You can connect JBL speakers to laptops or computers if the sound isn’t working or you want a louder sound. But how can you just do that?
JBL Speakers can be connected to a computer via Bluetooth. If your PC lacks built-in Bluetooth, you can purchase a USB Bluetooth Adapter or use an aux connection.
That is not all, though. We have covered how to determine whether your laptop supports Bluetooth as well as how to switch the audio output source. Let’s get going in this process of connecting JBL Speakers to laptops and Computers.
How to Know If a Computer or Laptop Has Bluetooth?
There are various methods for determining whether a laptop or computer has Bluetooth capability. The checking process is determined by the operating system (OS) that is installed on your laptop or computer.
Bluetooth is available on the majority of Macs. However, in order to double-check, follow these steps:
Step 1 ====> You need to click on the Apple Menu
Step 2 ====> Then, locate and click on About This Mac
Step 3 ====> Now click System Info to generate a report for all devices connected.
Step 4 ====> Check the list and try to find Bluetooth.
Step 5 ====> Finally, if you find it, your Mac has Bluetooth.
It is simple to determine whether your computer has Bluetooth if you have Windows. Both desktop and laptop computers can use this.
Step 1 ====> You need to click on the Windows Logo (bottom left)
Step 2 ====> Now, type in Device Manager in the search bar
Step 3 ====> Check the list and see if you can find Bluetooth
Step 4 ====> If you find it, your computer has Bluetooth.
Step 5 ====> If you can’t, check under Network Adapters as it may be there.
Step 6 ====> If not, then your computer doesn’t have Bluetooth
Linux Operating Computer
If you use Linux, follow these instructions to see if your laptop or computer has Bluetooth.
Step 1 ====> Open terminal and press Enter after typing dmesg | grep -i blue.
Step 2 ====> You have Bluetooth if you can see a returning line.
Step 3 ====> You lack Bluetooth if you don’t.
Can You Connect JBL Speakers to a Laptop or Computer?
Most laptops and computers can be connected to JBL speakers via Bluetooth. The laptop or computer must have built-in Bluetooth in order to connect to a JBL Speaker. However, most PCs and certain laptop models lack an integrated Bluetooth module.
An aux cable is required to connect JBL speakers to desktops or laptops without Bluetooth. You just need to plug the cable’s other end into the JBL Speaker and the other end into the PC to get started.
The only drawback of using an aux wire is that the speaker must remain close to the computer and cannot be moved.
It is not advised to use a long aux wire since it can degrade the sound. You are therefore forced to keep the speaker close to your computer.
You can purchase a USB Bluetooth device if you want to move the speaker or if you don’t have an aux cord. Bluetooth functionality is added to the PC or laptop by USB Bluetooth, which connects to the computer via a USB-C connector. After that, you can use a Bluetooth connection to connect the JBL Speaker to the PC.
Connecting JBL Speakers to Laptop/Computer via Bluetooth
JBL sells cordless and portable speakers. In other words, Bluetooth connections to other devices are simple. Consider tablets or Smartphones.
To connect JBL speakers to your laptop or PC, therefore then I will recommend this as the expedient technique.
Simply use Bluetooth to connect your speakers and computer. After that is complete, you can play any song over your device’s JBL speakers.
There is no need for you to purchase a dongle if you already use one. Unless it is no longer working, that is, which might also apply to older models.
How to Connect JBL Speakers to Laptop/Computer via Bluetooth
Step 1 ====> Power ON JBL Speaker
Your device’s Power button should be pressed once. Then watch for it to start to light up and emit a tone.
Step 2 ====> Press the Bluetooth Button
Your speaker will enter pairing mode once you press the “Bluetooth” button.
Simply do it once. When you click the button, the power icon will start to flash slowly. Additionally, it will make a particular sound.
What does it signify? As a result, other devices can now be associated with your JBL speaker. Therefore, turn on your laptop or computer.
Step 3 ====> Go to the Settings menu of your PC or Laptop
====> In the lower-left corner, click the Start button.
====> Choose the Settings button after locating it.
NOTE: Right-click on the “Start” button is also an option. Select “Settings” from the menu after that. Typically, it can be found under the “Task Manager” tab.
Mac OS Users
====> Click the Apple logo in the top left part of your screen.
====> Select System Preferences
NOTE: The “System Preferences” icon is also located on the taskbar at the bottom. Not all Mac devices might be affected by this. So please feel free to choose whichever is more practical for you.
Step 4 ====> Open the Bluetooth Settings Tab.
====> If you use Windows, choose Devices.
Be sure that you are in the Bluetooth & other devices section after that.
====> Click Bluetooth if you use Mac OS.
Your associated devices will be listed after you click Settings. Your Bluetooth headphones or keyboard may be visible as a result.
Step 5 ====> Add JBL Speakers as a Device
Again, depending on the operating system of your laptop or computer, you can accomplish this in 2 distinct methods (OS).
====> You need to click Add Bluetooth or another device.
====> Then, select Bluetooth in the window that will pop up.
====> Now, wait until your JBL speaker is detected. (An icon with their names will appear.)
====> Click your JBL speaker from the list of items.
====> Now, you need to follow any instructions that will appear.
====> Finally, select Done once finished.
Your laptop or computer and JBL speaker are now connected.
Mac OS Users
====> On your screen, choose your JBL speaker from the list of devices.
====> Select Connect from the menu.
You can also be given specific instructions by your computer. Accept it or enter the numbers that will be displayed if this occurs. Next, press “Enter” to complete the procedure.
Step 6 ====> Play any Audio Files from your PC or Laptop
Check to see if the pairing of your devices was successful afterwards. Play any music to verify this. Then check to verify if your JBL speaker is operational.
How to Connect JBL Speakers to Computers or Laptops Using Aux?
An aux cable can be used if your laptop or computer lacks Bluetooth. Users of Windows and Mac can use this strategy. You will need an aux cable before we get started. Most likely, you already have one in your home; if not, you must purchase one.
Step 1 ====> Plug the AUX Cable
Once you have an aux cable, connect the speaker to one end and the computer to the other. The aux port for JBL speakers is located close to the charging outlets. You can discover it there by simply opening the covered ports on the side of the speaker.
Your computer’s model determines where the aux port is located. You will probably locate one close to a USB-C port.
Your computer has two different sorts of aux ports: one for headphones and one for microphones. The socket with the headphone emblem on top is where the aux cable needs to be plugged in. It won’t function if you plug it into the microphone port.
Step 2 ====> Change the Audio Output Source
The sound output source must be changed to aux or headphones. If your source doesn’t change automatically, use these steps if it doesn’t.
For Windows Users
====> Right-click the Volume icon at the bottom right in your Windows taskbar
====> Open Sound Settings
====> Under the Choose Your Output Device, you need to select Headphones.
For Mac Users
====> Click the Volume in your menu bar (top right)
====> Under Output Devices, select Headphones.
Step 3 ====> Play Some Music
Play some music now and make sure the JBL Speaker is receiving the sound. You are good to go. If it doesn’t, you must check the aux cable again and re-plug it into the port.
Until you locate it, try switching the audio output device source. Additionally, occasionally when an aux cable is connected, the volume drops to 0, thus raising the level.
How to Connect a JBL Speaker to a Laptop or Computer without Bluetooth?
Don’t worry if your laptop or computer lacks Bluetooth. Without Bluetooth, a JBL speaker can still be connected to a computer.
A USB Bluetooth device is required. It is a compact, affordable gadget that adds Bluetooth functionality to your laptop or computer.
Installing the USB Bluetooth device on your computer just requires that you plug it into a USB-C port.
Once Bluetooth is set up, follow the above instructions to pair the JBL Speaker with your computer or laptop using Bluetooth.
However, the Bluetooth device needs to be connected to the PC constantly. Bluetooth won’t be available on the PC if you unplug the device.
How to Connect Bluetooth Speakers (JBL Speakers)
Yes, the headline should have read How to Connect Wireless Speaker, but as the majority of wireless speakers use Bluetooth for on-air connection, we’ll talk just about Bluetooth in this article.
Step 1 ====> Position the System
Place the speaker in a position that is both approachable (so that you can occasionally control it) and within a reasonable range based on the speaker’s capabilities. It is best to avoid placing anything between the laptop and the speaker.
Step 2 ====> Activate the Speaker
To make the connection visible, turn on the speaker and select the Bluetooth setting.
Step 3 ====> Enable Laptop’s Bluetooth Connection
The Bluetooth activation option can be found in Device Manager if your laptop is running Windows.
If you’re using a MAC, it’ll be in the About This MAC area. Set up a Bluetooth speaker pairing by turning on the Bluetooth connection.
Step 4 ====> Test the Connection
Test the audio quality and OS reaction after the driver has been connected.