If you’ve just bought a JUUL and you’re wondering how to set it up, you’re in the right place
In this guide, we’ll show you how to setup JUUL for the first time. The JUUL is one of the simplest vapes on the planet, making it ideal for beginners. This is part of its attraction. That… and it’s innovative JUUL pods which run on Nic Salts E Juice.
However, JUUL isn’t without its problems (battery life, for one, is terrible) and its pods are very expensive. My advice? Get one of these pod vapes instead; they’re the highest-rated, refillable pod vapes we’ve tested in the past 12 months.
If you fancy getting a proper vape tank, you’ll have way more options with your vaping. If you’d like to know more about vape tanks, make sure you check out our Best Vape Tank Guide.
Right, on with this JUUL set-up guide…
JUUL Unboxing – What You Should Have…
Much like the device, the JUUL packaging and box is very simple. Minimalist, if you like.
Inside the JUUL kit, you’ll find the following things:
- The JUUL device (the battery aspect)
- A USB Charger
And that’s it. But this is all you need to get started. And some JUUL pods, of course, but that goes without saying.
How To Set Up JUUL
Before you use the JUUL, you need to make sure it is fully charged.
To do this, connect it to the USB charger and plug in into something and leave it for a couple of hours.
Once it is fully charged, the light on the front of it will flash green. This means you’re good to go.
The JUUL Charger
You can plug the JUUL charger into anything that accepts USB connectors – so, your PC, Laptop, or a charger. I have mine plugged into a USB charging port in my kitchen.
There is a magnetic connection in the JUUL device that holds it in place. All you have to do is put it near the charger and the magnets will pinch it from your hands.
JUUL Charge Time
How long does it take to charge a JUUL? Sadly, it’s quite a long time. It takes around one hour to fully charge a JUUL. This slow pace is down to JUUL’s proprietary charging method. Had JUUL used USB Type C on the JUUL, this charging time would be less than 20 minutes. But it didn’t, and now you know why it takes your JUUL so long to charge up.
The JUUL Pods
There are plenty of flavors when it comes to JUUL pods.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s currently available in the US:
- Cool Mint
- Virginia Tobacco
- Cool Cucumber
- Classic Menthol
- Fruit Medley
- Creme Brûlée
- Classic Tobacco
In the UK, flavors are slightly more limited. You have:
- Golden Tobacco
- Apple Orchard
- Glacier Mint
- Mango Nectar
- Royal Creme
Did You Know You Can Run Third-Party Pods Inside JUUL?
Well, you can – and, guess what! They’re cheaper, bigger, and have more flavor options.
We already have a post ALL about the best JUUL Pods Alternatives, but for a sneak peek at our #1 top picks, simply check out the table below:
|PICTURE||BRAND||BEST PRICE||Why You'd Buy||RATING|
(Best For Strength & Flavor)
(Best For Value For Money)
(Cheaper & Bigger Than JUUL's)
How To Install JUUL Pods
Each pack of JUUL pods contains four pods. And each of these pods is enclosed inside a container.
To access it, simply pop it out by breaking the plastic.
Once you’ve done this, remove the colored plastic sleeve on the end and insert it inside the JUUL device.
There is some resistance, just push through it and it’ll pop into place.
And that’s it! You’re ready to vape your JUUL.
But if you have been having trouble with your JUUL, or it is costing you too much money, check out the UWELL Caliburn G instead – it’s a brilliant alternative to JUUL (and it’ll cost you less to run).