Left front view of the JBL Xtreme 2 portable Bluetooth speaker.

How to Rename JBL Xtreme 2, Change Speaker Name

When you scan for in-range Bluetooth speakers on a phone, desktop computer, or tablet, your Xtreme 2 JBL speaker appears as “JBL Xtreme 2” by default. I.e. Its default Bluetooth name is, “JBL Xtreme 2”. But you can rename this BT speaker using the JBL Connect app along with an iOS or Android mobile device. Thus in the post, we outline the JBL Xtreme 2 change name (rename speaker routine, step by step.





Getting your Devices Ready for the JBL Xtreme 2 Change Name Rename Action

  1. First, install the JBL Connect app on your Android or iOS mobile device.
  2. Then, turn on your Xtreme 2 and pair your mobile device with it.
  3. Then, follow the directions below to change the speaker’s Bluetooth name. This is the name the speaker broadcasts when you put it in discovery or pairing mode.

JBL Xtreme Change Name, How to Rename the JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker

1. Find the JBL Connect App on your Mobile Device

The first step is to find our copy of the JBL Connect app. It installed on home screen four here, as shown next.  We pointed a green arrow at it.

Screenshot of the iOS Home page, with the JBL Connect app highlighted. How to Rename JBL Xtreme 2.
iOS Home screen, with the JBL Connect app highlighted.

2. Run the JBL Connect App

Tap the JBL Connect app icon, as shown in the last picture.

After several seconds, you should see the Home screen for your connected speaker, as shown next.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect app, showing the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker Home page, with the Settings gear highlighted. How to Change JBL Xtreme 2 Name.
JBL Connect app, showing the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker Home page, with the Settings gear highlighted.

3. Tap the Settings Gear

Touching the Settings gear brings up the JBL Xtreme 2’s Settings page, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Connect app on iOS, displaying the speaker's Settings page, with the Edit Name control highlighted. How to Rename JBL Xtreme 2..
Connect app on iOS, displaying the speaker’s Settings page, with the Edit Name control highlighted.




4. Tap the Edit Name Pencil Control to Continue with How to Rename (Change Name) of JBL Xtreme 2

Find this button highlighted by the blue arrow in the last screenshot.

Then, you should see the Enter a New Name for your JBL Speaker screen, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Connect app on iOS, displaying the JBL Xtreme 2 -Enter New Speaker Name- page. How to Change JBL Xtreme 2 Name.
Connect app on iOS, displaying the JBL Xtreme 2 -Enter New Speaker Name- page.

5. Edit the Speaker Name Field 

Use the displayed virtual keyboard to change the name of the JBL Xtreme 2 to the name to what you want.

In the next screenshots, we change our name from “JBL Xtreme 2” to “Tom’s Xtreme 2”.

First, we backspaced over the default name, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Connect app on iOS, showing the Enter New Speaker Name page, with the edit box blank. How to Rename JBL Xtreme 2..
Connect app on iOS, showing the Enter New Speaker Name page, with the edit box blank.

Then we typed in our new name for the speaker, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Enter New Speaker Name page, with the name changed to Tom's Xtreme 2. How to Change JBL Xtreme 2 Name.
The Enter New Speaker Name page, with the name changed to Tom’s Xtreme 2.

6. Tap the Blue  Done Button when Finished Editing

Once you’ve changed the speaker name what you want it to be in the edit field, tap the blue Done key in the last row of keys at the bottom of the virtual keyboard.

You then get instructions on how to pair your speaker again with its new name, as shown in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the Connect app on iPadOS, displaying the Reconnect to Apply New Name page, with the Got It link highlighted. How to Rename JBL Xtreme 2.
The Connect app on iPadOS, displaying the Reconnect to Apply New Name page, with the Got It link highlighted.

7. Tap the Blue  Got It  Button to Continue with How to Rename the JBL Xtreme 2 

Tapping the Got It link here takes you back to the Home screen for the speaker. But now, the JBL Xtreme 2 appears with its new name assigned (Now “Tom’s Xtreme 2”, as shown in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the Connect app on iPadOS, showing the Tom's Xtreme 2 Home page, with the new name highlighted. How to Change JBL Xtreme 2 Name.
The Connect app on iPadOS, showing the Tom’s Xtreme 2 Home page, with the new name highlighted.




Pairing the JBL Xtreme 2 Speaker with its New Name

With your Xtreme 2 JBL still paired under its old speaker name, run through this routine to unpair it. forget it in your mobile device, and finally, re pair it with its new name.

1. Power Down the JBL Xtreme Speaker

To turn off the speaker, press and release the Power button, as shown next.

Top view of the power bank speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and glowing blue, meaning that the speaker is ON and paired.
Top view of the power bank speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and glowing blue, meaning that the speaker is ON and paired.

Powering down the JBL Xtreme 2 unpairs it from your mobile device.

Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and dark (OFF). How to Change JBL Xtreme 2 Name.
Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and dark (OFF).

2. Return your Mobile Device to its Home Screen

Press the Home button on your phone, tablet, or desktop computer, to close the JBL Connect app, and show once again the  Home screen.

3. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the iOS home screen on our iPad Air, as shown next, pointed at by the bright purple arrow.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow. How to Rename JBL Xtreme 2.
iOS Home screen with Settings app highlighted.

4. Bring up the Settings App to Continue with How to Change JBL Xtreme 2 Speaker Name

Tap the Settings app icon.

The mobile device then displays the first page of its settings.

5. Go to Bluetooth Settings 

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows on our iPad Air tablet. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since we turned off our JBL Xtreme 2 speaker, it shows as not connected. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker as not connected and highlighted. How to Change JBL Xtreme 2 Name.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker as not connected and highlighted.

6. Tap the Blue I Button for That Speaker in the My Devices List

That entry is the next-to-last item on the list in this demo, shown in the last screenshot.





Then, the JBL Xtreme 2 device screen shows, as seen next.

Screenshot of the iPadOS JBL Xtreme 2 page, with the Forget This Device link highlighted.
The iPadOS JBL Xtreme 2 page, with the Forget This Device link highlighted.

7. Tap the Forget This Device Option to Continue with How to Rename JBL Xtreme 2

When you tap the Forget This Device link, you then get the Forget “JBL Xtreme 2” prompt, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Forget JBL Xtreme 2 prompt, with the Forget Device link highlighted. How to Rename JBL Xtreme 2.
iPadOS Forget JBL Xtreme 2 prompt, with the Forget Device link highlighted.

8. Tap the Red  Forget Device  Link

Touching Forget Device removes the old JBL Xtreme 2 connection name from the mobile device. This stops that device from looking for the speaker with that name, the next time you turn its Bluetooth on.

Then, after you hit Forget Device, the system takes you back to the previously paired Bluetooth devices list.  That screen looks similar to the following screenshot.  Note that the JBL Xtreme 2 entry no longer appears in the Bluetooth devices list.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing that the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker is now gone. How to Change JBL Xtreme 2 Name.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing that the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker is now gone.

9. Turn On your JBL Xtreme 2

Turn on the JBL Xtreme 2 by quickly pressing its Power button. See this button pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Top view of the Bluetooth speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and dark (OFF).
Top view of the Bluetooth speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and dark (OFF).

The speaker then powers up.

But since the JBL Xtreme 2 name change is now in effect, no other nearby Bluetooth devices are aware of the new name yet. So it will not pair with anything. The light that comes on in the Power switch denotes this not-paired state by glowing solid white.  No flashing.

Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2, powered ON, but not paired, with its -Power- button highlighted. How to Rename JBL Xtreme 2.
Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2, powered ON, but not paired, with its -Power- button highlighted.

10. Next, Put your Speaker into Discovery Mode to Continue with How to Rename JBL Xtreme 2

Now, to see your newly renamed Xtreme 2 speaker on your mobile device, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery mode. Do this by pressing and releasing the Bluetooth button, as shown in the next picture.  The bright green arrow there points at the Bluetooth pairing button.





When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the Xtreme 2 JBL plays a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the Power button changes from a solid white glow to flashing blue. See this next.

Picture of the speaker with the Bluetooth button highlighted and just pressed, showing the Power button blinking blue.
The speaker with the Bluetooth button highlighted and just pressed, showing the Power button blinking blue.

11. Find your JBL Xtreme 2 with its Changed Name on your Mobile Device

See the screen shot next. We found our speaker there. Note that it appears here with its new Bluetooth device name (Tom’s Xtreme 2), as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Tom's Xtreme 2 speaker discovered and highlighted.
The iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Tom’s Xtreme 2 speaker discovered and highlighted.

12. Pair with your Newly Named JBL Xtreme 2 Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices portion of the Bluetooth devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the JBL Xtreme 2 using its newly assigned name (“Tom’s Xtreme 2” for us in this demo).

Its Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Tom's Xtreme 2 speaker connected and circled.
The iPadOS Bluetooth page, showing the Tom’s Xtreme 2 speaker connected and circled.

13. Done with How to Rename, Change Name of, the JBL Xtreme 2 !

We have now successfully renamed / changed the Bluetooth device name of our JBL Xtreme 2 BT speaker. We’ve also successfully paired it with a mobile device using this new name.

Restoring Default JBL Xtreme 2 Speaker Name

Note that you can restore the original default speaker name by resetting the JBL Xtreme 2.

Or, you can rename the speaker back to the “JBL Xtreme 2” by following the above given routine again, except that THIS time, you enter “JBL Xtreme 2” instead of your new speaker name.

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References for How to Rename the JBL Xtreme 2 

  1. Xtreme 2 Power Bank JBL Bluetooth Speaker Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2020-08-11: First published.

 

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