JBL Xtreme 3 speaker top, showing the -Volume Up- and -Play-Pause- buttons.

How to Reset JBL Xtreme 3 BT Speaker

We show here how to reset the JBL Xtreme 3 power bank portable speaker, to return it to its default factory settings. Resetting the Xtreme 3 restores this speaker to factory default settings. Plus, it also clears any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory. Thus, erasing old settings stops this speaker from pairing to any nearby active BT devices after the reset that happen to be in range. Also, you might reset your JBL Xtreme 3 to ready it for sale or re gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to link with.





How to Reset JBL Xtreme 3

1. Turn on the Speaker

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

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

Then, press and release the Power button.  That button should right away light up as shown in the following pictures.  Find the Power button, as shown in the last picture above, pointed at by the green arrow.

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, rather than blinking.  Yours may flash, depending on the speaker’s pairing state.

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. Wait for the Power Up Sound

The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it comes to life. Then at this point, you may proceed to reset the JBL Xtreme 3 after this sound dies down.

Now if your speaker pairs with a Bluetooth device, you’ll also hear the three rising single guitar notes a few seconds after the slide-up startup cord.  At any rate, whether or not the speaker pairs does not change how you reset it.  In either case, reset works the same.





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

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

JBL Xtreme 3 speaker top, showing the -Volume Up- and -Play-Pause- buttons.
JBL Xtreme 3 speaker top, showing the -Volume Up- and -Play-Pause- buttons.

The reset process then begins on the JBL Xtreme 3, as shown in the next picture.

Note that both the Power and Connect buttons light up for a second or two, as the reset advances. The green arrow highlights these buttons in the next picture.

JBL Xtreme 3 speaker, showing all top panel lamps glowing during reset.
JBL Xtreme 3 speaker, showing all top panel lights glowing during reset.

Then after a short pause, the JBL Xtreme 3 turns off. All the lights go out, and it makes the power-down guitar sound.

4. Next, Check that Resetting JBL Xtreme 3 Did Indeed Work

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

Now this time, after reset, our speaker instantly comes up in Bluetooth pairing mode, again as pictured next.

Note that we did not press the Bluetooth button first, since after a reset, the speaker enters BT pairing mode by itself.  Note that the Bluetooth button blinks to show that this mode is active. When the Bluetooth button blinks or is dark, the speaker is not currently paired. We expect it not to pair to anything after a reset.

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

5. Done with How to Reset the JBL Xtreme 3 !

Reset of the JBL Xtreme 3 unit is finished at last. You may now pack it up for sale, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

The JBL Xtreme 3 will no longer automatically pair with any previously paired in-range Bluetooth device in search mode. So, to restore automatic BT pairing, you’ll need to forget the previously paired speaker listed in the Bluetooth devices section of your source device settings.  Once done, then manually pair the speaker with that device again if you so desire. Then any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing with automatically happen once again.

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References for How to Reset JBL Xtreme 3 

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

Revision History

  • 2021-08-06: First published.
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