Picture of the JBL Clip speaker spread out with its packaging.

How to Hard Reset JBL Clip

We show you here how to hard reset your JBL Clip Bluetooth speaker to its default settings and state.  This routine works as described next.

Hard resetting restores the Clip to a known-good state. Plus, this erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory, which then stops the 2 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after hard reset. Also, you might do this to get the speaker ready or sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with whenever you turn it on.

How to Hard Reset the JBL Clip 

1. Turn on the Speaker

Press and hold the Power button until the status lamp lights up blue and the guitar strum sound plays.

Picture of the Power button on the left side of the JBL Clip 1 speaker.
The Power button on the left side of the JBL Clip 1 speaker.

Find the Power button, where the last picture above shows it to be.

Then, the status light comes on, as we see next.

Picture of the blue status light on the front of the JBL Clip speaker.
The blue status light on the front of the JBL Clip speaker.

2. Wait for the Power Up Guitar Sound

The speaker makes a blip sound as it boots. The Clip is ready for use after this sound plays.

Now it may or may not pair with a device, depending on whether there are any in-range Bluetooth devices that know about this speaker.  But whether paired or not, hard reset works the same way, as follows.





3. Press the Volume UP and Pairing Buttons Together to Continue with How to Hard Reset JBL Clip

Find the Pairing and UP Volume buttons.  The Pairing button is toward the top of the left side panel of the speaker.

Picture of the Pairing button.
The Pairing button.

And the Volume UP button is to its left, as circled in the next picture.

Picture of the Volume UP button on the JBL Clip speaker.
The Volume UP button on the JBL Clip speaker.

 

The Clip then performs the hard reset.

Next, within a second or two, the unit powers off after this very quick operation finishes.  You’ll hear the falling blip sound, and see the status lamp go dark, as we see in the next picture.

Picture of the dark battery indicator lamp.
The dark status lamp.

4. Check that the Hard Reset of the JBL Clip Did Indeed Happen

Next, power on the Clip One again, as detailed  in step 1.

Note that after a hard reset, the speaker comes up in ready-to-pair mode, with the status lamp rapidly flashing blue.

5. Done with How to Hard Reset the JBL Clip !

The hard reset is now done. So you may gift or sell it, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After a hard reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired Bluetooth device that’s in range and in Bluetooth pairing mode. Thus, to restore automatic pairing, you would first manually pair the Clip with a desired device. Then after that, any time that both the Clip and that device have Bluetooth turned on, and are in range of one another, pairing would automatically take place again.

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References for How to Hard Reset JBL Clip

    1. JBL Clip Mini Speaker Product Page, on JBL.com

Revision History

    • 2022-09-21: First posted.
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