How To Pair JBL Headphones? (iPhone, Android, PC & more)

JBL headphones offer good sound quality and have a durable battery, But, before you can use the headphones, you have to pair them with a device.

This can be difficult for some people. But, not anymore. We have a step-by-step list on how to pair JBL Headphones with different devices.

How To Pair JBL Headphones With iPhone or iPad?

To pair JBL headphones with an iPhone, you must activate Bluetooth in your iPhone first, then turn the headphones on. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Unlock your iPhone, and go to “Settings” (Usually on the first page of the home screen).
  2. Find and click “Bluetooth” (Usually under “Wi-Fi”).
  3. Toggle the switch to turn on Bluetooth.
  4. Press the power button for 2 seconds to turn on the JBL Headphones.
  5. After turning on, JBL headphones enter pairing mode automatically.
  6. JBL headphones enter pairing mode automatically after turning on. A blue light will flash when the headphones are in paired mode.
  7. If this is the first time pairing headphones with your iPhone, the “JBL Headphones” name will appear under “Other Devices“.
  8. If you have previously connected the headphones with your iPhone, you will see the name under “My Devices”.
  9. Press the “JBL Headphones” name on your phone, and the headphones will pair with your phone.

If asked for a password, type “0000”. If the password doesn’t work, check the headphones manual to find the password.

How To Pair JBL Headphones With Android Phone?

To pair JBL headphones with an Android phone, turn on the Bluetooth on your phone, then turn on the headphones.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Unlock your Android phone, and go to the “Settings” page.
  2. Find and press “Connections“.
  3. Next, press “Bluetooth“.
  4. Turn on Bluetooth by toggling the switch. The Bluetooth will start to scan for nearby devices automatically.
  5. Now, turn on JBL headphones by pressing the power button for 2 seconds.
  6. After you turn on the JBL Headphones, the headphones’ name (and model) will show on the Bluetooth list. Press “JBL Headphones“.
  7. A pop-up message will ask you to confirm the connection, press “OK“.
  8. Once connected JBL Headphones will have a steady blue light. You will also see a “Connected” message on the Bluetooth list.

How To Pair JBL Headphones With PC or Laptop? (Windows 10/11)

The PC or Laptop must have in-built Bluetooth to pair with JBL Headphones. The latest PCs and laptops have built-in Bluetooth, but older models don’t. If your PC doesn’t have Bluetooth, you can buy a Bluetooth Adapter.

The Bluetooth adapter connects to your PC/Laptop using a USB-C port giving the PC Bluetooth abilities.

Here’s how you can pair JBL headphones with a PC/Laptop:

  1. At the left bottom of your PC screen, click the “Windows” logo.
  2. Next to the “Windows” logo is a search bar “Type here to search“.
  3. Click the search bar, and type “Bluetooth“.
  4. Find and click “Bluetooth and other devices settings“, it’s located under “Best match”.
  5. Toggle the switch under “Bluetooth” to turn on Bluetooth. (Right side of the opened windows).
  6. Next, turn on the JBL headphones.
  7. Click “Add Bluetooth or other device“, a new window will pop up, press “Bluetooth” on that window.
  8. Your PC/Laptop will start to automatically look for nearby devices.
  9. Once the “JBL Headphones” name pops out, click it once, and the devices will pair.

How To Pair JBL Headphones With MacBook or iMac?

The process of pairing JBL headphones is the same for Macbook and iMac. Here’s how to do it:

  1. At the upper left corner of your Macbook screen, click the “Apple” logo.
  2. Then, find and click “System Preferences…
  3. A new window will open up — find and click “Bluetooth“. It’s usually located in the third row.
  4. The Bluetooth settings window will open up — press “Turn Bluetooth On” to activate Bluetooth.
  5. Next, turn on JBL Headphones.
  6. The Macbook Bluetooth will automatically start to search for devices. Once it finds the headphones, you will see “JBL Headphones” in your Bluetooth settings.
  7. Click the “Connect” button next to the name, and the devices will pair.

Also, click the check box that says “Show Bluetooth in menu bar”, this makes it easier to pair the devices for the next time.

How To Pair JBL Headphones With Smart TV?

There are different types and brands of smart TVs. Each brand has its settings located at a different place. However, the procedure is the same. Once you turn on Bluetooth on your TV, power up the headphones and pair the devices.

The TV should have in-built Bluetooth for this to work. Unfortunately, if you have an old TV, it may not have Bluetooth. However, you can buy a Bluetooth adapter for old TVs.

  1. Open the menu of your TV, and click “Settings“.
  2. Find and enter into the Bluetooth Settings.
  3. Turn on Bluetooth on your TV.
  4. Turn on the JBL Headphones.
  5. The “JBL Headphone” name or the exact model of your JBL headphones will show on your TV screen.
  6. Click the “JBL Headphones” name once, then press “Connect”.
  7. The devices will now connect.

If you can’t find the Bluetooth settings, check your TV manual, it will show you how to enter the Bluetooth settings. You can also try to Google the exact model of your TV.

How To Pair JBL Headphones With Apple Watch?

You can connect JBL Headphones to your Apple Watch using a Bluetooth connection. You can accept, deny, or take calls from your Apple Watch using JBL Headphones.

Here’s how you can pair both devices:

  1. Unlock your Apple Watch, scroll down and tap the “Settings” logo. You can also press the “Digital Crown” on the side of your watch to open the settings.
  2. On your Apple Watch Settings, scroll down until your find “Bluetooth” and tap it.
  3. Turn Bluetooth ON if it isn’t already (by toggling the ON/OFF switch).
  4. Turn on the JBL Headphones.
  5. The “JBL Headphones” name will show in your Apple Watch Bluetooth List.
  6. Tap the name one time, and the devices will pair.

Final Words

The process of pairing JBL Headphones is the same for all devices. First, you must turn Bluetooth on your device, turn the headphones on, and pair both devices.

The Bluetooth range is 30 feet (10 meters), so the devices and JBL Headphones should be within 10 meters of each other. If they are not, they won’t be able to pair.

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