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Hard Reset JBL Charge 4

First method:

  1. Let's begin with turning the device on by pressing and holding the Power button.Format JBL Charge 4
  2. Next step is to press and hold the Bluetooth button and the Volume Up button together, keep holding them until the device turns off.Restore JBL Charge 4
  3. Once the device turns off, turn it back on by pressing the Power button.Format JBL Charge 4
  4. After the device turns on it should be in the pairing mode (Power button flashing blue) this means the Hard Reset is complete.
  5. Outstanding work!

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Hard Reset (JBL Charge 4)

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JBL Charge 4 review

If you’re in the market for a Bluetooth speaker, one brand tends to come up more often than others. JBL has options at basically every price point, but for the price one of their best speakers has always been the Charge series. The newest in the line-up is the JBL Charge 4 speaker, but how well has it held up since the initial release? Let’s find out.

Editor&#;s note: This review was updated on June 1, , to include a content menu and mention the JBL Charge 5.

How’s the build quality?

The JBL Charge 4 speaker is slightly larger than the previous version, and a little heavier too.

At first glance, the Charge 4 doesn’t look like it’s any different than the previous Charge 3. But if you look a little closer you begin to notice a few slight differences in build, or should I say, in size. The new Charge 4 is slightly bigger by roughly a centimeter in every way, but it’s also heavier by grams ( ounces). While that obviously isn’t a huge deal, it’s not good news if you were relying on the portability of the speaker. If you&#;re hiking, an ounce in the morning is a pound by the evening. That said, it shouldn’t really make a practical difference in everyday activities. You should be able to throw this in a backpack with no problem.

On either end of the speaker the Charge 4 is still rocking dual exposed passive radiators.

JBL also upgraded the battery from mAh on the Charge 3 to around mAh on the Charge 4. Besides that, the Charge 4 still keeps most of the features that made the Charge 3 so great.

Is the JBL Charge 4 waterproof?

Yes, the tough waterproof fabric makes a comeback along with the IPX7 certification that lets you submerge it for up to 30 minutes in a meter of water. It also floats for a bit if you do drop it in the water so you don’t have to worry about losing it if it falls off of a boat or a deck. These also have the characteristic exposed dual passive radiators on either end just like most of the new JBL speakers over the last few years.

Editor’s note: Sara tested a JBL Flip 4&#;s IPX7 rating by submerging it in a pool for about 10 seconds, and it came out broken. The speaker still produced sound, but the sound was shrouded by a loud crackling. JBL customer support stated that the one year warranty had passed, and defective products out of warranty could not be replaced for free. Considering JBL is a company whose big selling point is their waterproofing, this was disappointing.

Flickr user rheinitz Despite the metaphor, please resist the temptation to plug your headphones into a spigot.

Up top, you’ll get the playback buttons that are just slightly raised above the fabric along with a power and Bluetooth button. The bottom is a small built-in stand with five tiny LED lights that let you know how much battery life is left when you tap the power button, and around back is a rubber flap that keeps all of the ports protected from water. You’ll definitely want to make sure this is closed if you’re going to be taking this to the beach or rocking out poolside.

How to connect to the JBL Charge 4?

The Charge 4 has the playback buttons up top with the power and Bluetooth pairing buttons lit up.

Connecting to the speaker might not be as simple as your AirPods, but it&#;s still pretty easy. As soon as you turn it on all you have to do is press the Bluetooth button that&#;s located next to the power button in order to enter pairing mode. From there, simply locate the device in your Bluetooth settings in order to connect to it.

If you can’t tell yet, the JBL Charge 4 isn’t too different than the previous model. It’s an iteration on an iteration, but connectivity is where things to start to split. The Charge 4 has all of your bases covered with a strong connection up to around 30 feet just like most Bluetooth speakers. The playback controls work great and the buttons are nice and clicky, though I do wish the buttons were made of white plastic or were all lit up like the power button, as it’s hard to see which one is which when it’s dark. The Charge 4 also doesn&#;t have a built-in microphone so if you tend to use your speaker for phone calls you might be annoyed. Personally, I never want a mic on my speaker and always ended up fumbling to disconnect my phone every time I got a phone call, so this is actually a positive thing for me but I can see how that can be a deal-breaker for some.

