We discuss here how to hard reset the JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker to its default settings. Hard resetting restores the unit to default state. It also erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Plus, this stops the Flip 3 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices afterwards. Also, you might reset to clear up pairing and streaming errors, or to get the speaker ready 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 the JBL Flip 3
1. Turn on the Speaker
Press and hold the Power button until it lights up.
Find the Power button, as we see in the last picture above.
Then, the Power button lights up along with the battery power scale, as we see next.
In our case, since we’ve paired the speaker with Bluetooth devices since the last reset, the Flip 3 does not enter Bluetooth discovery mode. We know that because the Power button glows solid gray, rather than blinks blue.
2. Wait for the Power Up Sound
The Flip 3 makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up. The unit is ready for use after this sound ends.
3. Press the Volume UP and Phone Buttons Together
See the next picture to find the Phone and UP Volume buttons. They are the rightmost two buttons in the row of buttons located right on the cloth grill.
The 3 then runs its hard reset routine, as the next picture shows. Note that all lamps light up for a couple seconds during this time.
Then after a short pause, the speaker shuts off. All the lights go out, and it makes the power-down guitar sound.
4. Check that the Hard Reset of the JBL Flip 3 Did Occur
Next, power on the Flip 3 again, as we detail in step 1 above. In short: Press and release the Power button.
Now this time, after hard reset, the speaker comes up in Bluetooth pairing mode, as we see next. Note that the Power button blinks blue to denote this. Moreover, when it blinks blue or shows as solid white, the Flip 3 is not currently paired. indeed, we expect it not to pair to anything after a hard reset.
5. Done with How to Hard Reset JBL Flip 3 !
The hard reset is now complete. So you may now pack it up for sale, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.
Note that the speaker will no longer automatically connect with any previously paired Bluetooth device that is in range and in pairing more. So to restore automatic pairing, first manually pair the Flip 3 with a device like a phone or tablet. Then, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing with automatically take place once more.
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- 2022-09-20: First published.