Game-Changing Tips for 2024: How to Connect iHome Speaker

Are you ready to amplify your audio experience and unlock the full potential of your iHome speaker?

If you’ve recently acquired this powerhouse of sound, you might be wondering, “How to connect iHome speaker?”

Fear not, as we embark on a journey to demystify the art of linking your iHome speaker to your favorite devices.

how to connect ihome speaker

Whether you’re a music aficionado, a podcast enthusiast, or simply want to enhance your daily audio, we’ve got you covered.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process, ensuring that you’re tuned in and ready to enjoy crystal-clear sound in no time.

Let’s dive right in and unlock the auditory wonders of your iHome speaker!

How to Connect iHome iBT371 Speaker

If you are wondering how to connect an iHome speaker, specific steps can differ slightly based on the model. For the iHome iBT371 Speaker, follow these guidelines:

🔄 Automatic pairing:

  1. The first step is to turn on your iHome speaker model. Press and hold the power button on your ihome ibt371 for about 2 seconds.
  2. After the speaker is turned on, it will automatically be in pairing mode, the next step is to turn on Bluetooth on your device and select your speaker from the list of available devices, and connect.
  3. If your speaker is not in pairing mode right away, there is a way to do it manually; instructions are below.

🛠️ Manual pairing:

  1. iHome speaker pairing is a straightforward process. To manually pair: Press and hold the power button for 2 seconds to turn on your iHome speaker.
  2. After that, press the iHome speaker Bluetooth pairing button (located right next to the power button) and wait for the LED indicator to start flashing blue, which means your speaker is in pairing mode and ready to connect to your device.
  3. Open the settings on your device and turn on Bluetooth, and connect to your speaker.

How to Connect iHome iBT90 Speaker

How to Connect iHome iBT90 Speaker

🔄 Automatic pairing:

  1. Make sure your iHome speaker is charged. Turn it on by pressing and holding the power button on your iHome iBT 90 for 2-3 seconds.
  2. After it is turned on it will go into auto-pairing mode, you will see the LED blink red-blue, which means your speaker is searching for an available nearby device to connect to.
  3. To proceed, activate Bluetooth on your device by navigating to Settings > Bluetooth.
  4. When your speaker is successfully connected to the device, the LED on the speaker will start to flash solid blue.

🛠️ Manual pairing:

  1. There’s an alternative method for iHome speaker Bluetooth pairing which is manual. Press and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds to turn on your speaker.
  2. After that, to put your speaker into pairing mode, press and hold the Bluetooth/Speakerphone button for 2 seconds.
  3. When the LED indicator is flashing blue and red, it means your speaker has entered pairing mode.
  4. The next step is to enable Bluetooth connection on your device, so you will go to the settings option and find Bluetooth, then turn it on and look for the name of your iHome iBT 90 speaker in the list of available devices.

Note: If your device asks for a password during pairing, enter “1234” and the pairing will be successful.

How to Connect iHome Playglow Mini Speaker

  1. For those searching for a vibrant music experience, the iHome color changing speaker offers a blend of quality sound and visual allure.To start the iHome speaker Bluetooth sync process, first turn on your speaker by pressing the power button located at the bottom.
  2. After that, press the Bluetooth button and hold for 2 seconds until the LED indicator on your speaker blinks blue. This means that you have activated pairing mode and the next step is to connect your speaker to your device.
  3. Turn on your device and go to settings, and turn on Bluetooth.
  4. Wait for your speaker to appear in the list of available devices; when it does, tap on your speaker’s name and connect.
  5. The LED indicator will start to flash solid blue which means your device and speaker are successfully connected.

How to Connect iHome iBT155 Speaker

  1. Press and hold the power button on your iHome iBT155 for 2 seconds. Your speaker should turn on.
  2. When it turns on, press and hold the Bluetooth button for 2 seconds.
  3. LED indicator should start blinking blue. A blinking blue LED indicates the speaker is ready to pair.
  4. Turn on Bluetooth on your device.
  5. Connect to your speaker.
    A successful connection is confirmed by LED flashing solid blue.

