JBL is a major player in audio equipment. They make speakers, subwoofers, earbuds, and headphones. While they’re probably best known for their high-quality subwoofers, their headphones are top of the line too. This doesn’t mean they are without issues though. For example, you might notice your JBL headphones are turning off on their own at inconvenient times.
Table of Contents
- Why Do My JBL Headphones Keep Turning Off?
- Why do my Headphones turn off by Themselves?
- Do JBL Headphones Automatically turn off?
- Why do my Bluetooth Headphones keep Stopping?
- How do I Reset my JBL Headphones?
- When Should I Reset My Headphones?
Why Do My JBL Headphones Keep Turning Off?
JBL headphones and any other headphones can turn off for a number of different reasons. They can shut off due to disconnecting from Bluetooth, leaving the range of the connected device, or from a low battery.
Continue reading to learn more about why your Bluetooth headphones keep shutting off on their own, what causes the issue, and exactly what you need to do to fix it.
Why do my Headphones turn off by Themselves?
Chances are that your battery is going low. Most headphones, due to the way the batteries inside them work, will simply shut down and not turn back on when the battery drains.
However, you might notice that the device turns off as the battery slowly depletes. The headphones will turn back on and work for a few minutes before shutting off again.
This isn’t necessarily an issue with the headphones themselves. It just means it’s time for a recharge. If you notice that your headphones turn off, work for a few minutes, and turn off again, simply charge them for a few hours and they should function as normal. There’s no reason for concern; just charge the headphones.
Do JBL Headphones Automatically turn off?
Some devices, like certain Bluetooth speakers, have an energy-efficient mode. This simply means they go into sleep mode when there is no audio playing for extended periods of time.
However, the majority of Bluetooth headphones, including JBL products, do not have this energy efficiency mode. This means their only option is to power off completely after minutes of non-use.
JBL headphones have the auto-off feature. This means that your JBL headphones will power down after five minutes of non-use.
This can be troublesome for someone that is frequently taking off their headphones and putting them back on, but it is for the best. Due to limitations of technology, the only option would be to allow the headphones to remain powered on, reducing battery life and making recharging more frequent.
Why do my Bluetooth Headphones keep Stopping?
You may run into the issue of your audio cutting out without your headphones powering down. This is usually due to leaving Bluetooth’s range. Range varies from headset to headset, and it isn’t always static.
You might notice that sometimes moving just 15 feet from your connected device will cause audio to cut out; other days, you may be able to leave your phone dozens of feet away without interference. This is because Bluetooth isn’t always exact.
Certain objects like walls, furniture, and doors can also disrupt Bluetooth. In fact, you could step into the very next room and lose your Bluetooth signal if your walls are too thick or made from heavy material like concrete.
On the other hand, if your walls are made of plasterboard or drywall, you may be able to transverse the entirety of your home without disrupting the Bluetooth signal.
Remember, there’s no surefire distance that a Bluetooth signal can travel. This means you have to rely on trial and error to learn exactly how far you can get from your connected device without experiencing interference.
If you are constantly losing audio in your JBL headphones and you’ve made sure it’s not a battery or distance problem, it might be time to try resetting your headphones. It could fix several different issues and make your headphones perform like new.
How do I Reset my JBL Headphones?
Bluetooth headphones offer an experience that’s simply not possible with wired headphones, but it’s true that they can be quite glitchy at times. Luckily, a simple reset is usually enough to completely fix the problem.
Resetting the different models of JBL headphones varies for each one, but the process is pretty much the same. Follow these general steps to learn how to reset your JBL headphones:
- Power down your JBL headphones. The power button is found on the right side of the product in the majority of cases
- Hold down both the volume up and down buttons for 20 seconds
- When you release the button, you will hear a beeping sound that indicates that your JBL headphones have been successfully reset
- Now you have to pair the JBL headphones back with your phone and other audio devices
- Test them out and see if the problem has corrected itself
When Should I Reset My Headphones?
Factory resetting your headphones can solve a variety of different problems, and it’s best to reset them when you have exhausted all other options. Below are a few problems that can be solved by resetting your headphones to factory settings:
- Your headset won’t connect to your phone or other devices
- If your headphones don’t appear when you hit the scan button on your phone
- Any other pairing issues
- When your headphones lose connection even though they’re charged
- If you are experiencing a delay in audio while watching videos
- Static and unwanted interference is playing over your headphones
- If your headphones are not emitting sound despite being paired successfully
- Generally speaking, resetting to factory settings will fix any software-related problem
- However, it won’t correct problems due to damage to the JBL headphone hardware
Finally, if resetting your device didn’t work, it’s time to try to update the drivers. Many headphone brands, including JBL, offer software updates on their website or other places online. This firmware will often correct known glitches and add features to your device. It’s important to keep your firmware up to date in order to get the most out of your device and keep it working as intended. You might be dealing with a common problem that can be fixed by a simple firmware update.
Drivers for headphones are generally installed and updated by connecting your headphones to your PC and downloading the required file.