Front view of the JBL Xtreme 3 Bluetooth speaker.

Finding JBL Xtreme 3 Firmware Version

Here, we give finding JBL Xtreme 3 firmware version currently running on the speaker.  Knowing this number helps JBL support personnel wen fixing speaker problems.  This can aid them in troubleshooting speaker issues, bad behaviors, button lockups, pairing failures, and other problems.

Note that in the JBL Xtreme 3, to get the software / firmware version number, you do not need a tablet or phone.  That is, you can find this version number without any other accessories besides the Xtreme 3 itself.  So you don’t have to have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device running the JBL Connect app.   Nor do you need to pair the speaker with anything to get its firmware version.

Instead, with the Xtreme 3 powered ON, you simply press an easy-to-remember button combination, and then the speaker speaks (yes SPEAKS) the current firmware version number to you in a female voice.  Getting this info is much simpler than some other speakers we’ve tested.  Indeed takes a much shorter time than if you had to pair up the speaker, and then find the right screen in an app.





Before you Start

First, power up your JBL Xtreme 3 Bluetooth speaker.  To do that, press the Power button on the speaker’s top panel island, as shown in the next picture.

Top panel of the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker, showing all button lamps as OFF.

Note that whether or not the Xtreme 3 pairs / connects with any Bluetooth devices automatically, this method of getting the current version of the resident software still works.

Finding JBL Xtreme 3 Firmware Version, Using Just the Speaker

1. Press the Firmware Version Button Combination

Depress the Volume DOWN and Connect (a.k.a.Partboost) buttons at the same time, for at least two seconds.  The unit then announces two or more numbers that comprise the current firmware version that’s installed on this speaker.

JBL Xtreme 3, top view, showing the -Volume Down- and -Connect Plus- buttons.
Top of the JBL Xtreme 3, showing the -Volume Down- and -Connect Plus- buttons.

Our speaker announced the numbers 0, 1, 3, and 0.  Probably means that that the speaker running firmware version 0.1.3.0.

2. Done with Finding JBL Xtreme 3 Firmware, Using Just the Speaker !

We have now successfully learned what the currently installed firmware version is on a JBL Xtreme 3 Bluetooth speaker using the button code.

Once you have the firmware number, you can power off the speaker or send audio to it.  Once the firmware version announcement ends, the speaker is ready for pairing / playing again.





Finding JBL Xtreme 3 Firmware Version, Using the JBL Connect App

1, Again, Power On and Connect to the Speaker

2. Run the JBL Connect App

The app starts with a splash page, as it searches for connected speakers that it can talk to.

The JBL Connect app, searching for connected BT speakers page.
The JBL Connect app, searching for connected BT speakers page.

Then, it should find the JBL Xtreme 3 and display its Home screen, as we see next.

The JBL Connect app displaying the JBL Xtreme 3 -Home- screen, showing the -Settings- gear.
The JBL Connect app displaying the JBL Xtreme 3 -Home- screen, showing the -Settings- gear.

3. Tap the Settings Gear

The green arrow points to the Settings button in the last picture above.

You then get the JBL Xtreme 3 Settings page as we see next.

The JBL Connect app, displaying the JBL Xtreme 3 -Settings- page, showing the current firmware version on the connected speaker.
JBL Connect app, displaying the JBL Xtreme 3 -Settings- page, showing the current firmware version on the connected speaker.

Note the firmware version there.  It is version 0.1.3.

4. Done with Finding JBL Xtreme 3 Firmware Version in the App !

We have no completed finding of the JBL Xtreme 3 current firmware version that is running on the speaker, via the JBL Connect app.

Qualifiers

The above comments apply to Xtreme 3 firmware version 0.1.3.0 and Connect app version 5.2.2 for iOS.  Note that the app version is not the same as the speaker firmware version. So avoid confusing the two.





Other Posts About the JBL Xtreme 3 Big Sound Speaker

  1. JBL Xtreme 3 Pairing Instructions
  2. JBL Xtreme 3 Factory Reset Instructions
  3. How to Bass Boost JBL Xtreme 3 for Big Sound
  4. Connecting the JBL Xtreme 3 to an iPhone
  5. How to Put JBL Xtreme 3 in Pairing Mode

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References for Finding JBL Xtreme 3 Firmware Version

  1. JBL Xtreme 3  Speaker Official Product Page, at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-07: First posted.
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