Insignia Sonic Portable Speaker User Manual – Pairing Instructions

PACKAGE CONTENTS
  • Sonic portable speaker
  • USB charging cable
  • Quick Setup Guide
FEATURES
  • Wirelessly streams from any Bluetooth device up to
    33 ft. (10 m) away
  • Water resistant design (IPX5 rating) protects your
    speaker from water
  • Rechargeable battery lasts up to 60 hours
  • Speakerphone for hands-free calling
  • Stereo speakers and passive radiator help deliver full
    sound
  • True Wireless Stereo (TWS) lets you connect two
    Sonic speakers together to play left-and-right
    channel audio separately
    Note: Works with Sonic speakers only, not MiniSonic speakers
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Sonic Portable speacker

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Sonic Portable speaker 1
BUTTON FUNCTIONS
Sonic Portable speaker 4
LED INDICATOR
LEDFUNCTION
Blinks blue quicklyBluetooth pairing mode
Lights solid bluePaired to a Bluetooth device
Blinks blue slowlyAUX play or AUX mute
Lights solid redSpeaker is charging (charging complete when
LED turns off)
Lights blue / red / greenCall activated
Blinks green quicklyTWS pairing mode
Lights solid greenTWS connected
CHARGING YOUR SPEAKER
  1. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB port on
    the back of your speaker.
  2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to a USB port
    on your computer or wall adapter (not included). The
    LED indicator is red while charging, then turns off
    when the speaker is fully charged.

Note: The speaker beeps continually when the battery is low

Sonic Portable speaker 2
CONNECTING AN AUDIO DEVICE
Bluetooth
  1. Press and hold (power) to turn on your speaker. The
    LED indicator blinks blue quickly and your speaker
    automatically enters pairing mode.
  2. Make sure that your Bluetooth device is within 33 ft.
    (10 m) of your speaker.
  3. Turn on your Bluetooth device, turn on Bluetooth, then
    enter pairing mode. For more information, see the
    documentation that came with your Bluetooth device.
  4. On your Bluetooth device, select Insignia Sonic. Your
    speaker pairs with your Bluetooth device and the LED
    indicator lights solid blue.
  5. To disconnect, un-pair your Bluetooth device from
    your speaker.
    OR
  6. Press and hold (Bluetooth) for two to three seconds
    on your speaker. Your Bluetooth device loses
    connection automatically.
3.5 mm audio cable

Connect a 3.5 mm audio cable (not included) from your
speaker’s AUX jack to your audio device’s
headphone/audio out jack.

Sonic Portable speaker 3

The LED indicator blinks blue slowly while connected to
an audio cable.

CONNECTING YOUR SPEAKERS WITH TWS

TWS lets you connect two Sonic speakers together to
play left-and-right channel audio separately.

  1. Make sure that your Sonic speakers are near each other.
  2. Press (Bluetooth) twice on each speaker within one
    minute. Each speaker says “true wireless pairing” and
    they pair automatically.

Notes:

  • If one Sonic speaker is already connected to your Bluetooth
    device, press (Bluetooth) twice on this speaker. It pairs
    automatically with the other one.
  • If both Sonic speakers are in paring mode, press
    (Bluetooth) twice on either speaker. It pairs automatically.
  • After they are paired, the frst speaker says “paired, please
    connect to your device” then the green LED blinks slowly.
    The other speaker’s green LED is on.

3. On your Bluetooth device, select Insignia Sonic. After
they are connected, the speakers say “left channel” and
“right channel”.
Note: If they do not pair, you may need to delete all Insignia
Sonic speakers from your device and pair them again.

4. Press (power) twice. The speaker announces that it
is either the left or right channel so you know which
side to place the speaker on.

