Picture of the JBL Charge 4 waterproof speaker, front right view, showing the bass radiator on the right side.

JBL Charge 4 Change Name, How to Rename Speaker

When you scan for in-range Bluetooth speakers on a phone, desktop computer, or tablet, your JBL Charge 4 speaker shows up as “JBL Charge 4” by default. That is, its default Bluetooth name is, “JBL Charge 4”. But you can change this name using the JBL Connect app along with an iOS or Android mobile device. Here, we outline the JBL Charge 4 change name routine, step by step.





Getting your Devices Ready for JBL Charge 4 Speaker Renaming

  1. First, install the JBL Connect app on your Android or iOS mobile device.
  2. Then, turn on your Charge 4 and pair your mobile device with it.
  3. Then, once you do all that, follow the routine below to change the speaker’s Bluetooth name.

JBL Charge 4 Change Name, How to Rename This Bluetooth Speaker

1. Find the JBL Connect App on your Mobile Device

Our copy installed on home screen four, as shown next.  We pointed a green arrow at the JBL Connect app.

Screenshot of the iOS 13 Home page, with the JBL Connect app highlighted.
iOS 13 Home screen, with the JBL Connect app highlighted.

2. Run the JBL Connect App

Tap the JBL Connect app icon, as shown in the last picture.  You will then see the Searching for Products screen for a few seconds, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Connect app, showing its -Start Up, Searching for Products- screen.
JBL Connect app, showing its -Start Up, Searching for Products- screen.

Then, you should see the JBL Charge 4 home page, as shown next.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect app, displaying its -Home- page for the JBL Charge 4 Speaker, with the -Settings- button, that has no red dot now, highlighted.
JBL Connect app, displaying its -Home- page for the JBL Charge 4 Speaker, with the -Settings- button, that has no red dot now, highlighted.

3. Get to the Settings Screen

Tap the gear Settings button, as pointed at in the last picture by the dark blue arrow.





You should then see the Settings screen for the paired Charge 4 speaker, as shown in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect app, showing the Charge 4 speaker status page, with the -Edit Name- button highlighted.
JBL Connect app, showing the Charge 4 speaker status page, with the -Edit Name- button highlighted.

4. Edit the Name for the Paired JBL Charge 4 Speaker

Tap the pencil icon next to the Charge 4 speaker, as highlighted by the blue arrow in the last screenshot.

Then, you should see the speaker Change Name screen, as shown next.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect app, showing the Charge 4 -Change Name- page, with the default speaker name filled in the -Name- edit box.
JBL Connect app, showing the Charge 4 -Change Name- page, with the default speaker name filled in the -Name- edit box.

5. Edit the Speaker Name Field

Use the displayed virtual keyboard to change the name of the JBL Bluetooth speaker to the name you wish it to assume.

In the next screenshots, we change ours from “JBL Charge 4” to “Tom’s Charge 4”.

First, we backspaced over the default name (“JBL Charge 4”), as shown in the next picture.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect app, displaying the Charge 4 -Change Name- page, with the -Speaker Name- edit box blank.
JBL Connect app, displaying the Charge 4 -Change Name- page, with the -Speaker Name- edit box blank.

Then, we typed in the new speaker name, “Tom’s Charge 4”, as shown next.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect app, showing the Charge 4 -Change Name- page, with a new speaker name filled in.
JBL Connect app, showing the Charge 4 -Change Name- page, with a new speaker name filled in.

6. Tap the Blue Done Key when Finished Editing

Once you’ve edited the speaker name what you want it to be, tap the blue Done key on the virtual keyboard.

You then get instructions on how to pair your BT speaker again with its new name, as shown in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect app, displaying the Charge 4 -Reconnect to Apply New Name- message, with the -Got It- link circled.
JBL Connect app, displaying the Charge 4 -Reconnect to Apply New Name- message, with the -Got It- link circled.




7. Tap the Blue Got It Link

Tapping the Got It link, circled in the last picture, here takes you back to the Status screen for your speaker. But now, the JBL Charge 4 appears with its new name assigned, as shown in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect app, displaying the Charge 4 -Status- page, showing the new speaker name in effect.
JBL Connect app, displaying the Charge 4 -Status- page, showing the new speaker name in effect.

How to Pair the JBL Charge 4 BT Speaker with its New Name

With your JBL Charge 4 still paired under its old speaker name, run through this routine to unpair the Charge 4. forget it in your mobile device, and finally, re pair it under its new name.

1. Power Down the Charge 4 

To turn off the speaker, press and release the Power button, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Charge 4 power bank speaker, top view, showing the Power button highlighted.
The JBL Charge 4 power bank speaker, top view, showing the -Power- button highlighted.

Powering down the JBL Charge 4 unpairs it from your mobile device.

2. Return your Mobile Device to its Home Screen

Press the Home button on your phone, tablet, or desktop computer, to close the JBL Connect app, and reveal the mobile device’s Home screen.

3. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the iOS home screen on our iPad Air, as shown next, pointed at by the bright purple arrow.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iOS Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted

4. Bring up the Settings App

Tap the Settings app icon.

The mobile device then displays the first page of its settings.





5. Go to Bluetooth Settings

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows on an iPad Air 2 tablet. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since we turned off our JBL Charge 4 speaker, it shows as not connected. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

Screenshot of the iPad BT Settings page, showing the -JBL Charge 4- speaker as -Not Connected- and highlighted.
iPad BT Settings page, showing the -JBL Charge 4- speaker as -Not Connected- and highlighted.

6. Tap the JBL Charge 4 Speaker Entry in the My Devices List

The JBL Charge 4 entry is the first item on the list shown in the last screenshot, highlighted by the blue arrows.

Then, the JBL Charge 4 device screen shows, as seen next.

Screenshot of the iPad Bluetooth settings info page for the -JBL Charge 4- speaker, with the -Forget This Device- link highlighted.
iPad Bluetooth settings info page for the -JBL Charge 4- speaker, with the -Forget This Device- link highlighted.

7. Tap the Forget This Device Option

Find the Forget This Device link with the green arrow pointing at it in the last picture.

Now when you tap the Forget This Device link, you then get the Forget “JBL Charge 4” prompt, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iPad BT Settings page, showing the -Forget JBL Charge 4- prompt, with the -Forget Device- button highlighted.
iPad BT Settings page, showing the -Forget JBL Charge 4- prompt, with the -Forget Device- button highlighted.

 

8. Tap the Red Forget Device Button

Tapping Forget Device removes the JBL Charge 4 data from the mobile device. This stops that device from looking for the speaker with that name, the next time you turn its Bluetooth on.

At any rate, after you hit this button, the Forget JBL Charge 4 window closes, and the system takes you back to the previously paired Bluetooth devices list.  That screen looks similar to the following screenshot.  But note that the JBL Charge 4 entry no longer appears in the Bluetooth devices list.

Screenshot of a typical iPad Bluetooth Settings page.
iPad Bluetooth Settings page.

9. Turn On your JBL Charge 4 Speaker

Turn on the speaker by quickly pressing its Power button. See this button pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Charge 4 power bank speaker, top view, showing the Power button highlighted.
The JBL Charge 4 power bank speaker, top view, showing the Power button highlighted.

The speaker then powers up.

But since it now has a new Bluetooth name that presumably no other nearby Bluetooth devices are aware of, it will not pair with anything. Note that the Power lamp comes on in this case, but not the Bluetooth lamp to the right.

Picture of the JBL Charge 4 wireless speaker, top view, showing the glowing Power button highlighted.
JBL Charge 4 wireless speaker, top view, showing the glowing Power button highlighted.

 

10. Put your JBL Bluetooth Speaker into Discovery Mode

Now, to see your newly named Charge 4 speaker on your mobile device, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery mode. Do this by pressing and releasing the Bluetooth button, as shown in the next picture.  The bright green arrow there points at the Bluetooth pairing button. The BT button should start blinking once you press it.

Picture of the JBL Charge 4 waterproof speaker, powered ON, top view, showing the Bluetooth button lit or blinking, and highlighted.
JBL Charge 4 waterproof speaker, powered ON, top view, showing the Bluetooth button lit or blinking, and highlighted.

 

When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times.





11. Find your Charge 4 with its New Name on your Mobile Device

See the screen shot next. We found our speaker. Note that it appears here with its new Bluetooth device name, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the iPad BT Settings page, showing the highlighted -Tom's Charge 4- speaker as discovered.
iPad BT Settings page, showing the highlighted -Tom’s Charge 4- speaker as discovered.

12. Pair with your Newly Named JBL Charge 4 Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices portion of the Bluetooth devices list.

Your mobile device then pairs with the JBL Charge 4 using its newly assigned name (“Tom’s Charge 4” in this demo). It’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the iPad Bluetooth Settings page, showing the -Tom's Charge 4- speaker as connected.
iPad Bluetooth Settings page, showing the -Tom’s Charge 4- speaker as connected.

13. Done!

We have now successfully renamed / changed the Bluetooth device name of our JBL Charge 4 waterproof speaker. We’ve also successfully paired it with a mobile device using this new name.

Restoring Default JBL Charge 4 Speaker Name

Note that you can restore the original default speaker name by resetting the JBL Charge 4, as described in our JBL Charge 4 Reset Instructions, Hard Factory Reset  post.

Or, you can rename the speaker back to the “JBL Charge 4” by changing the name back to its default, by following the routine above.

Other Posts About the JBL Charge 4 BT Speaker

  1. JBL Charge 4 Hard Reset Instructions
  2. How to Pair JBL Charge 4 with Alexa Echo Speakers
  3. JBL Charge 4 Low Frequency Mode, How to Turn On
  4. How to Adjust Volume on JBL Charge 4 BT Speaker
  5. Charge 4 JBL Speaker Charger Adapter Specs

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References

  1. JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page, on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2020-08-11: Revised the tags list.
  • 2020-05-04: First published.
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