Protected under a waterproof flap are the inputs and outputs of the speaker.

On paper, you’ll notice that the JBL Charge 4 has Bluetooth instead of the older which is nice, but the real differences have to deal with JBL Connect. If you’ve never owned a JBL speaker, JBL Connect is the feature that allows you to sync up a few speakers together in order to play the same song. It’s not really the equivalent of a Sonos system, but if you’re having a party it could definitely get the job done. JBL Connect+ is a better version of the older JBL Connect, and lets you connect up to JBL speakers together instead of one or two. If you happen to have a mansion, this would be a cool party trick.

Unfortunately, if you bought an older speaker with the regular JBL Connect (like the Charge 3), it isn’t compatible with this new plus version. So if you and a few friends are going to splurge on of these and throw a &#;Project X&#; style party, this could be a feature that you might be interested in. For the average person, I doubt it matters much.

How to reset the JBL Charge 4

If you&#;re having trouble connecting to your Charge 4 then it might be a good idea to just reset it and start from scratch. To do that just follow these steps:

  1. Go into the Bluetooth settings of your source device and delete the Charge 4 from your paired devices.
  2. Power on the speaker
  3. Once it&#;s powered on, hold down the Bluetooth button and the volume up (+) button simultaneously for a few seconds until the LED ring on the top of the speaker lights up. After it does this the speaker should power down automatically.
  4. Power the speaker back on. It should enter pairing mode automatically so that you can locate it in your Bluetooth settings.

How&#;s the battery life of the Charge 4?

On the stand there are tiny LED lights that let you know how much juice you have left.

Even though the JBL Charge 4 has a battery with a much larger capacity than the Charge 3, they’re still both touted as having an identical 20 hours of constant playback. During our testing, we managed to get the Charge 4 to pump out music for 13 hours and 46 minutes straight. It wasn&#;t quite the 20 hours they promised, but it&#;s still not bad. That will take a hit though if you decide to also charge your devices via the USB-A output on the back. You’ll also find a mm input and a USB Type-C input on the back, but the Type-C can only be used for charging. So if you have a Type-C to Type-C cable and were hoping to charge your new Android phone or iPad Pro through that port, you’re out of luck. You have to use the USB-A port for everything charging related.

Does the JBL Charge 4 sound good?

This was the part where I was most surprised because I was expecting the sound quality to be an improvement over the Charge 3, but it seems to be extremely similar to my ears. JBL went with a single driver over dual-drivers this time around, but besides a few minor complaints, I don&#;t think many people who buy this speaker are going to notice. Just like the previous model, the new JBL Charge 4 has a strong low end for its size which is no doubt helped by those passive radiators.

Like the older Charge 3, this model will sound better in larger rooms and open areas—mostly due to the fact that bass tends to lose power over distance faster than higher-pitched sounds. If you use the Charge 4 in a barn, yard, or garage: the sound will drop a little bass emphasis and sound a little more pleasing to you.

The sound signature and quality of the JBL Charge 4 is nearly identical to the JBL Charge 3.

Bass notes throughout the song Tearing at the Seams by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats were distinct and easy to follow along with, but the speaker suffers from the same lack of clarity in the mids that the last model did. Vocals were still discernible, but they sounded like they were taking the backseat to some of the instrumentation of the song.

This was especially true in the song Lost on You by LP, where the vocals sounded like they were in competition with the strings and background melodies throughout the chorus. If you&#;re a lover of the high end you don&#;t have to worry because nothing sounds harsh and I didn&#;t hear any distortion at high volumes either. Overall, it seems like JBL just focused on tuning the speaker to sound as close as possible to the Charge 3, and it&#;s impressive how close they got considering the move to only one driver. But if you liked the way the last Charge 3 sounded, you&#;ll like this one too.

Should you get the Charge 4?

The Charge 4 has an IPX7 waterproof fabric so you don&#;t have to worry about water damage.

