Picture of the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker, button side view, held in hand, powered on and paired.

How to Connect JBL Flip 2 to iPhone

This post shows how to connect the JBL Flip 2 poolside BT speaker to iPhone phones. Start with your speaker OFF (dark top panel LED). Then, follow these instructions to pair your Flip 2 to an iPhone. To be clear though, we’re running an iPad Air tablet for this demo.  But the pairing details are about the same for the iPhone, though the various screens may appear a little different on the iPhone.





How to Connect JBL Flip 2 to iPhone

1. Visit the Home Screen on your iPhone

Firstly, press the Home button to get to the  Home   page.  See our Home screen as pictured next.

2. Find the iPhone Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the Home screen on our iPad Air tablet.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iPad Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Thirdly, tap the Settings app icon.

The iPhone then displays the first page of its Settings screen, that looks like the next screenshot

Screenshot of the iOS 11 Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted. 
iOS Settings screen on iPad Air, with Bluetooth turned ON screen showing, and the Bluetooth item highlighted.

4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings  Page

Tap the Bluetooth item, as pointed at by the dark green arrow in the last screenshot above.

Our Bluetooth Settings screen the appears as follows. Note that we switched our Bluetooth ON here on the tablet. But since the Flip Two speaker is now OFF, it does not show in either the My Devices or Other Devices lists on the phone yet,  Why?  Because we’ve never connected it with this device before now.  Plus, the speaker is not yet broadcasting its connection info. See this situation, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list.
iPad Air tablet showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list.

Note in this picture that we find no JBL Clip 3 listed yet.





5. Turn On your JBL Flip 2 Speaker

Turn on the unit by pressing and releasing its Power button. See this button, as we point out by the green arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, powered Off, showing the -Power- button highlighted.
JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, powered Off, showing the -Power- button highlighted.

The speaker then comes on.

But since an iPhone does not know about this speaker, the Flip 3 will not magically connect with it all by itself. The light that comes alive on the up side panel, as seen next.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, powered ON, with its Power button highlighted.
JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, powered ON, with its Power button highlighted.

6. Put your Flip 2 into Bluetooth Pairing Mode

Now, to see your Flip Two speaker on your iPhone, enter the start up the speaker’s Bluetooth discovery mode. For that, press and release the Bluetooth button on the speaker, as pointed out in the next photo.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing the -Bluetooth Discovery Mode- button highlighted.
JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing the -Bluetooth Discovery Mode- button highlighted.

When you press the Discovery Mode button, the speaker makes a repeating single beep sound several times. Plus, the Bluetooth button starts fast blinking white.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, showing its Bluetooth button lit up, glowing.
JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, showing its Bluetooth button lit up, glowing.

7. Find your JBL Flip 2 on your iPhone

See the picture next. We found ours, as pointed out in dark purple in the next picture.

Screenshot of the iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Flip 2 found, discovered.
iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Flip 2 found, discovered.

8. Connect with your Flip 2 BT Speaker

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

Your iPhone then connects with the Flip (appears as “JBL Flip 2” in this demo).

The Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.

Picture of the iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker, paired.
iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker, paired.

Note that the Flip 2 speaker now shows as connected, as shown in the last picture.

9. Done with How to Connect JBL Flip 2 to iPhone !

At last, we have now successfully connected the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker with an iPhone, or at least, an iOS device like it.  Thus, audio media output from your phone should now play on this mini, NFC capable speaker, which presumably, is what you want.  Enjoy!





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References for How to Connect JBL Flip 2 to iPhone

  1. JBL Flip 2 Mini BT Speaker Product Page on JBL.com
  2. Apple iPhone Official Product Page at apple.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-01: First published.
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