How to Pair iHome Bluetooth Speakers with Different Devices

how to pair ihome bluetooth speakers

Most iHome products are designed to automatically be compatible with other Apple products. But some many not be aware that they also work well with Android and Windows. 

As long as your device has Bluetooth, it’s a breeze to pair these devices up. Here’s a guide on how to pair iHome Bluetooth speakers depending on your device.

Prepare the Device

Before you attempt to connect your iHome speakers to your device, make sure it’s fully charged. Connect and charge it with its USB charging cable. Plug it in a USB power source (it can be a USB port of a computer or a USB charging adapter).

It takes around 4-6 hours for the iHome Bluetooth speaker to be fully charged. The charging indicator light should stop flashing when it’s done.

Put iHome Speakers into Pairing Mode

To successfully pair your preferred device to an iHome speaker, you will need to turn on the speaker. Hold down on the power button until a sound is produced.

iHome Bluetooth Speaker held by a hand

Turn the iHome speaker to Bluetooth mode by sliding the switch from “aux” to “Bluetooth.” This switch can be found on the speaker’s bottom panel.

Press the “Play, Pause, Pairing” button of your iHome speaker to get it in pairing mode. This is the far right button on the top panel. There should be a double-beep and an amber light flashing in front of the speaker.

Android Device

Make sure the speaker and the Android device are in close proximity, not farther than 30 feet.

  1. Next, turn on the Bluetooth settings of your Android device. To do this, open Settings and find the “Bluetooth” option. 
  2. Enable Bluetooth, then tap on “Pair new device” or its equivalent option.
  3. The iHome speaker should now appear on your Android device, once recognized by your Android device, select it to pair. If asked for a password, enter 1234.

When the two devices are connected, the amber light on your iHome speaker should stop flashing.

Apple Device

Make sure the speaker and the Apple device are in close proximity, not farther than 30 feet.

Person holding an iphone
  1. Head over to the device settings, then find and select “Bluetooth.” Next, activate the Bluetooth settings.
  2. Your device will find and scan Bluetooth-ready devices nearby. You will eventually find several devices on the screen. Find the iHome speaker, then start pairing.
  3. If you’re unable to find it on the list, it might be on “Other Devices.” Browse the list, and once you find it, click to start the connection. If asked for a password, enter 1234. When the two devices are connected, the amber light on your iHome speaker should stop flashing.

Windows Computer

  1. Make sure the speaker and the Windows computer are in close proximity, within at least 30 feet.
  2. First, go to the system settings. Find the “Bluetooth and other devices” option. On the toolbar, find the Bluetooth icon. From the options listed, hit “Show bluetooth devices.”
  3. An “Add a device” window should pop up on the screen. In here, look for the iHome speaker among the devices listed. Click on it to commence Bluetooth pairing. If asked for a password, enter 1234.
  4. When the two devices are connected, the amber light on your iHome speaker should stop flashing.

If you can’t find the Bluetooth icon, click the upward arrow on the bottom task bar and you’ll find it there. You can also use your Windows search box and search for “Bluetooth.” This will prompt the bluetooth settings window to appear.

Pairing Confirmation

The iHome speaker should indicate it is paired with a voice announcement. A green light should also be displayed on the front.

iHome Color Changing Bluetooth Rechargeable Speaker System

Your device should also indicate it is paired.

  • For Android and Apple devices, there should be a small icon on the status bar, either on the upper right or upper left to indicate the device is connected.
  • For Windows, it should show when you hover the mouse pointer over the Bluetooth icon or when you click it.

There you go, you can now use the iHome speaker to play music and other audio.

Troubleshooting

If you have failed to pair your iHome speaker to your devices, you can try to do the following:

  • Check again if Bluetooth has been activated on all devices. You may try resetting Bluetooth by turning it off then on again. Next, repeat the applicable pairing method above. 
  • Try resetting your device and the speaker then repeat the steps above. 
  • Keep the both devices close to each other. Also check if both have sufficient battery levels or are fully-charged.
  • If you’re using a mobile device, make sure that its Bluetooth connection is activated first, before you set the iHome speaker into pairing mode. (It might be connected to another Bluetooth device)

Conclusion

As seen in this guide, knowing how to pair iHome Bluetooth speakers is easy and straightforward. Remember that Apple, Android, and Windows devices are all compatible with the speaker as long as they have Bluetooth technology [1]

Just follow the above steps carefully and you’re sure to successfully pair your preferred device to the speaker.

For other related guides, you can read the following: 

UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker Pairing Guide

Writer

Willie Greer
Willie Greer
Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.