How to Pair JBL Earbuds (Complete Guide) 2022

Pairing your new JBL Earbuds is simple and straightforward, regardless of what device you have, iPhone or Android. You can easily pair your earbuds to new devices. Here is a quick and easy guide for pairing so you can start listening with your pair.

Getting started with the JBL Earbuds Pairing

The first thing is to check the compatibility with the device. JBL Earbuds and headsets will pair to most Bluetooth devices that use BluetoothⓇ 3.1 or higher. This includes devices like phones, tablets, computers, watches and even Smart TVs using BT v3.1. Most new devices are compatible with the headphones, if you still are unsure about your device check the manual.

First time pairing the JBL Earbuds with a device

There is some extra step that you need to do when pairing the earbuds for the first time.

  1. Ensure to give the ear pieces a full charge before initiating the pairing process. Note: the ear pieces and charging case are packed separately. The charing time takes approximate 2hr to complete.
  2. Remove the right earpiece from the case. It will turn on automatically and enter pairing mode, indicated by the LED blinking blue and white. If not follow the sections below.
  3. Once you’re in pairing mode, access the Bluetooth settings on your device and select your headphones from the list of options, JBL FREE.
  4. Remove the left earpiece from the case, it will automatically connect to the right earpiece.

How to pair JBL Earbuds with a generic Bluetooth device

Paring the Bluetooth headphones is easy with four simple steps. This step is done if you want to repair the earbuds to another device or if the automatically pairing is not starting.

  1. Start with the headphones turned off. To enter the JBL earbuds pairing mode, remove the right earbud.
  2. Press and hold the for more than 8 seconds. The LED will indicate pairing mode by the light flashing blue and white.
  3. Once you’re in pairing mode, access the Bluetooth settings on your device and select your headphones from the list of options, JBL FREE.
  4. Remove the left earpiece from the case, it will automatically connect to the right earpiece.
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How to pair JBL Earbuds with iPhone

Pairing the JBL Earbuds can easily be done with the iPhone in four simple steps listed below.

  1. Start with the headphones turned off. To enter the JBL earbuds pairing mode, remove the right earbud.
  2. Press and hold the for more than 8 seconds. The LED will indicate pairing mode by the light flashing blue and white.
  3. Open the Settings menu on the iPhone, head to Bluetooth Settings and select your headphones, JBL FREE.
  4. Remove the left earpiece from the case, it will automatically connect to the right earpiece.

How to pair JBL Earbuds with Android

Pairing the JBL Earbuds can easy be done on a compatible Android device in a couple of steps.

  1. Start with the headphones turned off. To enter the JBL earbuds pairing mode, remove the right earbud.
  2. Press and hold the for more than 8 seconds. The LED will indicate pairing mode by the light flashing blue and white.
  3. Open the settings menu on the mobile and navigate to the Bluetooth menu. From the list select your headphones, JBL FREE.
  4. Remove the left earpiece from the case, it will automatically connect to the right earpiece.

Can you connect JBL Earbuds to multiple devices?

No, the JBL Earbuds can’t connect with multiple devices at a time. If your earbuds are already connected to one mobile device, they cannot be simultaneously connected with another mobile device.

Do JBL Earbuds have NFC?

No, the JBL Earbuds don’t have NFC chip for easy and seamless pairing with most smartphones.

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