Connecting a JBL GO Bluetooth speaker to a laptop with Windows 7 can be a straightforward process, but it is important to make sure that your Bluetooth device is turned on and properly configured on your laptop. It is necessary however to check if your Windows 7 laptop supports Bluetooth.
In this article, we will go through the steps to connect your JBL GO Bluetooth speaker to your Windows 7 laptop, including how to turn on your Bluetooth device, how to enable Bluetooth speakers on Windows 7, and troubleshooting tips if your JBL GO speaker is not working on your Windows 7 laptop.
How to Connect JBL GO Bluetooth Speaker to Laptop Windows 7
In order to set up your JBL GO with Windows 7 and get it connected to your laptop, there are a few steps you need to take. Here’s how:
1) Power on your JBL GO
2) Hold down the Bluetooth button on the top of the speaker until it begins scanning for connecting devices
3) Once it finishes scanning, click Connect under “Available Devices”. Ensure that the PC’s Bluetooth is on.
4) A window should open up asking for permission to connect; click Yes
5) The speaker should now be connected.
However, some Windows 7 computers may require an adapter to connect to Bluetooth. You can also use the connection settings on your PC as follows:
- Start on your laptop or PC
- Go to Settings and select Devices
- Under Decives opt for Bluetooth & other devices
- Then click Add Bluetooth or other devices
- Select Bluetooth
- The PC will search for available devices and you can pair the laptop or PC with your Bluetooth speaker.
How to Turn On Your Bluetooth Device
Before you can connect your JBL GO Bluetooth speaker to your Windows 7 laptop, you need to make sure that your Bluetooth device is turned on and on discover mode. To do this, follow these steps:
- Power on your JBL GO
- Hold down the Bluetooth button on the top of the speaker until it begins scanning for connecting devices
- Open the Start menu on your laptop and type “Bluetooth” into the search bar.
- Click on “Bluetooth and other devices settings” in the search results.
- In the Bluetooth and other devices settings window, toggle the Bluetooth switch to the “On” position.
How to Enable Bluetooth Speakers on Windows 7
Once your Bluetooth device is turned on, you need to make sure that your laptop is set up to play audio through your Bluetooth speakers. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open the Start menu on your laptop and type “sound” into the search bar.
- Click on “Sound” in the search results.
- In the Sound window, click on the “Playback” tab.
- In the list of playback devices, right-click on your JBL GO Bluetooth speaker and select “Set as Default Device”.
Why is the JBL GO speaker not working on Windows 7?
The main reason why the JBL GO speaker is not working on Windows 7 is that it does not support the older version of the Bluetooth technology used in this operating system. The JBL GO speaker uses the latest Bluetooth 4.1 technology, which is not compatible with the Bluetooth 2.0 technology used in Windows 7.
This means that your laptop will not be able to detect the JBL GO speaker and establish a connection with it.
Another reason why the JBL GO speaker may not be working on your Windows 7 laptop is that you have not installed the latest drivers for your Bluetooth device. The outdated drivers may not support the latest Bluetooth technology used in the JBL GO speaker, leading to connectivity issues.
There are a few other reasons why your JBL GO speaker may not be working on your Windows 7 laptop.
- The Bluetooth on your laptop is not turned on. In order to connect your JBL GO speaker to your laptop, you need to ensure that the Bluetooth on your laptop is turned on. You can do this by going to the Control Panel and selecting the “Hardware and Sound” option. From there, click on “Bluetooth Devices” and then select “Turn on Bluetooth.”
- The JBL GO speaker is not in pairing mode. In order to connect to your laptop, the JBL GO speaker needs to be in pairing mode. To put the speaker in pairing mode, press and hold the Bluetooth button on the speaker for about 5 seconds until the LED indicator flashes blue and red.
- The JBL GO speaker is not within range. The Bluetooth connection between your laptop and the JBL GO speaker has a maximum range of about 30 feet. If the speaker is too far away from your laptop, it will not be able to connect.
- The JBL GO speaker is not compatible with Windows 7. While most Bluetooth speakers are compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows 7, there is a possibility that the JBL GO speaker is not compatible with this particular operating system.