My opinion here has changed over the last few months. At first, I thought the Charge 4 wasn&#;t enough of an improvement over the Charge 3 to justify such a large price difference. But as time went by the Charge 3 began to rise in price for some reason, which in turn made me realize it didn&#;t make sense to recommend it over the newer one when you weren&#;t going to be saving much money anyway. Now, however, the prices have again begun to go in different directions, with the Charge 3 getting cheaper and the Charge 4 getting more expensive. In the hopes of future-proofing this part of the review for whenever you might be reading this, I&#;m going to say that the JBL Charge 4 is only worth the money if you can&#;t find a Charge 3 at a decent price (sub-$) online or in stores. The differences between the two are minor, and if you can save cash by going with the older model than by all means go for it.

All prices listed in USD unless otherwise specified. Prices may change over time, and vary by region. Unfortunately, we cannot list Amazon prices on the site, as they vary greatly by currency.

If you&#;re looking for an alternative, check out the Sony SRS-XB It has a similarly powerful sound and fun LED lights. It&#;s also got an IP67 rating. If you want to stay within the JBL sphere but just want a more portable speaker, the JBL Flip 4 is one of the best waterproof  Bluetooth speakers out there.

When is JBL putting out the JBL Charge 5?

In the past six months, JBL has put out a few new speakers including the JBL Clip 4 and the JBL Charge 5. We haven&#;t had the chance to review it just yet, but we can tell you that it has JBL&#;s famous IP67 rating and is almost physically identical to the Charge 4. The Charge 5 has a long excursion driver, dual bass radiators, and a designated tweeter. It is compatible with JBL PartyBoost and is said to last 20 hours on a single charge, so with a couple JBL Charge 5 speakers you can DJ your next party.

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When buying speakers, JBL is a safe choice; they make nice, highly speakers with great sound for the money. But like with any electronics, things don’t always go according to plan, which is very frustrating when it does happen. In the case of battery troubles, it can turn your nice equipment into a brick.

If your JBL isn’t charging or is depleting in battery quickly, it could be a bad battery, but more often than not, it is a software issue rather than a hardware one. If it is a hardware issue, it could be a bad cable. Try factory resetting and swapping to a different cable.

JBL Speaker Won’t Charge or Stay Charged

We will be going over the various charging related issues that a JBL speaker can have; if you would like to learn more, we encourage you to read further.

JBL Speaker Won’t Charge: Cause/How to Fix

JBL Speaker Won’t Charge: Cause/How to Fix

There are a variety of reasons why a JBL speaker suddenly stops charging. The first thing you need to do is try another cable if it’s a micro USB cable. If the connector wiggles around in your speaker’s USB port, then that is possibly the problem at hand. This problem is more apparent with Micro USB cables.

However, USB C cables may also give out, but it is less likely since they are sturdier. Even if this form of cable is compatible with your speaker, it is still good to try another cable before continuing further. 

Sometimes, the connector plating whatever type you have is not well constructed or just simply because of wear and tear similar to this Apple lightning cable which started to chip off. Check your connectors to see if you have this problem.

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If your JBL Bluetooth speaker does not charge and checking with other cables would not charge it and you are positive your wall outlet is working. See if the newest software update is on your speaker. The software can contain bugs that mess up the ability to charge properly. 

You can reset the speaker on the JBL by holding down the Bluetooth and volume down buttons for 5 seconds. This works on the JBL Go and JBL Flip. To reset The JBL charge, hold the play pause and volume up buttons until you see the power button glowing. 

If this hasn’t resolved your issue, there might be a hardware issue with the speaker itself. Possible problems are as follows:

  • Charging port. It is surprisingly easy for a charging port to be compromised in the right situations. Debris can get into it, which prevents the cable from sitting into the USB port as it should; additionally, the connector pins can get bent if force is applied. If the pins look fine, look for any debris in the port and fish it out with a thin object such as a sewing needle. In case of water damage, you can use a hairdryer to remove the moisture. 
  • Charging circuit. It is the responsibility of the charging circuit to pass power to the battery. If it isn’t working, then there will be no way for the battery to charge it needs to function, as with a damaged charging port. This is always a failure, and it is important to service the system.
  • Battery. It’s not common for the battery to cease to function, but it happens. The batteries in JBL speakers are user-replaceable, although it won’t be as easy as popping off a cover and swapping it out by hand. Methods differ by model even in the same lineup. NewPower99 sells battery replacement kits that include everything you need with video tutorials that show you how to service the device.

