Front right side view of the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker.

How to Put JBL Xtreme 3 in Pairing Mode

To pair the Xtreme 3 JBL speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to refurbish the connection information stored on that device, you must know how to begin pairing mode on the speaker.  Moreover, in this mode, the JBL Xtreme 3 advertises its Bluetooth name and current linkage details on the BT airwaves.  So in this post, we show you how to put the JBL speaker into discovery /  pairing mode. With this information, you can then join it to phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.





How to Put JBL Xtreme 3 Power Bank Speaker into Pairing Mode

1. Turn On the Xtreme 3

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

See this button, pointed at by the bright green arrow, in the next picture.

Top panel of the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker, showing all button lamps as OFF.

The speaker then comes on, as pictured next.

Top view of the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker, showing the -Power- button glowing.
JBL Xtreme 3 speaker, top view, showing the -Power- button glowing.

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

Secondly, to be able to find your speaker on your source Bluetooth device, place the speaker into pairing mode by pressing and releasing the the Pairing button. E.g. The green arrow points out this button in the next picture.

The -Bluetooth- button glowing on the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker.

When you press this Pairing button, the speaker makes a plucking guitar pairing sound. Plus, the lamp inside the same button starts fast-flashing white. See this in the last picture, just to the right of the Power button.





3. Done with How to Put JBL Xtreme 3 into Pairing Mode

Finally, while the Bluetooth button is flashing fast, the speaker is in pairing mode, and so, you should be able to find your Xtreme 3 on any phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within a small number of feet of it, as seen next. For example, our speaker here is named “JBL Xtreme 3”.

The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker discovered, though not connected.
The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker discovered, though not connected.

Other Posts About the JBL Xtreme 3 Bluetooth Speaker

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  2. JBL Xtreme 3 Specs and Features of this Speaker
  3. Finding JBL Xtreme 3 Firmware Version
  4. JBL Xtreme 3 Reset Instructions, Solves Many Problems
  5. JBL Xtreme 3 Firmware Update Instructions

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References for How to Put JBL Xtreme 3 into Pairing Mode 

  1. JBL Xtreme 3 Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-06: First published.
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