Picture of the JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker box, front view, horizontal.

JBL Flip 4 Factory Reset Instructions

These JBL Flip 4 factory reset instructions show you how to restore your JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker to its factory default settings.  Factory resetting also erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory.  Clearing these stops the Flip 4 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the reset.  Also, you might reset your JBL Bluetooth speaker to get it ready for sale or re gifting, or to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer wish it to pair with.





JBL Flip 4 Factory Reset Instructions

1. Turn on the JBL Flip 4

Press and hold the power button until it lights up.

Picture of the speaker in OFF state. Showing the Power button highlighted with yellow arrow.
JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker in OFF state. Showing the Power button highlighted with yellow arrow.

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 speaker, top view, powered ON.
JBL 4 Flip series speaker, top view, powered ON.

2. Wait for the Power Up Sound

The speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up.  The JBL Flip 4 is ready for use after this sound finishes.

3. Press the Volume UP and Play-Pause Buttons Together

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

Picture of the JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker. Showing the Volume UP and Play-Pause buttons circled in yellow.
JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker. Showing the Volume UP and Play-Pause buttons circled in yellow.

The Flip 4 then enters factory reset, as shown in the next picture.  Note that both the Connect and Power buttons light up gray white for a couple seconds.  Shown next.

Showing buttons all lit, circled in yellow.
Showing buttons all lit, circled in yellow.

Then after a short pause, the JBL Flip 4 turns off.  All the lights go off, and it makes the power-down guitar sound.





4. Check that your JBL Flip 4 Did Factory Reset

Next, power on the Flip 4 again, as described in step 1 above.

Now this time, after factory reset, our speaker comes up in Bluetooth discovery mode, as shown next.  Note that the Power button blinks blue to denote this.  When the Power button blinks blue or shows as solid white, the Flip 4 is not currently paired.  We expect it not to pair to anything after a factory reset.

JBL Flip 4 reset. Picture of the JBL Flip 4 speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode. Showing the Power button, flashing blue, highlighted with the yellow arrow.
JBL Flip 4 reset. JBL Flip 4 speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode. Showing the Power button, flashing blue, highlighted with the yellow arrow.

5. Done !

The JBL Flip 4 factory 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 4 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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References for JBL Flip 4 Factory Reset Instructions

  1. JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speakers, on JBL.com
  2. My JBL Flip 4 doesn’t turn on and charge, on iFixIt.com 

Revision History

  • 2020-05-07: First published.
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