JBL Speaker Won’t Stay Charged: Cause/How to Fix

JBL Speaker Won’t Stay Charged: Cause/How to Fix

If your speaker is not holding a charge, it likely means that the battery has surpassed the number of charge cycles that lithium-ion batteries are rated. These batteries are only rated for so many charge cycles before the battery life begins to deplete. This naturally occurs over time. Thus, you won’t notice it right away, but if your speaker is 5+ years old, then there is a good chance it has had more charge cycles than what it was rated for.

Lithium-ion batteries are expected to hold to charging cycles overall. On smartphones, this depletes much more rapidly than the average Bluetooth speaker. Aside from the JBL Go, the latest JBL wireless speakers have a battery of around 12 hours, which lasts multiple days. So while the charge cycle rating may seem low, at minimum, assuming the speaker is charged every 3 days will give you plenty of years of optimal battery performance. 

If the battery is not lasting that long any more, we’ve looked at replacement batteries at amazon and they seem reasonably priced and also rated well by other customers. You might want to check that option out.

JBL Speaker Won’t Fully Charge: Cause/How to Fix

JBL Speaker Won't Fully Charge: Cause/How to Fix

If your speaker is charging but stops partway through, this could indicate damage to the charging part. It’s not uncommon for the metal connectors to become bent if the USB cable has had force applied to it. 

Another reason why the speaker isn’t charging fully can come down to a loose connection between the cable and the charging contacts inside the USB port. If the connector easily wiggles inside the port, it is very easy for the connector and charging part to lose contact with each other mid-charge even if you shift the device only slightly. 

This is particularly a problem with micro-USB cables. In recent years most tech has moved onto USB C as a standard, and has been working out very well. You’ll find them on laptops, smartphones, speakers, and more. They are more durable, can transfer data, and can be plugged in reverse.

This can happen with USB-C cables as well, but it is less likely. Many times the problem is due to debris getting into the USB port. You can remove the debris carefully with a long, thin object such as a sewing needle. If something comes out, then you should be good to go!

When to Buy a New JBL Speaker

When to Buy a New JBL Speaker

JBL has been making speakers for many years now, and many people tend to hold on to them for a while. If you currently have a 5+ years old speaker and are experiencing shorter battery life, loose cables, and other problems. It probably makes the most sense to upgrade at this point rather than repairing depending on how much money you initially spent. 

Newer wireless JBL speakers are fantastic for the money and offer sound quality that often punches above their weight. 

There are multiple models to pick from based on your needs:

  • The JBL Charge 4 provides a powerful sound and a battery bank, and long battery life. 
  • The JBL GO 2 is very portable and affordable. 
  • The JBL Xtreme 2 is waterproof. 
  • The JBL FLIP 5 is the mid-range option of the bunch. 

They are all great in their own way, and if you are having trouble deciding which one you should pick up, which, to be fair, isn’t uncommon due to how similar the Xtreme 2 and Charge 4 appear at first glance. 

This video explains each of the models and who they are best suited for:

If you already have one of these recent models and none of the troubleshooting methods above has worked, you should contact JBL about the possibility that the device is defective. It isn’t normal for these speakers to have battery issues, especially if they are the more recent model. 

Final Thoughts

JBL speakers are great products, and having battery issues with something meant to be portable is very frustrating, especially when you are in the middle of a party. Your music suddenly shuts off way faster than it should. 

Most often, when a speaker stops charging or won’t charge all the way, it is due to problems with the charging port itself or the cable. Debris can easily find its way into an exposed charging port in the right circumstances. Many people have experienced the dread of accidentally bending the charging connector or USB cable. 

