JBL Flip 3 Reset Instructions, How to Factory Reset the JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth Speaker




These JBL Flip 3 reset instructions show you how to factory reset your JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker to its default settings. Resetting restores this speaker to factory default state. Factory default resetting erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory. Clearing these stops the Flip 3 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the reset. Also, you might reset your speaker to get it ready for sale or regifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with.




JBL Flip 3 Reset Instructions

1. Turn on the JBL Flip 3

Press and hold the power button until it lights up.

Picture of the JBL Flip 3 splashproof Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing power button highlighted. Speaker is OFF. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.
JBL Flip 3 splashproof Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing power button highlighted. Speaker is OFF. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.

Find the power button, as shown in the last picture above.

Then, the Power button lights up along with the battery power scale, as shown next. In our case, since we’ve paired the speaker with Bluetooth devices before this, it does not enter Bluetooth discovery mode. We know that because the Power button is glows solid gray, rather than blinking blue.

Picture of the JBL Flip 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, top view, power button glowing white, highlighted. Speaker powered ON. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.
JBL Flip 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, top view, power button glowing white, highlighted. Speaker powered ON. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.

2. Wait for the Power Up Sound

The Flip 3 makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up. The JBL Flip is ready for use after this sound ends.

3. Press the Volume UP and Phone Buttons Together

See the next picture to find the Phone and UP Volume buttons.

Picture of the JBL Flip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, showing the reset button combination circled. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.
JBL Flip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, showing the reset button combination circled. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.

The JBL Flip 3 then runs its factory reset routine, as shown in the next picture. Note that all lamps light up for a couple seconds as the hard reset takes effect. Shown next.

Picture of the JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker, showing the light pattern as seen during factory default reset. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.
JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker, showing the light pattern as seen during factory default reset. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.

Then after a short pause, the JBL Flip 3 turns off. All the lights go off, and it makes the power-down guitar sound.

Picture of the JBL Flip 3 splashproof Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing power button highlighted. Speaker is OFF after hard reset finishes. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.
JBL Flip 3 splashproof Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing power button highlighted. Speaker is OFF after hard reset finishes. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.




4. Check that your JBL Flip 3 Did Reset

Next, power on the Flip 3 again, as described in step 1 above.  Press and release the Power button, as shown in the previous picture.

Now this time, after reset, our speaker comes up in Bluetooth discovery mode, as shown next. Note that the Power button blinks blue to denote this, as shown in the next picture. When the Power button blinks blue or shows as solid white, the Flip 3 is not currently paired. We expect it not to pair to anything after a reset.

Picture of the JBL Flip 3 battery powered Bluetooth speaker, showing its power button glowing blue. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.
JBL Flip 3 battery powered Bluetooth speaker, showing its power button glowing blue. JBL Flip 3 reset instructions.

5. Done!

The JBL Flip 3 reset is now finished. You may now pack it up for sale, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices. The speaker will no longer automatically connect with any previously paired Bluetooth device that is in range and in Bluetooth pairing more. To restore automatic Bluetooth pairing, manually pair the Flip 3 with a device. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing with automatically take place once more.

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Revision History

  • 2018-08-18: First published.