Front right view of the JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker.

How to Turn Off JBL Charge 5 Ultra Portable Speaker

We explain how to turn off the JBL Charge 5 BT speaker here.  Now most speakers have a Power button that they prominently position on the unit so it’s easy to find.  Indeed, this portable speaker is no exception to this pattern, as we find its Power button on the side button panel to the left of the Bluetooth button, as we see next.  We start this demo with the speaker powered UP.

Top view of the JBL Charge 5 speaker, showing all lights lit.
JBL Charge 5 speaker, top view, showing all lights lit.

There’s also a status lamp inside the Power button, that glows when the speaker is ON, as we point out in the last picture.  Then it goes dark when the speaker shuts OFF, as we point out in the next picture.

Top view picture of this JBL power bank speaker, showing the -Power- button when the speaker is OFF.
Top view of this JBL power bank speaker, showing the -Power- button when the speaker is OFF.

How to Turn Off the JBL Charge 5 Ultra Portable Powerbank Speaker

To power down this speaker, press the Power button. Then release after a quarter second or so.  Moreover, you needn’t hold it in for too long for the unit to see your press and then turn itself on.

When the speaker goes OFF, the status lamp darkens, and the unit makes an interesting falling guitar slide sound to let you know that it is shutting off. Note that if you’re charging the speaker, and it is not yet fully charged, the battery gauge will glow still, even with the speaker turned off.  Also note that you may still charge other devices from the power bank in this speaker even though it is OFF.

But if pressing the Power button does not switch off the unit, then your speaker might be in service mode.  So if the unit won’t turn off, try connecting a USB-C charger to it and take it out of this mode. Or you can try resetting the speaker by following our JBL Charge 5 Reset Instructions.

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  1. Official Product Page for This Bluetooth Speaker at

Revision History

    • 2021-09-12: First published.
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