-Volume UP- and -Bluetooth- buttons on the JBL Go 3 speaker.

How to Factory Reset JBL Go 3 BT Speaker

We show you here how to factory reset a JBL Go 3 Bluetooth speaker, to restore it to its default factory settings. Plus, a factory reset clears any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from the speaker’s memory. Erasing these stops this speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the reset.

Further, you might factory reset to make it ready or sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with whenever you turn it on.





How to Factory Reset JBL Go 3

1. Turn on the Speaker

First, press and hold the Power button until the status lamp on the right side lights up and the guitar strum sound plays.

Right Side View of the JBL Go 3 Speaker, Showing the -Power- Button Highlighted.
Right Side View of the JBL Go 3 Speaker, Showing the -Power- Button Highlighted.

To turn on the speaker. find and briefly press for a half second and then release the Power button, as shown in the last picture above.

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

Right side view of the JBL Go 3 speaker, showing the -Status- lamp glowing.
Right side view of the JBL Go 3 speaker, showing the -Status- lamp glowing.

2. Wait for the Power Up Guitar Sound to Complete

The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up. The speaker is ready for use after this sound finishes.

Now at this time, the Go 3 may or may not pair with a device, depending on whether there are any in-range Bluetooth devices that know about this speaker  But whether paired or not, the factory reset works the same way, as we detail below.





3. Press the Volume UP and Bluetooth Buttons Together 

Next, find the Bluetooth and UP Volume buttons.  The BT button is on the right side panel, beside the Power button. We also find the Volume UP button on the top panel of the unit to the right. We highlighted both buttons with the blue arrows in the following picture.

-Volume UP- and -Bluetooth- buttons on the unit.
-Volume UP- and -Bluetooth- buttons on the unit.

The speaker then enters factory reset.

Then within ten to twenty seconds, the unit powers off after factory reset finishes, the falling guitar strum sounds, and after that, the status lamp goes dark, as shown next.

Showing the dark status light on the JBL Go 3 Bluetooth speaker.
Showing the dark status light on the JBL Go 3 Bluetooth speaker.

 

4. Check that the Factory Reset of the JBL Go 3 Bluetooth Speaker Did Indeed Work

Next, power on the speaker again, as described in step 1 above.

Note that after factory reset, our speaker came up in ready-to-pair mode, with the status lamp rapidly flashing white.

5. Done with How to Factory Reset JBL Go 3 !

Finally, the factory reset is now done. So you may now gift or sell the speaker, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After factory reset, this device no longer automatically pairs with any previously paired Bluetooth device that happens to be in range and in Bluetooth pairing mode. So, to restore auto-pairing, you manually pair the Go 3 with a desired device. Then after that, any time that both this speaker, and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing would automatically take place again.





Other Posts About the JBL Go 3 Bluetooth Speaker

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  2. How to Connect JBL Go 3 to iPhone
  3. How to Adjust Volume on JBL Go 3 BT Speaker
  4. Finding JBL Go 3 Firmware Version
  5. How to Check JBL Go 3 Battery Life

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References for How to Reset JBL Go 3 Bluetooth Speaker

  1. JBL Go 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Product Page, on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-27: First posted.
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