How To Fix JBL Partybox 100 Bluetooth Not Connecting Problem

The JBL Partybox 100 Bluetooth not connecting issue prevents you from making a connection with your smartphone. There are several reasons why this is happening such as a drained speaker battery, device not paired, or device not within range. You need to do several troubleshooting steps to fix this.

The JBL Partybox 100 is a large Bluetooth speaker that has a loud sound with booming bass and circular RGB lights. It has inputs that allow a microphone or guitar to be connected to it making it suitable for musicians. Some of its best features include RGB pattern lighting, 12 hour battery life, and a solid build quality just to name a few.

Technical specifications of JBL Partybox 100:

  • Maximum music playing time (hrs): 12
  • Output power (W): 160W
  • TWS (True Wireless Stereo) connecting up to 2 party speakers using Bluetooth technology: Yes
  • Bass Boost: Yes
  • Frequency Response: 45Hz-18kHz
  • Dimensions (cm): 29 x 28.8 x 55.1 (W x D x H)
  • Weight (kgs): 9.7
  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth Technology
  • Battery capacity (mAh): 2500mAh
  • Charging time (hrs): 6.5
  • 3.5 mm audio cable Input: Yes
  • Airplay support: No
  • Alexa: No
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Chromecast Built-in: No
  • Cortana: No 
  • Google Assistant: No
  • Lightshow: Yes

What to do when your JBL Partybox 100 cannot connect to a Bluetooth device

One issue that you might encounter with your Partybox 100 Bluetooth speaker is when you can’t seem to connect to it. 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 Partybox 100

The first solution you should perform is a factory reset or hard reset. This is a procedure that deletes any data on this 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.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Reset the speaker

  1. Turn on the device.

    You can do this by pressing on the power button.Fix JBL Partybox 100 Bluetooth Not Connecting Problem

  2. Press and hold the Volume up button and Play button.

    Do this until the device turns off which should be around 10 seconds.What to do when your JBL Partybox 100 cannot connect to a Bluetooth device

  3. Turn on the device.

    You can do this by pressing on the power button.turn on jbl partyboost 100

After performing these steps try to check if you can connect to the speaker.

Method 2: Pair the Bluetooth device

There’s a possibility that the speaker is currently paired to another device . To fix this you will need to pair the speaker again.

  • Turn on the Partybox 100.
  • 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 Bluetooth not connecting issue

The speaker Bluetooth feature will not work if it’s battery is low in charge. To fix this problem all you need to do is to charge the speaker with its charger.

  • Insert the charging cord  into the charging port of the speaker.
  • Connect the wall charger to a power outlet.

Leave this charging for at least 3.5 hours then check if the issue is fixed.

Method 4: Device is not in range

The recommended 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 interferences such as walls 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 Partybox 100 Bluetooth not connecting issue can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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