How to Reset a JBL Speaker

How to Reset a JBL Speaker

A JBL speaker is a popular speaker option all across the world, but like any gadget, the speaker can experience issues that are hard to diagnose. When you’re not able to identify the issue, a good option is simply to reset your JBL speaker to its factory settings. This normally fixes any technical difficulties you might be experiencing.

To reset your JBL speaker you usually need to hold down the play button and volume up button. This can be different depending on which model JBL speaker you have.

Resetting a JBL speaker normally consists of holding down two buttons. Which two buttons you need to hold down however differs depending on which model you’re trying to reset. Below we take a look at several popular JBL speakers and how to reset them. If we don’t cover your model here please let us know. Your user manual will also show you how to reset your specific JBL speaker model.

How to Reset a JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Xtreme Speaker

To reset a JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker switch the device on, then hold down the volume up button and play button for 5 seconds. The device should now reset.

How to Reset a JBL Clip Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Clip Bluetooth Speaker

To reset a JBL Clip Bluetooth speaker switch the device on, then hold down the play button and power button for 30 seconds. The device should now reset.

How to Reset a JBL Link WIFI Speaker

JBL Link WIFI Speaker

To reset a JBL Link WIFI speaker switch on the device, then hold down the mute button for a total of 15 seconds. The device will be reset once you switch it on again.

How to Reset a JBL Flip Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Flip Bluetooth Speaker

To reset a JBL Flip Bluetooth speaker switch on the device, then hold down the volume button and the play button for 5 seconds. The device should now reset.

How to Reset a JBL Charge Bluetooth Speaker

 JBL Charge Bluetooth Speaker

To reset a JBL Charge Bluetooth speaker switch on the device, then hold down the volume up button and Bluetooth button until the light ring starts to glow. The device should now reset. 

How to Reset a JBL Go Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Go Bluetooth Speaker

To reset a JBL Go Bluetooth speaker switch on the device, then hold down the volume down button and Bluetooth button for 5 seconds. The device should now reset.

When Do You Need to Reset Your JBL Speaker?

A modern day speaker does more than just play music, it shows battery life, volume options, connection status, pairing status and more. This means there are several potential issues your JBL speaker can experience, making it unusable. There are several situations in which resetting your JBL speaker might be useful:

  • If your JBL speaker no longer wants to charge, or loses charge quickly, resetting the speaker can fix the problem.
  • If your JBL speaker does not want to connect to your Bluetooth device, such as your phone, then resetting it can fix the problem.
  • If your JBL speaker no longer wants to pair with a device it already paired with, then resetting it can fix the problem.

There are other software issues, like recent software updates, that might make your JBL speaker unusable. Resetting it can fix the problem.

What To Do When Resetting a JBL Speaker Doesn’t Fix The Problem

Battery Problems

If your JBL speaker is dying quickly, doesn’t want to charge or simply doesn’t want to switch on due to battery problems, and resetting it doesn’t fix the problem, then try a different charger or power outlet. 

Pairing Problems

If your JBL speaker doesn’t want to pair with your phone, and resetting the speaker doesn’t fix the problem, then you should repair the devices. Switch on Bluetooth on your phone, remove the pairing and then follow the process you followed to pair it the first time. You unfortunately won’t be able to pair your JBL speaker with certain older phone models.

Audio Quality Problems

If you’re experiencing audio quality problems with your JBL speaker, and resetting the speaker doesn’t fix the problem, then it could be due to one of two reasons. The speaker could be old and the audio quality has naturally deteriorated over time. You will need to replace your speaker if this is the case. It could also be due to the settings on the paired device, like your phone. Make sure those sound settings are set up correctly to work with a Bluetooth speaker.

Final Thoughts

A JBL speaker is a great investment and it is rare to experience any of the issues we discussed, but when it does there are some quick fixes you can try to overcome the problem. If these fixes don’t work then consult the owner’s manual or call JBL support for further assistance.

If you decide to purchase a new Bluetooth speaker you might be interested in our articles discussing the best Bluetooth party speakers and loudest Bluetooth speakers.

This article was last updated on July 15, 2021 .