Picture of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Go 2 speaker as connected.

JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

This post gives JBL Go 2 Bluetooth pairing instructions These work when pairing with the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and the entire line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets. But similar procedures work for Android devices too.

JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

With your JBL Go 2 speaker powered off (status lamp on the front is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch iOS mobile device.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 speaker, fully charged, powered OFF, but is still connected to charger power. The status lamp is not glowing at all, and is highlighted.
JBL Go 2 speaker, fully charged, powered OFF, but is still connected to charger power. The status lamp is not glowing at all, and is highlighted.

We use an iPad Air tablet for this demo.

1. Get to the Home Screen on your Source Bluetooth Device

Firstly, press the Home button to reveal the mobile iOS device’s Home screen.

2. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the iOS home screen on our iPad Air, as shown next.

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

3. Bring up the Settings App 

Thirdly, tap the Settings app icon.

The device then shows the first page of its Settings page, as shown in the next step.





4. Go to Bluetooth Settings   to Continue with JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Pairing

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that Bluetooth is enabled here. But since JBL Go 2 speaker is currently powered OFF (is not in Bluetooth discovery mode), it does not show up in the   Bluetooth Devices   list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this particular speaker with this tablet before. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

Screenshot of the iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there's no JBL Go 2 speaker now.
iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there’s no JBL Go 2speaker now.

5. Turn On your JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Power up the Go 2 by fast pressing its  Power  button. See this in the green circle in the next picture.

Picture of speaker top, showing the -Power- button circled.
Top view of the speaker, showing the -Power- button circled.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp blinks white.  This means that it’s ready to receive a Bluetooth connection request.

But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the Go 2 will not pair with it automatically.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 portable speaker, front view, with the Power / Status lamp glowing white, highlighted.
JBL Go 2 portable speaker, front view, with the Power / Status lamp glowing white, highlighted.

6. Put your JBL Go 2 into Bluetooth Pairing Mode

Now, to see your Go 2 on your iOS device, place it into Bluetooth discovery mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button.   Find this button as we see in  the circle in the next picture.

Picture of the top of the speaker, showing its Bluetooth Pairing button circled.
Top view of the speaker, showing its Bluetooth Pairing button circled.

When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the Go 2 makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the status lamp begins fast flashing white.





7. Find your Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found our Go 2, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Go 2 speaker as discovered.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Go 2 speaker as discovered.

8. Pair with your JBL Go 2 

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

Your device then pairs with the speaker.

The tablet’s   Bluetooth Settings  screen then changes to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected JBL Go 2 entry, as circled in the next screenshot.

Picture of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Go 2 speaker as connected.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Go 2 speaker as connected.

9. Done with JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Pairing !

Finally, we have now successfully paired this Bluetooth speaker with a tablet.





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References for JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Pairing

  1. JBL Go 2 Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revisions Log

  • 2022-08-09: First posted.
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