Picture of the JBL Connect Plus app on iOS, showing the JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker Home screen.

JBL Xtreme Factory Reset Instructions

This post gives JBL Xtreme factory reset instructions, that restore the speaker to its default factory settings. Factory resetting the Xtreme restores it to fresh-out-of-the-box operation. It clears any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from  memory. Wiping old settings stops the Xtreme from pairing to any close-by active Bluetooth devices. Also, you might factory reset to get the speaker ready for sale or re gifting, or to stop it from pairing with phones and tablets you no longer wish it to link with.





JBL Xtreme Factory Reset Instructions, Step by Step

1. Turn on the JBL Xtreme

When the Xtreme is off, all buttons are dark, including the Power button, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Xtreme speaker powered OFF, showing its dark Power button highlighted.
Our Xtreme speaker powered OFF, showing its dark Power button highlighted.

Then, press and release the Power button.  That button should right away light up as shown in the following pictures.  Find the Power button, as shown in the last picture above, pointed at by the green arrow.

Next, the Power button comes on, as shown next. In our case, since we’ve paired the Xtreme with our tablet before this, it automatically pairs with it now. We know that because the Power button glows solid blue, rather than blinking blue or white.  Yours may glow other colors or flash patterns depending on the speaker’s pairing state.

Picture of the speaker powered on and paired, with its blue glowing Power button highlighted.
JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker powered on and paired, with its blue glowing Power button highlighted.

2. Wait for the Power Up Sound

The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up. You may begin the JBL Xtreme factory reset after this sound ends.

Now if your speaker pairs with an in-range Bluetooth device, you’ll also hear the three rising single guitar notes a few seconds after the startup cord.  At any rate, whether or not the speaker pairs with any Bluetooth devices does not change the reset routine.  In either case, the JBL Xtreme factory reset directions remain the same, as we list next.





3. Press the Volume UP and Play-Pause Buttons Together

See the next picture to find the Pause Play and UP Volume buttons on this Xtreme JBL speaker.

Picture of the JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker, with its reset button combination highlighted.
JBL Xtreme speaker, with its reset button combination highlighted.

The Xtreme then enters factory reset, as seen in the next picture.

Note that both the Power and Connect+ buttons come on for a few seconds as the reset advances. The Power button glows a pale blue or white, and the Connect+ button glows gray-white for a second or two.  We circled these buttons in green in the following photo.

Picture of the speaker with its Power and Connect buttons glowing pale during reset, and circled.
Our Xtreme JBL Bluetooth speaker with its Power and Connect buttons glowing pale during reset, and circled.

Then after a short pause, JBL Xtreme factory reset finishes.  Then the speaker shuts off. All lights go out just after it plays the guitar power-down noise.

4. Next, Check that the JBL Xtreme Factory Reset Did Indeed Occur

Next, power on the Xtreme again, as shown in step 1 above.  In summary, press and release the Power button.  See the   Power   button pointed out in the next picture.

Now this time, after JBL Xtreme factory reset, our speaker right away starts in Bluetooth pairing mode, as seen next.

Note that we did not press the Bluetooth button first.  Why?  Because after reset, the speaker automatically enters Bluetooth pairing mode.  Note that the Power button blinks blue to mean Bluetooth discovery mode. When the Power button blinks blue or shows as solid white, the speaker is not currently paired. We expect it would not pair to anything after resetting.

Picture of the JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker powered on and paired, with its blue glowing Power button highlighted.
Our Xtreme JBL speaker powered on, with its blue flashing Power button highlighted.

5. Done with JBL Xtreme Factory Reset

The reset is now complete. So, you may pack the speaker up for resale, or pair it once again with your media playing Bluetooth devices.





Note about Automatic Pairing after JBL Xtreme Factory Reset

The Xtreme will no longer pair with any previously paired in-range Bluetooth device without you manually pairing it again. So, to restore automatic Bluetooth pairing, you’ll need to forget the previously paired Xtreme listed in the Bluetooth devices section of your source device settings.  Once done, then manually pair the Xtreme with that device again if you wish. Then any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing automatically happens once again.

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References

  1. JBL Xtreme Troubleshooting on iFixIt.com

Revision History

  • 2020-05-08: First published.
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