Left front view of the JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker.

JBL Flip 5 Reset Procedure

Gives the JBL Flip 5 reset procedure to return the 5 to default settings.  Resetting erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from its memory.  Clearing these stops it from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the reset.  Also, you might reset to get the Flip 5 ready for sale or re gifting. Or, just reset to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer have interest in.

JBL Flip 5 Reset: Step by Step

1. Turn on the JBL Flip 5 

Press and hold the Power button until it lights up.

Picture of the top of the JBL Flip 5, powered OFF. Showing the dark -Power- button.
Top view of the JBL Flip 5, powered OFF. Showing the dark -Power- button.

Then, the Power button lights up along with the battery power scale.  Here, since we’ve paired the 5 with devices before since the last reset, it does not enter discovery mode.  We know that because the Bluetooth button remains dark, rather than blinking.

2. Wait for the Power Up Sound

The JBL Flip 5 plays a rising rock guitar strum when it powers up.  Then it is ready for use.

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

Picture of the -Play-Pause- and -Volume-UP- buttons.
The -Play-Pause- and -Volume-UP- buttons.

The Flip 5 then enters reset. Note that both the Bluetooth and Power buttons light up gray white for a couple seconds.

Picture of all the panel lamps glowing.
All panel lights glowing.

Then after a short pause, the 5 turns off.  All the lights go dark, and it plays the power-down guitar sound.

4. Check that JBL Flip 5 Reset Worked

Next, power on the device again, as we detail in step 1 above.

Now this time, after reset, our JBL Flip 5 comes up in discovery mode.  Note that the Bluetooth button blinks white to denote this.  When that button blinks, this means that the unit currently has no pairing.  Indeed, we expect it not to auto pair to anything after a reset.

Picture of the blinking -Bluetooth- button.
The blinking -Bluetooth- button.

5. Done with JBL Flip 5 Reset !

Resetting is now complete. So you may now pack up the 5 for sale. Or pair it again with your favorite devices.  The unit will no longer automatically connect with any device though. Thus to restore auto pairing, manually pair the Flip 5 with a device first.  Then, any time that both the Flip 5 and that device are in range, auto pairing happens once more.

Other JBL Flip 5 Posts

    1. JBL Flip 5 Battery Life
    2. How to Pair
    3. Bass Boost Details
    4. The Buttons Guide
    5. How to Turn On This Speaker

References for JBL Flip 5 Reset

    1. JBL Flip 5 Product Page