Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 power bank speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and glowing blue, meaning that the speaker is ON and paired.

How to Pair JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth Speaker

This post demonstrates how to pair a JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker.  It shows pairing with iOS tablets and phone devices. But a slightly modified routine works on Android devices too.  In short, with your speaker shut off (Power button dark), run through this routine to pair your Xtreme 2 to a Bluetooth source device. We show this on an iPad Air tablet here.  However, pairing is nearly the same for all the other BT devices, although the screen arrangements are a bit different depending on the source unit you’re pairing.

How to Pair JBL Xtreme 2, Step by Step

1. Pull Up the Home Screen on your Source Bluetooth Device

Press the Home button to reveal the  Home   screen.  See our Home screen as pictured next.

2. Find the  Settings App on your Source Bluetooth Device

We found ours on the second page of the Home screen on our iPad Air tablet.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iPad Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted.

3. Bring up the Settings App to Continue with How to Pair JBL Xtreme 2

Tap the Settings app icon.

The tablet / iPhone then displays the first page of its Settings screen, as shown in the next screenshot

Screenshot of the iOS Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted.
iOS Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted.

4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings  Page

Tap the Bluetooth item, as pointed at by the dark green arrow in the last screenshot above.

Our Bluetooth Settings screen the appears as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since JBL Xtreme 2 is currently powered OFF, it does not show in either the My Devices or Other Devices lists yet,  Why?  Because we’ve never paired it with this iPad Air before, and the speaker is not yet broadcasting its connection information. See this, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS 11 iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there's no JBL Xtreme 2 speaker now.
iPad Air tablet showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there’s no JBL Xtreme 2 speaker now.

5. Turn On your JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Turn on this speaker by quickly pressing its Power button. See this pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.

Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and dark (OFF).
Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and dark (OFF).

The speaker then comes on.

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, this JBL speaker will not pair with it by itself. The light that comes to life in the Power switch denotes this not-paired state by glowing solid white or blinking blue, as shown next.

Top view of the speaker, powered ON, but not paired, with its -Power- button highlighted. How to Pair JBL Xtreme 2.
Top view of the speaker, powered ON, but not paired, with its -Power- button highlighted.

6. Put your Speaker into Pairing Mode to Continue with How to Pair JBL Xtreme 2

Now, to see your JBL Xtreme 2 on your phone or tablet, enter the speaker into Bluetooth pairing mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button on the speaker, as highlighted in the next picture.

Top view of the power bank speaker, with the -Bluetooth Pairing- button highlighted.
Top view of the power bank speaker, with the -Bluetooth Pairing- button highlighted.

When you press the Pairing button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Plus, the Power button changes from a solid white glow to flashing blue. See this in the next picture.

Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 power bank speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and glowing blue, meaning that the speaker is ON and paired.
Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 power bank speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and glowing blue, meaning that the speaker is ON and paired.

To simplify  the screenshots that follow, we’ve deleted from our iPad some of the Bluetooth devices not needed to illustrate the points in this demo.

7. Find your Speaker on your Source Device

See the screen shot next. We found ours, as pointed at by the green arrow, as seen next.

Screenshot of the iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker discovered and highlighted. How to Pair JBL Xtreme 2.
The iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker discovered and highlighted.

8. Pair with your JBL Xtreme 2 

Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list, shown above.

Your iOS device then pairs with the Xtreme 2 (appears as “JBL Xtreme 2” in this demo). The Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to display something like the following.

Screenshot of the iOS -Bluetooth Settings- screen, showing the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker paired and highlighted.
Screenshot of the iOS -Bluetooth Settings- screen, showing the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker paired and highlighted.

Note that the speaker now shows as connected, as pointed at by the green arrows in the last picture.

9. Done with How to Pair JBL Xtreme 2 !

We have now successfully paired this speaker with our mobile device.

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References for How to Pair JBL Xtreme 2

  1. JBL Xtreme Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2020-08-07: First released.