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

How to Hard Reset JBL Flip 2

Shows how to hard reset the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker, to return it to default out-of-box settings.  We outline this routine below. Hard resetting also wipes out any prior connected BT devices from its memory. Clearing these stops the Flip 2 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices afterwards.

Also, you might hard reset to prepare the speaker for sale or re gifting, or simply, to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with.

How to Hard Reset JBL Flip 2, Step by Step

1. Turn On the Speaker

Press and hold the Power button until that button lights up and the electronic blip sound plays.

The Power button appears in the next picture, as we point out there with the blue arrow.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 powered OFF, showing its -Power- button.
The JBL Flip 2 powered OFF, showing its -Power- button.

Once you press and release, the Power button then lights up, as we see next.

Picture of the speaker's control button side. The unit is powered On but not paired. The -Bluetooth- button is dark.
Showing the speaker’s control button side. The speaker is powered On but not paired. The -Bluetooth- button is dark.

2. Wait for the Power Up Blip Sound

The Flip makes a quick low-to-high tone blip sound when it powers on. It is then ready for hard reset after this little chirp finishes.

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

3. Press the Volume UP (+) and Phone Buttons Together

Find the Phone and UP Volume (+) buttons. The Phone button is the one that looks like, … what else, a telephone receiver.  The Volume UP (+)  button is on the right in the following picture,

Picture of the speaker's button panel, with the -Volume UP- and -Phone- buttons circled.
The speaker’s button panel, with the -Volume UP- and -Phone- buttons circled.

The Flip 2 then enters hard reset, as the next shows.

Picture of the speaker powered Off. No lamps lit.
Showing the speaker powered Off. No lamps lit.

Then after a short pause, the JBL Flip 2 turns OFF. Specifically, the Power lamp goes dark, and the speaker makes the power-down high-low tone blip sound.

4. Check that the Hard Reset Did Indeed Happen

Next, power on the unit again, as we detail in step 1 above.

Note that after hard reset, the speaker comes up in Bluetooth discovery mode.

When the Bluetooth button blinks white, the Flip 2 is not currently paired. Indeed, we expect it would not pair to anything after hard reset, even in-range devices.

5. Done with How to Hard Reset a JBL Flip 2 !

The hard reset routine is now complete. So you may safely sell or gift the speaker, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any earlier paired Bluetooth device that is in range and in pairing mode. Thus, to restore automatic Bluetooth pairing, you would first manually pair the 2 with a source device. Then, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing would automatically happen once again.

Other Posts About the JBL Flip 2

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References for How to Hard Reset JBL Flip 2

    1. JBL Flip 2 Official Product Page at JBL.com
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Revision History

    • 2022-09-20: First published.