Picture of the JBL Flip 4 speaker, showing its Bluetooth button highlighted.

How to Make JBL Flip 4 Discoverable

To pair the Flip 4 JBL speaker with a Bluetooth source device for the first time, or to revise the connection information on file in that device, you have to know how to first make the JBL Flip 4 discoverable.  In discovery mode, the speaker transmits its Bluetooth name and current connection data over the BT airwaves.  So in this post, we show you how to make the Flip 4 speaker discoverable, so you can join it to phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.





How to Make JBL Flip 4 Discoverable, Step by Step Directions

1. Turn On the JBL Flip 4

Firstly, power up the speaker by rapidly pressing its  Power  button.

See this button, circled in green, in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Flip 4 speaker turned OFF, with its Power button circled.
JBL Flip 4 speaker turned OFF, with its Power button circled.

The speaker then comes on, as pictured next.

Top view of the speaker, powered ON. How to Put JBL Flip 4 in Pairing Mode.
Top view of the speaker speaker, powered ON.

2. Press the Discovery Mode Button for Two to Three Seconds

Secondly, to be able to find your speaker on your source Bluetooth device, place it into discovery mode. So to do that, press and release the the Discovery Mode button, as circled in the next picture.

Picture of the speaker's -Discovery Mode- button.
The speaker’s -Discovery Mode- button.

When you press this button, the speaker makes a plucking guitar pairing sound. Plus, the Power button lamp starts fast flashing blue. E.g. See this in the last picture, pointed at by the yellow arrow.

Picture of the speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode. Showing the Power button, flashing blue, highlighted with the yellow arrow. How to Put JBL Flip 4 in Pairing Mode.
The speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode. Showing the Power button, flashing blue, highlighted with the yellow arrow.

3. Done with How to Make JBL Flip 4 Discoverable

At last, while the Power button is blinking, you should be able to see your JBL Flip 4 on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as shown next. E.g. Our speaker here is named “Tom’s Flip 4”.

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth Settings screen, showing -Tom's Flip 4- speaker discovered but not paired yet highlighted.
iOS Bluetooth Settings screen, showing -Tom’s Flip 4- speaker discovered but not paired yet highlighted.

Other Posts About the JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker

  1. How to Factory Reset JBL Flip 4
  2. JBL Flip 4 Charge Time
  3. JBL Flip 4 Won’t Turn On Unless Plugged In, How to Fix
  4. How to Hard Reset JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker
  5. JBL Flip 4 Battery Life, How Long the Battery Lasts




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References for How to Make JBL Flip 4 Discoverable

  1. JBL Flip 4 Portable Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-08: First published.
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