Picture of the JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, front side view.

JBL Flip 2 Reset Instructions, How to Factory Hard Reset JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth Speaker

These JBL Flip 2 reset instructions show how to factory reset your JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker to its default settings.  We outline the hard reset procedure for this speaker below.

So, factory resetting restore this Flip 2 speaker to factory default state. Hard resetting wipes out any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these stops the Flip 2 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the reset.

Also, you might reset your JBL Bluetooth speaker to prepare it for sale or re gifting, or simply, to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with.

JBL Flip 2 Reset Instructions

1. Turn on the JBL Flip 2 Portable Speaker

Press and hold the Power button until the power button lights up and the electronic blip sound plays.

The Power button appears in the next picture, pointed at by the blue arrow.

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

Once pressed and released, the Power button lights up, as shown next.

JBL Flip 2 reset instructions. Picture of the Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing its control button side. The speaker is powered On but not paired. The Bluetooth button is dark.
JBL Flip 2 reset instructions. The Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing its control button side. The speaker is powered On but not paired. The Bluetooth button is dark. JBL Flip 2 Reset Instructions.

2. Wait for the Power Up Blip Sound

The speaker makes a quick low-to-high tone blip sound when it powers on. The JBL Flip 2 is ready for hard resetting after this short sound finishes.

It may or may not pair with a device automatically.  This depends on whether there are any in-range Bluetooth devices that know about the Clip. Whether paired or not though, we’d design the hard factory reset to work the same way, as follows.

3. Press the Volume UP (+) and Phone Buttons Together

Find the Phone and UP Volume (+) buttons. The Phone button is the one shaped as, what else, a telephone receiver.  The Volume UP (+)  button is on the right in the following picture,

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 speaker button panel, with the -Volume UP- and -Phone- buttons circled.
JBL Flip 2 speaker button panel, with the -Volume UP- and -Phone- buttons circled. JBL Flip 2 Reset Instructions.

The Flip 2 then enters hard reset, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing the control buttons end. The speaker is powered Off. No lamps lit.
JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker, showing the control buttons end. The speaker is powered Off. No lamps lit. JBL Flip 2 Reset Instructions.

Then after a short pause, the JBL Flip 2 turns OFF. The power lamp goes dark, and the speaker makes the power-down high-low tone blip sound.

4. Check that your JBL Flip 2 Wireless Speaker Did Indeed Hard Reset

Next, power on the Flip 2 again, as described in step 1 above.

Note that after a factory default reset, our speaker comes up in ready-to-pair mode. Note that ready-for-pairing mode is not the same as Bluetooth discovery mode. This speaker does not automatically go into discovery mode. To get that, you must press the Bluetooth button.

At any rate, once powered on, the status lamp in the Flip 2  power button lights up and glows solid white, while the speaker waits for pairing.

When the Power button slow-blinks white, the Flip 2 is not currently paired. Indeed, we expect it would not pair to anything after a hard reset, even in-range devices.

5. Done!

The JBL Flip 2 factory reset routine is now finished. So you may now sell or gift the speaker, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

After a hard factory reset, the speaker no longer automatically connects with any previously paired Bluetooth device that is in range and in Bluetooth pairing mode. Thus, to restore automatic Bluetooth pairing, you would manually pair the Flip 2 with a source device. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing would automatically take place once more.

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Revision History

  • 2019-03-31: Added some tags.
  • 2019-01-21: Fixed some typos and inaccuracies in the pictures.
  • 2018-06-11: First published.