When you scan for in-range Bluetooth speakers, your JBL Flip 4 speaker shows up as “JBL Flip 4” by default. But you can change this name using the JBL Connect app along with an iOS or Android based mobile device. In the post, we outline the JBL Flip 4 change name routine, step by step.
First, install the JBL Connect app on your Android or iOS mobile device. Then, turn on your Flip 4 and pair your mobile device with it. Then, once you do all that, follow the routine below to change the speaker’s Bluetooth name.
JBL Flip 4 Change Name: Step by Step
1. Find the JBL Connect App on your Mobile Device
Our copy installed on home screen four, as shown next.
2. Run the JBL Connect App
Tap the JBL Connect app icon, as shown in the last picture.
Then, you should see the following screen.
3. Get to the Settings Screen to Continue with JBL Flip 4 Change Name Routine
Tap the gear Settings button, as pointed at in the last picture by the purple arrow.
You should then see the Settings screen for the paired Flip 4 speaker, as shown in the next screenshot.
4. Edit the Settings for the Paired JBL Flip 4
Tap the pencil icon next to the 4, as highlighted by the green arrow in the last screenshot.
Then, you should see the name change screen, as we show next.
5. Edit the Speaker Name Field
Use the displayed virtual keyboard to change the name to what you wish it to be.
In the next screenshots, we change ours from “JBL Flip 4” to “Tom’s Flip 4”.
First, we backspaced over the default name (“JBL Flip 4”), as shown in the next picture.
Then, we typed in the new speaker name, “Tom’s Flip 4”, as shown next.
6. Tap the Blue Done Key when Finished Editing to Continue with the JBL Flip 4 Change Name Procedure
Once you finish editing, tap the blue Done key on the virtual keyboard.
You then receive instructions on how to pair your speaker again with its new name.
7. Tap the Blue Got It Link
This takes you back to the Settings screen for the speaker. But now, the JBL Flip 4 appears with its new name assigned, as we see in the next screenshot.
How to Pair the JBL Flip 4 Using its New Name
With the 4 still paired under its old name, run through this routine to unpair it. Then forget it in your mobile device. And finally, re pair it with its new name.
1. Power Down the JBL Flip 4
This unpairs it from your mobile device.
2. Return your Mobile Device to its Home Screen
Press the Home button to close the JBL Connect app, and reveal the mobile device’s Home screen.
3. Find the Settings App
We found ours on the second page of the iOS home screen on our iPad Air, as shown next.
4. Bring up the Settings App
Tap the Settings app icon.
The mobile device then displays the first page of its settings, as shown next.
5. Go to Bluetooth Settings
Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows on our iPad Air tablet. Note that our Bluetooth is ON here. But since we turned off our JBL Flip 4 speaker, it shows as not connected. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.
6. Tap the JBL Flip 4 Entry in the My Devices List
The JBL Flip 4 entry is the last item on the list that we see in the last screenshot.
Then, the JBL Flip 4 device screen shows, as we see next.
7. Tap the Forget This Device Option
When you tap the Forget This Device link, you then get the Forget “JBL Flip 4” prompt, as shown next.
8. Tap the Red OK Button
Tapping OK removes the JBL Flip 4 data from the mobile device. This stops that device from looking for the speaker with that name, the next time you turn its Bluetooth on.
At any rate, after you hit OK, the Forget JBL Flip 4 window closes. Then the system takes you back to the previously paired Bluetooth devices list.
9. Turn On your JBL Flip 4 Again
Turn on the 4 by quickly pressing its Power button. See this circled in green, in the next picture.
The speaker then powers up.
Note that it now has a new Bluetooth name. Also, no other nearby Bluetooth devices know about this new name. So the speaker will not pair with anything. The Power switch lamp signals this non pairing by glowing solid white.
10. Put your JBL Flip 4 into Discovery Mode
Now, to see your newly named speaker on your mobile device, place it into Bluetooth discovery mode. Do this by pressing and releasing the Bluetooth button, as we show in the next picture.
When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the power button changes from a solid white glow to flashing blue. See this next.
11. Find your JBL Flip 4 with its New Name on your Mobile Device
See the screen shot next. We found ours there. Note that it appears with its new Bluetooth device name, as pointed at by the purple arrow.
12. Pair with your Newly Named JBL Flip 4
Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices portion of the Bluetooth devices list.
Your mobile device then pairs with the speaker using its new name (“Tom’s Flip 4” in this demo). It’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.
13. Done with JBL Flip 4 Change Name !
We have now successfully renamed / changed the Bluetooth device name of our JBL Flip 4 waterproof speaker. We’ve also successfully paired it with a mobile device using this new name.
Restoring Default JBL Flip 4 Name
Note that you can restore the original default speaker name by resetting the speaker. We show how to do this in our JBL Flip 4 Reset Instructions post. Or, you can rename it back to the “JBL Flip 4” by following the above routine again.