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

How to Pair JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker

This post shows how to Pair JBL Flip 4 speaker.  This demo shows how to do it on iOS devices, like iPhones, iPod Touches, and the iPad Air tablets. But slight variations of this routine also works for pairing this Bluetooth speaker with Android tablets and phones.





How to Pair JBL Flip 4 

Start with your JBL Flip 4 powered off (power button is dark).  Then run through this routine to pair it to your BT device.  Again, we use an iPad Air tablet for this demo.

1. Get to the   Home   Screen on your Mobile Device

First, press the   Home   button to reveal the device’s   Home  screen.

2. Find the  Settings  App

We found ours on the second page of the iOS home screen on our iPad Air as 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

Next, tap the Settings app icon.

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

4. Go to  Bluetooth Settings

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since JBL Flip 4 is currently OFF, we do not see it in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, it’s not there because we’ve never paired our Flip 4 with this mobile device before.  See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there's no JBL Flip 4 speaker now.
iOS iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there’s no JBL Flip 4 speaker now.

5. Turn On your JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker

Then, turn on the JBL Flip 4 by quickly pressing its   Power   button. See this 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 powers up.





But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the Flip 4 will not pair with it automatically. The light that comes on in the power switch signals this not-paired state by glowing solid white, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL 4 Flip series speaker, top view, powered ON.
JBL 4 Flip series speaker, top view, powered ON.

6. Put your JBL Bluetooth Speaker into Discovery Mode

Now, to see your JBL Flip 4 speaker on your iOS device, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button, as shown in the next picture.

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

When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the power button changes from a solid white glow to flashing blue. See this next.

Picture of the JBL Flip speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode. Showing the Power button, flashing blue, highlighted with the yellow arrow.
JBL Flip 4 speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode. Showing the Power button, flashing blue, highlighted with the yellow arrow.

7. Find your JBL Flip 4 on your iOS Device

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

Screenshot of the iOS 11 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.

8. Pair with your JBL Flip 4 Portable Speaker

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

Your iOS device then pairs with the Flip 4 (“Tom’s Flip 4” in this demo). The iOS device’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth Settings screen on iPad Air, showing the -Tom's Flip 4- Bluetooth speaker connected and highlighted.
iOS Bluetooth Settings screen on iPad Air, showing the -Tom’s Flip 4- Bluetooth speaker connected and highlighted.

9. Done with How to pair JBL Flip 4

We have now successfully paired our JBL Flip 4 portable speaker with our iPad iOS device.





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References for How to Pair JBL Flip 4

  1. Pairing JBL Flip 4 with Bluetooth Device, on YouTube.com

Revisions Log

  • 2020-04-20: Added more tags.
  • 2019-04-01: First released.
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