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JBL is popular for its conspicuous Bluetooth speakers and ultramodern designs. Most of the speakers are designed to be tough, splash-proof, and highly portable. Whether you are looking for a small portable speaker or a huge booming speaker, JBL will always have something to fit your budget.

However, as with any electronic device, JBL speakers are also prone to faults. You may sometimes experience the failure to charge when plugged in. This can be very frustrating since it will render your excellent speaker useless.

If you are experiencing this problem, don&#;t worry. In this article, we will discuss why your speaker is not charging and offer solutions on how to fix it.

Why Is My JBL Speaker Not Charging?

Why is my JBL speaker not charging? Several factors can cause this, but the most common is because of a damaged battery. Failure to charge is more of a software problem rather than a hardware issue. Other factors that will cause charging failure include:

  • 1. Damaged Battery
  • 2. Faulty Micro-USB charging cable
  • 3. Faulty configuration settings
  • 4. Faulty charging port
  • 5. Because of a fault in the circuit

Read on to learn more about these factors and how to fix them when they happen. It is pretty annoying when your expensive JBL speaker just stops charging suddenly with signs of physical damage.

When this happens, your speaker will turn off after a short while. When you plug it in, it will not show any signs of charging on the LED indicator.

Here Is Why Your Speaker Is Not Charging and How To Fix It

1. Damaged Battery

It is uncommon for JBL batteries to fail. But since it is an electronic device like any other, this can happen. Whereas lithium-ion batteries are designed to undergo hundreds of charges, with time, the amount of charge it can hold drops. The remedy for this is replacing the damaged battery.

But before you conclude that your battery is damaged, it is important to try charging your system using a different charging unit. Sometimes it can be an issue of a faulty adapter instead.

Once you have confirmed your battery is damaged, you can order a replacement at a JBL authorized dealer. Ensure that the rating of your replacement battery matches your system.

JBL speakers are designed with user-replaceable batteries. But replacing it is not as simple as taking off the cover and taking it out by hand. Each model has its method of removing the batteries. Popular varieties like JBL GO2, JBL Flip5, and JBL Boombox 2 come with battery replacement kits that contain everything you need and video tutorials on how to service the speaker.

If your speaker no longer holds the charge for long, it is most likely because the battery has exceeded the amount of charging cycles for the lithium-ion battery. This happens naturally over time. As a result, you might not realize it right away, but if your speaker is over six years old, there is a high chance that it has surpassed the recommended charging cycles that it is rated for.

2. Faulty Micro-USB Charging Cable

Most of the common faults on a JBL speaker are due to a software malfunction. But once in a while, you will have hardware faults like a faulty Micro-USB charging cable. This may cause your JBL speaker to stop charging suddenly.

If you suspect your micro-USB cable is faulty, the first thing you can do is try out another cable. If you discover that the cable wobbles around in your speaker&#;s USB port, this may be the source of the issue. This issue is more prevalent with micro-USB charging cables.

Why Is My JBL Speaker Not Charging?

The new advanced USB C cables can fail, but this is less likely because they have a more robust design. Even if this type of cable fits your speaker, it is always a good idea to try another cable before commencing with troubleshooting.

Often the connector plating, whatever kind you have, may not be well designed or simply due to normal wear and tear. Always check your cables for any sign of damages or chipping off of the cover.

3. Faulty Configuration Settings

Most of the JBL speakers will come pre-configured from the manufacturer. Therefore, there is a reduced chance that the configuration settings will affect the charging. But since the software is prone to bugs, it is important to ensure that you are using the latest software and that the settings are correct.

When you experience charging problems and all the other measures have failed, you should consider resetting the speaker. This will restore the system&#;s default settings and resolve the charging issue related to the software.

Depending on your model, press and hold down the multi-function to reset. Once the LED starts glowing, you can release it. Just to be sure, you can also reset the paring settings on your Bluetooth device. Once the system is restored, you can plug it into power again.

Always follow the instructions on the user manual that comes with your specific model. The configuration settings will differ from one model to the other. Once reset, you can connect the power cord to the power receptacle and press the standby button for five seconds to engage power.

