Shows the JBL Charge 2 Plus factory reset directions, to return this Bluetooth speaker to default out-of-box settings. Resetting also wipes out any prior connected BT devices from its memory, which stops the Charge 2 Plus from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices afterwards.
Also, you might reset to prepare this Charge for sale or re gifting, or simply, to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with.
JBL Charge 2 Plus Factory Reset, Step by Step Directions
1. Turn On the Speaker
Press and hold the Power button until that button lights up and the electronic blip sound plays.
The Power button appears in the next picture, as we point out there with the green arrow. It’s the first button on the left as you face the speaker’s buttons panel.
Then the Power button illuminates, as we see next.
2. Wait for the Power Up Blip Sound
The 2 Plus then makes a quick low-to-high tone blip sound as it boots. It is then ready for reset once this little sound finishes.
Now it may or may not pair with a device automatically because this depends on whether there are any in-range BT devices that know about this speaker. But whether paired or not though, reset works the same way, as follows.
3. Press the Volume UP (+) and Phone Buttons Together
Find the Phone and UP Volume (+) buttons. The Phone button is the one that looks like, … what else, a telephone receiver, and is the last button on the right in the buttons panel. The Volume UP (+) button is just right of center in the buttons panel, as we see in the following picture,
The Charge 2 Plus then enters factory reset. All lamps on it including the Pairing, and battery indicator gauge light momentarily. Then all go dark as the reset finishes.
Then after a short pause, the speaker powers OFF. Specifically, the Power lamp goes dark, and the unit makes the power-down high-low tone blip sound.
4. Check that the JBL Charge 2 Plus Factory Reset Did Indeed Happen
Next, power on the speaker again, as we detail in step 1 above.
Note that after reset, this speaker comes up in pairing mode, making the decreasing volume beep-beep-beep-beep sound.
When the Bluetooth button blinks white, the speaker is not currently paired. Indeed, we expect it would NOT pair to anything after factory reset, even in-range devices.
5. Done with JBL Charge 2 Plus Factory Reset !
The reset routine is now complete. So you may safely sell or gift the speaker, or pair it again with your favorite wireless devices.
After factory reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any earlier paired Bluetooth device that is in range and in pairing mode. Thus, to restore automatic Bluetooth pairing, you would first manually pair the 2 Plus with a source device. Then, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing would automatically happen once again.
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- 2022-10-25: First published.