Covers the JBL Clip 4 wireless Bluetooth speaker firmware update instructions. But we know of no way to upgrade the software on this speaker. Plus, we currently find no firmware downloads listed for this speaker on the JBL web site. Neither are any details given for this in the included manuals. And many folks have looked for, and commented on, this lack of firmware updates for the 4. Finally, the Clip 4, as is the case with all the other Clip speaker versions, does not appear in the JBL Portable app. So applying updates via this apps would seem to be impossible.
Thus it appears that JBL feels that the Clip 4 works well enough with the original firmware. So they do not author a (perhaps) confusing and complicated update procedure for such a basic speaker.
Indeed in our tests, the speaker is quite reliable. That is, we’ve not found any bugs, lost connections, distortion, or anything else bad. The speaker never crashes, locks up, nor sounds funny. So firmware updating is likely not necessary.
Plus, as far as we can tell, it is impossible for the average consumer to perform. But there might be a way to do it for JBL engineers with appropriate software running on a computer through a connection via the USB-C port. This speaker just may be too simple for JBL or customers to bother with firmware updates. Compared to bigger speakers, there’s just not very much in the firmware that goes wrong in the Clip 4.
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- 2022-09-12: First published.