Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, showing the glowing Bluetooth button highlighted.

How to Make JBL Flip 5 Discoverable

To pair the Flip 5 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 5 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 5 Discoverable, Step by Step Directions

1. Turn On the JBL Flip 5

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

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

Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, powered OFF, with the Power button highlighted.
Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, powered OFF, with the Power button highlighted.

The speaker then comes on, as pictured next.

Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, powered ON, not paired, showing the glowing Power button highlighted.

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.

Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, showing the glowing Bluetooth button highlighted.
Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, showing the glowing Bluetooth button highlighted.

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

3. Done with How to Make JBL Flip 5 Discoverable

At last, while the Power button is blinking, you should be able to see your JBL Flip 5 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 5”.

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

Other Posts About the JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker

  1. How to Factory Reset JBL Flip 5
  2. JBL Flip 5 Battery Life, How Long the Battery Should Last
  3. JBL Flip 5 Specs, Bluetooth Speaker Specifications
  4. How to Check JBL Flip 5 Firmware Version
  5. JBL Flip 5 Buttons Not Working, How to Fix




Related Posts to How to Make JBL Flip 5 Discoverable

  1. How to Make JBL Speaker Discoverable
  2. How to Make JBL Flip 4 Discoverable

References for How to Make JBL Flip 5 Discoverable

  1. JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-08: First published.
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