How to Turn On JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Speaker

We explain how to turn on the JBL Charge 5 BT speaker here.  Now most speakers have a Power button that they prominently position on the unit so it’s easy to find.  Indeed, this speaker is no exception to this pattern, as we find its Power button on the side button panel, as we see … Continue reading How to Turn On JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Speaker



How to Turn Off JBL Charge 5 Ultra Portable Speaker

We explain how to turn off the JBL Charge 5 BT speaker here.  Now most speakers have a Power button that they prominently position on the unit so it’s easy to find.  Indeed, this portable speaker is no exception to this pattern, as we find its Power button on the side button panel to the … Continue reading How to Turn Off JBL Charge 5 Ultra Portable Speaker



How to Put JBL Charge 5 in Pairing Mode

To pair the Charge 5 JBL BT speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to download the connection information for the speaker onto that device, you must know how to start off discovery mode on the speaker.  In this mode, the JBL Charge 5 broadcasts its Bluetooth name and current linkage … Continue reading How to Put JBL Charge 5 in Pairing Mode



JBL Charge 5 Factory Reset Instructions

These JBL Charge 5 factory reset instructions show how to reset your JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker to restore the original fresh-from-factory settings. Moreover, factory resetting the speaker erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory. Plus, it stops the speaker from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the reset. Also, reset it to … Continue reading JBL Charge 5 Factory Reset Instructions



JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

This post gives JBL Charge 5 pairing instructions, for Bluetooth source devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones and tablets.  Moreover, a routine with some small variation also works for Android phones and tablets. JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions With your Charge 5 JBL speaker switched off (power … Continue reading JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions



JBL Charge 5 Buttons, Codes, Combinations, Meanings

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, Meanings



Finding JBL Charge 5 Firmware Version on Speaker

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 on Speaker



JBL Charge 5 Specs and Features of this BT Speaker

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 of this BT Speaker



How to Connect JBL Charge 5 to iPhone

This post lays out how to connect an iPhone to the JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth party speaker. How to Connect JBL Charge 5 to iPhone, Step by Step Turn on your JBL Charge 5 speaker and run through this routine to connect it to your iPhone.  We’re using an iPad Air tablet for this demo … 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