JBL speakers may not connect due to incompatibility issues. If you are trying to connect the JBL PartyBoost speaker to the Connect+ speaker, then it is a complete mismatch. If the speakers are compatible but still not connecting, then you can reset the JBL speaker.
Turn on the speaker, press the Power button, then hold down the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons together. You will find the LED light starts which is an indication that the reset has been successful.
If you are still unable to connect multiple JBL speakers together, then let’s go through a quick guide
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Basic Requirement to connect JBL speakers with each other
If you are trying to connect to JBL speakers then first try to understand the difference between JBL PartyBoost and Connect+ speakers. You cannot connect any model of JBL speakers together of your choice. If you are using JBL PartyBoost speakers, then you have to connect them to another PartyBoost speaker.
Moreover, to continue you have to get a primary JBL speaker paired to your phone, or you can also download the JBL portable app to switch between the party and stereo modes.
Which JBL speakers can connect to each other?
You can connect JBL PartyBoost models together, which include JBL Boombox 2, JBL Charge 5, JBL Flip 5, JBL Flip 6, JBL Pulse 4, and JBL Xtreme 3. If you are connecting two or more JBL Connect+ speakers, then these are the models you should consider – JBL Boombox, JBL Charge 3, JBL Charge 4, JBL Flip 4, JBL Pulse 3, and JBL Xtreme 2. A maximum of 100 speakers can be connected together at the same time and you can switch between stereo and party mode through the JBL application.
JBL PartyBoost vs. JBL Connect+
JBL PartyBoost is a standard speaker that is made for Daisy chain Bluetooth speaker connectivity. It is the new version of JBL Connect+, which allows you to join 100 speakers together. You can customize the settings to the JBL Portable apps and also change the tone or update the firmware.
JBL Connect+ is the previous version of JBL PartyBoost and it is a standard speaker that can be connected to Bluetooth speakers. Similar to JBL PartyBoost, you can connect 100 speakers together and choose between party or stereo change or the left and right channels through the JBL portable app.
However, the JBL PartyBoost and JBL Connect speakers are not cross-compatible
How to connect JBL speakers together
To connect the JBL speakers you have to download the JBL portal app and then follow these steps:
Scenario 1: For two or more JBL party boots speaker
Connect one JBL PartyBoost speaker with your phone which will become the primary speaker. To pair your phone, press the Bluetooth button on the speaker. Go back to your phone and select Settings > Connected Devices > Pair New Device (the steps can vary based on the phone you are using). Next, tap on the JBL speaker name and press the Connect button for all the speakers that you want to connect. Wait for 30 seconds, and all the speakers will get connected. Now, open the JBL portal app on your phone and choose between stereo or party modes.
Scenario 2: For two or more JBL Connect+ speakers
You have to connect one JBL Connect+ speaker to your phone which will act as a primary speaker. Now, press the Bluetooth button and pair the JBL speakers to your phone. Get to the phone settings and select Connected Devices > Pair New Device from the list. Select the JBL Connect+ speaker and try to play music to test the pairing. Next, press the Connect button for all the speakers that you want to join and wait for 30 seconds. You will find the connection has been completed and now you manage the JBL speakers through the JBL Portable app and select stereo or party mode.
How to disconnect the JBL speakers?
To disconnect a single JBL speaker from the speaker chain, you have to press the Power button and it won’t disturb the rest of the chain of speakers connected. However, if you want to disconnect all speakers from the network, then press the Connect button on the primary speaker.
Troubleshoot Common JBL speaker problem
If the pairing is not successful, then there might be a technical glitch or disruption within the process. So, here are the basic solutions that you can apply based on the condition to maximize the use of Bluetooth speakers.
No audio can be heard
First, set the speakers to the right volume, turn off the volume, and try to hear the music. Also, check that the platform you have chosen to listen to the music is up and running. Check the battery of the speakers and if they are drained, then replace them. You must keep all the devices within the Bluetooth connectivity range for the audio to be audible.
If the battery is defective, then you have to replace it and try not to expose it to heat or water, as it can damage the speakers. Also, check the charging indicators, if the LED is not glowing, either the LED is defective or the charging system requires an expert hand.
The devices are not pairing as the Bluetooth range is 33 ft or if there are obstacles between the devices, such as furniture and doors, then connecting issues can occur. You need to turn off all the devices, wait for a few seconds, turn them on, and again go through the pairing process. While setting up the speakers, double-check that you have followed the exact process mentioned here.
What are the things you should consider while pairing JBL speakers?
You should check the pairing limit, compatibility among the speakers, and the connection limit for the source’s Bluetooth device.
How to unfreeze the JBL speaker?
If you find that during the connection process, the JBL speaker has become frozen, then press the Volume Up and Play buttons together. Hold them down for 10 to 30 seconds and check the LED status. The light will turn off and turn on automatically and you can connect the speakers. You can also press the Reset buttons (if present) for certain JBL models.