There are two main ways to connect your JBL speaker to your iPhone. The first one is via Bluetooth for a wireless connection, and the second one is via an AUX cable for a wired connection.

Here’s a complete guide to help you establish a proper connection. 

How Can You Connect JBL Speakers to an iPhone?

Here are the steps to connect JBL speakers to an iPhone:

Via Bluetooth

  1. You have to turn on your JBL speaker and put it in pairing mode. This process can be done by holding down a dedicated Bluetooth button for a few seconds, present on the speaker. For specific instructions, if needed, you can also refer to your speaker’s manual.
  2. Next, you have to get to your iPhone and open the Settings app.
  3. Now, tap on “Bluetooth” and ensure that the Bluetooth is turned on.
  4. Wait while your iPhone will be scanning for available Bluetooth devices. In the list, look for the name of your JBL speaker and tap on the Connect button.
  5. If prompted, you have to enter the PIN for your speaker. You will find that the default PIN is usually 0000. However, if required, you can refer to your speaker’s manual for further confirmation.

Via AUX Cable

  1. You have to connect one end of the AUX cable to the AUX port present on your iPhone. You may need a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter depending on your iPhone model.
  2. You also need to connect the other end of the AUX cable to the AUX port on your JBL speaker.
  3. Finally, turn on your JBL speaker and keep adjusting the volume as much as needed.

Troubleshooting Tips for Connecting JBL Speakers to an iPhone

Now it’s time to resolve the connection issues between JBL speakers to an iPhone:

Ensure Bluetooth is Turned On

This seems obvious, but it’s a common oversight. In the Settings app, you have to double-check whether Bluetooth is enabled on your iPhone.

Restart Both Devices

You might notice that often a simple restart can fix connection issues. So, try to turn off your iPhone and JBL speaker. Next, you have to turn them back on and try connecting again.

Update Speaker Firmware

Outdated firmware can sometimes cause connection problems. You need to check your speaker’s manual or the JBL website for further instructions and learn how to update the firmware.

FAQs About Connecting JBL Speakers to an iPhone

Why You Cannot Connect My JBL Speaker To My iPhone?

There could be multiple reasons behind the speaker isn’t connecting. So, you need to make sure both devices are turned on and within Bluetooth range (which is usually around 30 feet). Check if your speaker is already paired with another device and disconnect it if necessary. You have to refer to the troubleshooting tips above if you are looking for further assistance.

Is JBL Compatible With The iPhone?

Yes, JBL speakers are fully compatible with iPhones.

How Can You Connect Multiple JBL Portable Speakers to the iPhone?

Certain JBL speakers support a feature called JBL Connect+. This allows you to connect multiple speakers which would provide you with a wider soundstage. However, this feature is not available on all models. Consult your speaker’s manual or the JBL website for specific instructions on multi-speaker connection.


You will find that connecting your JBL speaker to your iPhone is indeed a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined above and utilizing the troubleshooting tips, you should be able to enjoy your music wirelessly or with a wired connection in no time.