How to Pair JBL Earbuds

How to Pair JBL Earbuds

JBL makes some of the finest earbuds on the market. They are top-selling popular options and have proved themselves. How to pair JBL Earbuds is something that confuses many new users. We dig into this topic and answer any questions you might have. 

How to pair JBL Earbuds is simple. You might want to pair it to your TV, computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or even a smartwatch. Any device using Bluetooth should be able to be paired with JBL Earbuds and it is easier thank you might think. 

What Can I Pair With My JBl Earbuds?

Anything with a Bluetooth connection should work. It will work on most operating systems so all you need is Bluetooth. This includes TVs, computers, laptops, tablets, smartwatches, and smartphones. 

The process is very similar to connecting JBL speakers or any other Bluetooth device. It is quick and easy to do. The exact process will depend on the operating system of the source device you are connecting to. 

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How to Pair Your JBL Earbuds:

We will walk you through the process according to the operating system of the source device you are using. It might differ slightly depending on the device, but the basic steps are the same. 

  1. Charge the earbuds
  1. Turn on pairing
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This should happen automatically the first time you use them. As soon as you power them up, they go into pairing mode. You can tell if this has happened if the LED indicator is flashing. 

If they have been paired before you will need to do it manually. This is pretty straightforward. Simply hold the power button down for a few seconds and wait for the LED to flash. 

Your source device could be a smartphone, a smartwatch, a tablet, computer, or laptop. It will work on iOS as well as Android and Windows as well as macOS. What is essential is that it has Bluetooth. 

You would need to go into settings or Bluetooth depending on the device, search for the JBL Earbuds, and select them. 

Here are the specific instructions if you are not clear on this:

How to Pair JBL Earbuds With a Phone:

iOS (iPhones)

Go into the settings menu and activate Bluetooth. Select the JBL earbuds from the list under “OTHER DEVICES”.


Activate Bluetooth under the Settings menu. Then go to “Pair new device”. You should see your JBL Earbuds there, select them. 

How to Pair JBL Earbuds With PCs and Macs:


In the Apple menu, select System Preferences followed by Bluetooth. The JBL Earbuds should show, select them. It might prompt you to accept, if so, click to accept.  


Under system settings go to “Bluetooth & other devices”. Another way is to go to the taskbar and select the Bluetooth button. Select “Show Bluetooth devices”. If you do not see a Bluetooth button you will have to click the up arrow for more options. 

  1. Check that pairing has been successful
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Once pairing is successful the LED should stop flashing. You also get a voice or tone that confirms the connection. Play any audio from the device and enjoy. 

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What if My Pairing Was Unsuccessful? 

If you have followed all the steps correctly and your JBL earbuds are not working, you will need to troubleshoot. 

Delete all connections, reset the headsets, and start again. Hopefully, that solves the problem. 

In order to reset your JBL earbuds, do the following:

  • The Earbuds should be charged and on
  • Hold the up and down volume button simultaneously for about 10 seconds
  • The earbuds should reset, and you will hear a “ping” alert

This will destroy any connections so you need to start the connection process from the beginning again. 

The problem could be with the JBL Earbuds so try to pair them to a different device. If that works, you need to look at the source device. If it does not work on a different device the problem is with the Earbuds.

There are various other options to try if the connection was not successful, but this is a whole new discussion. Fortunately, 99-percent of the time the JBL Earbuds will pair to your device with no problems. The process is quick and easy. 

Final thoughts

Do not be intimidated by the thought of connecting your JBL Earbuds. The process could not be easier. If you are connecting for the first time or creating a new connection, the steps above will take you through the process. Before you know it, you will be enjoying crystal clear audio or music. 

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By Charl Jooste

Writing full time from home, Charl enjoys modern technology and advanced gadgets but still has a soft spot for quality reliable appliances. He is passionate about durability and quality going to great lengths to find the very best ideas and leading products to share with readers.