Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 4 speaker as Connected.

How to Pair JBL Clip 4

This post shows how to pair a JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth speaker with common mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod mobile devices.

How to Pair JBL Clip 4, Step by Step

With your JBL Clip 4 powered OFF (status lamp is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your mobile device.

Dark status lamp on the JBL Clip 4 speaker.
JBL Clip 4 speaker dark status lamp.

1. Navigate to the Home Screen on your Mobile Device

Press the Home button to bring up the mobile device’s Home screen. Shown next.

2. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of an iPad home screen, shown next.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iOS Home Screen with Settings app highlighted.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Tap the Settings app icon.

The mobile device then displays the first page of its settings, as shown in the next step.

4. Go to Bluetooth Settings  to Continue with How to Pair JBL Clip 4

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays, similar to the following.

Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since JBL speaker is currently powered OFF, it does not show up in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired this speaker with the iPad Air before. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

Screenshot of an iPad Air, showing its previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there's no JBL Clip 4 speaker now.
An iPad Air, showing its previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there’s no JBL Clip 4 speaker now.




5. Turn On your JBL Clip 4

Turn on this speaker by quickly pressing its Power button. See this circled in green, in the next picture.

Picture of the -Power- button on the left side of the JBL Clip 4 speaker.
The -Power- button on the left side of the JBL Clip 4 speaker.

The speaker then powers up.

But since the iPad does not know about this speaker, the Clip 4 will not pair with it automatically. The status light on speaker top denotes this not-paired state by slow or quick flashing.

6. Put your JBL Clip 4 into Bluetooth Pairing Mode

Now, to see your Clip 4  on your mobile device, start up pairing mode on it. To do that, press and release the Pairing button, as shown in the next picture.

Picture of the Bluetooth pairing button on the left side of the JBL Clip 4 speaker.
The Bluetooth pairing button on the left side of the JBL Clip 4 speaker.

When you press the Pairing button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the Bluetooth button begins fast flashing white. See this in the last picture, pointed at by the green arrow.

7. Find your Bluetooth Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair JBL Clip 4

See the screen shot next. We found our speaker, as pointed at by the blue arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 4 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 4 speaker as discovered.

8. Next, Pair with your BT Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list.

Your source device then pairs with the 4 (named “JBL Clip 4” in this demo). The mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 4 speaker as Connected.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 4 speaker as Connected.

9. Done with How to Pair JBL Clip 4 !

We have now successfully paired our Clip 4 BT speaker. Similar routines work with pairing iPod Touch players, iPad Pros, and any iPhones as well so long as they support Bluetooth. Pairing with Android devices works in similar fashion as well.

Other Posts About the JBL Clip 4 Portable Speaker

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    2. Clip 4 Charger Details
    3. JBL Clip 4 Charging Time
    4. How to Put JBL Clip 4 in Pairing Mode
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References for How to Pair JBL Clip 4

    1. Clip 4 Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

    • 2022-09-12: First published.
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