Picture of the JBL Clip 3 waterproof speaker, showing its Bluetooth discovery mode button highlighted.

JBL Clip 3 Pairing Instructions, Pairing Clip 3 JBL

This post gives JBL Clip 3 pairing instructions These work when pairing with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets. However, similar procedures work for Android devices as well.

JBL Clip 3 Pairing Instructions

With your JBL Clip 3 powered off (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch iOS mobile device. We’re using an iPad Air tablet for this demo.

1. Get to the Home Screen on your iOS 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 on our iPad Air, 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

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that Bluetooth is enabled here. But since JBL Clip 3 speaker is currently powered OFF (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 Clip 3 with this tablet before. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS 11 iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there's no JBL Flip 4 speaker now.
iOS 11 iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there’s no JBL Clip 3 speaker now.

5. Turn On your JBL Clip 3 Speaker

Power up the Clip 3 by fast pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker, showing its -Power- button highlighted.
JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker, showing its -Power- button highlighted.

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

But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the Clip 3 will not pair with it automatically.

Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, showing status lamp glowing white.
JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, showing status lamp glowing white.

6. Put your JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker into Bluetooth Pairing Mode

Now, to see your JBL Clip 3 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.

Picture of the JBL Clip 3 waterproof speaker, showing its Bluetooth discovery mode button highlighted.
JBL Clip 3 waterproof speaker, showing its Bluetooth discovery mode button highlighted.

When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the Clip 3 makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the status lamp changes from a slow flashing white fast flashing white. See this next, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing the status lamp glowing white and highlighted.
JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing the status lamp glowing white and highlighted.

7. Find your JBL Clip 3 Speaker on your Mobile Device

See the screen shot next. We found our Clip 3, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of a .JBL Clip 3 speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode, as seen on an iOS iPad Air tablet.
JBL Clip 3 speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode, as seen on an iOS iPad Air tablet.

8. Pair with your JBL Clip 3 

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

Your device then pairs with the Clip 3.

The tablet’s   Bluetooth Settings  screen then changes to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected JBL Clip 3 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of a JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, paired with an iOS iPad Air tablet, as seen on that tablet.
JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, paired with an iOS iPad Air tablet, as seen on that tablet.

9. Done!

We have now successfully paired our JBL Clip 3 speaker with our tablet.

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Change Log

  • 2019-03-18: Fixed some typos.
  • 2019-03-13: First posted.