Picture of the JBL Pulse 3 speaker Pairing Status lamp glowing.

How to Make JBL Pulse 3 Discoverable

To link the Pulse 3 JBL speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to reset the connection information on that device, you must know how to activate discovery mode on the speaker.  You must know this because in this mode, the JBL Pulse 3 calls out its Bluetooth name and current linkage data on the BT airwaves.  So in this post, we show you how to make JBL Pulse 3 discoverable, so you can connect it to phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers, and play music from them, on it.





How to Make JBL Pulse 3 Discoverable, Step by Step

1. Turn On the Pulse 3

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

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

Picture of the Power button on the JBL Pulse 3 speaker.
The JBL Pulse 3 speaker Power button.

The speaker then comes on, we see next. Further, the pilot lamp on the back panel either blinks or steadily glows white, depending on speaker’s current pairing state.

Picture of the glowing Power light on the JBL Pulse 3 speaker.
The JBL Pulse 3 speaker Power lamp glowing.

But whether it’s currently paired or not, you ca follow the next steps to pair the Pulse 3 anew with a Bluetooth source device.

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

Now, to discover your speaker on your source Bluetooth device, place it into discovery mode. For that, press and release the the Discovery Mode button, as we point it out in the next picture.

The JBL Pulse 3 speaker Pairing Status lamp glowing.

When you press this button, the speaker makes a plucking guitar pairing sound. Plus, the lamp in the Pairing button starts quickly blinking white.





3. Done with How to Make JBL Pulse 3 Discoverable

Next, while the Status light is blinking, you should be able to see your Pulse 3 speaker on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, as we see next.

iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Pulse 3 as discovered.

Other Posts About the JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth Speaker

  1. JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions
  2. JBL Pulse 3 Charger Type and Replacement Recommendations
  3. How to Factory Reset a JBL Pulse 3 Speaker
  4. JBL Pulse 3 Firmware Update Instructions

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References for How to Make JBL Pulse 3 Discoverable

  1. JBL Pulse 3  Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2022-08-14: First published.
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