How to Use Aux Mode in a Bluetooth Speaker

Updated: Feb 16, 2024 5:07 AM
how to use aux mode in bluetooth speaker guide

Those searching for the best speakers on the market will inevitably find a lot of cross-over with Bluetooth speakers. These handy audio devices allow you to lose the wired connection and enjoy true freedom of movement. However, you should still learn how to use the aux mode in a Bluetooth speaker because sometimes a wired connection comes in handy.


  • The first step is locating the output port for auxiliary cables. This should be found in the same place as the other inputs. However, the exact location depends on your specific speaker model.
  • After you locate the port, it’s time to plug in your auxiliary cable. Most speakers accept a 3.5mm cable, so ensure you have one. Plug it into your speaker and your playback device.
  • The final step is trying to play audio through your speakers. You should be able to do so. If not, check the audio cable for damage and the ports.

Using Aux Mode with a Bluetooth Speaker

While most people are looking for a wireless connection when they choose Bluetooth speakers, sometimes a wired connection is desired. Luckily, it is straightforward to use aux mode with your Bluetooth speaker. Beyond that, you can use your Bluetooth audio devices in many ways. For example, you can learn how to use Bluetooth through a car speaker or how to play a USB drive on a Bluetooth speaker.

Insider Tip

Most speakers will accept a 3.5mm aux cable.

STEP 1 Locate the Auxiliary Ports

The first step is finding your auxiliary ports. These should be located with the rest of the ports on your device. Each speaker model has a slightly different placement, so it might take a little looking to find it. In fact, you’ll need to check out the speaker in our Beosound A1 2nd Gen review thoroughly to find it.

STEP 2 Plug in Your Auxiliary Cable

Once you find the audio ports, it’s time to connect your cable. Most speakers will accept a 3.5mm aux cable, so make sure you have one on hand. Plug one end into your speaker and the other into your playback device.

STEP 3 Play Your Connected Device

Your connected device should be able to play music through your speaker now. If not, check the cord and the ports for damage. For more information, try learning how to take apart Bluetooth speakers with no screws or look into how to use a TF card in a Bluetooth speaker.


Damage to the aux cable can result in distorted music or a total lack of playback.

STAT: In 2018, an estimated 1.96 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of Bluetooth-only speakers were sold in the U.S. retail market. (source)

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