Front View of the JBL Go 3 Bluetooth Speaker.

JBL Go 3 Buttons, Meanings Functions, Combinations

The JBL Go line of small and portable Bluetooth speakers have a few buttons on the top, and two on the right side, one lamp as well on the right side, and one port on the left side. The status lamp lights in two colors and flashing patterns to show speaker pairing and battery charge status. In this JBL Go 3 buttons guide, we explain all buttons on the speaker.  We show where they are on the unit, describe what each button does when you press it, and when to depress them to perform various tasks. We also explain the status lamp as well as the input port below.  Enjoy!





JBL Go 3 Buttons: Button Functions, Descriptions, and Where to Find Them

The Power Button

First off, in this JBL Go 3 buttons list, the Power button switches the speaker ON and OFF. Note that there is a separate two-colored status lamp, on the speaker’s right side, that shows speaker status when you turn on the speaker.  When the speaker is ON, this lamp glows or flashes, depending on speaker pairing or battery recharge state.

Right side view of the JBL Go 3 speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted.
Right side View of the speaker, showing the -Power- button highlighted.

Bluetooth Discovery Pairing Mode Button

Then, we have the Bluetooth discovery mode button, as circled in the next picture. Note the squiggly Bluetooth logo embossed on the button.

With this little speaker powered on, press the Bluetooth button to place it into discovery / pairing mode. When in pairing mode, the JBL Go 3 sends out its name and other connection info on the Bluetooth airwaves. This allows  nearby Bluetooth devices to find and then connect to this speaker.

Right side panel of the JBL Go 3 speaker, showing the -Bluetooth- button highlighted.
Right side panel of the JBL Go 3 speaker, showing the -Bluetooth- button highlighted.

Volume UP and DOWN Buttons

The JBL Go 3 has volume controls too.  Find these across the top buttons panel.  The buttons in the shapes of the minus and plus symbols, when pressed, lower and raise the speaker volume. See the volume buttons, pointed out by the yellow arrows, in the next picture.

Top view of the speaker, showing the -Volume- buttons highlighted.
Top view of the speaker, showing the -Volume- buttons highlighted.




JBL Go 3 Buttons: Play Pause Button

The Play / Pause button is shaped like a right-pointing arrow and is the last button in the middle of the top buttons panel.  See the Play / Pause button, pointed out by the yellow arrow, in the next photo.

Top of the JBL Go 3 BT speaker, showing the -Play-Pause- button highlighted.
Top of the JBL Go 3 BT speaker, showing the -Play-Pause- button highlighted.

Press Play / Pause to pause audio play. Press again to resume play.

The Reset Button Combination

Pressing the Bluetooth and Volume UP buttons together with the speaker turned on triggers a hard reset of the speaker.  See our  How to Reset JBL Go 3 Bluetooth Speaker   for further details on how to use this button combination.

-Volume UP- and -Bluetooth- buttons on the JBL Go 3 speaker.
-Volume UP- and -Bluetooth- buttons on the JBL Go 3 speaker.

The Speaker Status Lamp

This LED light is dark when the speaker is OFF and not charging.  When powered ON, the status lamp slowly flashes white when the speaker has not yet been paired but is not advertising itself available for pairing. It rapidly flashes white when the speaker is in Bluetooth discovery mode and advertising itself as available to make a Bluetooth connection.  The lamp glows solid white when the JBL Go 3 is currently paired successfully with a Bluetooth source device. See this white glow in the next picture.

Right side view of the JBL Go 3 speaker, showing the -Status- lamp glowing.
Right side view of the JBL Go 3 speaker, showing the -Status- lamp glowing.

Next, the status lamp glows steady red when the speaker is charging.  With an energized USB-C power cord inserted, this lamp lights red no matter if the unit is ON or OFF.

Left side of the device, showing the Status lamp glowing red.
Left side of the device, showing the Status lamp glowing red.

If you power down the unit during charging, then the red lamp remains on until charging completes.  It then goes out once recharging finishes. 

Also, this lamp blinks red when the battery is critically low, while the speaker is playing. 

Showing the dark status light on the JBL Go 3 Bluetooth speaker.
Showing the dark status light on the JBL Go 3 Bluetooth speaker.

But if it was powered up, then the status lamp returns to the state it was in prior to the start of speaker charging, either blinking or steady white glow.

The USB-C Power Input Port

We find the lone USB-C power input / charging port on the left side of the speaker.  This female plug is where your AC or car charger cord connects, to recharge this speaker, as shown next.

Left side of the unit, showing the USB-C power port highlighted.
Left side of the unit, showing the USB-C power port highlighted.

 





Note that this particular Bluetooth speaker model has no JBL Connect+ or PartyBoost button.  Further, the JBL Connect app does not recognize this Bluetooth speaker.  Finally, unlike the previous version of the JBL Go series, there is no AUX input port.

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References for JBL Go 3 Buttons

  1. JBL Go 3 Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-07-09: First published.
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