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

JBL Clip 2 Volume Control Explained

There are a few ways for how to set the volume control on the JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth mini speaker. Plus, these depend on the app(s) you’re playing from mostly. Indeed many apps provide volume controls.  Plus, this particular BT speaker has two buttons for volume control.  Find these (the + and -) buttons on the left edge of the unit. Note though, that you cannot set volume with the JBL Connect app on this BT speaker.





How to Change Loudness Using the JBL Clip 2 Volume Control

First, you can set the volume control without using any apps as follows.

1. Lay Out the Speaker on its Side such that the Circular Button Controls Face You

See the correct speaker position shown next.  There are three buttons in this row, which, again.  This row includes the Volume DOWN (-) button on the far right, and the Volume UP (+), button on the far left.

Picture of the JBL Clip 2 speaker left side panel, highlighting the -Volume Down- button.
JBL Clip 2 speaker left side panel, highlighting the -Volume Down- button.

2. Work the JBL Clip 2 Volume Control by Pressing the and + Buttons

Press the (-) button to reduce the volume. Tap the (+) button to increase the volume.

3. Done !





How to Set the JBL Clip 2 Volume Control with Siri Voice Commands on iOS and iPadOS

Picture of Siri prompting for voice command screen on iOS device.
Siri prompting for voice command screen on iOS device.

Next is an example of giving Siri a voice command to set the volume to half (50 percent).

Picture of Siri changing volume to half (50 percent). Showing the screen when that happens.
Siri changing volume to half (50 percent). Showing the screen when that happens.

Briefly press the Home button to get Siri’s attention.  Then ask her to raise and lower the volume as follows.

Next is an example of Siri responding to a voice command to set the volume to FULL (100 percent).

Screenshot of Siri changing volume to full (100 percent). Showing iOS screen when that happens..
Siri changing volume to full (100 percent). Showing iOS screen when that happens..

Siri currently understands one scale for volume adjustment: 0-100 percent.  Example commands follow.  Say these after you’ve pressed the Play / Pause to wake her up.

  • Set volume 0 [muted].
  • Volume 0.
  • Set volume 10 [Ten percent].
  • Set volume 10 percent.
  • Volume 10.
  • Set volume 76 percent.
  • Volume 76.
  • Set volume 100 [One hundred percent, full volume].

There are also shortcut commands for min and max volume setting, as in:

  • Mute. [Sets the volume to zero percent, minimum, muted state.]
  • Half volume. [Adjusts volume to fifty percent, or half of full.]
  • Set volume full. [Sets speaker volume to maximum, 100 percent.]
  • Set volume max. [Sets speaker volume to maximum, 100 percent.]
  • Volume half. [Adjusts volume to fifty percent, or half of full.]
  • Volume minimum. [Sets the volume to zero percent, minimum, muted state.]




Other Ways to Set the JBL Clip 2 Volume Control

Besides the volume control on the speaker, you can also adjust volume with the buttons on the paired source device too, including iPadOS, iOS, and Android devices.

But on Android devices, we find that setting the volume on the speaker does not change the volume setting on our Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Phone Pro Android phone.  In fact, for this device, the volume control on the speaker seemed to set the gain of the amplifiers on the speaker itself, and not the phone volume.  Indeed we heard distortion in the speaker, with its volume set to half while the phone volume was at full (100 percent).  So, just be aware of this so you can avoid “over driving” the JBL Clip 2 with your Android device.

In this demo though, we’re playing YouTube content on our iPad Air, and streaming to the JBL Clip 2 via the Bluetooth connection.  To make that happen, do the following.

1. Pair your JBL Clip 2 to your Mobile Device

First, link your Clip 2 to your Bluetooth source device.

2. Begin Playing a Music Source

Start streaming an internet radio station, a song from YouTube or Spotify for example, or an Audible book. In this demo, we stream YouTube audio to the speaker, as shown next.

3. Use your Source Mobile Device’s Volume Control Buttons to Set the Volume of the JBL Clip 2

See this done in the next picture.

Picture of the YouTube app on iOS, as seen during adjusting the volume while playing a video.
YouTube app on iOS, as seen during adjusting the volume while playing a video.

Note the purple arrowed volume setter square with a speaker inside of it in the last picture.

Also note that the volume change you hear on the speaker lags by a second or two. Why? Because of the latency (delay) of the commands going across the Bluetooth airwaves.

Finally, again, we’re not describing here how to set volume for individual apps. So, we leave figuring out how to do this as a reader exercise.





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References

  1. JBL Clip 3 BT Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-07-25: First published.
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