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JBL Live Free NC+ Manual | Step-by-step, In-depth Guide 2022

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The JBL Live Free NC+ comes with the amazing IPX7 waterproof certification, ANC, Bluetooth 5.1, a battery life of about 7 hours, a working range of about 10 meters, a specialized app, and more. Learn how to use them with this new JBL Live Free NC+ Manual.

JBL Live Free NC+ Manual & Instructions

JBL Live Free NC+ Manual | How to Pair / Connect?

To iOS and Android phones

Step 1: Open the lid of the charging case. After that, a blue light will start flashing, and the earbuds will turn on automatically.

When a blue and white light starts flashing on the earbuds, that means that they will be ready to pair with any device.

EXTRA STEP: If the earbuds don’t enter pairing mode automatically, all you have to do Is to press the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds one time, and then press and hold for about 5 seconds. After that, they should be ready to pair.

Step 2: Turn on Bluetooth on the desired device.

Step 3: Go to the device’s Bluetooth settings.

Step 4: Select “JBL LIVE FREE NC+ TWS”. If a password is needed, type “0000”.

Step 5: After that, a blue light will start flashing, and the pairing will be done.

To PC (Windows)

Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on the desired device.

Step 2: Go to the settings.

Step 3: Go to “Bluetooth and other devices”.

Step 4: Click on “Add device”.

Step 5: Open the lid of the charging case. After that, a blue light will start flashing, and the earbuds will turn on automatically.

When a blue and white light starts flashing on the earbuds, that means that they will be ready to pair with any device.

EXTRA STEP: If the earbuds don’t enter pairing mode automatically, all you have to do Is to press the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds one time, and then press and hold for about 5 seconds. After that, they should be ready to pair.

Step 6: Select “JBL LIVE FREE NC+ TWS”. If a password is needed, type “0000”.

Step 7: After that, a blue light will start flashing, and the pairing will be done.

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JBL Live Free NC+ Manual | How to Wear?

Step 1: Take both earbuds out of the charging case.

Step 2: Identify the left and right earbuds.

Step 3: Choose the ear tips that best suit your ears.

Step 4: Insert the headphones into the inner canal of the ears.

Step 5: Rotate for the best possible comfort and best fit, and make sure that the microphone is pointing to the mouth.

JBL Live Free NC+ Manual | How to Turn On and Off?

Turn on: Open the lid of the charging case. After that, a blue light will start flashing, and the earbuds will turn on automatically.

Turn off: Place the earbuds into the charging case and close its lid. After that, the earbuds will turn off automatically.

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How to Control? / How to Operate? – Instructions

  • Play or pause music: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud one time.
  • Play the next song: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud two times.
  • Play the previous song: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud three times.
  • Answer an incoming call: Press the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds two times.
  • End a current call: Press the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds two times.
  • Mute or unmute the microphone: Press and hold the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds for a couple of seconds.
  • Activate the voice assistant: Press and hold the multifunction touch button on any of the earbuds for a couple of seconds.
  • Activate or deactivate the Ambient Aware feature: Press the multifunction touch button on the left earbud one time.
  • Activate or deactivate the Talkthru feature: Press the multifunction touch button on the left earbud two times.

JBL Live Free NC+ Manual | How to Activate ANC Mode?

To activate or deactivate the ANC mode in these earbuds, all you have to do is to press the multifunction touch button on the left earbud one time.

JBL Live Free NC+ Manual | How to Activate Mono Mode?

To activate or deactivate the mono mode in these earbuds, all you have to do is to pair the earbuds to the device and take out one of the earbuds from the charging case. It will start working by itself.

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JBL Live Free NC+ Manual | How to Charge?

Earbuds

To charge the earbuds, all you have to do is to place them into the charging case and close the lid. The earbuds will start charging automatically.

Charging case

To charge the charging case, all you have to do is to connect the case to a USB charger or charging port with the included USB-A to C cable. It will start charging automatically. Also, the case can be charged using a wireless charger.

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JBL Live Free NC+ Manual | How to Reset?

Step 1: Delete all “JBL LIVE FREE NC+ TWS” pairing information from the connected device.

Step 2: Place the earbuds into the charging case and close the lid.

Step 3: Press the multifunction button on the back of the charging case for about 5 seconds. After that, the resetting will be done.

