Suppose you and your friends are readying for the party time, but suddenly you realize that the JBL Boombox 2 or Boombox 3 are not connecting/pairing to Bluetooth. These are powerful speakers from JBL, and you would not want them to fail at an important event. Before you start scratching your head, read this guide to know the troubleshooting steps that can help you fix the Bluetooth not connecting problem on your JBL Boombox 2 or Boombox 3.
JBL Boombox 2 and Boombox 3 are highly-rated speakers with Bluetooth functionality so that you don’t have to plug in an AUX cable each time you want to play music. You can use it indoors and also take it on a trip as the battery is claimed to last for up to 24 hours.
While the Boombox 2 has two 40W RMS-woofer and two 40W RMS-tweeter, the Boombox 3 has a more powerful speaker system. It features a single 80W RMS-subwoofer, two 40W RMS-midrange, two 10W RMS-tweeter, one 60W RMS-subwoofer, two 30W RMS-midrange, and two 8W RMS-tweeter. Both Bluetooth speakers require 6.5 hours of charging time to reach 100%.
Although the JBL Boombox 2 and Boombox 3 have Bluetooth, you also get a 3.5mm audio jack. If we talk about their weights, the Boombox 2 is easier to lift as it weighs 5.9 kg, whereas the Boombox 3 weighs 6.7 kg. In short, the JBL Boombox 2 and Boombox 3 pack exciting features and specifications. This could be the reason why one of them is sitting in your house.
If you can’t connect your JBL Boombox 2 or Boombox 3 to your phone or another device via Bluetooth, check out the solutions below to fix it.
JBL Boombox 2 / 3 Bluetooth Not Connecting or Pairing, Here’s How to Fix It
Not just with JBL, Bluetooth problems are common among speakers. But it can be more frustrating if you’ve skipped the basic speakers and gone for a premium one like the JBL Boombox or Boombox 3. Here are the troubleshooting methods to fix the Bluetooth not connecting issue on your speaker so that you can continue listening to your favorite tracks.
Fix 1: Pair Your Bluetooth Device Again
If you can’t connect your phone or other devices to your JBL speaker via Bluetooth, probably you’re not following the right steps. Follow these steps to pair your JBL Boombox 2 or Boombox 3:
- Turn on your JBL Boombox.
- Press and hold the Bluetooth button for 3 seconds to turn on Bluetooth.
- If you see the blue light flashing on your JBL speaker, it means that the device is ready to pair.
- Turn on Bluetooth on your phone or another device.
- Search for Bluetooth devices and tap on your JBL Boombox.
- Pair the Bluetooth device and you’re ready to rock.
If you’ve followed the steps in the same order, but still can’t connect your phone to the JBL speaker, try other methods that we’ve mentioned below.
Fix 2: Disconnect Other Paired Devices
Your JBL Boombox 2 or Boombox 3 may have automatically connected to another paired device (your phone, PC, TV, etc). When your JBL speaker does not blink a blue light, it means that the device is already paired to another Bluetooth device. In this case, you have to disconnect the connected device, and then try to pair the speaker with your phone.
Fix 3: Put Your Device Close to the Speaker
If your JBL Boombox speaker is not sitting near your device, you might not able to pair the speaker. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology, hence you need to make sure that the two devices trying to connect to each other are not separated by a large distance.
Put your device beside your JBL speaker and then try to connect to it. Let us know if this solution does the trick. If the problem persists, you may need to try other solutions.
Fix 4: Charge Your Bluetooth Speaker
If you haven’t charged your JBL speaker recently, chances are that the battery has drained completely. You should therefore charge the speaker for at least an hour and then try connecting it to your device.
Fix 5: Reset Your JBL Speaker
Your JBL Boombox speaker may be running into system glitches, which could be causing the Bluetooth function to not work properly. Resetting the speaker is likely to fix the issue.
Here are the required steps:
- Disconnect your JBL speaker from the charger.
- Press the power button to turn on the speaker.
- Press and hold the power button and volume up (+) button for 3 seconds. Your speaker should restart.
Once your JBL Boombox reboots, try connecting your device.
Wrapping It Up
Having a powerful speaker like JBL Boombox 2 or Boombox 3, but can’t use it because of Bluetooth issues can be a frustrating experience. There are ways to tackle these problems which we discussed in this post. Hopefully, one of the solutions worked for you. If the issue persists, contact JBL support.