How To Reset a JBL Speaker (Step-By-Step Guide)

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I’d like to start by saying that choosing a JBL speaker was the right choice.

JBL is also a synonym for Bluetooth speakers. With their top-tier Bluetooth speakers, they’re known for crushing their rivals.

Returning to the matter at hand, If your speaker is having trouble pairing or will not charge or respond to anything at all.

It’s time for you to try a reset. That will most likely will fix every problem, not only on your JBL blue tooth speaker but pretty much across all Bluetooth devices.

Basically, a reset is known as a factory reset due to taking the JBL Bluetooth speakers back to how they got out of the box when you first bought them.

Before I start, have you tried turning it off and on?

Jokes aside, let’s start on how to reset JBL Bluetooth speakers.

Why Should You Reset Your JBL Bluetooth Speaker?

The days of simply plugging in an aux or audio jack 3.5 and streaming music are long gone; perhaps things were more peaceful back then, now that I think about it.

Modern speakers, such as those with Bluetooth connectivity, have a lot more going on inside of them.

Not only that, but well-known manufacturers are cramming, even more, hardware and functionality into them every day.

With all of those components and gear within, they might become difficult to debug and they stop working properly, which is where a reset comes in handy.

A reset will most certainly resolve issues such as the battery draining too quickly, pairing issues, and other minor issues.

How To Reset Your JBL Speaker?

In general, resetting JBL speakers is simple and straightforward.

There is, however, one thing to keep in mind.

Resetting the speaker will return it to its original condition, which is brand new and has no history of pairing.

If you’re concerned that you won’t be able to pair a device to which you don’t have access, you should look for another solution rather than resetting the speaker.

I’ll go over the different JBL speaker lineups and how to reset them, but in general, to reset a JBL speaker, you’ll need to hold down two buttons, one would be the volume and the other one the Bluetooth or Play/Pause button.

How To Reset JBL Flip Speaker

First, let’s start with JBL’s most known line-up, I would say the Flip.

Flip speakers are great for overall use, mostly for home or you can even bring them with you anywhere you go due to their portable form factor, but what matters the most is the value and the good sound quality they bring.

  • You can reset the Flip, while the speaker is on, so press the power button first
  • Locate the volume button and play button and hold them for around 10 seconds
  • Now the speaker will restart once it turns on again, it should be reseted

Simple as that.

How To Reset JBL Charge Speaker

Another well-known JBL series is the Charge.

The Charge series offers a nice balance of build quality and portability.

They will be more than pleased to accompany you through everyday use while maintaining the JBL sound signature.

The charge lineup is an excellent outdoor speaker because it is sturdy and has a good IP rating in most cases.

With charge is a bit different than with flip.

  • Press the Power Button
  • Locate The Volume Up button and the Bluetooth button
  • Hold them for at least 10 seconds
  • The small LED light should glow and you should be fine.

How To Reset JBL Xtreme Speaker

As the name implies Xtreme series is made to survive extreme conditions.

Those are bigger than their siblings and come in a durable form factor

To reset the Xtreme is pretty much the same process but you just have to locate the play button this time

  • Hold Volume Up and Play/Pause button for at least 10 seconds
  • Let go, and you should be fine to go

How To Reset JBL Boombox Speaker

Boombox is the big brother of the family, Xtreme speakers are robust and built to take some beatings right?

Well, Boombox does that but two times better, and it pays in size and limited portability for that.

It is a bit heavier than the rest of the siblings, although it is still a splendid speaker.

You can rest Boombox by holding Volume Up and Play button for around 5 seconds

Let go, and you’re good you just rested your Boombox

How To Reset JBL Go

As the name implies you take the JBL Go and you just go.

The Go series provides small speakers that are quite portable and have a nice balance between budget/affordability and good performances.

  • To reset the Go you need to locate and hold down the volume and Bluetooth button for 7 seconds.
  • Release, and you’re good to go.

How To Reset JBL Clip Speaker

If Go is compact and portable, well JBL Clip is even further than that.

JBL Clip series provide ultra-portable speakers that you can simply hang on your backpack and head hiking or basically anywhere.

What’s surprising is how sturdy and how good they sound despite being quite tiny.

They also come at a relatively cheap price, nothing that hurts your bank.

Resetting the JBL Clip is a bit different than above because it requires you to hold it for a longer time.

  • Spot the Power Button and Play/Pause button
  • Hold them for at least 25 seconds
  • Release and you should be fine.

Final Word

As you can see, the methods are simple and easy, however, they alter slightly between series for unknown reasons. I have no idea why JBL did that.

Nevertheless, if you mess around with the buttons you’ll figure it out.

For some people, it might seem like I stalled the blog a bit, but we should show respect to those who have no clue how to do a reset process.

Hopefully, I was clear, and you were able to reset and repair your speaker.

If it still won’t pair or charge, check other things like whether the Bluetooth is turned on or whether the charging cord is broken.


Further Reading

If you enjoyed what you read, I suggest reading some more intriguing blogs.

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Another comparison is between the Sennheiser HD 650 and the Philips Fidelio X2, find out which one is superior.

Additionally, there is an intriguing article on why headphones break so easily or if it is forbidden to wear headphones while driving.

I’ve got you covered also on whether you should keep using headphones after getting an ear infection.

Whether you’re looking for information on audio equipment, looking to learn more about how things work in the music field, or looking for reviews of products, we got you covered!



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