How do I connect to R1 by Bluetooth?

This answer applies to:

  • R1 Mk3

To connect or pair a smartphone or other Bluetooth devices with R1, firstly you must select Bluetooth as the source. From new R1 will automatically enter pairing mode after a few seconds and then display ‘Awaiting connection…’. At this point, you should enter the Bluetooth settings on the device you want to connect and again after a few seconds you should see ‘Ruark R1’ displayed as a device you can connect to. Once selected, the pairing procedure can take a few moments, but once paired you should see ‘Connected’ alongside ‘Ruark R1’ on your device and also you should see your devices name, displayed on the screen of R1. From this point, any music you play should be played back through R1.

R1 Mk3 also has the ability to store more than one Bluetooth device in its memory. This is particularly useful if more than one person uses R1 to play their music. To select a previously paired device, simply press the MENU button whilst in Bluetooth mode and then turn the select/control knob until you see ‘Paired devices’. Clicking the select/control knob shows a list of previously paired devices, so you can choose the one you want and click to select. Using this option will also disconnect a device that is already paired and allow a new user to connect.

The video below walks you through how to pair a Bluetooth device to your R1 Mk3.

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