Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing the -Bluetooth Discovery Mode- button highlighted.

JBL Flip 2 Pairing Instructions

This post gives JBL Flip 2 pairing instructions. These directions work with both iOS and Android mobile phones and computers, including the iPhone, Galaxy, iPod, and the iPad Air smart phones and tablets.





JBL Flip 2 Pairing Instructions

With your JBL Flip 2 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. Navigate to the Home Screen on your Source Device

Press the Home button to get to 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 running iOS 11.4, 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 iOS device then displays the first page of its settings, as shown in the next step.

4. Go to Bluetooth Settings to Continue with JBL Flip 2 Pairing

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our  JBL Flip 2 speaker is currently powered OFF and 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 Flip 2 with the iPad Air before. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. Screenshot of the iOS Previously Paired Bluetooth Devices list, empty.
iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. iOS Previously Paired Bluetooth Devices list, empty.

5. Turn On your JBL Flip 2 Speaker

Turn on the JBL Flip 2 by quickly pressing its Power button. See this pointed at by the blue arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, powered OFF, showing its -Power- button highlighted.
The JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, powered OFF, showing its -Power- button highlighted.

The speaker then powers up.





But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the speaker will not pair with it automatically. The Bluetooth pairing light pointed at by the green arrow in the next picture is OFF.  This denotes this not-paired state.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing the -Pairing Mode- button highlighted.
The JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing the -Pairing Mode- button highlighted.

6. Put your JBL Speaker into Discovery Mode

Now, to see your speaker on your BT source device, place the speaker into pairing mode. To do that, press and release the Pair button, as pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.

When you press the Pair button, the speaker makes a repeating single tone sound several times. Also, the Pair button changes from not glowing at all to a flashing white. We snapped the next picture of this button during the ON part of its flashing.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing the control buttons side. Speaker is powered on and in pairing mode.
The JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing the control buttons side. Speaker is powered on and in pairing mode.

7. Find your JBL Flip 2 on your Source Device

See the screen shot next. We found our speaker, as pointed at by the blue arrow.

Screenshot of the iOS Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Flip 2 found, discovered.
iOS Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Flip 2 found, discovered.

8. Pair your BT Device with your JBL Flip 2

Tap the listed speaker in the Devices list.

Your source device then pairs with the Flip 2 (“JBL Flip 2” here). Our iOS device’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.  The blue arrows show the JBL Flip 2 paired, connected to an iPad Air tablet.

Picture of the iOS Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker, paired.
iOS Bluetooth Settings screen, showing the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker, paired.

9. Done with JBL Flip 2 Pairing !

We have now successfully paired our JBL Flip 2 portable speaker with our iPad iOS device.

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References for JBL Flip 2 Pairing

  1. How do I Connect my iPhone to the JBL Speaker? from Apple Support

Revision History

  • 2020-07-29: Optimized the text further.
  • 2020-04-20: Added more tags.
  • 2019-03-18: First posted.
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