Picture of all lights on the button panel glowing on the JBL Flip 6 portable speaker.

How to Factory Reset JBL Flip 6 Speaker

Shows how to factory reset the JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth speaker to return it to default factory settings.  Factory resetting erases any prior paired Bluetooth devices from its memory.  Deleting these stops it from connecting to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the factory reset.  Also, do this to get it ready for sale or re gifting, to fix pairing errors, or to stop it from linking with devices you no longer wish it to pair with.





How to Factory Reset JBL Flip 6

1. Turn on the JBL Flip 6 

Press and hold the Power button until it lights up.

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

Find the Power button, as shown in the last picture above.

Then, the Power button lights up along with the battery power scale, as shown next.  Here, since we’ve paired the speaker with Bluetooth devices before this, it does not enter Bluetooth pairing mode.  We know that because the Bluetooth button flashes slowly, rather than glowing solid or fast blinking.

Picture of the Bluetooth button flashing.
The Bluetooth button flashing.

2. Wait for the Power Up Sound

The JBL Flip 6 makes a rising rock guitar strum sound when it comes on.  The Flip is ready for use after this sound finishes up.





3. Press the Volume UP and Play-Pause Buttons Together to Start the Factory Reset

See the next picture to find the Play-Pause and UP Volume buttons.

Picture of the Play-Pause and Volume Up buttons circled on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.
The Play-Pause and Volume Up buttons circled on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.

The Flip 6 JBL then enters factory reset, as shown in the next picture.  Note that both the Bluetooth and Power buttons light up gray white for a couple seconds.  Shown next.

Picture of all lights on the button panel glowing.
All lights on the button panel glowing.

Then after a short pause, the speaker shuts off.  All the lights go off, and it makes the power-down guitar sound.

4. Check that Factory Reset of the JBL Flip 6 Worked

Next, power on the speaker again, as detailed in step 1 above.

Now this time, after factory reset, the speaker comes up in pairing mode, as we see next.  Note that the Bluetooth button blinks white to denote this.  When the   Bluetooth  button blinks, this means that the unit is not currently paired.  Indeed, we expect it not to pair to anything after a factory reset.

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

5. Done with How to Factory Reset the JBL Flip 6 !

Factory resetting is now complete.  You may now pack up the Flip 6 for sale, or pair it again with your favorite BT devices.  The speaker will no longer automatically connect with any earlier paired in-range device.  To restore automatic BT pairing, manually pair the Flip 6 with a tablet or phone.  Then, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing with automatically occur once more.





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References for How to Factory Reset  JBL Flip 6

  1. JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth Speakers, on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2022-08-05: First published.
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