How to Connect iHome Playpro iHome iBT700 Speaker

  1. For users of the bluetooth ihome speakers like iHome playpro iBT700, achieving seamless connection is straightforward. The first step is to locate the power button on your speaker, press and hold it for 2-3 seconds to turn on the speaker.
  2. After that locate the Bluetooth button, press and hold it for 2 seconds until you see the LED indicator blinking blue (This means your speaker is in pairing mode and searching for an available device nearby to connect with).
  3. Now take your device and turn on bluetooth, by simply going to settings > Bluetooth “on” in the list of available bluetooth devices select ‘iHome iBT700’ on your device to connect.

How to Connect iHome Speaker to Android

How to Connect iHome Speaker to Android

1.) Power On Your iHome Speaker

First things first, make sure your iHome speaker is powered on. This can usually be done by pressing the power button, which is typically located on the top or front of the speaker.

2.) Switch the Speaker to Bluetooth Mode

Now, it’s time to prepare your iHome speaker for pairing. To do this, locate the Bluetooth mode button, often marked with a Bluetooth symbol, and press it. When Bluetooth is activated, you’ll typically hear a sound or notice a blue light flashing on the speaker. This indicates that the speaker is ready to pair with your Android device.

3.) Enable Bluetooth on Your Android Device

Swipe down from the top of your Android device to access the quick settings. Find the Bluetooth icon and tap it to turn on Bluetooth.

4.)  Search and Connect to Your iHome Speaker

After enabling Bluetooth, your Android device will scan for nearby Bluetooth devices. Give it a moment to complete the scan. Once your iHome speaker appears on the list of available devices, tap on it to initiate the pairing process.

Troubleshooting Tips

Encountering issues during pairing iHome speakers? Here are some solutions:

  • Ensure your iHome speaker and Android device are in close proximity to each other for a strong Bluetooth connection.
  • If the initial pairing attempt fails, try restarting both your iHome speaker and Android device.
  • Double-check that your iHome speaker is still in Bluetooth mode with the flashing blue light.
  • Make sure your iHome speaker is not already connected to another device, as Bluetooth devices can only connect to one device at a time.

How to Connect iHome to iPhone or iPad

How to Connect iHome to iPhone or iPad

If you’re wondering how to connect ihome speaker to iphone, you’re in the right place. For all Apple enthusiasts, pairing your iHome speaker with your iPhone or iPad is straightforward. Here’s a step-by-step guide to wirelessly enjoy your favorite tracks:

Step 1: Switch the Speaker to Bluetooth Mode

Turn on your speaker. Ensure your iHome speaker is in Bluetooth mode.

Step 2: Access Bluetooth Settings on Your Apple Device

Unlock your iPhone or iPad and access the home screen.
Navigate to Settings > Bluetooth and activate it.

Step 3: Pair Your iHome Speaker
It should appear as “[Your iHome Model]” or something similar, then tap on it to initiate the pairing process.

Step 5: Confirmation

Once successfully paired, you’ll see a notification on your device indicating that it’s connected to your iHome speaker.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • If your iHome speaker doesn’t appear in the Bluetooth list, ensure it’s in pairing mode and try again.
  • Make sure your speaker is within range of your Apple device (typically within 30 feet).
  • If you encounter any connection issues, try turning off Bluetooth on your Apple device, then turning it back on.
  • Check for any firmware updates for your iHome speaker that may improve compatibility with your Apple device.

How to Connect iHome to Windows Computer

  1. Turn on your speaker and it should automatically go into pairing mode, if it doesn’t happen you can to read the manual Bluetooth speaker setup instructions at the beginning of this article.
  2. Navigate to SettingSs > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices on your Windows PC.
  3. Turn on Bluetooth, add a new device, and select your iHome speaker.
  4. When the connection is successful, the LED indicator on your speaker will flash solid blue.

