Are you experiencing Bluetooth connection issues with your JBL Boombox speaker? There are various factors that can cause this issue such as a software glitch, low battery, device still in pairing mode, or paired devices not within range. To fix this, you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.
JBL Boombox 3 is one of the popular Bluetooth speaker models available in the market that features a waterproof design and boasts a powerful audio performance with deep bass and clear vocals. It has a battery life of up to 24 hours and can be connected to multiple devices simultaneously. Additionally, it has a built-in microphone for making hands-free calls.
- Transducers: 189 x 114mm Subwoofer, 2 x 80.9 x 80.9mm Midrange/2 x 2.75 inch, 2 x 20mm Tweeter/2 x 0.75 inch
- Output power: 1 x 80W RMS-subwoofer + 2 x 40W RMS-midrange + 2 x 10W RMS-tweeter (AC mode) 1 x 60W RMS-subwoofer + 2 x 30WRMS-midrange + 2 x 8W RMS-tweeter (Battery mode)
- Power input: 100-240Vac; 50/60Hz
- Frequency response: 40Hz – 20kHz
- Signal-to-noise ratio: >80dB
- Battery type: Li-ion polymer 72.6Wh (equivalent to 7.26V/10,000mAh)
- Battery charge time: 6.5 hours
- Music play time: up to 24 hours
- Connection ports: AC-in, USB-A, Aux-in
- Cable type: AC Power Cable
- Cable length: 2000mm/78.7″
- USB specification
- USB charge out: 5V/2A (maximum)
- Wireless specification
- Bluetooth version: 5.3
- Bluetooth profile: A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
Why is my JBL Boombox 3 not connecting to Bluetooth?
One issue that might occur with your JBL Boombox Bluetooth speakers is when it does not pair with other Bluetooth devices. It might refuse to connect to another Bluetooth device such as your smartphone (pairing problems) or your JBL Bluetooth speaker connection just keeps disconnecting.
Here’s what you can do to fix this JBL Bluetooth speaker connection issues.
Solution 1: Restart the JBL Boombox speaker
One of the main causes of Bluetooth connectivity issues on your JBL Boombox speaker is a software glitch. In order to fix this you should restart the JBL speaker in order to refresh its software.
Restarting JBL Boombox Bluetooth speakers
Press and hold the power button until the JBL speaker turns off.
Wait for at least a minute.
Press and hold the power button to turn on the JBL speaker.
You will also need to restart the Bluetooth device the JBL speaker is connecting to. Once the Bluetooth device has restarted place both devices in pairing mode then check if the issue still persists.
Solution 2: Check the JBL Boombox Bluetooth settings and enter pairing mode
If this is the first time you will be using your JBL Boombox then you will need to pair it with another Bluetooth device such as your mobile phone in order for it to work.
How to pair JBL PartyBox Encore
Turn on the JBL Boombox and place it in pairing mode by pressing and holding the Bluetooth button until the LED light flashes rapidly.
On the device you want to connect, turn on Bluetooth and search for available devices.
Select ” JBL Boombox 3″ from the list of available devices.
If prompted, enter the pairing code or confirm the connection on both the speaker and the device.
Once the connection is established, the LED light will stop flashing and remain lit.
Solution 3: Charge the JBL Boombox 3
One of the reasons why JBL Bluetooth speakers will not be able to use its Bluetooth feature is because of a low battery life. Try charging the battery first for 6.5 hours or until the battery charging indicator shows that the battery life is already full.
Use the provided AC power cord only and connect it to the AC power port of your JBL speaker.
Connect the other end of the AC power cord to a wall outlet then wait for the charging process to complete.
After the battery life is full try checking if the JBL Boombox Bluetooth connection is fixed.
Solution 4: Update the JBL Boombox 3 software
There’s a possibility that an outdated JBL software is causing this problem. To fix this you just need to install the latest software on your JBL speaker.
Update JBL Boombox 3 software
Download the JBL Portable app on your smartphone.
Make sure that the JBL speaker is paired to your smartphone. Turn on your JBL speaker then launch the app.
Your speaker should be displayed and the update button will be available if a firmware update is available.
Tap the update button then tap upgrade to update your JBL Boombox 3 software.
Tap Let’s party to complete the update.
After the latest update has been installed try checking if the charging battery issues still occurs.
Solution 5: Factory reset your JBL Boombox 3
One of the troubleshooting methods that will fix software related issues is a factory reset. If you are experiencing Bluetooth connection issues on your Boombox 3 then this might be caused by a software glitch which can be easily fixed by a hard reset.
Factory reset JBL Boombox 3
Remove the charging cord from the speaker.
Turn on the speaker by pressing the power button.
Press and hold the Volume + button and Play button for at least 3 seconds. The speaker will turn off.
Turn on the speaker.
Try checking if you are now able to connect the speaker to other Bluetooth devices.
Solution 6: Bring your JBL Boombox 3 to a service center
There are instances when your portable speaker will experience Bluetooth connectivity problems because of hardware issues. This can be due to a faulty circuit board or even a stuck Bluetooth button. If this is the case then you will need to have the speaker fixed at a service center.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the battery life of the JBL Boombox 3?
The JBL Boombox 3 has a battery life of up to 24 hours.
Is the JBL Boombox 3 waterproof?
Yes, the JBL Boombox 3 has a waterproof design, making it ideal for outdoor use.
Why is my JBL Boombox 3 not connecting to Bluetooth?
There are various reasons why your speaker will have issues connecting to other Bluetooth devices.
Distance: Make that the speaker and the device you're trying to connect to are within range of each other (usually around 33 feet or 10 meters).
Battery: If the battery of the speaker is low, it may not be able to connect to Bluetooth. Try charging the speaker.
Other devices: Sometimes, having other Bluetooth devices nearby can interfere with the connection. Try turning off other devices or moving them away.
Software: Make sure that both the speaker and the device have the latest software updates installed.
Reset: Try resetting the speaker by pressing the power button for 15 seconds.
Does the JBL Boombox 3 support voice control?
The JBL Boombox 3 does not have built-in voice control, but it can be controlled through a connected device that supports voice control.
Can I connect multiple JBL Boombox 3 speakers together?
Yes, multiple JBL Boombox 3 speakers can be connected together using JBL's Connect+ technology.