How to Connect iHome Bluetooth Speaker iBT39

If you are looking for top-quality audio from an iHome speaker, then the iBT39 Bluetooth speaker is definitely worthy of your consideration. The speaker is part of iHome’s collection and it can be used for all manner of occasions. When you connect the iBT39 speaker to your audio device, you should rest assured that you’ll be listening to nothing but the best of audio. 

So how do you connect the iHome Bluetooth speaker? Well, you can connect the iHome Bluetooth speaker iBT39 to your audio devices via a Bluetooth connection. To do that, simply turn on the iHome speaker iBT39 and pair it with the audio device. There is also the option to connect other audio devices to the iBT39 Bluetooth speaker via the aux-in jack on the speaker.   

The iBT39 Bluetooth speaker’s design offers flexibility in its operation, so you can choose between the Bluetooth feature or the aux cable connection. In this guide, I’m going to take you through a step-by-step approach to connecting your audio devices to the speaker. If you are ready for these steps, relax and make sure to read the guide fully to the end for the details that I have to offer you. 

How to Connect iHome Bluetooth Speaker iBT39

Which Devices Can You Connect the iHome Bluetooth Speaker iBT39 To?

First of all, when I talk about your audio devices, what do I mean? Audio devices are basically all the electronic devices that you use to play your music or movies. 

Fortunately, the iHome iBT39 Bluetooth speaker has both the Bluetooth feature and an aux-in port. 

What this means is that you can connect audio devices to the speaker as long as the devices have either the Bluetooth feature or aux out port or both. 

So, you can connect the iHome iBT39 Bluetooth speaker to an iPhone, android smartphone, laptop, iPod game device, mp3 player, etc. 

What’s important before you attempt to connect any device to the iHome speaker is that the device that you want to connect to the speaker has either the Bluetooth feature or an aux jack. 

How Do I Connect iHome Bluetooth Speaker iBT39 to Audio Devices?

Now that you know which devices can be connected to your iHome Bluetooth speaker, let’s consider how you will be connecting them to the speaker. 

As I said earlier, the iBT39 Bluetooth speaker features Bluetooth and aux in jack. You can therefore connect your audio devices to the speaker in two ways, either by Bluetooth or cable connection. 

The decision to choose either of the above methods is solely a matter of personal preference. 

However, the size of your room or hall and the availability of aux audio cables may influence your decision. 

For instance, if your audio devices are far away from your speaker, it is better to use the Bluetooth connection since your aux cable may not be that long to accomplish the connection. 

The aux cable connection may also come in handy when you are facing issues with your Bluetooth connections. 

After deciding on your connection method, what you need to do next is to prepare the iHome iBT39 Bluetooth speaker. Let me show you how to do that. 

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How to connect iHome Bluetooth Speaker iBT39

How to Prepare iHome Bluetooth Speaker iBT39

Before you use the iBT39 Bluetooth speaker, it needs to have sufficient battery levels. 

Since the speaker runs on a battery, it may be a good idea to fully charge the speaker before you connect other devices to it. 

The iBT39 Bluetooth speaker comes along with a USB cable. What you use this cable for is basically to charge the speaker up anytime the battery runs out. 

You need to plug one end of the USB cable into the USB port on the speaker and then plug the other end into the USB adapter. When you are done, plug the adapter into an electrical socket to begin charging the speaker. 

You can also use a PC to charge the speaker. Simply plug one end of the USB cable into the USB port on the speaker and then plug the other end into your PC’s USB port. 

While charging the speaker, make sure to turn it off. This is important since keeping the speaker off will help it charge faster. 

For a brand-new iBT39 Bluetooth speaker, it should take about 8 hours to charge the battery to its highest level. 

How to Check the Speaker Battery Level

While you charge the iBT39 Bluetooth speaker via a USB cable, the battery level light on the speaker will blink several times until the battery is fully charged. 

When the speaker is fully charged, the blinking will stop and the battery level will stay solid.

When you want to check your speaker’s battery level at any time, you can easily do so with the help of the battery level meter. This meter is located just in front of the speaker so you can easily make it out. It has 4 bars – when all 4 bars are filled with white light, it means that the battery is fully charged. 

When the bars are empty, your speaker’s battery is as good as dead while half-filled bars mean that your speaker’s battery level is somewhere around the 50% mark. 

Connecting iHome Bluetooth Speaker iBT39 to Audio Devices Via Bluetooth 

With your iHome speaker fully charged, you can confidently begin to connect your audio device to the speaker. 

In case you want to use a Bluetooth connection, then make sure that your audio device also has the Bluetooth feature. 

If you are ready, turn on your audio device, whether it’s a smartphone or laptop, and let’s begin to connect it to the speaker.

You can use the steps below as a guide to help you connect the audio device to the iBT39 speaker: 

  1. Turn on Bluetooth on your audio device and make your device discoverable. Go to Settings on your device and then enable Bluetooth
  2. Turn on your iHome iBT39 Bluetooth speaker by pressing and holding the Power button. If the speaker is being turned for the first time, the Bluetooth status light on the speaker will blink and your speaker will automatically go into auto-pairing mode. This will then allow the speaker to begin to pair with any Bluetooth device that’s within its range. If no audio device is available at the time of the search, the auto-pairing will revert to normal mode.
  3. To put the speaker in pairing mode by yourself, you need to press and hold the Play, Pause, and Bluetooth button on the speaker for a few seconds. The speaker will be put in Bluetooth mode and will begin to search for available Bluetooth devices. 
  4. On your audio device, search for the iHome iBT39 speaker that will be displayed on your device and then tap on it to pair once it pops up. If you are asked to input any passcode, just input 1234 and then hit Ok to continue.
  5. When your iBT39 Bluetooth speaker pairs up with your Bluetooth device successfully, you will hear a sound, and the Bluetooth status light on your speaker will turn blue.

When the pairing of both devices is complete, you can play audio from your device through the iHome speaker. 

 Connecting iHome Bluetooth Speaker iBT39 to Audio Devices Via Aux Cable

For cable lovers, you can connect your iBT39 Bluetooth speaker to your audio device using a 3.5 mm audio cable. 

Follow the steps below are the steps if you want to connect the two devices using a cable: 

  1. Plug one end of the 3.5 mm audio cable into the Aux in port of the iBT39 speaker.
  2. Plug the other end of the audio cable into the audio out of your audio device.
  3.  Turn the speaker on by pressing and holding the power button on the speaker.
  4. Turn on your device as well and then play any audio on your device.

When the connection is successful, the audio on your device will play out through the iHome speaker that has been connected to it. 

How to Play Audio Via Bluetooth on iBT39 Speaker

The front panel of the iBT39 Bluetooth speaker has several buttons for controlling the flow of your audio. 

It has the Play, Pause, Rewind, Fast Forward, Volume Down, and Volume Up buttons. 

You can navigate your audio by using these buttons and also adjust the audio’s volume using the Volume Up and Down keys.

Final Thoughts

Finally, we are at the end of the road and you can see how easy it is to connect your iHome iBT39 Bluetooth speaker to other audio devices. 

The decision to select which method to connect your devices to the iHome Bluetooth rests with you. The Bluetooth connection however offers you some kind of space to move your speakers and devices about without cable interruptions. 

The bottom line in all of these is that the audio device that you are connecting to the speaker must have either the Bluetooth feature or aux ports. 


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