The JBL Boombox 2 not connecting to Bluetooth problem prevents you from connecting the speaker to your smartphone. There are several factors that can cause this such as a drained battery, device not paired, or device not within range. You need to do several troubleshooting steps to fix this.
The Boombox 2 is a large Bluetooth speaker that’s best suited for outdoor use. This US$500 speaker has a loud sound and excellent bass making it great to use in parties. Some of its features include an IPX7 waterproof design, 24 hour playback on a single charge, and it can even charge your smartphone just to name a few.
Technical specs of JBL Boombox 2:
- Transducers: woofer 2 x 106mm (4″), tweeter 2 x 20mm (0.75″)
- Rated output power: 2 x 40 W RMSwoofer + 2 x 40 W RMS-tweeter (AC mode); 2 x 30 W RMS-woofer + 2 x 30 W RMS-tweeter (battery mode)
- Power input: 24V/4.2A
- Frequency response: 50Hz – 20kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: > 80dB
- Battery type: Li-ion polymer 72.6Wh
- Battery charge time: 6.5 hours (24V/4.2A)
- Music play time: up to 24 hours (dependent on volume level and audio content)
- USB charge out: 5V/2.0A (maximum)
- Bluetooth version: 5.1
- Bluetooth profile: A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
- Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2.402GHz – 2.480GHz
- Bluetooth transmitter power: ≤ 10dBm (EIRP)
- Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 484 x 201 x 256 mm (19.1″ x 7.9″ x 10.1″)
- Weight: 5.9 kg (13 Ibs)
What to do when your JBL Boombox 2 cannot connect to a Bluetooth device
One issue that you might encounter with your Boombox Bluetooth speaker is when you can’t connect it to your smartphone. This can be an annoying problem especially if you want to play your favorite music on the speaker. Here are the troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix this.
Method 1: Perform a factory reset on JBL Boombox 2
The first troubleshooting step you will need to do is a factory reset or hard reset. This procedure deletes the data stored on the Bluetooth speaker and brings it back to its default settings. This is a useful troubleshooting step to do when you are experiencing problems with the device such as when you can’t make a Bluetooth connection or when it doesn’t turn on.
Time needed: 2 minutes.
Reset the speaker
- Remove the charging cord from the speaker.
This will ensure that the device will not be charging.
- Turn on the speaker.
You can do this by pressing on the Power button.
- Press and hold the Volume + button and Play button.
Do this for not less than 3 seconds or until the speaker restarts.
Try checking if the Bluetooth issue still occurs.
Method 2: Pair the Bluetooth device
There are instances when the problem is due to the speaker being paired to another device. To fix this you will need to pair the speaker again.
- Turn on the Boombox 2.
- Press and hold down the Bluetooth button for 3 seconds
- When the blue light begins flashing the Bluetooth speaker is ready to pair and connect.
Delete the speaker connection name on your phone then do a Bluetooth scan so that the speaker name will appear on it. Try connecting to the speaker.
Method 3: Charge the speaker to fix not connecting to Bluetooth issue
If the battery of the speaker is drained or low in battery charge then there’s a possibility that its Bluetooth feature won’t work. To fix this you will just need to charge the speaker.
- Insert the power adapter charging cord into the charging port of the speaker.
- Connect the power adapter to a power outlet.
Leave this charging for at least 6.5 hours then check if the issue still occurs.
Method 4: Device is not in range
The ideal distance between the speaker and the device it is connecting to should not exceed 100 feet. This range will decrease if there are a lot of obstructions or signal interference such as walls or radios between both devices. Try placing the speaker and the device it is connecting to side by side then check if the problem still occurs.
Having the JBL Boombox 2 not connecting to Bluetooth issue can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.
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