Picture of the JBL Flip 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, with the included USB charge cord connected.

JBL Flip 3 Charging Instructions for Longest Battery Life

These JBl Flip 3 charging instructions show how to recharge this speaker through its  hidden USB input port. In short: First, pick a right sized USB adapter. Why? Because the Flip 3 does not come with this off the shelf.





JBL Flip 3 Charging Instructions Summary

In this demo, we chose the iClever 3-port USB wall charger, model IC-TC03. Plus, the Flip 3 needs a high power USB power source to charge fully in a short time, and the IC-TC03 fills this need well.

Next, connect the orange micro USB cable included with the speaker between it and that iClever adapter.

Then, plug the adapter into a working wall outlet.

Finally after a few to five hours, your Flip 3 fully charges. Then, you can play it again for up to ten hours (about), before you must charge it again.

Picture of the Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker, its battery status indicator showing that the internal battery is almost completely dead. The red light, showing that the battery is critically low, is highlighted.
JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker, its battery status indicator showing that the internal battery is almost completely dead. The red light, showing that the battery is critically low, is highlighted.




JBL Flip 3 Charging Directions, Step by Step

Picture of this battery operated speaker, with its USB charging cable along with an iClever 3 port USB wall charger.
The JBL Flip 3 battery operated speaker, with its USB charging cable along with an iClever 3 port USB wall charger.

1. Choose Right Size Power Adapter

Firstly, as mentioned above, we’re using the iClever 36 watt three port USB wall charger AC adapter, as shown next.

Picture of the iClever 3-port USB wall charger, model IC-TC03, Showing its specs label side.
iClever 3-port USB wall charger, model IC-TC03, Showing its specs label side.

2. Open the Flip 3 Port Cover 

Secondly, use a penny or a dime to pry open the waterproof seal port cover. This exposes the micro USB charging port inside, as shown next.

Picture of this splashproof Bluetooth speaker, showing its USB charge port highlighted.
Our JBL Flip 3 splashproof Bluetooth speaker, showing its USB charge port highlighted.

3. Plug in the Micro USB Cord

Thirdly, plug the small end of the orange micro USB charge cord into the matching micro USB port in the speaker, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Flip 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, with the included USB charge cord connected.
The JBL Flip 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, with the included USB charge cord connected.




4. Plug the Other End of the USB Cord into your USB Power Adapter

Next, connect the A end of the USB charge cable to the power adapter, as pictured next.

Picture of the iClever 3-Port USB wall charger, model IC-TC03. Showing its USB port side with a USB cable plugged into one of its output ports.
iClever 3-Port USB wall charger, model IC-TC03. Showing its USB port side with a USB cable plugged into one of its output ports.

5. Plug the AC USB Power Adapter into a Working Wall Outlet

Now that the Flip 3 and iClever charger adapter are linked, we plug the adapter into a live AC outlet, as shown next. In this scenario, we plugged ours into an energized Tripp-Lite surge protector.

Picture of the Flip 3 battery powered Bluetooth speaker, charging.
Our JBL Flip 3 battery powered Bluetooth speaker, charging.

At least one of the battery status lamps lights up on the speaker when powered. The five lamps on this speaker light up in succession as battery recharging happens, as pictured next.

Picture of the Flip 3 speaker, showing Its battery status gauge at 60 percent charged, highlighted.
The JBL Flip 3 speaker, showing Its battery status gauge at 60 percent charged, highlighted.

6. Let the Flip 3 Charge Until All Battery Status Lamps Go Off

Battery charge is almost complete when all but the last battery status lights glow solid white. Then, the last one blinks for several minutes more to top off the charge, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Flip 3 wireless speaker. Showing its battery status gauge, which itself shows that the speaker Is almost fully charged.
Our JBL Flip 3 wireless speaker. Showing its battery status gauge, which itself shows that the speaker Is almost fully charged.

The battery charge cycle finishes when all battery status gauge lights go out, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Flip 3 speaker, connected to USB wall charger. Showing its battery status gauge highlighted, with all lights OFF. This means that recharging has finished.
The JBL Flip 3 speaker, connected to USB wall charger. Showing its battery status gauge highlighted, with all lights OFF. This means that recharging has finished.




7. Unplug the USB Charge Cable from the Speaker

The next picture shows the micro USB charging port on the Flip 3 after we removed the charge wire.

Picture of the JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker, showing its USB charge port highlighted.
Our JBL Flip 3 splashproof Bluetooth speaker, showing its USB charge port highlighted.

8. Fully Close the Waterproof Port Door

Note that unless you snap this this flap securely in place, water may enter the port area the next time you take the speaker poolside. This might damage the electronics. So, be careful to press the port door fully closed. Use enough force to correctly seat it for maximum water resistance.  See how this port door looks when sealed in the next picture.

Picture of this wireless speaker. Showing The USB AUX IN ports door closed and highlighted.
The JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker. Showing The USB AUX IN ports door closed and highlighted.

9. Done with JBL Flip 3 Charging

Lastly, we have now fully charged our JBL Flip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker. Note that the battery charge status gauge just after a full recharge. All lamps glow steady white.  This means that the Flip 3 is charged all the way up, as shown in the last picture above.

Repeat this process every ten to twelve hours of music play to keep its battery in top shape. We charge ours when only the one battery gauge light flashes.

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References

  1. JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth Speaker Product Page on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-08-08: Fixed some broken links.
  • 2020-04-08: Added tags.
  • 2019-05-14: Tweaked the targeting for ‘JBL Flip 3 charging’.
  • 2019-02-24: First published.
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