Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 4 speaker as Connected.

JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

This post gives JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth 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 4 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

With your JBL Clip 4 OFF (status lamp is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch iOS mobile device.

Dark status lamp on the JBL Clip 4 speaker.
JBL Clip 4 speaker dark status lamp.

We use an iPad Air tablet for this demo.

1. Get to the Home Screen on your Source Bluetooth Device

Firstly, 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 

Thirdly, 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 4 Bluetooth Pairing

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that Bluetooth is enabled here. But since JBL Clip 4 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 4 with this tablet before. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, next.

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

5. Turn On your JBL Clip 4 

Power up the Clip 4 by fast pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the -Power- button on the left side of the JBL Clip 4 speaker.
The -Power- button on the left side of the JBL Clip 4 speaker.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp flashes or glows white.  If blinking, this means that it’s ready to receive a Bluetooth connection request.





But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the Clip 4 will not pair with it automatically.

The status lamp glowing white on the speaker.
The status lamp on the speaker, glowing white.

6. Put your JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Speaker into Bluetooth Pairing Mode

Now, to see your JBL Clip 4 speaker on your iOS or iPadOS device, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button.   Find this button in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of the Bluetooth pairing button on the left side of the speaker.
The Bluetooth pairing button on the left side of the speaker.

When you press the Bluetooth Pairing Mode button, the Clip 4 makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the status lamp changes to a fast flashing white. See this next, as pointed at by the green arrow.

7. Find your Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found our Clip 4, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 4 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 4 speaker as discovered.

8. Pair with your JBL Clip 4 

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

Your device then pairs with the Clip 4.

The tablet’s   Bluetooth Settings  screen then changes to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected JBL Clip 4 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 4 speaker as Connected.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Clip 4 speaker as Connected.

9. Done with JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Pairing !

Finally, we have now successfully paired our JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth speaker with our tablet.





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References for JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Pairing

  1. JBL Clip 4 Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Change Log

  • 2022-08-09: First posted.
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