Top view of the JBL Charge 5 wireless speaker, showing the -Power- and -Bluetooth- buttons lit.

How to Put JBL Charge 5 in Pairing Mode

To pair the Charge 5 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 discovery mode on the speaker.  In this mode, the JBL Charge 5 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 5 speaker into this Bluetooth pairing mode.  Thus, you can join it to tablets, phones, other speakers, and computers and play music from them on it.





How to Put the JBL Charge 5 Power Bank Speaker in Pairing Mode

1. Turn On the Charge 5

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.

Top view of the JBL Charge 5 power bank speaker, showing the -Power- button when the speaker is OFF.
The JBL Charge 5 power bank speaker, top view, showing the -Power- button when the speaker is OFF.

The speaker then comes on, as pictured next.

The speaker, top view, showing the -Power- button glowing.
Top view of the speaker, showing the -Power- button glowing.

2. Press the Pairing / Discovery Mode Button and Release when the Bluetooth 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.

Top view of the JBL Charge 5 wireless speaker, showing the -Power- and -Bluetooth- buttons lit.
JBL Charge 5 wireless speaker, top view, showing the -Power- and -Bluetooth- buttons lit.

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 in the last picture.

3. Done with How to Put JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Speaker in Pairing Mode

While the Pairing button light is flashing, you should be able to see your Charge 5 JBL on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, as shown next.

iPad BT Settings page, showing the JBL Charge 5 speaker as discovered.
iPad BT Settings page, showing the JBL Charge 5 speaker as discovered.

Your JBL Charge 5 is indeed now in pairing mode.





Other Posts About the JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Speaker

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  2. JBL Charge 5 Won’t Turn On – How to Fix
  3. Charge 5 Speaker Low Frequency Mode
  4. JBL Charge 5 Buttons, Codes, Combinations, Meanings
  5. JBL Charge 5 Firmware Update Instructions

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References for How to Put JBL Charge 4 in Pairing Mode 

  1. JBL Charge 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-02: First published.
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