Picture of an iPhone beside the JBL Flip 5 speaker.

How to Pair JBL Flip 5 with iPhone

Shows how to pair a JBL Flip 5 with iPhone.

How to Pair JBL Flip 5 with iPhone: Step by Step

With your Flip 5 OFF (power button is dark), run through this routine to connect it with your iPhone.

Picture of the top of the JBL Flip 5 powered OFF. Showing the dark -Power- button.
Top view of the JBL Flip 5 powered OFF. Showing the dark -Power- button.

1. Visit the Home Screen on the iPhone

Firstly, at the lock screen, swipe up from the bottom. Or tap the Home button to bring up the phone’s Home screen.

2. Find the Settings App

Then we find ours on the second page of the Home screen,.

Screenshot of the -Settings- app icon on the iPhone -Home- page.
iPhone -Home- screen showing the -Settings- app.

3. Bring up the Settings App

Tap the Settings app icon.

Screenshot of the -Settings- page. Showing the -Bluetooth- option.
The -Settings- page. Showing the -Bluetooth- option.

The iPhone then displays the first page of its settings, as we see.

4. Go to the  Bluetooth  Page to Continue with How to Pair JBL Flip 5 with iPhone

Then tap the Bluetooth item.  The Bluetooth screen then displays.

Screenshot of the iPhone  -Bluetooth- page.
The iPhone  -Bluetooth- page.

Note that our Bluetooth is ON here. If yours shows as OFF, then move the switch item rightward to the ON position.

Now since JBL speaker is currently OFF, it does not appear in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired it with this iPhone before.





5. Turn On your JBL Flip 5

Turn on this unit  by quickly pressing its Power button. The speaker then boots and that button starts glowing white.

Picture of the glowing -Power- button .
The glowing -Power- button .

The speaker then powers up and makes a rising guitar strum sound.

But since the iPhone does not know about this speaker, the Flip 5 will not pair with it automatically. The Pairing light denotes this not-paired state by either being dark or flashing white.

6. Start Up Discovery Mode

Then to see the 5 on your mobile device, place the Flip 5 into discovery mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button. This button looks like the Bluetooth logo.

Picture of the flashing -Bluetooth- button.
The flashing -Bluetooth- button.

The Flip 5 then plays the guitar single note pluck. And the Bluetooth button starts flashing white.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Pair JBL Flip 5 with iPhone

We find the Flip 5 on the iPhone as follows.

Screenshot of the JBL Flip 5 showing as Discovered.
The JBL Flip 5 showing as Discovered.

8. Next, Pair with the JBL Flip 5

Then tap the JBL Flip 5 entry in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list.

Your iPhone then connects with the speaker (named “JBL Flip 5” in this scenario). The mobile device’s Bluetooth screen then changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the JBL Flip 5 showing as Connected.
The JBL Flip 5 showing as Connected.

9. Done with How to Pair JBL Flip 5 with iPhone !

At last, we have now linked this BT speaker. Furthermore, similar procedures work with iPod, iPad, and any iPhones as well. So long as they support Bluetooth. Also, pairing with Android devices works like this too.

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References 

    1. JBL Flip 5 Official Product Page