Finding JBL Charge 5 Firmware Version

Here, we show how finding JBL Charge 5 firmware version works on this BT speaker. You may wish to know this exact number installed on the speaker, to troubleshoot speaker connection problems and other issues. Thus, it’s handy to be able to quickly find this number in a pinch. Now, to get the release info … Continue reading Finding JBL Charge 5 Firmware Version



JBL Charge 5 Specs and Features

The Charge 5 JBL speaker sounds HUGE, and plays strong enough to saturate outside parties with ponderous sounding response. Thus, as we find in the JBL Charge 5 specs below, it offers substantially more bass output than models in the JBL Flip family.  So this is a certain advance from Flip. Plus, even when playing … Continue reading JBL Charge 5 Specs and Features



JBL Charge 5 Firmware Update Instructions

Here are our JBL Charge 5 firmware update instructions. First, this routine can take up to thirteen minutes to finish, depending on the speed of your WiFi connection, the speed of your tablet or phone, and other factors.  Plus, you can’t reverse once you update.  Thus you won’t be able to return to any prior … Continue reading JBL Charge 5 Firmware Update Instructions



JBL Charge 5 Buttons, Codes Combinations

The JBL Charge 5 party speaker has six buttons and a few lamps across its top, as well as battery gauge light strip on the front. The Power button lights in white to show that the speaker is ON or OFF. The Bluetooth lamp blinks or glows solid to show the speaker’s pairing status. And, … Continue reading JBL Charge 5 Buttons, Codes Combinations



JBL Charge 5 Won’t Turn On – How to Fix

When your JBL Charge 5 won’t turn on unless it is plugged in, this likely means one or more things.  Either your speaker is broken beyond repair, the battery inside no longer recharges due to age or heavy use, or, you mistakenly put your speaker into service mode a.k.a. secret or weird mode.  So, assuming … Continue reading JBL Charge 5 Won’t Turn On – How to Fix



How to Connect JBL Charge 5 to iPhone

This post shows how to connect a JBL Charge 5 wireless speaker with the iPhone. How to Connect JBL Charge 5 to iPhone, Step by Step With your Charge 5 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through this routine to connect it with your iPhone. 1. Visit the Home Screen on the iPhone Firstly, … Continue reading How to Connect JBL Charge 5 to iPhone



JBL Charge 5 Low Frequency Mode, Not So Fast

Unfortunately, the usual way adjust the bass response of the JBL Charge 5, by turning on and off its low frequency mode does not seem to work. Plus, we know of no other way to activate this mode. Hopefully, JBL will re add this feature in a later version of the firmware.  But if this … Continue reading JBL Charge 5 Low Frequency Mode, Not So Fast



How to Connect JBL Charge 5 to Alexa

This post shows how to connect the JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker to Alexa smart speakers. Since this pairing happens between the JBL and Alexa devices directly, you need not turn Bluetooth on in the mobile device you’re using to set up this connection. How to Connect JBL Charge 5 to Alexa With your Charge … Continue reading How to Connect JBL Charge 5 to Alexa



JBL Charge 5 Blinking Red Light, How to Fix

Many JBL speakers, including the Charge 5 model, have a blinking red light when the battery is almost out of power. In the case of this 5, we find this lamp in the battery gauge on the speaker’s front grill. Sometimes though, this red light blinks for long periods as you play the speaker.  E.g. … Continue reading JBL Charge 5 Blinking Red Light, How to Fix



How to Turn On Low Frequency on JBL Charge 5

Unfortunately, the usual way to up the bass on the JBL Charge 5 speaker, by turning on low frequency mode does not seem to work. Plus, we know of no other way to switch to this mode. So Hopefully, JBL will re add this feature in a later version of the firmware.  This mode on … Continue reading How to Turn On Low Frequency on JBL Charge 5