Here, we show how finding JBL Charge 3 firmware version is done on this Bluetooth speaker. Now you may wish to know the exact version number, while troubleshooting speaker connection and other problems. Thus, to get the release info of the firmware installed on your Charge 3, you’ll need a mobile device with Bluetooth, the JBL Connect+ app installed on that device. Plus, you’ll also need the Charge 3 speaker itself. Displaying the currently installed firmware version takes less than a minute.
Finding JBL Charge 3 Firmware Version Without Connect App
First step: Power on the Charge 3.
Next, once the speaker boots, press the Connect and Volume DOWN buttons at the same time. See these buttons shown next.
Then after a brief pause, the speaker announces the digits of the firmware version currently installed in a female voice. Our said, “7 3 0”. This agrees with the version we see in the app, in the next section.
Finding JBL Charge 3 Firmware Version with Connect App
First, connect your mobile device to the internet and install the Connect+ app if not done already.
Next, power up your JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker.
Then, pair your mobile device with the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker.
Finally, you are now ready to visit the speaker information screen within the JBL Connect+ app, where the currently installed firmware release number is shown for your JBL speaker.
1. Find the JBL Connect+ App on your Mobile Device
We found ours on the fourth home page in our Apple iPad Air, as shown next.
2. Run the JBL Connect+ (JBL Connect Plus) App
The app takes a few seconds to show you some pretty animations when you first start it, as shown next.
But then it finds your paired JBL Charge 3 speaker and shows you its status (Home) screen, as pictured next.
3. Tap the Settings Button
This is the gear shaped object at the bottom center of the screen, as pointed at in the last picture above by the dark purple arrow.
Furthermore, tapping the gear button then brings up the speaker’s Settings screen, as shown next.
4. Tap the Information Button
Next, find this in the top left corner of the Settings screen. It’s the little circle with the letter I inside.
So, tapping this button brings up the paired JBL Charge 3 speaker Information screen, as shown next.
Now on this page, we see that the firmware version currently running on our JBL Charge 3 speaker is 188.8.131.52.
5. Done with Finding JBL Charge 3 Firmware Version !
Finally, we have now successfully learned what the currently installed firmware version is on our paired JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker. A similar procedure works too for other models of JBL Bluetooth speakers that are compatible with the JBL Connect+ app.
To wrap up then, once you have the firmware version information, you can close the JBL Connect Plus app, unless of course, you have something else to do in there.
Finally, the above comments apply to Charge 3 speaker firmware version 7.3.0 and Connect+ app version 4.2.29 for iOS. Note that the app version shown next is different from the speaker firmware version. Do not confuse the two.
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References for Finding JBL Charge 3 Firmware Version
- 2022-12-02: Updated links.
- 2020-04-21: Added more tags.
- 2019-04-28: Added tags, and comments about pressing speaker buttons to hear current firmware version. Adjusted the key phrase targeting.
- 2019-04-02: Improved key phrase targeting.
- 2018-07-29: First published.