How to Set Up a JBL Charge 3 Wireless Speaker

1 Introduction

This guide will teach you how to set up your Charge 3 speaker, how you can charge other devices using the battery bank, how you can play music using a 3.5mm audio cable, or how to pair it with your favorite Bluetooth device to play your music wirelessly.
Tools You'll Need:
  • Wall charger (included) to charge the speaker.
  • USB Type B cable to charge your other devices using the battery bank.
  • 3.5mm audio cable to connect the speaker to an external source.
JBL Charge 3

2 Charging Your Speaker

First, make sure your speaker is adequately charged before powering on.

  1. Lift the rubber flap to expose the audio, charging, and USB ports of your speaker.

    Always remember to firmly replace the rubber flap on your Charge 3 when the ports beneath are not in use. This flap is part of what allows your Charge 3 to achieve its IPX7 water resistance rating.

    Robber flap
  2. Connect the included plug into the charging port of your speaker.

    Depending on the method being used to charge your speaker, charging times will vary. Charging your speaker to full takes approximately 4.5 hours.

    Charge port

3 Using the Battery Bank

The Charge 3 has a 6,000 mAh battery bank that you can use to charge devices that use a USB Type B cable.

The battery life is shared between the speaker and any device you are charging. The battery will drain faster while charging other devices.

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the speaker. The power button will light up white.
    Power Button
  2. Lift the rubber flap to expose the audio, charging, and USB ports of your speaker.

    Always remember to firmly replace the rubber flap on your Charge 3 when the ports beneath are not in use. This flap is part of what allows your Charge 3 to achieve its IPX7 water resistance rating.

    Robber flap
  3. Plug your USB cable into the USB Type B port on the speaker and the other end into the device you want to charge.
    USB Type B port

4 Using an Audio Cable

  1. Ensure the speaker is turned on.
  2. Plug the 3.5 mm audio cable into the speaker and the device you want to play music from.
    3.5 mm audio port
  3. You are now ready to play music through your speaker.

    If playing music from a computer, you may need to configure sound output options to route audio to your speaker correctly.

5 Pairing Mode

  1. Ensure your speaker is turned on.
  2. To place the JBL Charge 3 in pairing mode press the Bluetooth button. The Power button will start flashing blue and you will hear an audible noise.
    Bluetooth button
  3. You are now ready to pair the speaker to your Bluetooth device.

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This guide will teach you how to set up your Charge 3 speaker, how you can charge other devices using the battery bank, how you can play music using a 3.5mm audio cable, or how to pair it with your favorite Bluetooth device to play your music wirelessly.
Tools You'll Need:
  • Wall charger (included) to charge the speaker.
  • USB Type B cable to charge your other devices using the battery bank.
  • 3.5mm audio cable to connect the speaker to an external source.
JBL Charge 3

First, make sure your speaker is adequately charged before powering on.

  1. Lift the rubber flap to expose the audio, charging, and USB ports of your speaker.

    Always remember to firmly replace the rubber flap on your Charge 3 when the ports beneath are not in use. This flap is part of what allows your Charge 3 to achieve its IPX7 water resistance rating.

    Robber flap
  2. Connect the included plug into the charging port of your speaker.

    Depending on the method being used to charge your speaker, charging times will vary. Charging your speaker to full takes approximately 4.5 hours.

    Charge port

The Charge 3 has a 6,000 mAh battery bank that you can use to charge devices that use a USB Type B cable.

The battery life is shared between the speaker and any device you are charging. The battery will drain faster while charging other devices.

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the speaker. The power button will light up white.
    Power Button
  2. Lift the rubber flap to expose the audio, charging, and USB ports of your speaker.

    Always remember to firmly replace the rubber flap on your Charge 3 when the ports beneath are not in use. This flap is part of what allows your Charge 3 to achieve its IPX7 water resistance rating.

    Robber flap
  3. Plug your USB cable into the USB Type B port on the speaker and the other end into the device you want to charge.
    USB Type B port
  1. Ensure the speaker is turned on.
  2. Plug the 3.5 mm audio cable into the speaker and the device you want to play music from.
    3.5 mm audio port
  3. You are now ready to play music through your speaker.

    If playing music from a computer, you may need to configure sound output options to route audio to your speaker correctly.

  1. Ensure your speaker is turned on.
  2. To place the JBL Charge 3 in pairing mode press the Bluetooth button. The Power button will start flashing blue and you will hear an audible noise.
    Bluetooth button
  3. You are now ready to pair the speaker to your Bluetooth device.
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