4. Faulty Charging Port

In the right circumstances, it is relatively easy to compromise a charging port. Debris on a charging port can prevent the cable from properly fitting into the USB port. However, if force is applied, you may end up bending the connector pins. If the pins seem to be in good condition, check for dust and debris in the charging port and wipe it out using a thin object like a safety pin.

In the event of water damage, a hairdryer may be used to dry the excessive moisture. Ensure that there is no buildup of moisture on your charging port. Also, using your speaker while charging it may sometime cause tension or srain on your charging port if it is not well positioned.

5. Because Of A Fault in The Circuit

Another hardware issue that can lead to your JBL speaker failing to charge is a damaged circuit. Power reaches the battery through the circuit. If it is not working correctly, the battery will not charge and, hence will not operate. Just like the case of a damaged port, you should ensure you check your circuit for continuity.

If you suspect your circuit has a fault, consider taking your speaker for service. The circuit is a sensitive component of the speaker and should only be checked by a professional. A damaged motherboard may cause a short circuit, which may cause more damage to the device and yourself.

6. Faulty Wall Power Outlet

Since the JBL speakers is an electronic device, it is bound to have hardware or software faults that may prevent it from charging. But even before you start troubleshooting the hardware and software components of your speaker, you should first confirm that your wall outlets are working fine.

Sometimes the voltage from your wall outlets may be low or dangerously high. When this happens, your speaker&#;s internal mechanism will prevent the electricity from flowing through. This is a self-adjusting method to avoid damaging the circuit board.

When this happens, you should consider using a different power source. You can go further and check the voltage and current coming from your power source. Excess voltage can damage your speakers and cause a short circuit.

7. Using Outdated JBL software

When your Bluetooth JBL speaker isn&#;t charging and trying it out with other cables hasn&#;t worked, and you are sure your wall power outlet is working fine, check your software. Confirm that you are using the latest software on your speaker. Bugs in the code can interfere with the charging capabilities of your JBL speaker.

A software fix may be all you need to get your speaker charging again. To reset the speaker, hold down the Bluetooth and volume button for about 5 seconds. This will work on JBL Go and JBL Flip 5. To reset your JBL charge, press and hold the play, pause, and volume up buttons together until the power button glows.

Why Is My JBL Speaker Not Charging?


JBL speakers are an excellent brand, and experiencing battery problems with anything designed to be portable is extremely inconvenient. Particularly when you are in the middle of an event or hanging out with friends and family. Your music abruptly stops playing way much earlier before the day breaks!

If you notice your JBL speaker is not charging all the way, it is usually due to a fault with the charging port or the cable. Sometimes dust and debris can damage the charging port. When this happens, you can use the above procedures to fix a Bluetooth Speaker that won’t charge. But if you have used your JBL speaker for over five years, it is time to service it or replace it with the latest model like the JBL GO2, JBL Flip 5, JBL Charge 4, and JBL Boombox.

If you are using the latest model and none of the troubleshooting methods on this article works, you can contact JBL to report the issue. It is unusual for JBL speakers to have battery problems, particularly the newer models.

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JBL Charge 4 Troubleshooting

The speaker shows no signs of turning on or responding.

Press the power button in the middle of the device. Make sure that the back light behind the power button turns on to check if the device is on or off. If the light is on, the speaker is on. If the light is off, the speaker is off.

Plug in your charger to the speaker’s USB-C port to charge the device. Make sure the charging light on the base of the device is blinking. If the light doesn’t blink, you may need to replace the battery. See our battery replacement guide.

Check to see if your USB-C port charging wire works with other devices. If the charging wire works then you may need to replace the port bay. See our port bay replacement guide.

Plug in your charger to the speaker’s USB-C port to charge the device. Make sure the charging light on the base of the device is blinking. If it is fully charged and still not turning on, the power button may be worn out or broken. See our button replacement guide.

Plug in your charger to the speaker’s USB-C port to charge the device. Make sure the charging light on the base of the device is blinking. If the light does not blink you may need to replace the battery. See our battery replacement guide.

The sound coming from the speaker is not clear.

If your audio is crackling, your speakers may have been blown out. See our speaker replacement guide.

