Picture of the JBL Clip speaker spread out with its packaging.

JBL Clip Firmware Update Instructions

Covers the JBL Clip portable Bluetooth speaker firmware update directions.  However, we know of no way to upgrade the software on this particular speaker. Indeed we find no firmware downloads for this unit on the JBL web site.  Plus, we see no details for this in the included manuals.

So it’s likely that JBL thinks that the speaker works well enough with the original firmware. Thus they do not offer a (perhaps) confusing and risky update routine for such a low cost speaker.

Moreover, in our tests, this Clip is still highly reliable.  E.g. We encountered no bugs, lost connections, distortion, or any other unwanted behaviors.  Therefore firmware updating is likely unnecessary. Thus, as far as we can tell, updating this speaker is impossible for the average consumer to perform.

Picture of an iPhone beside the JBL Clip 1 Bluetooth speaker.
An iPhone beside the JBL Clip 1 Bluetooth speaker.

Finally, a no-update option makes this speaker even easier to use and enjoy. Indeed it’s nice to see a speaker that works well, right out of the box, and will likely never need updates to fix problems.  So if that’s the sort of worry-free operation you’re looking for in a Bluetooth speaker, then the JBL Clip 1 is for you. It’s a virtually zero-maintenance unit, and the only upkeep it needs is periodic cleaning, as well as to exercise the battery periodically.

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References for JBL Clip Firmware Update

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

Revision History

    • 2022-10-30 First published.