Are you facing problems like poor connectivity, pairing issues, and charging problems with your JBL speaker? This can be a very frustrating situation for most users and they end up investing money in buying new speakers. But guess what? You can easily fix these problems using a simple reset process and turn your speaker into brand new. However, resetting your speaker should be your last resort as it erases all previous settings of the speaker.
In this blog, I will guide you through a simple step-by-step process of resetting your JBL speaker. By doing this your speaker’s problem will be hopefully resolved and your speaker will be as good as new.
How To Reset Your JBL Speaker?
Different models of JBL speakers have different methods of resetting and you have to use the one that works for your speaker. Here I have discussed the resetting process for most JBL speaker models like JBL charge (2, 3, 4, 5) flip (3, 4, 5), Clip (3,4), Xtreme (1, 2, 3), Link (Music, 10, 20, 200, 300), and Boombox.
Step 1: Turn the speaker on
Press the power button to turn on the speaker. The power button will light up indicating the speaker is powered on.
Step 2: Press the Volume up and play button simultaneously.
Use these buttons for the following speakers:
- JBL Flip 3, 4 and 5
- JBL Clip 3 and 4
- Xtreme 1,2 and 3
- Charge 3 and 5
Use the Volume up and Bluetooth button for the following speakers:
- JBL Charge 4
- JBL Xtreme
- JBL Go 2
Use the volume down and power button for the following speakers:
- JBL Charge
- JBL Charge 3
Press the mute button for 20 to 30 seconds for the following speakers:
- JBL Link 300 and 500
- JBL Link 10 and 20
- JBL Link Music
Find out which button combination works for your speaker model. Keep holding these buttons for 10 to 20 seconds or until the speaker turns off.
Step 3: Disconnect the speaker
Disconnect the JBL speaker from all previous Bluetooth devices. This is to avoid immediate reconnection after turning the speaker back on. Make sure you disconnect from all android, iPhones, laptops, or any other device.
Step 4: Turn the speaker on
After a few moments turn the speaker back on by simply pressing the power button. Then repair it to the Bluetooth device and use the speaker. The problem should now be gone.
You can also watch this video to learn how to reset your JBL speaker:
When Should You Reset Your JBL Speaker?
You should consider resetting your JBL speaker if you are facing any of the following problems with your JBL speaker.
- Bluetooth connectivity problem
- Speaker not charging
- Speaker disconnecting from the device
- Unresponsive speaker
- Battery draining quickly
- Poor audio quality
However, you should always try to fix the problem through other methods before going for a reset. This is because resetting a speaker will remove all previous Bluetooth pairings and custom settings.
What to Do if Resetting Doesn’t Fix the Problem?
If you reset your speaker but the problem still persists, you’ll have to try a different approach to fix the issue.
If the problem lies with charging the speaker, you should look into the charging cable. Most of the time speakers fail to charge due to a damaged charging cable or port. Also, do proper charging of JBL speaker.
If the problem concerns connecting to a device, make sure you are choosing the right speaker on your device’s Bluetooth list. Secondly, try to pair JBL by placing the speaker and device in close proximity. Lastly, make sure there are no other active Bluetooth devices in the vicinity as it could lead to disruption in establishing a connection. Also if you are using an old device it might not be able to connect to most new speakers.
Most audio quality problems are due to speakers that are damaged due to playing on loud volume for a long time or are too old. Simply resetting cannot fix these problems and you should consider getting a new speaker instead.
Most speaker problems can be fixed by resetting the speaker using the correct button combinations. However, that comes at an expense of losing your previous settings. Moreover, there are problems that can’t be fixed using the resetting method and need to be corrected through some other method.