The bass radiators at either end of the speaker increases sound quality. If one or both bass radiators are cracked or broken, you may need to replace the bass radiator. See our bass radiator replacement guide.

Your speaker is waterproof, but if it is cracked or has a hole it may be susceptible to water damage. If you suspect water damage, then submerge speaker in rice for days.

The speaker will not connect via Aux cord to a device.

Check to see if your Aux cord works with other devices. If the Aux cord does not work, you may need to purchase a new cord.

Check to see if your Aux cord works with other devices. If the Aux cord does work, there may be an issue with the Aux Port. See our port bay replacement guide.

The speaker will not connect wirelessly to your device.

If you’re not able to find the speaker under your Bluetooth menu, the speaker may not be powered on. Press the power button on the top of the device, and make sure the back light behind it turns on to ensure the device is on.

If the device does not show up under your Bluetooth menu, the speaker may not be in pairing mode. Press the Bluetooth button on the top of the device next to the power button and ensure it is blinking. Then check your Bluetooth menu again for the device and select it.

If the speaker is connected to another device it may not allow the desired device to be paired. Locate the device that is currently connected and disconnect it from the speaker, then continue with the pairing process.

The Bluetooth chip on the motherboard may not be working properly if the speaker does not want to pair with any devices. See our motherboard replacement guide.

The buttons are not responding when pressed.

If one or more of the buttons is not functioning the button may have been worn down from regular use or debris may have worked its way under the rubber membrane. See our button replacement guide.

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How to Factory Reset and Troubleshoot JBL Charge 3 \u0026 4 Audio Bluetooth Speakers

Both JBL Charge 3 and JBL Charge 4 are waterproof, portable Bluetooth speakers. They prove the best companions for outdoor entertainment like the pool and beach. However, they have some differences and similarities. Before proceeding further, let us briefly compare and contrast the JBL Charge 3 and JBL Charge 4. Then we will proceed to know what to do if your JBL Charge 3 or JBL Charge 4 is not charging.

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JBL Charge 3 and JBL Charge 4: Comparison and Contrast 

JBL Charge 4 is the upgraded version of JBL Charge 3. Some features have been added and some have been deleted.

  • JBL Charge 3 has a mAh battery. While JBL Charge 4 has a mAh Lithium-ion battery. The batteries of both JBL speakers last up to 20 hours and almost take to hours to charge.
  • JBL charge 4 is a full-spectrum powerful speaker. It is a Bluetooth, portable and waterproof speaker.JBL Charge 3 also has the same specs.
  • The JBL Charge 4 is slightly bigger and heavier than JBL Charge 3. The bass and loudness are a little bit improved.
  • Unlike JBL Charge 3, JBL Charge 4 does not have a microphone for voice control.
  • The price also differs, JBL Charge 4 is costlier than JBL Charge 3.
  • The design of JBL charge 4 and Charge 3 is similar. Both have a hidden charging port. You can charge both speakers through a DC input USB-C port.
  • The buttons and battery status gauge are also the same.

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Solving the Charging Issue of JBL Charge 3 or 4

Sometimes you may face the issue of charging. There are a number of reasons behind JBL 3 and JBL 4  not charging. For example, the issues in settings, charging ports, charging cable, or power supply. However, it may be difficult to find out the actual reason.

But, do not worry. We have come up with some solutions for you. This article provides you full guidance that how to fix the JBL Charge 3 and JBL Charge 4 if they are not charging.

There are different solutions that you may consider if your JBL Charge 3 or 4 not charging. These solutions work well for both speakers.

Solution 1: Change the Charging Cable

The charging cord may be faulty that’s why your JBL charging 3 or 4 is not charging. The charging cable damages after a long time of use. Another reason is that the cord is bent constantly and becomes defective from inside. Dirt may also be a reason for the non-functional charging cord. You should try charging the speaker using another cable. You can use any type-C USB cable. If it works then surely your old power cord is damaged.

Solution 2: Change the Charger

A defective charger is another issue that caused trouble in charging JBL 4. The charger gets defective when its USB port stops working due to some fault. Another reason is that the internal board of the charger may be damaged. So, you should try another charger to charge your JBL charge 4. The Android phone charger can also be used to charge your JBL charge 4.

