How to Use a JBL Charge 3 Wireless Speaker

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This guide will walk you through using your JBL Charge 3 speakers.
J B L Charge 3 speaker

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  1. How to setup my device.
  2. How to pair my device over bluetooth
  3. How to update the firmware for my speaker
  4. Basic Functions of the speaker.
  5. How to charge the speaker
  6. Linking Speakers

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  1. Ensure that you have paired your speakers to your mobile device.
  2. Open the JBL Connect app from your home screen.
  3. Once your speaker is detected you will be notified of any available updates.
    JBL Connect with speaker and update notification is highlighted
  4. Read the update notes and swipe to the left on the message.
    Important notice screen with arrows indicating swiping to the left
  5. Read the important notice and then tap on the box to accept the notice and then tap Install.
    Important notice with acknowledgment box and install button highlighted
  6. Plug your speaker into power and then tap OK to start the update.
    Upgrade speaker screen with the ok button highlighted
  7. When update is complete tap OK and wait for the speakers to restart.
    Upgrade complete screen with the done button highlighted

Diagram of speaker with function buttons showing

Bluetooth Icon This button will enable/disable Bluetooth.
Volume Down Icon This button will lower the volume.
Power Icon This button will turn the power on/off.
Link Icon This button allows you to link multiple supported speakers together.
Volume Up Icon This button will raise the volume.
Play Pause Icon This button will allow you to answer/hang up phone calls and will allow you to play/pause music.


Diagram showing audio port, ac adapter port, and the power bank port

  • Connect an audio cable on any device with 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Plug power adapter into the wall to charge your speaker.
  • Charge your phone/tablet using the built in power bank by plugging your USB charger cable into the 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
  1. Start by linking your speakers to each other. This can be done by pressing the JBL Link button on each speaker.
    diagram showing 2 speakers with finger pointing to link button
  2. Pair one of the speakers to your mobile device.
  3. Open the JBL Connect app from your home screen.
  4. Once your speakers are discovered you will be given the option to set your speakers in either stereo or party mode.
    JBL Connect app with party and stereo modes highlighted
  • Stereo Mode will play music in stereo using a speaker for left channel and a speaker for right channel.
  • Party Mode will play both channels on all speakers connected.
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