We are often asked about our Bluetooth speakers and how difficult are they to use – especially if you are a bit of a technophobe. In all honesty they are quick to connect to your devices – whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or even an Amazon Echo. Below are some helpful tips and hints for getting started and some of the most asked questions.
Due to the differences in today’s Smartphones & tablets, these are general instructions, intended to assist in the connection (or pairing) of your device to your speaker. This normally only needs to be done once per device, as the information is retained once the process has been completed.
Activating your Speaker
- Ensure the power lead is connected to your speaker. The power lead plugs into a small circular connector on the back. Ensure you push it in fully, sometimes giving the plug a twist as you connect it can help it go in all the way.
- Turn on your speaker using the volume control, or ‘On/Off’ button, and wait for around 20 seconds to allow the Bluetooth device to initialise.
Connecting your Phone or Tablet
- Check that you have activated Bluetooth on your phone or tablet.
- Open the settings screen and select the Bluetooth page. You should see a device called “KRC-XXB” where XX is a number. Select this to pair your phone or tablet with your speaker.
- Once your device has connected turn the volume up to its loudest
- Open your favourite music app and start playing; the music should now come through your speaker.
Turning your speaker off
- To turn the speaker off, turn the volume control fully anti-clockwise, you will hear a click.
Reconnecting your Phone or Tablet
- When you turn the speaker on again, (after you have paired it with your phone), the speaker will automatically connect to the last device used.
- If your Bluetooth Speaker has an aux in option please ensure Bluetooth is turned OFF on your Smartphone or tablet before you use speaker.
Frequently Asked Questions
My speaker is too quiet
Turn up the volume on your phone. The volume can be adjusted either by using the volume control on the speaker or on the phone.
I can’t connect to my speaker
Only one device can connect at a time, make sure a different device hasn’t connected. The last used device will be the first to be connected the next time it’s switched on.
The AUX in isn’t working
Make sure you have turned off Bluetooth on your phone, the AUX in will only work if no Bluetooth devices are connected.
Can I adjust the Bass/treble?
Most devices and streaming software allow you to set this in the App i.e. Spotify, iTunes
Can I connect my speaker to an Amazon Echo or a Google Home device?
Yes, the output from the Echo or Home will be sent to your speaker when it is on. Refer to your device’s instructions for pairing instructions.
The cable you have supplied is too short. Can I get an extension?
The cable is kept short for safety reasons, however we are able to make extensions to your exact length requirement, contact us for details.