Picture of the JBL Flip 4 wireless speaker, top view, showing speaker controls, horizontal.

Finding JBL Flip 4 Firmware Version

Here, we demonstrate finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker current firmware version. You might want to know the exact version number of the currently installed JBL Flip firmware, while troubleshooting speaker connection, pairing, and other problems. Now, to get the release information of the firmware installed on your Flip 4, you’ll need a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, Etc.) with Bluetooth, the JBL Connect+ app installed on that device, and obviously, the JBL Flip 4 speaker itself. Displaying the currently installed firmware version takes only a brief time.

Finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker Current Firmware Version Without App

You can press a button combination to have the speaker speak the firmware version number currently installed in it to you.  This is the easiest way.  For that, do the following.

1. Turn the Flip 4 ON

Power up the Flip 4 by pressing and releasing the Power button, as highlighted in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Flip 4 speaker turned OFF, with its Power button circled.
JBL Flip 4 speaker turned OFF, with its Power button circled.

2. Press the Connect and Volume DOWN Buttons Together

Find these buttons circled in the following picture.

Picture of the JBL Flip 4 speaker, top view, with the -Connect- and -Volume DOWN- buttons circled.
JBL Flip 4 speaker, top view, with the -Connect- and -Volume DOWN- buttons circled.

With the speaker powered UP, press and hold these buttons until the speaker speaks the current firmware version to you in a female voice.  Ours said 3, 2, 0.  It just says the three digits.  It does not say the points between them.

Finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker Current Firmware Version via the Connect App

This is a more involved way to get the firmware version currently installed.

Preliminary Steps

First, connect your mobile device to the internet and install the Connect+ app if not done already.

Next, power up your JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker.

Picture of the JBL Flip 4 speaker turned OFF, with its Power button circled. Finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker current firmware version.
JBL Flip 4 speaker turned OFF, with its Power button circled. Finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker current firmware version.

Then, pair your mobile device with the JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker.

Picture of the JBL Flip 4 speaker, paired. Showing the Power button, flashing blue, highlighted with the yellow arrow. Finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker current firmware version.
JBL Flip 4 speaker, paired. Showing the Power button, flashing blue, highlighted with the yellow arrow. Finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker current firmware version.

You are now ready to visit the speaker information screen within the JBL Connect+ app, where the currently installed firmware release number is shown for your JBL speaker.

1. Find the JBL Connect+ App on your Mobile Device

We found ours on the fourth home page in our Apple iPad Air, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS 11 home screen, showing the JBL Connect app highlighted. Finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker current firmware version.
iOS 11 home screen, showing the JBL Connect app highlighted. Finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker current firmware version.

2. Run the JBL Connect+ (JBL Connect Plus) App

The app takes a few seconds to show you some pretty animations when you first start it, as shown next.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect Plus app on iOS, displaying its splash screen. Finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker current firmware version.
JBL Connect Plus app on iOS, displaying its splash screen. Finding JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker current firmware version.

But then it finds your paired JBL Flip 4 speaker and shows you its status (Home) screen, as pictured next.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect app on iOS, showing its Home screen with the -Settings- button highlighted.
JBL Connect app on iOS, showing its Home screen with the -Settings- button highlighted.

3. Tap the Settings Button

This is the gear shaped object at the bottom center of the screen, as pointed at in the last picture above by the dark purple arrow.

Tapping the gear button then brings up the speaker’s Settings screen, as shown next.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect Plus app on iOS. Displaying the JBL Flip 4 Settings page, with the -Information- button highlighted.
JBL Connect Plus app on iOS. Displaying the JBL Flip 4 Settings page, with the -Information- button highlighted.

4. Tap the Information Button

Find this located in the top left corner of the Settings screen. It’s the little circle with the letter I inside.

Tapping this button brings up the paired JBL Flip 4 speaker Information screen, as shown next.

Screenshot of the JBL Connect Plus app on iOS. Displaying the JBL Flip 4 speaker -Information- page, with the currently installed firmware version number circled.
JBL Connect Plus app on iOS. Displaying the JBL Flip 4 speaker -Information- page, with the currently installed firmware version number circled.

On this page, we see that the firmware version currently running on our JBL Flip 4 speaker is 3.2.0.0.

5. Done!

We have now successfully learned what the currently installed firmware version is on our paired JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker. A similar procedure works too for other models of JBL Bluetooth speakers that are compatible with the JBL Connect+ app.

Once you have the firmware version information, you can close the JBL Connect Plus app, unless of course, you have something else to do in there.

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Revision History

  • 2019-04-26: Added button combination means to get the firmware version. Added tags.
  • 2018-07-29: First published.