Lower back view of the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker, showing the closed USB ports door.

How to Restart JBL Xtreme 2 Power Bank Speaker

Shows how to restart the JBL Xtreme 2 power bank Bluetooth speaker, to restore it to default factory settings. Restarting erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory, and stops the JBL Xtreme from pairing to any nearby active Bluetooth devices that happen to be in range. Also, you might restart the unit to prepare it for sale or re gifting.





How to Restart the JBL Xtreme 2 Speaker

1. Turn on the Speaker

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

Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and dark (OFF). How to Restart JBL Xtreme 2.
Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 Bluetooth speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted and dark (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 lights up, as shown next. In our case, since we’ve paired the Xtreme 2 JBL with a tablet before, 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.

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

2. Wait for the Power Up Sound

The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up. The speaker is ready for restarting after this sound dies down.  If your JBL Xtreme 2 pairs with an in-range Bluetooth device, you’ll also hear the three rising single guitar notes a few seconds after the startup cord.  Nonetheless, whether or not the speaker pairs does not change how you restart it.  In either case, how you restart the JBL Xtreme 2 is the same, as we detail next.

3. Press the Volume UP and Play-Pause Buttons Together to Continue with How to Restart JBL Xtreme 2

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

Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 portable speaker, with the -Volume UP- and -Play Pause- buttons highlighted.
Top view of the JBL Xtreme 2 portable speaker, with the -Volume UP- and -Play Pause- buttons highlighted.

The speaker then enters restart mode, as shown in the next picture.

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

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





4. Next, Check that the Restart Did Indeed Happen

Next, power on the JBL Xtreme 2 again, as described in step 1 above.  In short, press and release the Power button, as shown next.

Now this time, the speaker immediately comes up in Bluetooth pairing mode, as pictured next.

Note that we did not press the Bluetooth button first, as after reset, the speaker automatically enters Bluetooth pairing mode.  Note that the Power button blinks blue to denote this discovery mode. When the Power button blinks blue or shows as solid white, the Xtreme JBL 2 is not currently paired. We expect it not to pair to anything after a restart.

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

5. Done with How to Restart the JBL Xtreme 2 !

Restart of this Bluetooth speaker is finished now. So you may now pack it up for sale, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

As noted earlier, the JBL Xtreme 2 will no longer automatically pair with any prior paired in-range BT device in pairing mode. So, to restore this auto pairing, you’ll need to forget the earlier paired JBL Xtreme 2 entries listed in the Bluetooth devices section of your source devices settings.

Once done, then manually pair the speaker with that device again if so desired. Then after that, 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 Restart the JBL Xtreme 2 BT Speaker

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

Revision History

  • 2020-08-10: First published.
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