How to make a wireless connection with BLUETOOTH devices
You can enjoy music and hands-free calling with the speaker wirelessly by using your device’s BLUETOOTH function.
Before operating the speaker, be sure to do the following:
- Place the BLUETOOTH device within 1 m (3 ft) of the speaker.
- Connect the speaker to an AC outlet or charge the battery sufficiently.
- Stop playback on a BLUETOOTH device.
- Turn down the volume of the BLUETOOTH device and speaker to avoid any sudden loud sound output from the speaker.
- Prepare the operating instructions supplied with the BLUETOOTH device for reference.
Pairing the speaker with a BLUETOOTH device
Pairing is the process required to mutually register the information on BLUETOOTH devices to be connected wirelessly.
It is necessary to pair a device with the speaker to be able to make a BLUETOOTH connection for the first time.
Select your situation from the following two connecting patterns. The method is the same, even when pairing a second device or more.
Connecting the speaker with the paired device
Once the BLUETOOTH devices are paired, there is no need to pair them again. To connect a device already paired, refer to the following topic.
Connecting the speaker with an NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC)
By touching the speaker with an NFC-compatible device such as a smartphone or Walkman,etc., the speaker is turned on automatically and then proceeds to pairing and making a BLUETOOTH connection. For details, refer to the following topics.
- Connecting with an NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC)
- Disconnecting the NFC-compatible device by One-touch (NFC)
- Switching devices by One-touch (NFC)
- Compatible smartphones
- NFC-compatible smartphones with Android™ 4.1 or later installed
- Compatible Walkman models
- NFC-compatible Walkman models*
* Even if your Walkman is compatible with the NFC function, it may not be able to make a BLUETOOTH connection with the speaker by one touch. For details on the compatible models, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Walkman.
- NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology enabling short-range wireless communication between various devices, such as smartphones and IC tags.
- Thanks to the NFC function, data communication - for example, BLUETOOTH pairing - can be achieved easily by simply touching NFC-compatible devices together (i.e., at the N-mark symbol or location designated on each device).
- Once the BLUETOOTH devices are paired, there is no need to pair them again, except in the following cases:
- Pairing information has been deleted after repair, etc.
- The speaker is already paired with 8 devices and another device is to be paired.
The speaker can be paired with up to 8 devices. If a new device is paired after 8 devices have already been paired, the paired device with the oldest connection time is replaced by the new one.
- The pairing information of the speaker has been deleted from the BLUETOOTH device.
- The speaker is initialized.
All pairing information will be deleted.
- The speaker can be paired with multiple devices, but can only play music from one paired device at a time.
- When an audio cable is connected to the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack while the speaker and the BLUETOOTH device have been connected via BLUETOOTH connection, sound from the BLUETOOTH-connected device is not output from the speaker (the hands-free function is available). To listen to music from the BLUETOOTH device, disconnect the audio cable from the speaker’s AUDIO IN jack.