Top front right view of the JBL Go 3 BT speaker.

JBL Go 3 Factory Reset Instructions

We cover here the JBL Go 3 factory reset instructions, to restore it to its default manufacturer settings.  Plus, factory resetting erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from the speaker’s memory. Clearing these stops the speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices afterwards. Also, you might factory reset to make the speaker ready or sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with whenever you turn it on.





JBL Go 3 Factory Reset Instructions

1. Power on the Speaker

Press and hold the Power button until the status lamp on the right side lights up and the guitar strum sound plays.

Right Side View of the JBL Go 3 Speaker, Showing the -Power- Button Highlighted.
Right Side View of the JBL Go 3 Speaker, Showing the -Power- Button Highlighted.

Find the Power button, as shown in the last picture above.

Then, the status light comes on, as shown next.

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

2. Wait for the Power Up Guitar Sound

The JBL Go 3 makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up, and is ready for use after this sound finishes.  It may or may not pair with a device, depending on whether there are any in-range Bluetooth devices that know about the Go3.  Whether paired or not, resetting works the same way, as follows.

3. Press the Volume UP and Bluetooth Buttons Together to Continue with JBL Go 3 Factory Reset

Find the Bluetooth and UP Volume buttons.  The BT button is on the side right panel, second button down from the top of the speaker.  Also, we find the Volume UP button on the top, near the right edge of the unit. We point out both buttons in the next picture.

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

The JBL Go 3 then goes into reset.

Then within a second or two, the unit powers off after factory reset concludes. You hear the falling guitar strum sounds, and then the status lamp goes dark, as shown next.

Showing the dark status light on this Bluetooth speaker.
Showing the dark status light on this Bluetooth speaker.

4. Check that JBL Go 3 Factory Reset Did Indeed Work

Next, turn the speaker ON again, as detailed in step 1 above.

Note that after factory reset, our speaker came up in ready-to-pair mode, with the status lamp rapidly flashing.

5. Done with JBL Go 3 Factory Reset !

Factory reset is now done. So you may now gift or sell it, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After factory reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any prior paired Bluetooth device that happens to be in range and in Bluetooth pairing mode. Thus, to restore automatic Bluetooth pairing, you would manually pair the Go 3 with a desired device. Then after that, any time that both this speaker, and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing would automatically take place again.





Other Posts About the JBL Go 3 

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  3. JBL Go 3 Buttons, Meanings Functions, Combinations
  4. JBL Go 3 Low Frequency Mode, Extra Bass

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References for JBL Go 3 Factory Reset Instructions

  1. JBL Go 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Product Page, on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2020-07-15: First posted.
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