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How to Reset JBL Speakers In 2023? [A Street-Smart Tutorial!]

JBL Bluetooth smart speakers have become the industry standard in portable audio. You may want to party or be an introverted audiophile; JBL has a speaker tailor-made for you (seriously!).

In case you face connection issues or otherwise (discussed later) in your JBL Wireless speakers, you can easily reset it by holding the power button and volume up + together until the light around the rings glows.

For a specific speaker model solution, continue reading my street-smart tutorial on how to reset JBL speakers. By addressing some of these concerns, you may be able to avoid purchasing a new Bluetooth speaker.

Resetting JBL Speakers (All Models): The Ultimate Cheatsheet

How to Reset JBL Speakers

Each JBL speaker has a mechanism for resetting it. Before attempting to hard-reset any of the JBL speaker models, there are a few things you can try first.

Before you do anything else, try rebooting your connected device. Sometimes, restarting the speaker, regardless of whether it is connected to a phone, computer, or other nearby devices, may solve the problem.

JBL ChargeJBL FlipJBL GoJBL Pulse JBL ClipJBL Boombox JBL Xtreme JBL Link
Steps In BriefPress Vol + And Play Button Simultaneously Press Vol+ And Play Button SimultaneouslyPress Vol+ And BlueTooth Button SimultaneouslyPress Vol- And Power Button SimultaneouslyPress Vol+ And Play Button SimultaneouslyPress Vol+ And BlueTooth Buttons SimultaneouslyPress Vol+ And Play Buttons SimultaneouslyPress And Hold The Mute Button Until It Shuts Down
Difficulty Meter EasyEasyVery EasyMediumVery EasyEasyEasyMedium
The time needed to fix 3-5 minutes3-5 minutes2-4 minutes3-5 minutes2-4 minutes3-5 minutes3-5 minutes4-6minutes

Before you try to reset your JBL speaker, make sure you don’t have any other options because doing so would erase all of your prior data and personalization settings. And once the reset is complete, you’ll have to start anew.

Also Read: 5 Reasons Why JBL Speaker Turns Off Automatically 

How to Reset JBL Charge Speakers (Charge 3 and 4)

How to Reset JBL Speakers

Here’s how to reset your JBL Charge Speakers:

  • Turn on the Charge 3 speaker, and the LED indicator on the power light will glow blue.
  • Repeatedly press the Volume Down Button and Power buttons till the power button LED displays red three times and then goes solid blue.
  • Unpair the JBL Charge speaker on your device.
  • Turn on the speaker again.

On JBL Charge 4 speakers, change the second step above by long-pressing the volume up and Bluetooth buttons together for at least 15 seconds or until the speaker shuts off.

How To Reset JBL Flip Speakers (3,4 and 5) Step-By-Step!

How to Reset JBL Speakers

Resetting your JBL Flip is one of the most common techniques for resolving issues such as Flip 3 not turning on or off. Here are the simple steps you need to follow:

  • To make sure it’s on, press and hold the power button.
  • Hold the Volume Up and Power buttons together for 10 seconds until the device shuts down.
  • Press and hold the power button for a few seconds to turn the device back on after it has been turned off.
  • When you turn on the device, it should automatically enter pairing mode. The power button on your JBL Flip 3 will begin to blink, indicating that it has been successfully reset.

Also Read: Can You Carry JBL Speakers On A Plane?

How to Reset JBL Pulse 3 Speakers Without Breaking Your Head?

How to Reset JBL Speakers

This list would be incomplete without the steps to reset the JBL Pulse 3 Speakers.

  • If you’ve read this far, you already know that the primary step is to turn on the JBL Pulse 3. All you have to do is press the power-on button. Hold the button down until a guitar chord is heard.
  • Then, press and hold the volume down and Bluetooth buttons together for a few seconds. Before turning off the power, the device will blink in various light shades. The on/off light, on the other hand, will remain visible even after it has been turned on.
  • You must now turn the speaker off on your own. In contrast to all other JBL speakers, the JBL Pulse 3 does not turn off when reset. Just hit the power button to turn it off.
  • Push the power button and turn on the JBL Pulse 3 speaker again to confirm that it has reset.

You’ve effectively reset your JBL Pulse 3 speakers if their settings appear brand new and have no previous memories. Well done!

How To Reset JBL Clip 3 & 4 Speakers The Old Fashioned Way?

How to Reset JBL Speakers

The steps to reset your JBL Clip 3 portable speaker are outlined below.

Please note that just like others, the JBL Clip 3 speaker, like all other JBL speakers, will entirely forget the previously paired devices after resetting and will not pair with them again.

  • When you turn on the JBL speaker, the indicator starts flashing.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up and Play keys for nearly 15 seconds until the blue light squints.
  • Turn off Bluetooth on your phone or tablet, and then unpair the JBL speaker from your “Paired Devices” list.
  • When you restart your all-new JBL Clip 3 speaker, the indicator will light up to indicate that it is ready to pair.
  • The default settings for your speaker have been restored, and you can now connect to your mobile device.

JBL Flip 3, JBL Flip 4, and JBL Flip 5 are compatible with these instructions.

How do you reset JBL Boombox speaker In Less Than 2 Minutes?

How to Reset JBL Speakers

We’ve already shown you how to reset a lot of JBL speakers. But how could we overlook the JBL Boombox, a work of art in its own right! So, if you have one and want to reset it, here’s how.

Before we begin, here’s the catch:

If you skipped over the points above and went straight to this, you won’t be able to pair your JBL Boombox speaker with the previously paired devices after it resets. They’ll be taken down. Therefore, consider it carefully before moving forward.

