Front right view of the JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker.

How to Turn Off JBL Charge 5

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

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. This glows when the speaker is ON, as we point out above.

Then it goes dark when the speaker shuts OFF, as we point out in the next picture.

Picture of the -Power- button when the speaker is OFF.
The -Power- button when the speaker is OFF.

How to Turn Off the JBL Charge 5

To power down, 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 switch ON.

When the speaker goes OFF, the status lamp darkens. It also makes an interesting falling guitar slide sound. If you’re charging and the speaker is still charging, the battery gauge will still glow. This is true even with the speaker OFF.  Also note that you may still charge other devices from 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. Or try resetting by following our Reset Instructions.

Other Posts About the JBL Charge 5

    1. How to Turn On
    2. Turning On the Bass Mode
    3. How to Know if Charging
    4. How to Make JBL Charge 5 Discoverable
    5. Software Upgrade Instructions


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