Connecting Your iHome Speaker to Mac Computers

If you love using Mac computers and want to connect your iHome speaker, follow these easy steps:

1. Open Bluetooth Settings

  • Select the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  • Select ‘System Preferences.’
  • Click on ‘Bluetooth.’

2. Enable Bluetooth

  • Make sure that the Bluetooth feature is switched on. This allows your Mac to discover nearby devices, including your iHome speaker.

3. Set Your iHome Speaker to Discoverable Mode

  • Turn on your speaker by pressing and holding the power button for 2 seconds.
  • After that, press the bluetooth button and hold it for 2 seconds. That should trigger the LED indicator on your speaker to blinking blue indicating that your speaker is now in pairing mode.

4. Pair Your Speaker

  • In the Bluetooth menu, locate your iHome speaker from the list and select it to initiate the pairing process.

How to Connect iHome Bluetooth Speaker to Alexa

Alexa Speaker

To pair ihome speaker with Alexa, you’ll need to integrate it via the Alexa app. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out:

1.) Open the Alexa App:

  1. Ensure you’ve downloaded and installed the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.

2.) Go to Skills & Games:

  • Tap on the menu button.
  • Select “Skills & Games” from the dropdown menu.

3.) Search for iHome:

  • Use the search bar at the top and type in “iHome”.
  • Find the iHome SmartPlug or iHome Control skill (or whichever is relevant to your specific iHome device) and select it.

4.) Enable the Skill:

  • Tap on “Enable to Use” to activate the iHome skill for Alexa.
  • You’ll be redirected to a login page.
  • Enter your iHome account credentials here.

5.) Link Accounts:

  • After logging in, you’ll be prompted to grant Alexa access to your iHome devices. Confirm this to link your iHome and Alexa accounts.

6.) Discover Devices:

  • Navigate back to the main screen of the Alexa app and than tap on “Devices” at the bottom.
  • Tap on the “+” sign at the top-right corner, then choose “Add Device”.
    Alexa will then search for your iHome devices.
  • Make sure your iHome speaker is powered on and in pairing mode.
  • Once found, your iHome device will be listed in the Alexa app, and you can control it using Alexa voice commands.

7.) Voice Control:

  • With the integration complete, you can now use voice commands to control your iHome speaker via your Alexa-enabled device.
  • For instance, if you’ve named your speaker “Bedroom Speaker” in the app, you can say, “Alexa, play music on Bedroom Speaker.”

How to Pair iHome Bluetooth Speaker to Google Home

Turn on iHome Speaker:

  • For Bluetooth, set it to pairing mode.
  • For Wi-Fi, connect to the same network as Google Home.

Open Google Home App:

  • Access the Settings: Tap the “+” icon.
  • Choose “Set up device.”

Select Device Type:

  • For Bluetooth, choose “Set up new devices.”
  • For Wi-Fi, choose “Works with Google.”

Pair or Link Speaker:

  • For Bluetooth, tap on your iHome from the list.
  • For Wi-Fi, find iHome from brands and follow prompts.

Voice Commands:

Once set up, you can use voice commands through your Google Home device to control your iHome speaker.

How to Connect iHome to Gaming Consoles

white game console on the table

1.) Bluetooth Connection (if both devices support Bluetooth):

a. iHome Speaker:

Power on the speaker.
Put it in Bluetooth pairing mode (usually by pressing the Bluetooth button).

b. Gaming Console:

Go to the settings menu.
Search for “Devices” or “Bluetooth & other devices.”
Click on “Add a device” or “Pair a new device.”
Pick your iHome speaker from the list to establish a connection.

2. Wired Connection (using 3.5mm AUX cable):

a. iHome Speaker:

Locate the AUX input port.

b. Gaming Console:

Some consoles have a 3.5mm AUX output port. If yours does, connect one end of the AUX cable to the console and the other end to the speaker.

