Picture of the JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker alongside an Alexa Echo Dot 3rd generation model.

How to Factory Reset JBL Go 2 Speaker

We show you here how to factory reset a JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker, to restore it to its default factory settings.  This restores this speaker to factory default state.  Plus, it wipes any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from the speaker’s memory. Clearing these stops the Go 2 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices afterwards. Also, you might factory reset to make this speaker ready or sale or re-gifting, or simply to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with whenever you power it on.





How to Factory Reset the JBL Go 2 

1. Turn on the Speaker

Press and hold the Power button until the status lamp on the front top lights up and the guitar strum sound plays.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 speaker, top view, showing the Power button.
JBL Go 2 speaker, top view, showing the Power button.

Find the Power button, as shown in the last picture above.

Then, the status light comes on, as shown next.

Picture of the speaker, front view, with the Power / Status lamp glowing white.
Front view of the speaker, with the Power / Status lamp glowing white.

2. Wait for the Power Up Guitar Sound

The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it boots.

Then, the JBL Go2  is ready for use when this sound finishes.

Now this speaker may or may not pair with a device, depending on whether there are any in-range wireless devices that know about this Go 2.  But whether paired or not, the factory reset works the same way, as follows.





3. Press the Volume UP and Bluetooth Buttons Together 

Find the Bluetooth and UP Volume buttons.  The BT button is on the top panel, second button in from the left edge of the speaker, and the Volume UP button is two buttons to its right. We circled both buttons in the next picture.

Picture of the right side of the speaker, showing the -Bluetooth- and -Volume Up- buttons circled.
Right side view of the speaker, showing the -Bluetooth- and -Volume Up- buttons circled.

The speaker then enters factory reset.

Next, within a second or two, the unit powers off after factory reset completes.  Signs that the speaker has shut off include the falling guitar strum sound, and the status lamp goes dark, as we see next.

Picture of the Blue colored JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker, front view. Status lamp is dark.
Blue colored JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker, front view. The Status lamp is dark.

4. Check that the Factory Reset of the JBL Go 2 Wireless Speaker Did Indeed Work

Next, switch on the speaker again, as explained in step 1 above.

Note that after factory reset, the speaker comes up in ready-to-pair mode, with the status lamp rapidly blinking.

5. Done with How to Factory Reset a JBL Go 2 !

Factory reset of the JBL Go 2 speaker is now complete. Thus you may gift or sell it, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After factory reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired Bluetooth device that happens to be in range and in Bluetooth pairing mode. Thus, to re establish automatic Bluetooth pairing, you would first manually pair the Go 2 with some device. Next, after that, any time that both this speaker, and that device have Bluetooth running, pairing would automatically take place again.





Other Posts About the JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Speaker

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  3. How to Charge JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Speaker
  4. JBL Go 2 Review of this Portable Bluetooth Mini Speaker

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References for How to Factory Reset the JBL Go 2

  1. JBL Go 2 Speaker Product Page, on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2022-08-05: First posted.
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