Top view of the JBL Charge 4 speaker, showing its -Bluetooth Pairing- button highlighted.

How to Make JBL Charge 4 Discoverable

To pair the Charge 4 JBL speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to download the connection information for the speaker onto that device, you must know how to make the JBL Charge 4 discoverable.  In this discovery mode, the JBL Charge 4 broadcasts its Bluetooth name and current linkage data over the Bluetooth medium.  So in this piece, we show you how to make this speaker discoverable.  Thus, you can join it to tablets, phones, other speakers, and computers.





How to Make JBL Charge 4 Discoverable, Step by Step Directions

1. Turn On the Charge 4

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

E.g. The green arrow points out this button in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Charge 4 speaker, powered OFF, with its Power button highlighted.
JBL Charge 4 speaker, powered OFF, with its Power button highlighted.

The speaker then comes on, as pictured next.

Top view of the portable speaker, showing the glowing Power button highlighted.
Top view of the portable speaker, showing the glowing Power button highlighted.

2. Press the Discovery Mode Button, and Release when the Lamp Inside that Button Starts Flashing

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

Picture of the speaker not connected, with the dark Bluetooth button highlighted.
The speaker not connected, with the dark Bluetooth button highlighted.

Furthermore, when you press this button, the speaker makes a plucking guitar pairing sound. Plus, the lamp in that same button starts quickly blinking white, as shown next.

Top view of the battery bank speaker, powered ON, showing the Bluetooth button lit or blinking, and highlighted. How to Put JBL Charge 4 in Pairing Mode.
Top view of the battery bank speaker, powered ON, showing the Bluetooth button lit or blinking, and highlighted.

3. Done with How to Make JBL Charge 4 Discoverable !

While the Discovery Mode button light flashes, you should see your Charge 4 JBL on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iPad BT Settings page, showing the highlighted -Tom's Charge 4- speaker as discovered.
iPad BT Settings page, showing the highlighted -Tom’s Charge 4- speaker as discovered.

Moreover, our speaker is named “Tom’s Charge 4” here. But yours will likely appear as “JBL Charge 4” if you have not renamed it.





Other Posts About the JBL Charge 4 BT Speaker

  1. JBL Charge 4 Reset Instructions and Help
  2. JBL Charge 4 Factory Reset Instructions
  3. How to Charge JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  4. JBL Charge 4 Specs and Features
  5. How to Connect JBL Charge 4 to iPhone

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References for How to Make JBL Charge 4 Discoverable

  1. JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-09: First published.
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