Picture of the JBL Xxtreme speaker top view, with the Bluetooth button highlighted.

JBL Xtreme Pairing Instructions, Pairing Xtreme Speaker

This post gives JBL Xtreme speaker pairing instructions.  It shows pairing with iOS tablets and phone devices. But similar procedures work on Android devices also.  In short, with your speaker shut off (Power button dark), run through this routine to pair your Xtreme to a Bluetooth source device. We show this on an iPad Air tablet here.  However, pairing is nearly the same for all the other BT devices, although the screen arrangements are a bit different depending on the source unit you’re pairing.





JBL Xtreme Pairing Instructions

1. Find your Way to the Home Screen on your iOS Device

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

2. Find the iOS 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 Pairing Instructions.
iPad Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Tap the Settings app icon.

The tablet / iPhone then displays the first page of its Settings screen, as shown 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 Pairing Instructions

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 speaker 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 speaker 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 Bluetooth Speaker

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

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

The speaker then comes on.





But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the Xtreme will not pair with it by itself. The light that comes to life in the power switch denotes this not-paired state by glowing solid white or blinking blue, as shown next.

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

6. Put your JBL Bluetooth Speaker into Pairing Mode

Now, to see your JBL Xtreme speaker on your iOS phone or tablet, enter the speaker into Bluetooth pairing mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button on the speaker, as highlighted in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Extreme speaker top view, with the Bluetooth button highlighted.
The JBL Extreme speaker top view, with the Bluetooth button highlighted. Pairing JBL Xtreme with iPhone iPod iPad iOS.

When you press the Pairing button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Plus, the Power button changes from a solid white glow to flashing blue. 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 iOS iPad, iPod, or iPhone Device to Continue with JBL Xtreme Pairing Instructions

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

Screenshot of an iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Xtreme speaker discovered and highlighted.
iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Xtreme speaker discovered and highlighted.

8. Pair with your Xtreme Wireless Speaker

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

Your iOS device then pairs with the Xtreme (appears as “JBL Xtreme” in this demo). The Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to display something like the following.

Screenshot from an iOS tablet, displaying its Bluetooth Settings page, showing a JBL Xtreme speaker paired, connected, and circled.
iOS tablet, displaying its Bluetooth Settings page, showing a JBL Xtreme speaker paired, connected, and circled.

Note that the Xtreme JBL speaker now shows as connected, as shown inside the green oval in the last picture.

9. Done with these JBL Xtreme Pairing Instructions !

We have now successfully paired our JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker with our iPad iOS device.

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References for JBL Xtreme Pairing

  1. JBL Xtreme Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2020-04-20: Added tags.
  • 2019-03-18: First released.
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