Picture of the Bluetooth pairing button on the left side of the JBL Clip 4 speaker.

JBL Clip 4 Hard Reset Instructions

Here, we give JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth speaker hard reset directions, to return it to its default settings.  Hard resetting reverts this speaker to its factory default state. Furthermore, it wipes away any prior paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Erasing these stops the Clip 4 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after hard reset. Also, you would do this to get the unit ready for sale or re gifting, or to stop it from joining with devices you no longer wish it to link with.





JBL Clip 4 Hard Reset, Step by Step

1. Turn on the Speaker

Press and hold the Power button until the status lamp lights.

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.

First, find the Power button, as we see in the last picture above.

Then, the status light comes on, as the next picture shows.

Picture of the status lamp glowing white.
The status lamp, glowing white.

2. Wait for the Power Up Guitar Sound

The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up. Then, the 4 is ready for hard reset after this sound ends.

Now the speaker may or may not pair with a device. That depends on whether there are any in-range Bluetooth devices that know about this speaker.  But whether paired or not, the hard reset works the same way, as follows.





3. Press the Volume UP and Bluetooth Buttons Together

Find the Volume Up and Bluetooth buttons.

The Volume Up button is on the front of the speaker, near the top, to the right.  See it next.

Picture of the -Volume Up- button on the JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth speaker.
The -Volume Up- button on the JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth speaker.

And the Bluetooth button is on the left side of the speaker, as we point out in the next picture.

Picture of the Bluetooth pairing button on the left side of the JBL Clip 4 speaker.
The Bluetooth pairing button on the left side of the JBL Clip 4 speaker.

 

After you press and hold these two buttons, the speaker then enters its hard reset routine.

Next, after a short pause, the Clip 4 turns off. The status lamp goes dark, and the speaker makes the power-down guitar sound.

Picture of the dark status lamp.
The dark status lamp.

4. Check that the JBL Clip 4 Hard Reset Did Indeed Work

Next, power up the Clip 4 again, as we did in step 1 above.

Note that after a hard reset, our speaker comes up in pairing / discovery mode.  The status lamp fast flashes white to tell us this, and you should now be able to see the speaker in a BT source device when connecting to it.





5. Done with JBL Clip 4 Hard Reset !

Hard reset is now finished. So you may now sell or gift it, or pair the speaker once more with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After hard reset, the Clip 4 no longer automatically pairs with any previously synced device that is in range and in pairing mode. Thus, to restore automatic Bluetooth pairing, you have to first manually sync the Clip 4 with a device. Finally, after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth running, and they are in range of one another, pairing would automatically take place once more.





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References for JBL Clip 4 Hard Reset

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

Revision History

  • 2022-08-11: First published.
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