Picture of the JBL Charge 3 wireless speaker with its Bluetooth Discovery Mode button highlighted.

How to Make JBL Charge 3 Discoverable

To link the Charge 3 JBL speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to refurbish the connection information stored on that device, you must know how to make the JBL Charge 3 discoverable.  Now in this mode, this BT speaker advertises its Bluetooth name and current linkage details on the BT airwaves.  So in this post, we show you how get this speaker into discovery mode. Thus with this skill, you can then join it to phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.





How to Make JBL Charge 3 Discoverable

1. Turn On the Charge 3

Firstly, turn on the speaker by pressing its  Power  button once.

E.g. See this button, pointed at by the bright green arrow, in the next picture.

Top view of the JBL Charge 3 speaker, showing dark Power button, OFF.
Top view of the JBL Charge 3 speaker, showing dark Power button, OFF.

The speaker then comes on, as pictured next.

Top view of the speaker, powered On, not paired. Showing the glowing white -Power- button highlighted. How to Put JBL Charge 3 in Pairing Mode.
Top view of the speaker, powered ON, not paired. Showing the glowing white -Power- button highlighted.

2. Press the Discovery Mode Button and Release when the Status Lamp Starts Quickly Flashing

Secondly, to find your speaker on your source Bluetooth device, place it into discoverable mode. For that, press and release the the Discovery Mode button, as pointed out in the next picture.

Top view of the wireless speaker, showing its -Discovery Mode- button.
Top view of the wireless speaker, showing its -Discovery Mode- button highlighted.

Additionally, when you press this button, the speaker makes a plucking guitar pairing sound. Moreover, the lamp in the Power button starts quickly blinking blue.

Top view of the speaker, powered on, with the -Power- button flashing blue and highlighted.
Top view of the speaker, powered ON, with the -Power- button flashing blue and highlighted.

3. Done with How to Make JBL Charge 3 Discoverable

Lastly, the Status light is flashing, you should be able to see your Charge 3 JBL on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth settings screen, showing JBL Charge 3 speaker discovered but not paired.
iOS Bluetooth settings screen, showing JBL Charge 3 speaker discovered but not paired.

 





 

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References 

  1. JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-09: First published.
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