iPad -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the -JBL Charge 5- speaker as connected.

JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Pairing

Gives procedure for JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth pairing. This works for source devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones and tablets.  Moreover, a similar routine also works for Android phones and tablets.

JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Pairing: Step by Step

With your Charge 5 OFF (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your mobile device. We do this on an iPad Air tablet in this demo.

1. Find your Way to the Home Screen on your Tablet or Phone

Press the Home button to uncover the mobile device’s Home screen.

2. Find the Settings App

Then we find ours on the second page of our Home screen.

Picture of an iOS -Home- screen. Showing the -Settings - app.
An iOS -Home- screen. Showing the -Settings – app.

3. Bring up the Settings App

So tap the Settings app icon.

The source device then displays the first page of its settings, as shown in the next step.

4. Go to Bluetooth Settings to Continue with JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Pairing 

Then the Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is active  here. But this speaker is currently OFF. So it does not show up in the Bluetooth Devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this speaker with this iPad Air before. See this in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices.

Screenshot of the iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page.
The iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page.

5. Turn On your JBL Charge 5

So switch ON the 5 by quickly pressing its Power button. See this pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Charge 5 top view. Showing the dark -Power- button.
The JBL Charge 5 top view. Showing the dark -Power- button.

The speaker then boots and comes on.

But since our iPad does not know about this particular speaker, it will not pair with it automatically.

The light in the Power switch then comes on white.  Furthermore, this glowing Power button denotes this not-paired state as shown next.

6. Put your Speaker into Bluetooth Pairing-Discovery Mode

Now, to see your JBL Charge 5 on your source BT device, put the speaker into Bluetooth discovery mode. To do that, press and release the Pairing button, as shown in the next picture.

When you press the Bluetooth Pairing button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, that same button starts flashing white. See this next,

Picture of the -Power- and -Bluetooth- buttons glowing.
The -Power- and -Bluetooth- buttons glowing.

7. Find your JBL Charge 5 on your Source Device

Then see the screen shot next. We found our Bluetooth speaker.

Screenshot of the iPad Bluetooth Settings page. Showing the JBL Charge 5 as discovered.
iPad Bluetooth Settings page. Showing the JBL Charge 5 as discovered.

8. Pair with your JBL Charge 5

Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list, shown above.

Your mobile device then pairs with the speaker (“JBL Charge 5” in this demo).

The device’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the -JBL Charge 5- as now connected.
Showing the -JBL Charge 5- as now connected.

Note that the JBL Charge 5 now shows as connected.

9. Done with JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Pairing !

At last we have successfully paired Charge 5 with our iPadOS device.

Other Posts About the JBL Charge 5

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    2. The Infinity Button Explained
    3. How to Connect to iPhone
    4. Factory Reset Instructions
    5. Finding Firmware Version on Speaker

References for JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Pairing

    1. JBL Charge 5 Product Page
    2. Where to Buy the JBL Charge 5