These JBL Pulse 3 reset instructions show you how to reset your JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth speaker to its default settings. Resetting restores this speaker to factory default state. Factory default resetting erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these stops the Pulse 3 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the reset. Also, you might reset your speaker to get it ready for sale or re gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with.
JBL Pulse 3 Reset Instructions
1. Turn on the JBL Pulse 3
Press and hold the Power button until it lights up.
Find the Power button, as shown in the last picture above.
Then, the Power button lights up along with the battery power scale, as shown next.
In our case, since we’ve paired the speaker with Bluetooth devices since the last reset, it does not enter discovery mode. We know that because the Pairing Status button is dark, rather than flashing.
2. Wait for the Power Up Sound
The Pulse 3 makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up. The JBL Pulse is ready for use after this sound ends.
3. Press the Volume UP and Play-Pause Buttons Together
See the next picture to find the Play-Pause and Volume UP buttons.
The speaker then runs its reset routine, as shown in the next picture. Note that all lamps light up for a couple seconds as the process executes.
Then after a short pause, the JBL Pulse 3 turns off. All the lights go out, and it makes the power-down guitar sound.
4. Check that your JBL Pulse 3 Did Reset
Next, power on the Pulse 3 again, as described in step 1 above. Press and release the Power button.
Now this time, after reset, our speaker comes up in Bluetooth discovery mode, as shown next. Note that the Power button blinks white to denote this, as shown in the next picture. When it flashes or is dark, the Pulse 3 is not currently paired. indeed, we expect it not to pair to anything after a reset.
A reset also reverts the selected color lightshow pattern back to default… a sort of rising horizontal color bands pattern.
5. Done with JBL Pulse 3 Reset !
The reset is now finished. You may now pack it up for sale, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices. The Pulse will no longer automatically link with any previously paired source device that is in range. To restore auto pairing, manually pair the Pulse 3 with a device. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing with automatically occur again.
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References for JBL Pulse 3 Reset
- 2021-10-06: First published.