Notes:

  • While TWS is activated, only the speaker that slowly blinks
    green can be used for phone calls. This speaker blinks
    blue/red/green when a call is active.
  • TWS function does not support AUX input.
TAKING A PHONE CALL
Using your speaker

The following functions are available when paired to a
phone with Bluetooth:

  • Reject an incoming call:
    Press and hold (Play/Pause/Call).
  • Answer an incoming call:
    Press (Play/Pause/Call).
  • Switch audio between your speaker and phone
    during a call, or switch between two calls:
    Press and hold (Play/Pause/Call).
  • End current call:
    Press (Play/Pause/Call).
  • Redial the last dialed number:
    Press (Play/Pause/Call) twice.
RECONNECTING TO A PAIRED DEVICE
  • Make sure that the last paired Bluetooth device is
    near your speakers.
  • When your speaker is on, it automatically searches
    for and tries to connect to the last paired device.
USING YOUR SPEAKER
Listening to audio
  1. Connect to your speaker with Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm
    audio cable.
  2. Play audio on your connected device.
  3. Press + or – to adjust your speaker’s volume.
    Note: Make sure that your connected device’s volume is set to at least 50%.
  4. Use the controls on your connected device to control playback.
RESETTING YOUR SPEAKER

To reset your speaker, use a paperclip to press RESET.
Note: Resetting your speaker eliminates all previous Bluetooth
devices from memory.

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions (H×W×D): 2.9 × 7.9 × 2.2 in.
(7.4 × 20 × 5.6 cm)
USB charging cable: 20 in. (50 cm)
Net weight: 1.01 lbs. (460 g)
Gross weight: 1.23 lbs. (562 g)
Charging current: 5 V/2 A

TROUBLESHOOTING
No power
  • Make sure that your speaker is plugged in.
  • Make sure that your speaker is turned on.
    No sound or low volume
  • Make sure that your Bluetooth device is turned on,
    Bluetooth is turned on, and Insignia Sonic is
    selected.
  • Turn up the volume on your speaker.
  • Turn up the volume on your Bluetooth device.
  • Make sure that your Bluetooth device is not muted.
  • Make sure that your speaker is not paired to another
    Bluetooth device.
  • Make sure that your Bluetooth device is not paired to
    another Bluetooth device.
Cannot establish Bluetooth connection
  • Shorten the distance between your speaker and your
    Bluetooth device.
  • Turn your devices off, then on. Re-pair your speaker
    and your Bluetooth device.
  • Make sure that there is nothing plugged into the AUX
    jack.
  • Make sure that your speaker is not paired to another
    Bluetooth device.
  • Make sure that your speaker and Bluetooth device are
    both in pairing mode.
  • Make sure that your Bluetooth device supports
    Bluetooth v4.0 and below.
  • Make sure that your Bluetooth device is not
    connected to any other device.
  • Make sure that you have selected Insignia Sonic on
    your Bluetooth device.
  • If a passcode is needed, enter 0000.
My Bluetooth device keeps unpairing
  • Shorten the distance between your speaker and your
    Bluetooth device.
  • If the battery on your Bluetooth device is low,
    recharge the battery.
“Insignia Sonic” does not appear on my Bluetooth
device
  • Shorten the distance between your speaker and your
    Bluetooth device.
  • Put your speaker into pairing mode, then refresh your
    list of Bluetooth devices. For more information, see
    the documentation that came with your Bluetooth
    device
Sound is distorted
  • Adjust the volume to the ¼ or ½ level.
  • Adjust the volume settings on the output device
    (computer or portable audio source).
  • Make sure that all connections are correct and secure.
    Can my speaker connect to a TV, monitor, or DVD
    player?
  • Yes, if the device has a Bluetooth or an AUX
    connection.
    Can my speaker be connected to more than one device
    (3.5 mm and Bluetooth)?
  • No. Only one sound source can be used at a time. The
    mode priority is AUX, then Bluetooth.
    Does my speaker work with smart home devices?
  • Yes, your speaker works with any Bluetooth device.
LEGAL NOTICES
FCC Information

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC Caution

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, maybe cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
    which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

This equipment complies with FCC and Industry Canada radiation exposure
limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.

Industry Canada Compliance IC Statement

This device complies with Industry Canada’s licence-exempt RSSs. Operations subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference; and
  2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may
    cause undesired operation of the device.

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