JBL Boombox speaker top view, showing the -Bluetooth- button.

How to Make JBL Boombox Discoverable

To pair the Boombox JBL speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to refresh the connection information stored on that device, you must know how to launch discovery mode on this unit.  Further, in this mode, the  Boombox sends its Bluetooth name and current linkage info on the BT airwaves.  So in this post, we show you how to make the JBL Boombox discoverable.  Thus you can then join it to phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.

How to Make JBL Boombox Discoverable, Step by Step Instructions

1. Turn On the Boombox

First, turn on the speaker by pressing and releasing its  Power  button once.

E.g. See this button, that we point at with the bright green arrow in the next picture.

Top View of the JBL Boombox BT speaker, showing the -Power- button glowing.
Top View of the JBL Boombox BT speaker, showing the -Power- button glowing.

The speaker then comes on, and the Power button lights up white to signal that power is ON.





2. Press the Discovery Mode Button and Release when the Power Button Starts Flashing

Now, to see this speaker on your source Bluetooth device, place the Boombox into discovery mode. For that, press and release the the Discovery Mode button.

E.g. This button we point out in the next picture.

JBL Boombox speaker top view, showing the -Bluetooth- button.
JBL Boombox speaker top view, showing the -Bluetooth- button.

When you press this button, the Boombox plays a plucking guitar pairing sound. Furthermore, the Power button lamp begins fast-flashing blue.

The -Power- button glowing blue on the speaker.
Showing the -Power- button glowing blue on the speaker.

3. Done with How to the Make JBL Boombox Discoverable

While the Power button is flashing blue, you should see your Boombox on any phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as seen next. Our speaker here has its default name here, called “JBL Boombox”.

iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Boombox speaker, discovered but not paired.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Boombox speaker, discovered but not paired.

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References for How to Make JBL Boombox Discoverable

  1. JBL Boombox Stereo Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-09: First published.
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