Ok, now let’s dive into the steps:

  • To reset any model of speakers, the first and foremost step is to switch it on. You must be aware of how to power the JBL Boombox. To turn it on, start pressing the power button.
  • Blue indicator light and a guitar chord sound appear when you press the power button. As a result, you’re aware that the game has begun.
  • Following that, simultaneously press and hold the volume up and Bluetooth buttons. Hold them down for a few seconds until the JBL Boombox shuts down with a guitar strum sound and the power button light turns off. It has almost certainly been reset to factory settings when this happens.
  • To see if it has reset, turn it back on by pressing the power button. Check to see if the Bluetooth discovery mode on your JBL Boombox is activated. Your JBL Boombox has been reset if this is the case.

You are good to go now!

How to Record-Time Reset JBL Xtreme Speakers (Xtreme 1 and 2)

How to Reset JBL Speakers

Many music fans specifically prefer the JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker. It’s a popular speaker for Android and iOS devices since it allows for easy audio playback. If you are stuck with its resetting procedure, here’s how you can do it.

If you’ve gone through the scoping phase, you know that when almost all JBL speakers are reset to factory settings, the previously paired devices are erased from the speaker memory. They won’t be able to be paired with it again.

  • Hold and release the power button on the JBL speaker to turn on the JBL Xtreme speaker. Be careful; you don’t have to long-press the power button to turn it on like other JBL speakers.
  • The push button will light up and make a loud guitar chord sound as soon as you turn it on. You can proceed to the next step to reset once the sound has stopped.
  • To reset a JBL Xtreme speaker, simultaneously press the volume up and play buttons, as you would with most other JBL speakers. Your speaker will then begin the factory reset process.
  • Both the power and connect buttons light up shortly after the factory reset is done. The JBL Xtreme speaker dims after a while due to the guitar sound. It signifies that the factory reset has been completed.

How to Reset JBL Speakers

Consider the following simple steps to reset JBL Link 10:

  • Hold down the power button on the speaker’s side to power it on.
  • Once the speaker is turned on, press and hold the mute button for around 15 seconds or until it shuts off.
  • Remove the JBL Link 10 from your “Paired Devices” list on your mobile device. If you already paired the JBL Link 10 with the smart home app, use the app to unpair it.
  • Afterward, hit the power button to turn the speaker back on.
  • After the reset, your JBL Link 10 will be as good as new and ready to pair. Read the directions in the speaker’s guide to re-pair the JBL Link 10.

When To Reset JBL Speakers? [Troubleshooting Secrets Revealed!]

How to Reset JBL Speakers

  • Power concerns, such as rapid battery drain or a device that fails to charge, can be fixed with a reset. You may need to reset a speaker to get everything working again.
  • If your JBL speaker has become dysfunctional (also known as a “soft brick“), you can only restore it using tried and true methods like resetting the device.
  • If you notice frequent connection drops and your device does not appear to function normally, you can try restarting it. If the problem persists, try resetting the device.
  • The JBL Bluetooth speaker suddenly stopped charging, and while everything appears to be in order, the charging light does not illuminate. In that case, you’ll need to start over.

Here’s what you need to do:

From your device’s Settings menu, turn on Bluetooth. If the JBL speaker isn’t already listed, search for a new device and pair it. After you follow the on-screen instructions, your phone and speaker will be paired. If the speaker still doesn’t work after this, try a reset.

Check to see if the problem is occurring on all of your devices.


On the computer, JBLs can sometimes be buggy, and the audio quality can be quite noisy. When switched to the phone, it may work fine. This usually happens when speakers or headphones are connected to low-battery devices or when the JBLs are low-battery. After you’ve charged your devices, begin the process again.

Alternatively, if the problem does not appear to be resolved, you can restart it.

  • Check that your computer’s volume isn’t muted.
  • Close the audio player app and open it again.
  • Turn your computer’s Bluetooth function off and then back on again.
  • Remove the speaker from your list of paired Bluetooth devices, then re-pair it.
  • If the problem is still there, restart it.

You Have Reset Your JBL Speaker, but the Problem Remains. What Should We Do Next?

How to Reset JBL Speakers

Resetting your device may or may not solve your problem. Thus, what further alternatives do you have? Let’s figure it out!

  • Let’s assume your JBL Bluetooth speaker won’t connect to anything else. So, most importantly, make sure that you have turned on the Bluetooth on that specific device and that both devices are in pairing mode. Otherwise, it will not connect.
  • The JBL Speaker might as well not turn on due to not being charged properly.
  • Another possibility is that the JBL Speaker is paired with another device, which you can resolve after a simple reset.
  • Aside from that, we recommend taking it to a professional if you notice any unusual changes in your JBL device.

How to Reset JBL Speakers: FAQs

How to Reset JBL Speakers

1. What does resetting a JBL speaker do?

After a reset, the JBL Speaker returns to its factory settings. Resetting will remove the data of paired devices as well as previous connectivity.

2. Why do I have to reset my JBL Bluetooth speaker?

Resetting your Bluetooth device will fix the problem if it is paired with an unusual device and won’t connect to other devices.

3. Why won’t my JBL turn on or charge?

If your JBL speaker isn’t turning on even after a full charge, the power button may have been damaged. Here’s what you can do: connect your charger to the USB-C connector and check that the power signal on the device’s base is flashing.

4. How many devices can JBL Speaker be paired with simultaneously?

The connection limit is two for devices that use the ‘connect’ method. Those with the most recent protocols can connect to 100 speakers at the same time.

5. Are JBL Speakers Any Good?

Without a doubt, JBL speakers are ideal for listening to music with loud basses, such as pop or hip-hop.

The rugged, powerful, and lightest speaker, the JBL Clip 2 portable is a completely waterproof design and streams music wirelessly.

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How to Reset JBL Speakers

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