Solution: 3 Clean Your Speaker

Both the JBL Charge 3 and 4 are waterproof speakers. You may most likely use your speaker in the outdoor environment. So, the speaker grill or ports accumulate dust and even water. In this case, the charger does not fit properly. Hence, your speaker is not charged. You should thoroughly clean the charging port. You can use a small brush, toothpick, earbuds to remove the dirt. Blowing off also removes most of the dirt. After performing this function, try to charge your JBL speaker. This method works in many cases.

Solution 4: Replace the Battery

If all the above methods do not work then you should check the battery of your JBL speaker. Unfortunately, you have to change your battery. We recommend consulting the manufacturer so that you may get a genuine battery.

The battery becomes defective when you use the speaker carelessly. For example, a major reason is overcharging. The power supply remains on even when the battery is full. Exposure to heat or sun may also be a reason for a defective battery. Although, the JBL speakers are waterproof yet you should avoid constant contact with water. The water may enter the charging port to cause rust.

Solution 5: Factory Reset

The main reason for the charging issue may be overloading. The device stores a lot of data and hence slows down. Resetting the speaker to its factory setting is a helpful troubleshooting step. If your speaker is posing any other problem, the factory reset can also help. The factory reset process is quite simple and you can perform it just in a minute.

Follow these guidelines to perform the factory reset function.

  • Turn the speaker on by pressing the power button.
  • Now, simultaneously press the ‘volume’ up and ‘play’ buttons and hold them until the speaker turns off. It takes only five seconds.
  • The final step is to turn on the speaker and charge it again.
  • Hopefully, this action solves the issue of JBL Charge 3 or 4 not charging.

Solution 6: Check the Circuit Board

The circuit board of the speaker may damage. It is a common problem if you use your JBL speakers carelessly. It gets damaged if it constantly encounters water. The internal circuit of the JBL speaker stops working. You need to consult the manufacturer to get your JBL speaker repaired.

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How to Extend Life of Your JBL Charge 3 or JBL Charge 4?

JBL speakers are durable devices. They are designed well and are protected by a grill. However, handling a JBL speaker needs some precautions. Usually, your speaker damages when you do not use it carefully.

We recommend you some actions, you should follow to extend the life of your JBL Charge 3 or 4.

  • Do not delay charging. Keep an eye on the charging indicators. Connect the charger as soon as all the charging indicators turn off except the last one.
  •  Do not overcharge your speaker. When all the charging indicators glow, it means your speaker is about to charge. When it is fully charged the lights will turn off. You should remove the charger at this point.
  • Avoid constant contact with water. Both the JBL Charge 3 and 4 are waterproof speakers but it does not mean that you put them into water. Water may enter the speaker and damages its internal parts.
  • Do not expose your JBL speaker to heat and sun. If you use it outdoor, be sure to place it in a cool environment. Too much heat damages the speaker.
  • Keep your speaker clean and dirt-free. Small dust particles accumulate in the grill or charging port. They affect the functioning of the speaker. So, you should clean it after short intervals.
  • Do not use your JBL speaker during charging. Charging heats up the speaker and playing music also heats it up. If you use your speaker during charging, the heat is doubled. This affects the functioning of JBLs badly.
  • Another recommendation is to perform a factory reset on your JBL speaker. You should reset it when you face some trouble in functioning. Just like a PC or mobile phone, JBL also needs to be refreshed. It enhances efficiency and also increases the life of your speaker.

Final Words

We hope this article helped you solve the problem of JBL Charge 3 or JBL Charge 4 not charging. We also guided you that how can you maintain the health of your speaker. Electronic devices need to be handled with care. If you follow the above-mentioned instructions, your JBL may serve you longer than usual.

Noor Alam

Hi, I’m Noor Alam, founder of SpeakersMag.com. I love music and got my Bachelor’s degree in Sound Engineering. Now I have started my own blog about music products. Just like you, I also love different music products and in my spare time, I share my knowledge with audio lovers on this site.

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