Picture of the JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth speaker, front view, vertical orientation.

How to Reset JBL Clip 2 Speaker

We show you here how to factory reset your JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth speaker to its default factory settings.  The factory reset routine on the Clip 2, works as described next.

Resetting restores this Clip 2 JBL speaker to factory default state. Resetting the Clip Two erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these stops the 2 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the reset. Also, you might reset this JBL Bluetooth speaker to make it ready or sale or re-gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with whenever you turn it on.





How to Reset JBL Clip 2 Speaker

1. Turn on the Clip 2

Press and hold the power button until the status lamp lights up and the guitar strum sound plays.

Picture of the JBL Clip 2 speaker, side view, showing the Power button highlighted.
JBL Clip 2 speaker, side view, showing the Power button highlighted.

Find the power button, as shown in the last picture above.

Then, the status light comes on, as shown next.

Picture of the top rear view of the speaker, powered on. showing the status lamp glowing blue highlighted.
Top rear view of the speaker, powered on. showing the status lamp glowing blue highlighted.

2. Wait for the Power Up Guitar Sound

The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up. The JBL Clip 2 is ready for use after this sound finishes.  It may or may not pair with a device, depending on whether there are any in-range Bluetooth devices that know about the Clip.  Whether paired the reset works the same way, as follows.





3. Press the Volume UP and Phone Buttons Together to Continue with How to Reset JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Find the Phone and UP Volume buttons.  The Phone button is in the middle of the left side panel of the speaker, and the Volume UP button is to its left, as circled in the next picture.

Picture of the side of the speaker, showing the -Phone- and -Volume Up- buttons circled.
Side view of the speaker, showing the -Phone- and -Volume Up- buttons circled.

The Clip 2 then enter hard reset.  Within a second or two, the unit powers off after this very quick JBL Clip 2 Reset finishes, the falling guitar strum sounds, and the status lamp goes dark, as shown next.

Picture of the top back of the speaker, powered OFF, showing the dark status lamp highlighted.
Top back view of the speaker, powered OFF, showing the dark status lamp highlighted.

4. Check that your JBL Clip 2 Wireless Speaker Did Indeed Hard Reset

Next, power on the Clip Two again, as described in step 1 above.

Note that after a JBL Clip 2 reset, our speaker came up in ready-to-pair mode, with the status lamp rapidly flashing blue.

5. Done with How to Reset JBL Clip 2 Speaker !

The JBL Clip 2 reset is now done. So you may now gift or sell it, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After a hard reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired Bluetooth device that happens to be in range and in Bluetooth pairing mode. Thus, to restore automatic Bluetooth pairing, you would manually pair the Clip 2 with a desired device. Then after that, any time that both the Clip 2 and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing would automatically take place again.





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References for How to Reset JBL Clip 2

  1. JBL Clip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Product Page, on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2020-04-11: Added more tags.
  • 2019-03-18: First posted.
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