Front view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker package box.

How to Check JBL Flip 5 Firmware Version

Here, we show how to check the current firmware version installed on the JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker. First, you might want to know the exact version number when troubleshooting speaker connections, pairing, and other issues and errors. So, to get this, you just need the JBL Flip 5 speaker itself. Now this takes but a short time. But you can also find the firmware version by searching for it in the JBL Connect app when you connect your speaker to a source device that’s running this app.





How to Check JBL Flip 5 Firmware Version

One way to check what firmware version is installed on this speaker is to press a button combination to have the speaker speak its current firmware version, as follows.

How to Check Firmware Version Using Only the Speaker

1. Power Up the JBL Flip 5

Turn on the speaker by pressing and releasing the Power button, as highlighted in the next picture.

Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, powered OFF, with the Power button highlighted.
Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, powered OFF, with the Power button highlighted.

2. Press the Connect and Volume DOWN Buttons Together

Find these buttons circled in the following picture.

Showing the -Volume Down- and -PartyBoost- buttons on the speaker.
Showing the -Volume Down- and -PartyBoost- buttons on the speaker.

Press and hold these buttons for a couple seconds.

The speaker then speaks the current firmware version to you in a female voice.  Ours said, “0, 3, 0, 3.”  It just says the digits in the version number, but does not say the decimal points between them.

Note that if your Flip 5 JBL does not say the numbers in a few seconds, try power cycling the unit.  E.g. Turn it off, then on again, and try the version check once more.  A fresh restart usually fixes this.

3. Done !





How to Check JBL Flip 5 Firmware Version Using the JBL Connect App

1. Power Up and Pair your JBL Flip 5

Turn on the speaker and pair it to a phone or tablet that has the JBL Connect app installed.

2. Start the JBL Connect App

When you run the app, it briefly displays a banner screen as it searches for connected speakers.

The JBL Connect app, searching for connected BT speakers page.
The JBL Connect app, searching for connected BT speakers page.

But after a few seconds, it displays the home screen for the JBL Flip 5, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Connect app, displaying the JBL Flip 5 Home page, with the -Settings- button highlighted.
The Connect app, displaying the JBL Flip 5 Home page, with the -Settings- button highlighted.

3. Tap the Settings (Gear) Button

Touch the Settings button, up in the top right corner of the Flip 5 home screen, as shown in the last picture.

Then, the app displays the Settings screen for the JBL Flip 5, as seen in the next picture.

Screenshot of the The Connect app, showing the renamed JBL Flip 5 -Home- page.
The Connect app, showing the renamed JBL Flip 5 -Home- page.

Note that the app lists the current speaker firmware version on the Settings page, as shown in the last picture.

4. Done !





Done with How to Check JBL Flip 5 Firmware Version !

We have now successfully learned what the currently installed firmware version is on our JBL Flip 5 portable speaker. A similar routine works too for other models of JBL speakers in the Flip, Charge, Xtreme, and Boombox lines.

Disclaimers

Finally, the above comments apply to speaker firmware version 0.3.0.3 and Connect app version 4.2.29 for iOS.  Note that the app version shown next is not the same as the speaker firmware version.

Other Posts About the JBL Flip 5

  1. JBL Flip 5 Buttons Not Working, How to Fix
  2. How to Restart JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker
  3. JBL Flip 5 Volume Control Explained
  4. JBL Flip 5 Factory Reset Instructions
  5. How to Bass Boost the JBL Flip 5 Speaker

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References Finding JBL Flip 5 Firmware Version

  1. JBL Flip 5 PartyBoost Speaker Product Page, on JBL.com

Revisions Log

  • 2021-07-29: First posted.