Front right view of the JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker.

How to Reset JBL Extreme 2

We show here how to reset the JBL Extreme 2, to return it to its default factory settings. Resetting restores this speaker to factory default settings. Plus, it also clears any earlier paired devices from  memory. Thus erasing old settings stops this speaker from auto pairing to devices. Also, you might reset to get it ready for sale or re gifting. Or just reset to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer have interest in.

How to Reset JBL Extreme 2: Step by Step

1. Turn on the Extreme 2

When this speaker is off, all buttons are dark, including the Power button, as shown next.

Picture of the top of the JBL Extreme 2. Showing the dark -Power- button.
Top view of the JBL Extreme 2. Showing the dark -Power- button.

Then, press and release the Power button.  That button should right away light up.

Next, the Power button comes on, as shown next. In our case, since we’ve paired the speaker with our tablet before this, it automatically pairs with it now. We know that because the Power button glows solid blue, rather than blinking blue or white.  Yours may glow different colors or flash patterns depending on the speaker’s pairing state.

Picture of the -Power- button glowing blue.
The -Power- button glowing blue.

2. Wait for the Power Up Sound

The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up. You may proceed to reset the JBL Extreme 2 after this sound dies down.  If your speaker pairs with an in-range Bluetooth device, you’ll also hear the three rising single guitar notes.  At any rate, whether or not it pairs does not change how you reset it.  In either case, reset works the same, as we describe next.

3. Press the Volume UP and Play-Pause Buttons Together

See the next picture to find the Pause Play and UP Volume buttons.

Picture of the -Volume UP- and -Play Pause- buttons.
The -Volume UP- and -Play Pause- buttons.

The reset process then begins.

Note that both the Power and Connect buttons light up for a couple seconds as the reset advances. The Power button glows a pale blue or white, and the Connect button glows gray-white for a second or two.

Picture of the -Power- and -Connect- buttons glowing.
The -Power- and -Connect- buttons glowing.

Then after a short pause, the speaker turns off. All the lights go out, and it makes the power-down guitar sound.

4. Next, Check that Resetting JBL Extreme 2 Did Indeed Happen

Next, power on the unit again, as detailed in step 1 earlier.  In short, press and release the Power button.

Now this time, after reset, our speaker immediately comes up in Bluetooth pairing mode. So we do not have to press the Bluetooth button first.

Note that the Power button blinks blue to show that this mode is active. Indeed when the Power button blinks blue or glows solid white, the speaker currently has no pairing. Indeed we expect it not to pair to anything after a reset.

Picture of the -Power- button blinking blue.
The -Power- button blinking blue.

5. Done with How to Reset JBL Extreme 2 !

Reset is complete at last. So you may now pack it up for sale, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

The JBL Extreme 2 will no longer automatically pair with any device after reset. So, to restore this, first forget the Extreme 2 in the Bluetooth section of your source device. Then manually pair it with that device again. Then whenever both speaker and device are in range, auto pairing happens once again.

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References for How to Reset JBL Extreme 2 

    1. JBL Extreme 2 Official Product Page
    2. Where to Buy the JBL Extreme 2