Picture of the JBL Charge 4 splashproof speaker, front view, powered On, and showing the lighted battery gauge.

How to Put JBL Charge 4 in Pairing Mode

To pair the Charge 4 JBL BT 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 4 broadcasts its Bluetooth name and current linkage data over the Bluetooth medium.  So in this piece, we show you how to put the JBL Charge 4 speaker into this Bluetooth pairing mode.  Thus, you can join it to tablets, phones, other speakers, and computers.





How to Put the JBL Charge 4 Power Bank Speaker in Pairing Mode

1. Turn On the Charge 4

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

See this button, pointed at by the bright green arrow, 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 Pairing / Discovery Mode Button and Release when the Status Lamp Starts Quickly Flashing

Secondly, to be able to discover your speaker on your source Bluetooth device, place it into pairing mode. For that, press and release the the Pairing 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 Pairing 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 Put JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speaker in Pairing Mode

While the Pairing button light is flashing, you should be able to 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 Bluetooth Speaker

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  2. JBL Charge 4 Charging Time, How Long to Full Charge
  3. JBL Charge 4 Firmware Update Instructions
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  5. JBL Charge 4 Reset Button, Where to Find It

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References for How to Put JBL Charge 4 in Pairing Mode 

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

Revision History

  • 2020-08-15: First published.
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