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

JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

This post gives JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth pairing instructions These work when pairing with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets. But similar techniques work for Android devices as well.





JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

With your JBL Clip 2 powered off (power button is dark), run through this directions to pair it to your source Bluetooth device. We’re pairing with an iPad Air tablet in this demo.

1. Get to the Home Screen on your Source Device

Press the Home button to reveal the mobile iOS device’s Home screen.

2. Find the  Settings  App

We found ours on the second page of the iOS home screen, 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 

Tap the  Settings   app icon.

The device then shows the first page of its  Settings   page, as shown in the next step.

4. Go to Bluetooth Settings  to Continue with JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Pairing

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that Bluetooth is enabled here. But since JBL Clip 2 speaker is powered OFF right now (is not in Bluetooth discovery mode), it does not show up in the  Bluetooth Devices   list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired our speaker with this tablet 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 Clip 2 speaker now.
An iOS iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there’s no JBL Clip 2 speaker now.

5. Turn On your JBL Clip 2 Speaker

Power up this speaker by fast pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

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.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp blinks blue.  This means that it’s ready to receive a Bluetooth connection request.





But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the Clip 2 JBL will not pair with it automatically.

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.

6. Put your JBL Clip 2 into Bluetooth Pairing Mode

Now, to see this speaker on your iOS device, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button.   Find this button as shown in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow.

Showing the speaker's -Bluetooth- button highlighted.
Showing the speaker’s -Bluetooth- button highlighted.

When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, this speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the status lamp changes to a fast flashing blue. See this next, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of the JBL Clip 2 speaker, top rear view, powered on. showing the status lamp glowing blue highlighted.
JBL Clip 2 speaker, top rear view, powered on. showing the status lamp glowing blue highlighted.

7. Find your Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Pairing

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

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 2 speaker discovered but not paired, highlighted.
iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 2 speaker discovered but not paired, highlighted.

8. Pair with your JBL Clip 2 

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

Your device then pairs with this speaker.

The tablet’s   Bluetooth Settings  screen then changes to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected JBL Clip 2 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 2 speaker paired and highlighted.
iOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 2 speaker paired and highlighted.

9. Done with JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Pairing !

Lastly, we have now successfully paired our JBL Clip 2 speaker with our tablet via Bluetooth.





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References for JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Pairing

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Change History

  • 2020-07-29: First posted.
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