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JBL Live Free NC+ Manual | LED Light Status

Earbuds

  • A white light flashing: The earbuds turn on.
  • A blue and white light flashing: The earbuds are ready to pair with any device.
  • A blue light flashing: The earbuds are paired.
  • A white light flashing slowly: The earbuds have a low battery.

Charging case

  • A blue and white light flashing: The earbuds are ready to pair with any device.
  • A blue light flashing: The earbuds are paired.
  • A red light on: There was a problem.
  • One light flashing: The case has more than 25% of battery.
  • One light on and one light flashing: The case has more than 50% of battery.
  • One light on and two lights flashing: The case has more than 75% of battery.
  • All lights turn off: The case is fully charged.
  • One light flashing with the earbuds inside: The earbuds have more than 25% of battery.
  • One light on and one light flashing with the earbuds inside: The earbuds have more than 50% of battery.
  • One light on and two lights flashing with the earbuds inside: The earbuds have more than 75% of battery.
  • All lights turn off with the earbuds inside: The earbuds are fully charged.
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A Guide To JBL Live Free NC+ APP

The JBL Live Free NC+ can be used with an application, called JBL HEADPHONES. This application is available in the Apple Store and in the Play Store for iOS and Android devices. When opening the application, the first thing we have to do is connect our earbuds, and after that, three specific pages:

  • First page: This is the first page of this application, and you will be able to see the connected device.
  • Second page: On the second page, we will not only find the connected device, but also the battery percentages of both earbuds. Also, you will find options like enable or disable the ANC, enable or disable the Ambient Sound Control, and the Smart Audio and Video feature.
  • Third page: On the third and last page, you will be able to configure the controls of the earbuds, enable or disable the auto turn-off of the earbuds, the Find My Earbud feature, and information about the earbuds, and the firmware version.
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Some Common Earbuds Problems & Troubleshooting

Left / Right / One side of the earbuds have stopped working

If this happens, it may be because it is low on battery or it did not connect correctly with the device. To fix this, you can do the following:

1. Try charging the earbud that is not working or both, placing them in the charging case.

2. Try factory resetting the earbuds.

3. Check if the earbuds are operating within a normal working range

If that doesn’t work, the earbud is probably faulty, and I can go for a refund or replacement of it.

Left / Right / One side of the earbuds has a low volume

If this happens, it may be because the earbuds are dirty or the volume is set low. To fix this, you can do the following:

1. Try cleaning the earbud using a cotton swab or carefully clean the mesh with a pin.

2. Try factory resetting the earbuds.

The microphone is not working

If this happens, it can be because the microphone is muted, or the earbuds are badly positioned. To fix this, you can do the following:

If the microphone is muted, check the device microphone volume. If that doesn’t work, that means that there might be a defect in the earbud, so try replacing them or get a refund.

The earbuds are not connecting to Windows/laptop/PC

If the earbuds are earbuds not connecting, it can be because the Bluetooth on the computer has a pairing problem. To fix this, you can do the following:

1. Try disabling Bluetooth from nearby devices >>> then activate pairing mode of the earbuds, pair and connect earbuds from Settings >>> Bluetooth & other devices >>> Add a new device >>>> elect Bluetooth,

2. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the Bluetooth driver, or updating the Bluetooth driver. All can be done in Manage >>> Device Manager, reset earbuds (if available), and then repeat the step.

3. Try resetting the earbuds.

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FAQs

Are the JBL Live Free NC+ waterproof?

Yes, the JBL Live Free NC+ are waterproof (IPX6 and up). They have a rating of IPX7, meaning that they not only are against water but are also protected against the effects of immersion.

Do the JBL Live Free NC+ have a microphone?

Yes, the earbuds come with integrated microphones.

Do the JBL Live Free NC+ have a low latency/gaming mode?

No, these earbuds don’t have a low latency/gaming mode.

Can the JBL Live Free NC+ connect to PC and Laptop?

Yes, these earbuds can connect to PCs, laptops, and even tablets.

Are the JBL Live Free NC+ noise-canceling?

Yes, these earbuds can connect to PCs, laptops, and even tablets.

How to know when the JBL Live Free NC+ are fully charged?

When the earbuds are charging, some lights turn on the charging case. When fully charged, all lights turn off.

We hope you now know how to operate the earphone from the above JBL Live Free NC+ Manual. Want to know anything about the earphones? Do not hesitate to ask in the comments section.