Screenshot of the JBL Flip 5 speaker showing as Connected on an iPhone.

How to Link JBL Flip 5

Shows how to link JBL Flip 5 with common mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod mobile devices.

How to Link JBL Flip 5: Step by Step

With your 5 powered OFF, run through this routine to link it to your mobile device.

1. Navigate to the Home Screen on your Mobile Device

Firstly, press the Home button to bring up the mobile iOS device’s Home screen.

2. Find the Settings App

Then we find ours on the second page of an iPad home screen.

Screenshot of an iOS Home page. Showing the -Settings- app.
An iOS Home screen. Showing the -Settings- app.

3. Bring up the Settings App

So tap the Settings app icon.





The iOS device then displays the first page of its settings.

4. Go to Bluetooth Settings  to Continue with How to Link JBL Flip 5

Our Bluetooth settings screen then displays.

Note that our Bluetooth is ON here. But since the Flip 5 is currently OFF, it does not appear in the devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never linked the 5 with this iPad Air before.

Screenshot of the previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that no JBL Flip 5 appears here.
The previously linked Bluetooth devices list. Note that no JBL Flip 5 appears here.

5. Turn On your JBL Flip 5 

Then turn on the Flip 5 by quickly pressing its Power button.

Picture of the top of the JBL Flip 5, powered OFF. Showing the dark -Power- button.
Top view of the JBL Flip 5, powered OFF. Showing the dark -Power- button.

The 5 then powers up.

But since the iPad does not know about this speaker, it will not link with the 5 automatically.

Picture of the glowing -Power- button.
The -Power- button aglow.

6. Start Up Discovery Mode

Now, to see your JBL Flip 5 on your mobile device, place it into discovery mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button.

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

Then the 5 plays a repeating single pluck guitar note. Also, the Bluetooth button begins flashing white.





7. Find The 5 on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Link JBL Flip 5

See the screen shot next. We found our Flip 5 there.

Screenshot of the iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the -Tom's Flip 5- as discovered.
The iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the -Tom’s Flip 5- as discovered.

8. Next, Link with your 5

Tap the JBL Flip 5 entry in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list.

Your source device then links with the 5 (“Tom’s Flip 5” in this demo). The mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the -Bluetooth Settings- page. Showing the  -Tom's Flip 5- now connected.
The -Bluetooth Settings- page. Showing the  -Tom’s Flip 5- now connected.

9. Done with How to Link JBL Flip 5 !

Finally we have now paired our JBL Flip 5. Furthermore, similar routines work with iPod Touch, iPad Pro, and any iPhones as well. So long as they support Bluetooth. linking with Android devices works in similar fashion.

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References for How to Link JBL Flip 5

    1. JBL Flip 5 Official Product Page
    2. Where to Buy the JBL Flip 5