Picture of an iPhone beside a JBL Flip 6 speaker.

How to Connect JBL Flip 6 to iPhone

This post shows how to connect a JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth speaker with the iPhone.

How to Connect JBL Flip 6 to iPhone, Step by Step

With your Flip 6 powered OFF (power button is dark), run through this routine to connect it with your iPhone.

Picture of the dark -Power- button on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.
The dark -Power- button on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.

1. Navigate to the Home Screen on the iPhone

At the lock screen, swipe up from the bottom to bring up the phone’s Home screen, or press the Home button if your phone is older.

2. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the home screen, shown next.

The -Settings- app icon on the iPhone 12 Pro Max -Home- screen.
iPhone -Home- screen showing the -Settings- app.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Tap the Settings app icon.

Screenshot of the -Bluetooth- option on the iPhone 12 Pro Max -Settings- page.
iPhone 12 Pro Max -Settings- page, showing the -Bluetooth- option.

The phone then displays the first page of its settings, as we see.

4. Go to the  Bluetooth  Page to Continue with How to Connect JBL Flip 6 to iPhone

Tap the Bluetooth item.  Our Bluetooth screen then displays, similar to the following.

Screenshot of the -Bluetooth Settings- page on an iPhone 12 Pro Max smart phone.
The iPhone  -Bluetooth- page.

Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. If yours shows as OFF, then move the switch item to the ON position as ours is in the last picture.

Now since JBL speaker is currently powered OFF, it does not show up in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this speaker with this iPhone before.





5. Turn On your Flip 6 Speaker

Turn on this unit  by quickly pressing its Power button. The speaker then boots and that button starts glowing white, as we see next.

Picture of the glowing -Power- button on the JBL Flip 6 wireless speaker.
The glowing -Power- button on the JBL Flip 6 wireless speaker.

The speaker then powers up and makes a rising guitar strum sound.

But since the iPhone does not know about this speaker, the Flip 6 will not pair with it automatically. The light in the Pairing  button denotes this not-paired state by either remaining dark, or by quick flashing.

Picture of the Bluetooth Pairing button flashing on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.
The Bluetooth Pairing button blinking on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.

6. Put your JBL Flip 6 into Bluetooth Pairing Mode

Now, to see your Flip 6 on your mobile device, place the speaker into pairing mode. To do that, press the Pairing button. It’s the rightmost button in the buttons island, to the right of the Power button, and to the left of the battery meter.

 

Thee speaker then plays the single note guitar pluck sound, and the Pairing button starts fast blinking white.

7. Find your BT Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Connect JBL Flip 6 to iPhone

See the screen shot next. We found our speaker, as pointed at by the dark blue arrow.

Screenshot of the JBL Flip 6 speaker showing as Discovered on the iPhone.
The JBL Flip 6 speaker shows as Discovered on the iPhone.

8. Next, Connect with your BT Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list.

Your iPhone then connects with the Flip (named “JBL Flip 6” in this scenario). The mobile device’s Bluetooth screen then changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the JBL Flip 6 speaker showing as Connected on an iPhone.
The JBL Flip 6 speaker showing as Connected on an iPhone.

9. Done with How to Connect JBL Flip 6 to an iPhone !

AT last, we have now successfully linked this BT speaker. Similar routines work with pairing iPod Touch players, iPad Pros, and any iPhones as well so long as they support Bluetooth. Pairing with Android devices works like this too.

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References 

    1. JBL Flip 6 BT Speaker Official Product Page at HarmanAudio.com

Revision History

    • 2022-09-13: First published.