Picture of the Blue colored JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker, front view.

JBL Go Hard Factory Reset Instructions

These JBL Go hard factory reset instructions show how to factory reset your JBL Go and JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speakers to their factory default settings.  The factory reset routine on the Go line of JBL, mini wireless speakers works as detailed next.

Resetting the Go speakers wipes any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from their internal memory. Clearing this data prevents the Go from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the hard reset. Further, you might reset this JBL Bluetooth speaker to ready it for sale or re-gifting.  Or, perhaps you simply wish  to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer use with it whenever you power it up.





JBL Go Hard Factory Reset Instructions

1. Turn on the JBL Go Bluetooth Speaker

Press and hold the Power button until the status lamp behind the front grill lights, and the guitar strum sound plays. We’ve circled the Power button in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 speaker, top view, showing the Power button circled. JBL Go Hard Factory Reset.
JBL Go 2 speaker, top view, showing the Power button circled.

Then, the status light comes on solid or it blinks, as shown next.

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

2. Wait for the Power Up Guitar Sound

The speaker makes a sliding-up electric guitar strum sound when it powers up. The JBL Go is then ready for use when this sound finishes.  It may or may not pair with a device.  That depends on whether you have any in-range Bluetooth devices that know about the Go and that it has previously paired with as well.  Whether paired or not, the factory reset works the same way, as follows.

3. Press the Bluetooth and Plus(+)(Volume UP) Buttons Together to Continue with JBL Go Hard Factory Reset

Find the Bluetooth and Volume UP  buttons.  The Phone button is in the middle of the left side panel of the speaker, and the Volume UP button is to its left, as circled in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 portable speaker right side view, showing the -Bluetooth- and -Volume Up- buttons circled. JBL Go Hard Factory Reset.
JBL Go 2 portable speaker right side view, showing the -Bluetooth- and -Volume Up- buttons circled.

The Go speakers then enter factory hard reset.  Within a second or two, the unit powers off when reset is done. The falling guitar strum sounds, and the status lamp goes dark, as shown next.

Picture of the Blue colored JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker, front view.
Blue colored JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker, front view.

4. Check that your JBL Go Wireless Speakers Did Indeed Hard Factory Reset

Next, power on the JBL Go again, as described in step 1 above.

Note that after a JBL Go factory reset, our speaker came on in ready-to-pair mode, with the status lamp rapidly flashing white.





5. JBL Go Hard Factory Reset Now Done !

The JBL Go reset is finished now. So go ahead and gift or sell it, or pair it anew with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

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

Don’t forget to remove any connections to JBL Go from your source Bluetooth devices that you set up prior to hard resetting the speaker.  These will no longer work.  So you’ll want to “forget” them in your source device’s settings pages.

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References for JBL Go Hard Factory Reset

  1. JBL Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2019-04-24: Added tags and tuned the targeting.
  • 2019-01-21: First published.
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