We show you here how to hard reset a JBL Go Bluetooth speaker, to restore it to its default hard settings. This restores this speaker to hard default state. Plus, it wipes any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from the speaker’s memory. Clearing these stops the Go from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices afterwards. Also, you might hard 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 Hard Reset the JBL Go
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.
Find the Power button, as shown in the last picture above.
Then, the status light comes on, as shown next.
2. Wait for the Power Up Guitar Sound
The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it boots.
Then, the JBL Go1 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 speaker. But whether paired or not, the hard 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 point out both buttons with the arrows in the next picture.
The speaker then enters hard reset.
Next, within a second or two, the unit powers off after hard 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.
4. Check that the Hard Reset of the JBL Go Mini Speaker Did Indeed Work
Next, switch on the speaker again, as explained in step 1 above.
Note that after hard reset, the speaker comes up in ready-to-pair mode, with the status lamp rapidly blinking blue.
5. Done with How to Hard Reset a JBL Go !
The hard reset of the JBL Go 1 speaker is now complete. Thus you may gift or sell it, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.
After hard 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 with some device. Next, after that, any time that both this speaker, and that device have Bluetooth running, pairing would automatically take place again.
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- 2022-09-20: First posted.