How To Connect an iHome Speaker? (Complete Step-By-Step Guide)

Are you wondering how you can easily connect your iHome speaker with multiple devices around your house? Apple provides no clear instructions on how to set up an iHome speaker with Bluetooth using different devices. 

Do not worry, as we have brought a complete guide on how to easily connect your speaker with a Bluetooth device, Android, iPhone, and many other appliances. Read this article till the end to learn a lot of helpful information regarding iHome speakers and ways to connect them.

How To Set Up iHome Speaker With Bluetooth?

Make sure that your speaker is charged. It can take up to 4 to 6 hours for the speaker to completely charge. Follow the below steps to understand how connecting the speakers with Bluetooth works:

  1. Make sure your Bluetooth device is discoverable with which you want to pair your iHome speaker.
  2. Switch on your iHome speaker by pressing the power button.
  3. The auto-pairing mode is switched on, and you must be able to see the blue light flashing.
  4. You can even pair your speakers manually by long-pressing the Bluetooth button for 2 to 3 seconds.
  5. You can now search for the speaker on the Bluetooth device. The speaker will show it by the name iHome iBT78.
  6. Select the speaker and connect it with the device.
  7. The flashing blue light will become a stable light that indicates the successful connection between the Bluetooth device and your iHome speaker.

How To Connect iHome Speaker With An Android Device?

Apple accessories are mostly compatible with Android devices. The same goes for iHome speakers that you can easily connect to any Android device with Bluetooth capability. Here is how you can easily connect your speakers with an Android device:

  1. Open settings on your Android device.
  2. Go to connections > Bluetooth.
  3. Click on the Bluetooth icon and turn it on. 
  4. Switch on your iHome speakers by pressing the power button.
  5. Ensure your iHome speaker is in pairing mode (blue light flashing).
  6. Now look at your phone’s Bluetooth settings and find your iHome speaker on the list.
  7. Tap on the iHome speaker option to connect it with your phone.
  8. Your phone might prompt you with a pin code requirement. Enter 0000 to continue.
  9. This will successfully connect your iHome speaker to your Android device. You can confirm it by witnessing the solid blue light on the speaker.

How To Connect iHome Speaker With An iPhone?

Connecting Apple devices is the most convenient task as Apple makes it relatively easy on purpose. Here are a few steps to easily connect your iHome speaker with an iPhone:

  1. Open settings on your iPhone.
  2. Search for Bluetooth and tap on it to toggle it on.
  3. Your iPhone will scan its surroundings to detect active Bluetooth devices. Make sure that your iHome speaker is turned on and in pairing mode.
  4. Now look for the iHome speaker on your iPhone. It will be available as iHome IBT78.
  5. You might be asked to enter a pin code to pair both devices successfully. Enter 0000 or 1234 if the prior one does not work.
  6. Your iPhone and iHome speaker will connect successfully once you enter the pin code. You may confirm it by playing audio on your iPhone.

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How To Connect iHome Speaker With An iPad?

Connecting an iPad with your iHome speaker is similar to connecting it with an iPhone. Here is how you can do it easily in a few steps:

  1. Open settings on your iPad.
  2. Search for Bluetooth and tap on it to toggle it on.
  3. Your iPad will scan its surroundings to detect active Bluetooth devices. Make sure that your iHome speaker is turned on and in pairing mode.
  4. Now look for the iHome speaker on your iPad list of devices available. It will be available as iHome IBT78.
  5. You might be asked to enter a pin code to pair both devices successfully. Enter 0000 or 1234.
  6. Your iPad and iHome speaker will connect once you enter the pin code.

How To Connect iHome Speaker With A Laptop?

Ensure your laptop has Bluetooth capability as it is required to connect the iHome speakers. Follow the below-mentioned steps to connect your computer with the iHome speaker:

  1. Power on your laptop and search for the Bluetooth option. You may find it by searching it in Start. 
  2. Once you turn on the Bluetooth, the blue icon will show at the bottom left of your laptop screen.
  3. Click on the icon and click add to find surrounding devices. Make sure that your iHome speaker is switched on and in pairing mode. 
  4. Select the iHome speaker on your laptop, and the speaker will be connected.

How To Connect iHome Speaker With Alexa?

Here are some steps that you can easily follow to connect your Alexa with iHome speakers:

  1. Make sure that the Alexa app is downloaded on your phone. Open the app.
  2. Tap on the menu option displayed at the top left of your screen.
  3. Select settings and scroll down to devices.
  4. You may find the iHome speaker under Alexa Built-In Devices. Make sure that your speaker is powered on.
  5. Tap the iHome speaker on the Alexa app and enable Alexa to connect it.
  6. Your Alexa will now be linked with your iHome speaker, and you can use it for various commands.

How To Connect an iHome Speaker With Google Home?

Connecting your Google Home device with an iHome speaker can allow you to turn on your favorite music through voice commands on Google Home that can directly play on your iHome speaker. Here is an easy method to connect it:

  1. Make sure that the Google Home app is downloaded on your phone. Open the app.
  2. Tap on the menu option displayed at the top left of your screen.
  3. Select settings and scroll down to devices. Click on add a device.
  4. Ensure that your Google Home device and your phone are connected on the same WiFi network.
  5. Tap on the iHome speaker displayed under available devices.
  6. This will allow you to connect your Google Home device successfully with your iHome speaker.

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What Are iHome Speakers?

Apple launched iHome speakers in 2005, and since then, these affordable and budget speakers have been considered the kings of external audio devices. Apple has always been known to produce costly tech. However, iHome speakers are an exception as they lie under the price bracket of other popular speakers.

These speakers are manufactured by SDI Technologies, with over 60 years of experience in the tech industry. iHome speakers are loud, powerful, and quite stylish. They will indeed prove to be an excellent addition to your living room.

Conclusion

There are many methods to set up an iHome speaker with Bluetooth. We hope that you found this post helpful. Share it with your loved ones and feel free to comment below this post.

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FAQs

1. Why Am I Unable To Connect My iHome Speaker?

There may be many different possibilities for this issue. Start by turning on the Bluetooth feature. Make sure that your iHome speaker is within the range of the device. Pair both devices again. You might be able to see the iHome speaker in the list of available devices now. 

 2. How Should I Put My iHome Speaker Into Pairing Mode?

Once you turn on your iHome speakers, they will automatically enter into pairing mode. This can be confirmed by seeing the blue light flashing on the device. However, if this does not happen, you can also pair the speaker manually.

All you have to do is press the Bluetooth button on the speaker for 2-3 seconds. This will put the speaker into pairing mode.

3. How Do I Reset My iHome Speaker?

You can easily reset your iHome speaker by powering the device and entering a sim ejector tool into the reset port. This will reset your speaker whenever it crashes or freezes midway. 

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