How to Reset a JBL Speaker? (4 Easy Steps)

You can easily reset the JBL speaker if it experiences any problem while playing any audio or while pairing with a device or if the sound is not coming, or if the sound quality is distorted.  Also, software issues can be fixed by resetting the JBL speaker.

Remember, resetting the JBL speakers would definitely remove all the previous connections, configurations, and settings. So, if you want to reconnect any device, then you have to go through the setup process again. 

To reset the JBL speaker, you have to first turn on the speaker, then press the Play and Volume Plus buttons together for 30 seconds and wait till the speaker turns off automatically. Now, press the Power button to turn on the speaker. This would reset the JBL speaker, and as soon as you turn it on, the speaker would get to the discoverable mode automatically.

However, if you can resolve any problem without referring to the resetting process, then we would suggest going through it.

Now, let’s walk you through the probable reasons that can be fixed by resetting your JBL speaker. Also, get to know about the step-by-step process to eliminate any technical glitches.

What are the problems encountered by JBL speakers?

The JBL speaker can encounter issues with long-term usage. Now, to resolve certain problems such as the speaker not charging, the speaker not connecting to the source device, sound quality fainting, sudden battery loss, speaker overheating, speaker not producing sound, or a broken connection – you must restore to the default setting by resetting the JBL speakers. This is the quickest and easiest process to fix JBL speakers, irrespective of the model.

What steps should be taken before resetting a JBL speaker?

Now, different JBL speaker models have different reset processes. So, before we get to the JBL speaker models, here are the things that you can try out:

  • If your JBL speaker fails to connect with the source device, then you can restart both the device – the JBL speaker as well as the source.
  • You can also try to turn off and turn back on the Bluetooth of the speaker or simply tweak the Bluetooth settings.
  • You can also keep the Bluetooth turned off for at least an hour to sort out the problem if your JBL speaker fails to pair with the device. 
  • Also, check whether both the devices are compatible and also have a look at the Bluetooth profile support such as – A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, and HFP.

How to Reset JBL Flip 6?

To reset JBL Flip 6, here are the steps that you need to follow:

  • Step 1: You need to turn on the JBL speaker by pressing the Power button.
  • Step 2: Press and hold on the Play button and the volume Plus (+) button together for a while. After 10 seconds, you will notice the device will turn off automatically, and this will also reset the device to its factory settings.
  • Step 3: Now, press the Power button to turn on the JBL speaker, and it will take you to its factory default settings.
  • Step 4: If you want to connect the JBL Flip 6 with any source device, you have to go through the Pairing process from the very beginning. 

How to Reset JBL Flip 5?

If you want to reset JBL Flip 5, then you have to press the Power button of the device. This would turn on the speaker and now press and hold on the Play and Volume Plus (+) buttons at the same time for at least 10 seconds. The device would automatically turn off, and when you turn on the device, you will find it has been restored to its factory settings. 

How to Reset Other JBL Flip Models?

If you want to reset JBL 4, then you need to follow the same process you have applied for JBL 5. JBL Flip 2 and JBL Flip 3 also follow the same factory default process, but the switches or buttons might vary in their position.

If you have JBL Flip 1, then you need to Power on the speaker and press and hold down the power button for at least 30 to 60 seconds. You will find the LED lights are off and then turn on, which indicates that the speaker has been successfully reset.

How to Reset JBL Charge 4?

If you want to hard reset JBL charge 4, then turn on the speaker by holding on the Power button. Next, press and hold on the Bluetooth button and the Volume Up (+) button together for at least 30 seconds. It would turn off the device to reset the settings. Finally, press the Power button to turn the device on. If you find that the Power indicators are glowing, then the reset is complete.

How to understand if the speaker is ready for a factory reset?

If you are using a JBL Charge 4, then as soon as you press down the Power button, you will hear an electric guitar’s sound, which indicates the speaker is ready to go through a factory reset. Also, the LED lights would glow solid white.

How to understand if the factory reset has been completed?

When you press down the Power button and the Bluetooth button or any other significant buttons (based on the JBL speaker model) for resetting the speaker, then the LED lights would glow white, and then after a short pause, they would turn off. You can also hear the guitar sound as the speaker turns off. Now, you will find all the buttons are dark, and this indicates the JBL speaker has gone through a hard reset.

What to do if the JBL speaker pairs with an unknown device?

If you find that the JBL speaker is connected to any device that is not known to you as soon as you turn on the speaker, then you must get rid of it by resetting the JBL speaker. Now, resetting the speaker would take just a minute, and you would find that after the speaker turns on, the unknown device has been removed.

Do you need to reset the JBL speaker if you want to resell it?

Yes, you should always reset the speaker before you resell it. This would ensure that your security is maintained, and the speaker would be good as new by restoring it to its default factory settings.

Parag Banerjee
Parag Banerjee

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