Picture of the Blue colored JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker, front view.

How to Put JBL Go 2 in Pairing Mode

To link the Go 2 JBL with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to reset the connection information on that device, you must know how to activate discovery mode on the speaker.  You must know this because in this mode, the JBL Go 2 calls out its Bluetooth name and current linkage data on the BT airwaves.  So in this post, we show you how to put JBL Go 2 in pairing mode, so you can connect it to phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.

How to Put JBL Go 2 BT Speaker in Pairing Mode

1. Turn On the Go 2

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

See this button, circled in green, in the next picture.

Picture of the -Power- button on the top of the JBL Go 2.
Top view of the JBL Go 2, showing the -Power- button.

The speaker then comes on, as pictured next. Further, the pilot lamp on the front panel slow-blinks white or steady white, depending on speaker’s current pairing state.

Picture of the -Power / Status- light glowing white.
The -Power / Status- lamp glowing white.

But whether it’s currently paired or not, you ca follow the next steps to pair it anew with a Bluetooth source device.

2. Press the Bluetooth Button and Release when the Status Lamp Starts Quickly Flashing

Now, 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 circled in the next picture.

Picture of the -Bluetooth- 0airing button on the top of the JBL Go 2.
The -Bluetooth- 0airing button on the top of the JBL Go 2.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker makes a plucking guitar pairing sound. Plus, the front panel Status lamp starts quickly blinking white.

3. How to Put JBL Go 2 in Pairing Mode, Done !

Next, while the Status light is blinking, you should be able to see your Go 2 JBL on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Go 2 as discovered but not paired.
iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Go 2 as discovered but not paired.

Other Posts About the JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Speaker

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    2. Reset Procedure
    3. Charge Time
    4. Firmware Update Routine
    5. How to Turn On Bass Mode

References for How to Put JBL Go 2 in Pairing Mode 

    1. JBL Go 2 Official Product Page
    2. Where to Buy a JBL Go 2