Picture of The JBL Go speaker on the charge.

JBL Go Hard Reset

We give here the JBL Go hard reset directions, to return this small Bluetooth speaker to its default settings and state.  Plus, it wipes any earlier paired BT devices from the speaker’s memory. And this stops the Go from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices afterwards. Also, you might reset to make this speaker ready or sale or re-gifting, or simply to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with whenever you power it on.

JBL Go Hard Reset Directions, Step by Step

1. Turn on the Speaker

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

Picture of the -Power- button on the JBL Go.
The -Power- button on the JBL Go.

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

Then, the status light comes on, as we see next.

Picture of the blue glowing status lamp.
The blue glowing status light.

2. Wait for the Power Up Guitar Sound

The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it boots.

Then, the JBL Go1  is ready for use when this sound finishes.

Now this speaker may or may not pair with a device, depending on whether there are any in-range wireless devices that know about this speaker.  But whether paired or not, the reset works the same way, as follows.

3. Press the Volume UP and Bluetooth Buttons Together 

Find the Pairing and UP Volume buttons.  The Pairing button is on the top panel, second button in from the left edge of the speaker, and the Volume UP button is two buttons to its right. We point out both buttons with the arrows in the next picture.

Picture of the Pairing and Volume UP buttons for hard reset.
The Pairing and Volume UP buttons for hard reset.

The speaker then enters hard reset.

Next, within a second or two, the unit powers off after reset finishes.  Signs that the speaker has shut off include the falling guitar strum sound, and the status lamp going dark, as we see next.

Picture of the dark status light.
The dark status lamp.

4. Check that JBL Go Hard Reset Did Indeed Work

Next, switch on the speaker again, as explained in step 1 above.

Note that after hard reset, the speaker comes up in ready-to-pair mode, with the status lamp rapidly blinking blue.

Picture of the blue flashing status light.
The blue blinking status light.

5. Done with JBL Go Hard Reset !

The reset of the JBL Go is now done. Thus you may gift or sell it, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After hard reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired Bluetooth device that happens to be in range and in Bluetooth pairing mode. Thus, to re establish automatic BT pairing, you would first manually pair the Go with some device. Next, after that, any time that both this speaker, and that device have Bluetooth running, pairing would automatically take place again.

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    3. How to Connect to the iPhone
    4. JBL Go Battery Life Statistics
    5. How to Connect JBL Go to Alexa

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References for JBL Go Hard Reset

    1. JBL Go Official Product Page, on JBL.com

Revision History

    • 2022-11-01: First posted.