When you scan for in-range Bluetooth speakers on a phone, desktop computer, or tablet, your Xtreme JBL speaker appears as “JBL Xtreme” by default. In other words, its default Bluetooth name is, “JBL Xtreme”. But you can rename the Xtreme using the JBL Connect+ app along with an iOS or Android based mobile device. Thus in the post, we outline the JBL Xtreme change name (rename speaker) routine, step by step. Here’s how we do it.
Getting your Devices Ready for the JBL Xtreme Change Name Action
- First, install the JBL Connect app on your Android or iOS mobile device.
- Then, turn on your Xtreme and pair your mobile device with it.
- Then, follow the routine below to change the speaker’s Bluetooth name. This is the name the speaker broadcasts when in discovery or pairing mode.
JBL Xtreme Change Name, How to Rename the JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker
1. Find the JBL Connect App on your Mobile Device
The first step in our JBL Xtreme Change Name routine is to find our copy of the JBL Connect app. It installed on home screen four here, as shown next. We pointed a green arrow at it.
2. Run the JBL Connect App
Tap the JBL Connect app icon, as shown in the last picture.
Then, you should see the following screen.
3. Tap the Xtreme Speaker’s Name
Tap the name of the Xtreme JBL speaker, as highlighted by the green arrow in the last screenshot.
Then, you should see the Rename Speaker screen, as shown next.
4. Edit the Speaker Name Field
Use the displayed virtual keyboard to change the name of the JBL Xtreme to the name you wish it to assume.
In the next screenshots, we change our name from “JBL Xtreme” to “Tom’s Xtreme”. First, we backspaced over the default name, then typed in our name for the speaker, as shown next.
5. Tap the OK Button when Finished Editing
Once you’ve edited the speaker name what you want it to be, tap the white and blue OK key just beneath to the right of the speaker name field.
You then receive instructions on how to pair your speaker again with its new name, as shown in the next screenshot.
6. Tap the White and Blue OK Button to Continue with JBL Xtreme Change Name Instructions
Tapping the OK link here takes you back to the Home screen for the speaker. But now, the JBL Xtreme appears with its new name assigned (Now “Tom’s Xtreme”, as shown in the next screenshot.
Pairing the JBL Xtreme Speaker with its New Name
With your Xtreme JBL still paired under its old speaker name, run through this routine to unpair it. forget it in your mobile device, and finally, re pair it with its new name.
1. Power Down the JBL Xtreme Speaker
To turn off the speaker, press and release the Power button, as shown next.
Powering down the JBL Charge 3 unpairs it from your mobile device.
2. Return your Mobile Device to its Home Screen
Press the Home button on your phone, tablet, or desktop computer, to close the JBL Connect app, and reveal the mobile device’s Home screen.
3. Find the Settings App
We found ours on the second page of the iOS home screen on our iPad Air, as shown next, pointed at by the bright purple arrow.
4. Bring up the Settings App
Tap the Settings app icon.
The mobile device then displays the first page of its settings.
5. Go to Bluetooth Settings to Continue with JBL Xtreme Change Name Instructions
Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows on our iPad Air tablet. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since we turned off our JBL Xtreme speaker, it shows as not connected. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.
6. Tap the JBL Xtreme Entry in the My Devices List
The JBL Xtreme entry is the next-to-last item on the list shown in the last screenshot.
Then, the JBL Xtreme device screen shows, as seen next.
7. Tap the Forget This Device Option
When you tap the Forget This Device link, you then get the Forget “JBL Xtreme” prompt, as shown next.
8. Tap the Red OK Link
Tapping OK removes the old JBL Xtreme connection name from the mobile device. This stops that device from looking for the speaker with that name, the next time you turn its Bluetooth on.
Then, after you hit OK, the Forget JBL Xtreme window closes, and the system takes you back to the previously paired Bluetooth devices list. That screen looks similar to the following screenshot. Note that the JBL Xtreme entry no longer appears in the Bluetooth devices list.
9. Turn On your JBL Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker
Turn on the JBL Xtreme by quickly pressing its Power button. See this button pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.
The speaker then powers up.
But since the JBL Xtreme name change is now in effect, no other nearby Bluetooth devices are aware of the new name yet. So it will not pair with anything. The light that comes on in the Power switch denotes this not-paired state by glowing solid white. No flashing.
10. Next, Put your JBL Bluetooth Speaker into Discovery Mode
Now, to see your newly renamed Xtreme speaker on your mobile device, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery mode. Do this by pressing and releasing the Bluetooth button, as shown in the next picture. The bright green arrow there points at the Bluetooth pairing button.
When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the Xtreme plays a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the Power button changes from a solid white glow to flashing blue. See this next.
11. Find your JBL Xtreme with its Name Change on your Mobile Device
See the screen shot next. We found our speaker. Note that it appears here with its new Bluetooth device name, as pointed at by the purple arrow.
12. Pair with your Newly Named JBL Xtreme Speaker
Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices portion of the Bluetooth devices list.
Your mobile device then pairs with the JBL Xtreme using its newly assigned name (“Tom’s Xtreme” for us in this demo). It’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.
We have now successfully renamed / changed the Bluetooth device name of our JBL Xtreme waterproof speaker. We’ve also successfully paired it with a mobile device using this new name. Hope this post makes your Xtreme pairing experiences a gentle breeze.
Restoring Default JBL Xtreme Speaker Name
Note that you can restore the original default speaker name by resetting the JBL Xtreme, as detailed in our JBL Xtreme Reset Instructions post.
Or, you can rename the speaker back to the “JBL Xtreme” by following the above given routine again, except that THIS time, you enter “JBL Xtreme” instead of your new speaker name.
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References for JBL Xtreme Change Name Help
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- 2019-01-14: First published.