Troubleshooting the JBL GO speaker on Windows 7
If you are facing difficulties in connecting your JBL GO Bluetooth speaker to your Windows 7 laptop, there are a few troubleshooting steps that you can try to resolve the issue.
- Update your Bluetooth drivers: The first step to troubleshooting the connectivity issue is to ensure that you have the latest drivers for your Bluetooth device installed on your laptop. You can check for the latest drivers by visiting the manufacturer’s website and downloading them. It’s possible that there may be updates available for your laptop’s operating system or the JBL GO speaker’
- Check the Bluetooth settings on your laptop: Make sure that your laptop’s Bluetooth is turned on and visible to other devices. You can do this by going to the Control Panel and clicking on “Hardware and Sound” followed by “Bluetooth Devices.” From here, you can turn on the Bluetooth and make it visible to other devices.
- Make sure that your JBL GO speaker is turned on and in range of your computer’s Bluetooth.
- Restart your laptop and the JBL GO speaker. Sometimes, simply restarting the devices can resolve any connectivity issues.
Using Bluetooth connection to connect JBL GO speaker to Windows 7
The JBL Go is a portable Bluetooth speaker that can be used to play music or audio from any Bluetooth-enabled device. To connect, for some machines you may need to get an adapter such as the Logilink BT0015 model. Connecting the JBL Go to your laptop with Windows 7 is no problem—just follow these steps:
- Turn on the speaker.
- Press and hold the “+” button for about 10 seconds to enter pairing mode.
- Press the “+” button again until you see the blue light turn on steady.
- If the Bluetooth icon doesn’t appear on the bottom right of your screen, press the Bluetooth icon on your taskbar.
- Select “JBL GO” from the list of available devices.
The JBL GO driver for Windows 7 is available for 64Bit. You can download the 64Bit driver by clicking here.
How to connect JBL GO 2 to a laptop without Bluetooth
You can connect JBL GO 2 to a laptop without Bluetooth using the 3.5 mm cable and AUX input port. The first thing that you need to do is turn on the speaker. When it’s on, press and hold the power button for about 2 seconds until you see a blue light flashing on the speaker’s front panel.
Next, insert the 3.5 mm audio cable in the port of your laptop with the Windows 7 operating system. Click ‘Start’ on the taskbar, choose ‘Control Panel’, and then open ‘Sound’. A new window will appear with many tabs. Select ‘Playback Devices’, then right-click on the speaker icon and press ‘Set as Default Device’.
The next step is to plug in a 3.5 mm audio cable into your laptop’s AUX input port by following steps all the steps above. Now if you press Playback Devices in Control Panel again, you should be able to hear sound coming from both devices (i.e., your laptop speakers and JBL GO). Pressing pause or play will now control your JBL GO too.
JBL GO Bluetooth Speaker is a compact, high-quality wireless speaker that you can take with you anywhere. It offers anywhere from 3 to 10 hours of playtime on a single charge and it has five hours of charge time, making it easy for you to take your favorite playlist with you on the go.
The JBL GO speaker has a built-in microphone so you can answer phone calls without missing a beat. The built-in USB cable also makes it easy for you to charge the speaker when it starts to run low on battery. This guide was made to show you how to connect JBL GO Bluetooth Speaker to Laptop Windows 7.
Why is my Bluetooth not finding devices Windows 7?
There are a couple of reasons why your Bluetooth on Windows 7 might not be finding devices. First, ensure that the devices you are trying to connect to are within the Bluetooth range and in pairing mode. Secondly, check that Bluetooth device discovery is enabled on your Windows 7 computer, as this allows your PC to detect and connect to nearby Bluetooth devices.
Does Windows 7 support Bluetooth speakers?
Yes, Windows 7 does support Bluetooth speakers. If your computer has built-in Bluetooth functionality or a Bluetooth dongle attached, you can connect and use Bluetooth speakers with Windows 7. You can pair your Bluetooth speaker with your computer and then select it as the default audio output device in the Sound settings. However, please note that support for newer Bluetooth versions and features may be limited on older operating systems like Windows 7, and it’s generally recommended to use a more recent version of Windows or another compatible operating system for the best experience.