Pairing the Jawbone Icon with iPhone 4

July 26, 2010

From Jawbone Forums

This is what worked for me:

Reset the iPhone. Start with the phone powered ON and then PRESS + HOLD both the HOME (on front of phone) and SLEEP (on top of phone) buttons at the same time until the screen flashes blank.

For the ICON: Starting with the Jawbone OFF, press and hold the TALK button (top of device). As you hold the TALK button, power the headset ON and continue to hold TALK button.

Please note: if you’re pairing with an iPhone and you get a message that says “Jawbone Not Paired” or “Headset Not Paired” please press on that message. This will prompt the iPhone to continue with the pairing/connection. The message will say Connected not Paired.

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75 Responses

  1. This worked perfectly! Thanks a million. I’ve been trying to pair it for 3 days.

  2. Awesome.

  3. thank you.. this worked. they should have made this more straight forward like motorola devices.

  4. thank you!!!

  5. So many thanks. It worked perfectly, was simple and made
    a whole lot more sense than the pages of info on Jawbone, none
    of which were working.
    Again thankyou!!!

  6. Thank you very much for the idea. i try an call apple an they are totally clueless on what to do. But these was very simple an cant thank you enough!!

  7. Worked great! Thank you.

  8. Thanks,
    Worked great. Been frustrated for days.
    Lino @ Lulus

  9. Worked Great!! Good Job.

  10. Thanks this worked great and the first time…..magic !!!

  11. Fantastic, I`ve been trying to pair for several hours.

  12. Thank you very much!!! That worked for me too!!!

  13. Thanks-I had given up, and this worked perfectly.

  14. Perfect! My jawbone icon worked fine the first week then it stopped connecting to my iphone 4 and I did as you said and BAM! THANKS A BUNCH!!!!!

  15. Excellent advice, Thank you, worked perfectly.

  16. Thanks, Finally, a solution! You should work for Apple! :-)

  17. This worked perfect…Thank you for the assistance.

  18. Beautiful – thanks a gazillion!

  19. thank you! worked like a charm :) :) you’re genius :)

  20. I had to comment on this great advice. I have had my iPhone for 3 weeks and have been unable to pair with the icon until I found this blog. So simple! Thanks!

  21. SWEET!!! Thank you!! I’ve been frustrated with this for weeks and it worked it seconds. Awesome!

  22. Thanks a ton….worked for me.

  23. Shouldn’t need to restart the iPhone. Just make sure Bluetooth is set to On for the iPhone then follow the instructions for the ICON (hold down Talk button then start headset). Worked like a charm.

  24. This worked perfectly. Got the job done within 15 minutes of my wife asking for me to help. … wahoo! Thx.

  25. You are the MAN! I have been trying for a few days… getting 50 different solutions where none of them worked…Yours worked like a charm!

  26. Sssymom11

    May 23rd, 2011

    Thanks so much I had to exchange my phone and could not remember how I paired up my headset.

  27. Great! Worked like a charm.

  28. Thanks! I didn´t reset the phone, just the jawbone and it worked!

  29. Thank you! Straight forward and successful.

  30. Lee Hsu

    June 15th, 2011

    I completely gave up for a whole week before stomping into your blog, then it took me less than 10 seconds to pair ….THANK YOU, it’s really that simple.

  31. Perfect explanation

  32. How to pair iPhone 4 with Jawbone Icon?

    1. make sure bluetooth is off on phone and jawbone icon power is off.

    2. press and hold jawbone talk button

    3. turn jawbone on while still holding the talk button

    4. turn iPhone bluetooth on now

    It’s that simple on iPhone 4 with iOS 5.


  33. Thank you thank you!!

  34. Karen Samuel

    July 12th, 2011

    Thanks, Im so glad i ran into this site-because im a must have my bluetooth girl, IT works that SIMPLE, thanks a MILLION..

  35. Yeah – easy done, this way!!
    Thanks a lot!!!!!
    I mean it :-)

  36. Thanks for the help. Worked like a charm!!!!

  37. Thanks a million! I was growing increasingly frustrated and this worked perfectly!

  38. Worked like a charm, thanks!

  39. Thank you thank you thank you!

  40. Yay!! It worked within seconds. Thanks for your advise and solution.

  41. I tried for a whole morning! Then i stumbled onto your blog. It worked perfectly. Thank you!

  42. Wow this worked great! Those useless Jawbone reset forums did not work but this worked instantly. I’ve been trying for over two months now lol finally today I was determined. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!

  43. Thank you so much!! It worked perfectly!

  44. Thanks for your user-friendly instructions. It worked perfectly!


    Perfect explanation.

  46. THANKS so much! Perfect instructions and you saved me hours of headaches!

  47. Awesome dude, thanks!!

  48. Thank you SO MUCH!!

  49. Awesome man…..almost bought something else becaus eit was so frustrating

  50. Thank you so much … I was so frustrated when I got the phone because my jawbone just wouldn’t connect .. your instructions are perfect. THANKS!!!

  51. Thank you so much! It worked like a charm.

  52. Sum Xspicy

    October 15th, 2011

    Thanks, I was just about to give up and Wah-la!!!
    Thank you again

  53. skimdog 31

    October 16th, 2011

    Your awesome. Thank you…. J

  54. Phntmviper

    October 17th, 2011

    Same procedure works for the Jawbone ERA as well as the Jawbone Icon. Thanks so much, you’re BRILLIANT!!!!

  55. You are the MAN! This worked great. No other forum or Apple help section ever mentioned this. Thanks!

  56. Catherine

    October 21st, 2011

    Super – Lifesaver!

  57. Great!!! Best advise out there… worked first time

  58. Therobigirl

    October 26th, 2011

    That worked perfectly! Thanks!

  59. Over a year later the trick still works. Awesome! Thanks.

  60. Dick Egberts, Netherlands

    November 19th, 2011

    Worked perfectly!
    Thanks a million!

  61. Brilliant! sorted!

  62. Thanks, worked great!!

  63. Robert Harbin-McGee

    December 6th, 2011

    Thank you so much! I thought I was loosing my mind. I had my iPhone “forget” my Jawbone ear piece. When I wanted to pair it again – it wouldn’t. All I had to do was reset my iPhone 4s by turning it off, and then back on again – your instructions saved me a trip to the Apple Store.

  64. Thanks , Worked perfect !!!!

  65. yay! works for the 4s too! Thank you

  66. Thanks a lot,worked just fine.I was so frusterated for so long.thank you again smart guy

  67. Perfect and easy….you should try working at the Genius bar at Apple. They could use the help!!

  68. Great info, by golly it works! This was life saving for me.

  69. Bravo!!!!
    Ca Marche enfin!
    Merci beaucoup et bonne année 2012!

  70. I had numerous little problems getting my iPhone activated and learning its features. But I had never had problems on my previous phone with the Jawbone Icon. Suddenly nothing worked; the instructions for both devices made it seem so easy.

    But THIS worked! Thanks so much.

  71. Totally worked! Thanks!

  72. Quick & easy… thanx alot!

  73. This worked for the iPhone 4s, too- thank you! :)

  74. Thanks… after three other websites… this one worked like a charm!

  75. Djsuaveluciano

    January 20th, 2012

    Wow!! your instructions were perfect!!! thanks a million

    Dj Suave Luciano

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