Picture of the JBL Xxtreme speaker top view, with the Bluetooth button highlighted.

How to Make JBL Xtreme Discoverable

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





How to Make JBL Xtreme Discoverable, Step by Step

1. Turn On the Xtreme

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.

Picture of the JBL Xtreme speaker powered OFF, showing its dark Power button highlighted.
JBL Xtreme speaker powered OFF, showing its dark Power button highlighted.

The speaker then comes on, as pictured next. The Power button lights up white to signal that power is ON.

Top front view of the speaker, powered ON, with the -Power- button glowing white. Not paired. How to Put JBL Xtreme in Pairing Mode.
Top front view of the speaker, powered ON, with the -Power- button glowing white. Not paired.

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

Now, to get this speaker to show up on your source Bluetooth device, place it into discovery mode. For that, press and release the the Discovery Mode button, as pointed out in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Extreme speaker top view, with the -Discovery Mode- button highlighted.
JBL Extreme speaker top view, with the -Discovery Mode- button highlighted.

When you press this button, the speaker makes a plucking guitar pairing sound. Plus, the Power button lamp begins fast-flashing blue. See this in the last picture, just to the right of the Discovery Mode and Volume Down buttons.





3. Done with How to Make JBL Xtreme Discoverable

While the Power button blinks blue, you should see the Xtreme 1 on any phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as seen next. Our speaker here is named “Tom’s Xtreme”, although if you haven’t renamed yours, it will show up as “JBL Xtreme”.

Screenshot of the iOS tablet mobile device, displaying its -Bluetooth Devices- page, showing that it discovered the -Toms Xtreme- speaker, highlighted. But it's not yet paired. How to Put JBL Xtreme in Pairing Mode.
iOS tablet mobile device, displaying its -Bluetooth Devices- page, showing that it discovered the -Toms Xtreme- speaker, highlighted. But it’s not yet paired.

Other Posts About the JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker

  1. Xtreme JBL Bluetooth Pairing Instructions
  2. JBL Xtreme Charging Time, How Long to Fully Charge
  3. Firmware Update Instructions for the JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker
  4. JBL Xtreme Battery Life, How Long Battery Should Last
  5. How to Restart JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker

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References for How to Make JBL Xtreme Discoverable

  1. JBL Xtreme Portable Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-09: First published.
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