Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, showing its Bluetooth button lit up, glowing.

How to Make JBL Flip 2 Discoverable

To connect the JBL Flip 2 with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to fix the connection information on that device, you must know how to make the JBL Flip 2 discoverable.  Now when in discovery mode mode, this speaker signals its name and current pairing data over the BT airwaves such that nearby devices can find it, and link to it.  So in this post, we show you how to put the JBL Flip 2 into discovery mode (another name for pairing mode). Then finally, you can link to it and play music through it from tablets, phones, smart speakers, and computers.





How to Make JBL Flip 2 Discoverable

1. Turn On the Flip 2

Turn on the speaker by rapidly pressing its  Power  button.

See this button, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, powered Off, showing the -Power- button highlighted.
JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, powered Off, showing the -Power- button highlighted.

The speaker then comes on, as pictured next.

Top view of the speaker, powered ON, with its Power button highlighted.
Top view of the speaker, powered ON, with its Power button highlighted.

2. Press the Discovery Mode Button and Release when the Power Button Starts Flashing

Now, to be able to discover your speaker on your source Bluetooth device, place it into pairing mode. For that, press and release the the Discovery Mode button, as seen in the next picture.

Top view of the speaker, showing its -Discovery Mode- button flashing white.
Top view of the speaker, showing its -Discovery Mode- button flashing white.

When you press this Discovery Mode button, the speaker makes a repeated beeping sound. Plus, this button light starts quick-flashing white. See this in the last picture, pointed at by the green arrow.





3. Done with How to Make JBL Flip 2 Discoverable

While the Power button is flashing, you should be able to see your JBL Flip 2 on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Flip 2 found, discovered.
iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Flip 2 found, discovered.

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References for How to Make JBL Flip 2 Discoverable

  1. JBL Flip 2 Portable Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-09: First published.
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