Picture of the JBL Charge 3 portable rechargeable speaker. Showing its left end. This Bluetooth speaker is powered on and paired.

How to Put JBL Charge 3 in Pairing Mode

To pair the Charge 3 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 start off pairing mode on the speaker.  In this mode, the JBL Charge 3 announces its Bluetooth name and current linkage data over the BT airwaves.  So in this bit, we show you how to put the JBL Charge 3 speaker into pairing mode, so you can join it to phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.

How to Put JBL Charge 3 Power Bank Speaker in Pairing Mode

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 Pairing Mode Button and Release when the Status Lamp Starts Quickly Flashing

Secondly, to find your speaker on your source Bluetooth device, place the speaker into pairing mode.





For that, press and release the the Pairing Mode button, as pointed out in the next picture.

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

Additionally, when you press this Pairing 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 Put JBL Charge 3 Speaker in Pairing Mode

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

    • 2022-12-02: Updated links.
    • 2020-08-15: First published.
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