Yes, they work with these devices. Just follow the device’s instructions on how to pair with a Bluetooth accessory. If you no longer have those instructions available, you can find some instructions online at Amazon here.
Yes, the speakers work with iPods that have Bluetooth. (iPod shuffle does not have Bluetooth and will not work with the speakers) Some Gen 7 iPods have trouble connecting with the speakers. We have had success using the speakers with the 7th Gen but some models are not compatible.
1. Press the power button on the bottom of the speaker for about 2 seconds. You'll hear a chime and see a blue light blinking rapidly. The blinking blue light means your speaker is in Bluetooth search mode.
2. Go to the Settings on your Bluetooth enabled device and select Bluetooth. Make sure the Bluetooth is “On” and your device will automatically search for available Bluetooth devices nearby. When you see “Metal” pop up on your device, click it to pair your device with your speaker. You will hear an additional chime.
3. Play your favorite music and enjoy.
To Connect Two Speakers:
1. Turn off the Bluetooth on your device.
2. Press the power button on the bottom of both speakers for about 2 seconds on. You'll hear a chime when they turn on.
3. Double Click the power button on one of the speakers. This will be the “Lead” speaker. You'll hear a chime when they pair together.
4. Turn on the Bluetooth on your device and when you see “Metal” in the Bluetooth list click to connect. (if you see “Metal” this speaker will not pair with another My Heavy Metal for stereo.)
5. Play your favorite music and enjoy.
If you tried the steps above and the speaker(s) will not connect, or you get a message that they are unable to pair with your device then follow the additional steps below.
1. Turn off the speakers.
2. Turn off the Bluetooth on your device. Wait 30 seconds and turn it back on.
3. Turn on the speaker(s)
4. If connecting 2 speakers double click one and that will become the “Lead” speaker. You will hear a chime when they connect.
5. When you see “Metal” pop up in the Bluetooth list click to pair. You will hear a chime when it connects.
After the first use, the two speakers connect automatically when turned on. If they don’t just double click the power button on the lead speaker when they are both on.
If speakers are shared on other devices either individually or paired, they may not connect automatically to the original device again. Just repeat the steps above to re-establish the connections.
1. The charging port is the opening on the bottom of the speaker(s).The small end of the charging cable goes into the speaker. There is a flat side and a rounded side on the metal part of the cord that goes into the speaker. Make sure it is lined up properly with the charging port in the speaker.
2. Once lined up go ahead and push the cord into the speaker. You may need to use a little pressure and may feel a slight click when the cord seats into the charging port.
3. It is normal for some of the metal part of the charging cable to still show even when the cord is properly inserted in the charging port.
4. The light on the bottom of the speaker will turn red to indicate the cord is attached properly and the speaker is charging. Charge for 60-90 minutes.
Using the included charging dock: (only applies to the stereo set of two speakers)
1. Plug the dock into an active power source using the black charging cable provided. (There is an opening on one of the short sides of the dock to insert the cord. The larger USB fitting plugs It a computer USB port, a wall charging block similar to what is supplied with smart phones or other similar USB charging devices)
2. Look at the bottom of each speaker and locate the flat metal tabs.
3. Try to align the metal tabs with the metal prongs that are on the charging dock. (Does not have to be perfect just get close)
4. You will feel the slight pull of a magnet as you set the speakers onto the dock. Once the speakers are seated slightly rotate them from left to right until you feel them “seat” or lock into place.
5. Once you feel the speakers are seated properly check the area where the bottom of the speakers and the dock meet and make sure you can see the red light is lit on both speakers. If you do not see the red light on one or both the slightly rotate the speakers until you can see the red light illuminate.
6. If the red lights will not come on check to make sure the cord is plugged in all the way and the power source is active. (Some computers will not charge a device using its USB ports unless it is turned on)
7. After both red lights are on allow the speakers to charge for 60-90 minutes.
Most problems can be solved with a simple Bluetooth reset. Turn off the Speaker(s), turn off the Bluetooth on your device for 30 seconds and then turn it back on, turn on the Speaker(s) and when you see the Speaker(s) in the Bluetooth list on your device click to connect.
Make sure your Speaker is charged and turned on. The blue light on the bottom should be blinking rapidly which indicates your Speaker is on and in Bluetooth search mode. Make sure your Bluetooth device is within range and the Bluetooth is turned on and in search mode. If you still cannot connect you may need to clear the Speaker from a previous device. If you have paired the speaker with another device in the area disconnect and forget the speaker from that device and then try to pair again with the new device. For example: If you have been using your speaker(s) with your iPhone and want to connect the same speaker(s) your iPad you will either have to turn off the Bluetooth on your iPhone, move it out of the area or disconnect and “forget” the speaker(s) from the iPhone before trying to connect to the iPad. The speakers are designed to pair back up with the last device they were used with and if that device is in the area it will prevent the speakers from pairing with a new device.
Turn off the speakers, disconnect and forget them from your device and try the pairing instructions again.
If you have followed the pairing instructions above and also have tried a simple Bluetooth reset and they still will not play together then check the items below.
1. Make sure both of the speakers(s) are charged and turned on. 2. Check the left/right channel balance control on your device. If it is set to one side or the other only one speaker will play. Move it to the middle so your device will send sound to both channels. 3. Check to see if both speakers are connected to your device. The lead speaker should be the only one connected to your device. (the secondary speaker connects to the lead speaker) If you see both speakers listed as “connected” in your Bluetooth list then they will only play one at a time.