Picture of the front of the JBL Charge 2 Plus speaker.

How to Hard Reset JBL Charge 2 Plus

Shows how to hard reset the JBL Charge 2 Plus Bluetooth speaker, to return it to default out-of-box settings.  We outline this routine below. Hard resetting also wipes out any prior connected BT devices from its memory. Clearing these stops the Charge 2 Plus from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices afterwards.

Also, you might hard reset to prepare the Plus for sale or re gifting, or simply, to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with.

How to Hard Reset JBL Charge 2 Plus, Step by Step

1. Turn On the Speaker

Press and hold the Power button until that button lights up and the electronic blip sound plays.

The Power button appears in the next picture, as we point out there with the blue arrow.

Picture of the Power button on the JBL Charge 2 Plus Bluetooth speaker.
The Power button on the JBL Charge 2 Plus Bluetooth speaker.

Once you press and release, the Power button then lights up, as we see next.

Picture of the glowing Power button on the JBL Charge 2 Plus speaker.
The glowing Power button on the JBL Charge 2 Plus speaker.

2. Wait for the Power Up Blip Sound

The Charge makes a quick low-to-high tone blip sound when it powers on. It is then ready for hard reset after this little sound finishes.

Now it may or may not pair with a device automatically because this depends on whether there are any in-range Bluetooth devices that know about this speaker. But whether paired or not though, hard reset works the same way, as follows.





3. Press the Volume UP (+) and Phone Buttons Together

Find the Phone and UP Volume (+) buttons. The Phone button is the one that looks like, … what else, a telephone receiver.  The Volume UP (+)  button is on the right in the following picture,

Picture of the Volume UP and Phone buttons on the JBL Charge 2 Plus speaker.
The Volume UP and Phone buttons on the JBL Charge 2 Plus speaker.

The Charge 2 Plus then enters hard reset.  All lamps on it including the Pairing, and battery indicator gauge light momentarily. Then all goes dark as the reset finishes.

Picture of the dark Power button.
The dark Power button.

Then after a short pause, the JBL Charge 2 Plus turns OFF. Specifically, the Power lamp goes dark, and the speaker makes the power-down high-low tone blip sound.

4. Check that the Hard Reset Did Indeed Happen

Next, power on the unit again, as we detail in step 1 above.

Note that after hard reset, the speaker comes up in Bluetooth discovery mode, making the decreasing volume beep-beep-beep-beep sound.

When the Bluetooth button blinks white, the Charge 2 Plus is not currently paired. Indeed, we expect it would not pair to anything after hard reset, even in-range devices.

5. Done with How to Hard Reset a JBL Charge 2 Plus !

The hard reset routine is now complete. So you may safely sell or gift the speaker, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any earlier paired Bluetooth device that is in range and in pairing mode. Thus, to restore automatic Bluetooth pairing, you would first manually pair the 2 with a source device. Then, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing would automatically happen once again.

Other Posts About the JBL Charge 2 Plus

    1. JBL Charge 2 Plus Battery Indicator
    2. How to Connect JBL Charge 2 Plus to iPhone
    3. How to Connect JBL Charge 2 Plus to Alexa

Related Posts to How to Hard Reset the JBL Charge 2 Plus

    1. How to Hard Reset JBL Clip Mini Speaker
    2. Hard Resetting the JBL Pulse 3 BT Speaker
    3. How to Hard Reset JBL Clip 2 Portable Speaker
    4. How to Hard Reset JBL Flip Cordless Speaker
    5. Hard Resetting the JBL Flip 3 Portable Speaker

References for How to Hard Reset JBL Charge 2 Plus

    1. JBL Charge 2 Plus Official Product Page at JBL.com
    2. Where to Buy the JBL Charge 2 Plus

Revision History

    • 2022-09-21: First published.
%d bloggers like this: