Picture of the front of the JBL Charge 2 Plus speaker.

JBL Charge 2+ Reset Instructions

Shows the JBL Charge 2+ reset procedure, to return this power bank speaker to default out-of-box settings.  Resetting also wipes clean any prior connected BT devices from its memory, which stops the 2+ 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+ Reset Directions, Step by Step

1. Turn On the Speaker

Press and hold the Power button until that button lights up and the 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.

Picture of the Power button on the JBL Charge 2 Plus Bluetooth speaker.
The Power button on the JBL Charge 2 Plus Bluetooth speaker.

Then the Power button illuminates.

Picture of the glowing Power button on the JBL Charge 2 Plus speaker.
The glowing Power button on the JBL Charge 2 Plus speaker.

2. Wait for the Powering Up Blip Sound

The 2+ 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 handset, 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,

Picture of the Volume UP and Phone buttons on the JBL Charge 2 Plus speaker.
The Volume UP and Phone buttons on the JBL Charge 2 Plus speaker.

The Charge 2+ then enters reset.  All lamps on it including the Pairing, and battery indicator gauge light briefly. Then all goes dark as the reset concludes.

Picture of the dark Power button.
The dark Power button.

Then after a short pause, the speaker turns 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+ 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 Bluetooth discovery 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 reset, even in-range devices.

5. Done with JBL Charge 2+ 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 reset, the speaker no longer automatically syncs with any earlier paired Bluetooth device that is in range and in discovery mode. Thus, to restore automatic BT pairing, you would first manually pair the 2+ 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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References for JBL Charge 2+ Reset

    1. JBL Charge 2+ Official Product Page at JBL.com
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Revision History

    • 2022-10-17: First published.