if they need to be replaced. Bluetooth connections can sometimes be finicky, and a weak battery in your accessory could certainly impede the pairing process.

What steps should I follow to connect my JBL Bluetooth speaker to my phone?

The first thing that comes to mind when talking about connecting a JBL Bluetooth speaker to a phone is ensuring both devices have their Bluetooth turned on. You might be surprised by how easy it is to overlook that part.

Next, make sure that your phone is discoverable. This is typically in the settings of your phone's Bluetooth menu. Allowing your phone to be discoverable makes it possible for your JBL speaker to connect with it.

Remember, the Bluetooth settings may vary from one device to another, so it's necessary to refer to your device's manufacturer for specific instructions. Once you have made sure that your device's Bluetooth is turned on and is discoverable, you're all set to initiate the pairing from your speaker.

Once, I had a few guests over and someone wanted to play a song from their phone on my JBL speaker. Even though they had their Bluetooth turned on, they forgot to make their phone discoverable. Once they fixed that, they were able to play their song without issues.

Is it possible to connect an iPhone to a JBL speaker?

Certainly! As someone who often listens to music on my JBL speaker using my iPhone, I can assure you that the two devices can connect. Apart from a wireless connection, **you can also use a 3.5mm audio cable for a wired connection**. This connection mode can be employed when you don’t want to use Bluetooth perhaps due to battery concerns.

All you need to do to establish a wired connection is to plug one end of the cable into your iPhone's headphone jack or adapter and the other end into the aux input on your JBL speaker. This method has come in handy for me in the past when I was in an area with a lot of Bluetooth interference.

So yes, you can always connect your iPhone to your JBL speaker!

How can I connect my JBL speaker to my iPhone 14?

As a former Apple Store employee, I can tell you that, as of the time of this response, Apple has not released an iPhone 14 to the public. This might be subject to change in the future, so I’d advise you to keep an eye out for announcements from Apple regarding any new iPhone releases.