Picture of the left front of the JBL Flip 6 portable speaker.

How to Reset My JBL Flip 6

Shows how to reset my JBL Flip 6 portable speaker to return it to default factory settings.  Resetting erases any prior paired Bluetooth devices from its memory.  Deleting these stops it from connecting to any nearby devices afterwards.  Also, do the reset to get this speaker ready for sale or re gifting, or to fix pairing errors. Or, reset to stop it from linking with devices you no longer wish to use it with.

How to Reset My JBL Flip 6: Step by Step

1. Turn on the Flip 6 

Press and hold the Power button until it lights up.

Picture of the dark -Power- button on the JBL Flip 6.
The dark -Power- button on the JBL Flip 6.

Then, the Power button lights up along with the battery power scale, as shown next.  Here, since we’ve paired the speaker with BT devices before this, it does not enter pairing mode.  We know that because the Pairing button flashes slowly, rather than glowing solid or fast blinking.

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

2. Wait for the Power Up Sound

The 6 makes a rising rock guitar strum when it comes on.  It is then ready for reset.





3. Press the Volume UP and Play-Pause Buttons Together to Start the Reset Process

See the next picture to find the Play-Pause and UP Volume buttons.

Picture of the -Play-Pause- and -Volume Up- buttons circled on the JBL Flip 6.
The -Play-Pause- and -Volume Up- buttons circled on the JBL Flip 6.

The unit then enters reset. Note that both the Bluetooth and Power buttons light up gray white for a couple seconds.

Picture of all lights on the button panel glowing.
All lights on the button panel glowing.

Then after a short pause, the speaker shuts off.  All the lights go off, and it plays the power-down guitar.

4. Check that Reset Worked

Next, power on the Flip 6 again, as detailed in step 1 above.

Now this time, after reset, the speaker comes up in pairing mode, as we see next.  Note that the Bluetooth button blinks white to denote this.  When the   Bluetooth  button blinks, this means that the unit is unpaired.  Indeed, we expect it not to auto pair to anything after reset.

Picture of the Bluetooth button blinking on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.
The Bluetooth button blinking on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.

5. Done with How to Reset My JBL Flip 6 !

Resetting is now complete.  You may now pack up the speaker for sale, or pair it again with your favorite BT devices.  The speaker will no longer automatically connect with any earlier paired in-range device.  To restore automatic BT pairing, manually pair the unit with a tablet or phone.  Then, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing with automatically occur once more.

Other Posts About the JBL Flip 6 

    1. How to Switch OFF JBL Flip 6
    2. Bass Boost JBL Flip 6
    3. Software Update Instructions
    4. Button Functions Described
    5. JBL Flip 6 General Specifications

References for How to Reset My JBL Flip 6

    1. JBL Flip 6 Official Home Page
    2. Where to Buy the JBL Flip 6