iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the JBL Xtreme 3 as connected.

JBL Xtreme 3 Pairing Instructions

This post covers JBL Xtreme 3 speaker pairing.  It demos pairing with iPadOS tablets and iOS phone devices. But similar procedures work on Android devices also.  To quickly sum up, with your speaker shut off (Power button dark), run through this routine to pair your Xtreme 3 to a Bluetooth source device. We show this on an iPad Air tablet here.  But pairing works nearly the same for all the other BT devices, although the screens you see might be a bit different, depending on the source unit you’re pairing.





JBL Xtreme 3 Pairing Directions

1. Get to the Home Screen on your BT Source Device

Press the Home button to reveal the  Home   screen.  See our Home screen as pictured next.

2. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the Home screen on our iPad Air tablet.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow. JBL Xtreme 3 Pairing.
iPad Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Tap the Settings app icon.

The tablet then displays the first page of its Settings screen, as we see in the next screenshot

Screenshot of the iOS Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted.
iOS Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted.

4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings  Page to Continue with JBL Xtreme 3 Pairing

Tap the Bluetooth item, as pointed at by the dark green arrow in the last screenshot above.

Our Bluetooth Settings screen the appears as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since JBL Xtreme 3 is currently powered down, it does not show in either the My Devices or Other Devices lists yet,  Why?  Because we’ve never paired it with this iPad Air before, and the unit is not yet broadcasting its connection information. See this, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there's no JBL Charge 3 speaker now.
iPad Air tablet showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there’s no JBL Xtreme speaker now.

5. Turn On your JBL Xtreme 3 

Turn on this speaker by quickly pressing its Power button. See this pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture.

Top panel of the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker, showing all button lamps as OFF.

The speaker then comes on.





But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the Xtreme 3 will not pair with it by itself. The light in the Bluetooth button denotes this not-paired state by either blinking white or staying dark, as shown next.

The -Bluetooth- button glowing on the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker.

6. Put your JBL Xtreme 3 into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your speaker on your phone or tablet, place the speaker into Bluetooth pairing mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button on the speaker.

When you press the Bluetooth (a.k.a. Pairing) button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Plus, if this button was dark, then it changes to flashing white. See this in the last picture.

To simplify the screenshots that follow, we’ve deleted from our iPad some of the Bluetooth devices not needed to illustrate the points in this demo.

7. Find your Speaker on your Source Device to Continue with JBL Xtreme Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found ours, as pointed at by the green arrow, as seen next.

The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker discovered, though not connected.
The iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the JBL Xtreme 3 speaker discovered, though not connected.

8. Pair with your Xtreme 3 

Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list, shown above.

Your source device then pairs with the Xtreme 3 (appears as “JBL Xtreme 3” in this demo).

The Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to display something like the following.

iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the JBL Xtreme 3 as connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the JBL Xtreme 3 as connected.

Note that the Xtreme 3 JBL speaker now shows as connected, as we point out in the last picture.

9. Done with JBL Xtreme 3 Pairing !

We have now successfully paired our JBL Xtreme 3 Bluetooth speaker with our tablet / phone device.





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References for JBL Xtreme 3 Pairing

  1. JBL Xtreme 3 Splash Proof Speaker Official Product Page on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-07: First released.
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