3. Via a TV or Monitor:

If your gaming console is connected to a TV or monitor and that TV/monitor has an audio output, you can connect the iHome speaker to the TV/monitor instead:

a. Connect the console to the TV.
b. Use either a Bluetooth connection or an AUX cable to connect the iHome speaker to the TV.

Expert Tips and Tricks

From the maestros of home audio:

  • Place your speaker in a central location for optimal sound.
  • Avoid walls or obstructions for a clearer Bluetooth signal.
  • Regularly update your device’s software for a smoother experience.

Real-World Pros and Cons

🔊 Pros:

Affordability: iHome speakers tend to be more affordable compared to some other brands, offering decent sound quality for the price.

Variety: iHome offers a variety of designs, sizes, and functionalities to fit different needs – from alarm clock speakers to portable outdoor speakers.

Integration: Many iHome models come with built-in features like alarm clocks, FM radios, or smart home compatibility.

Ease of Use: Generally user-friendly with intuitive controls.

🔊 Cons:

Sound Quality: While decent for the price, audiophiles might find the sound quality lacking in depth or richness compared to high-end brands.

Battery Life: For portable models, the battery life might not be as long-lasting as some competitors.

FAQ: Your Burning Questions About iHome Speaker Connection Answered

Can I connect my iHome speaker to an Android device?

Yes, most iHome speakers can be connected to Android devices. Ensure your iHome speaker has Bluetooth capability. Then, activate Bluetooth on your Android device, search for the iHome speaker, and select it to pair.

How do I charge my iHome speaker?

To charge your iHome speaker:

  • Locate the charging port on the speaker.
  • Connect the provided USB charging cable to the speaker and plug the other end into a USB adapter or computer.
  • The speaker typically indicates charging status with an LED light. Once fully charged, disconnect the cable.

How can I reset my iHome speaker to its default settings?

To reset your iHome speaker:

  • Turn off the speaker.
    Locate the ‘Reset’ button or a combination of buttons specified in the manual.
  • Press and hold the button or buttons for several seconds.
  • Once reset, you’ll often hear a tone or see flashing lights indicating the process is complete.

Please note that the reset process varies from model to model, if you are unsure which model you have, I recommend reading the iHome Bluetooth speaker manual to find out which model it is.

How do I connect my iHome Bluetooth speaker model IHM60 to a device?

To connect the iHome IHM60 speaker:

  • Power on the IHM60 speaker.
  • Press and hold the Bluetooth button to enter pairing mode.
  • On your device, go to the Bluetooth settings and scan for available devices.
    Select “iHome IHM60” from the list to establish a connection.

Does the iHome speaker come with Bluetooth connectivity?

Yes, many iHome speaker models feature Bluetooth connectivity, allowing wireless streaming from compatible devices. Ensure you check the specific model’s specifications to confirm Bluetooth capabilities.

Where is the Bluetooth button on my iHome speaker?

Typically on the top or side, indicated by a Bluetooth symbol.

How do I put my iHome speaker into pairing mode?

Press and hold the Bluetooth button until you hear a sound or see a flashing light.

Why is my iHome speaker not connecting?

Ensure it’s charged, in range, and both devices have Bluetooth on.

How do you fix unsuccessful pairing?

Restart, ensure proximity, and if all fails, consider a factory reset.

Conclusion

Connecting your iHome speaker shouldn’t be a daunting task. With the right guidance provided in this article, you can enhance your audio experience in no time. Dive into the world of clear sound, let the rhythm take over, and enjoy your favorite tunes, podcasts, and more with impeccable clarity.

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2 thoughts on “Game-Changing Tips for 2024: How to Connect iHome Speaker”

    • This is not amazon support, if you need help regarding speakers, headphones or anything related to audio I am happy to help, but as far as purchase, you will likely have to deal with Amazon support.

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