Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, showing the glowing Bluetooth button highlighted.

JBL Flip 5 Speaker Pairing

Gives the pairing procedure for the JBL Flip 5 speaker. This applies mainly to iOS devices like iPhone and iPad Apple devices. But similar routines also work with Android devices.

JBL Flip 5 Pairing: Step by Step Procedure

Switch your speaker OFF (Power button is dark). Then run through this routine for pairing it to your BT source device.  We use an iPad Air tablet in this demo.

1. Bring Up the Home Screen on your Source Bluetooth Tablet or Phone

Firstly, press the   Home   button to reveal the mobile device’s   Home  screen.

2. Find the  Settings  App

So we find ours on the second page of the Home screen on our iPad Air.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow. JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Pairing.
iOS Home screen with Settings app highlighted.

3. Bring up the   Settings   App

Tap the Settings app icon.

The iPad then displays the first page of its settings, as shown in the next step.





4. Go to  Bluetooth Settings  to Continue with JBL Flip 5 Pairing

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is running here. But since Flip 5 JBL speaker is currently OFF, it does not show up in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never linked this speaker with this tablet before.

Screenshot of the iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page with the JBL Flip 5 speaker now gone from the -My Devices- list.
The iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page with the JBL Flip 5 speaker now gone from the -My Devices- list.

5. Turn On your JBL Flip 5 Speaker

Then turn on the unit by quickly pressing its   Power   button.

Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, powered OFF, with the Power button highlighted. JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Pairing.
Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, powered OFF, with the Power button highlighted.

The unit then powers up.

Picture of the glowing -Power- button.
The glowing -Power- button.

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the Flip 5 does not Bluetooth pair with it automatically. Thus the speaker denotes this not-paired state by leaving the Bluetooth lamp dark.

6. Put the Speaker into Pairing / Discovery Mode

Now, to see your JBL Flip 5 speaker on your source device, place it into discovery / pairing mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button.

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

When you press this Pairing Mode button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the Bluetooth buttons starts flashing white.





7. Find your Speaker on your Source Device to Continue with JBL Flip 5 Pairing

We then find our speaker on the tablet.

Screenshot of the iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the -Tom's Flip 5- speaker discovered and highlighted.
The iOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the -Tom’s Flip 5- speaker discovered and highlighted.

8. Pair with your JBL Flip 5 

So tap the speaker in the  Other Devices  section of the BT devices list.

Then Our device then pairs with the JBL Flip 5 (“Tom’s Flip 5” in this demo).

The source device’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the JBL Flip 5 speaker now connected.
The JBL Flip 5 speaker now connected.

9. Done with JBL Flip 5 Pairing !

Finally, we have now successfully paired our JBL Flip 5 wireless speaker with our mobile device.

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References for JBL Flip 5 Pairing

    1. JBL Flip 5 Speaker Official Product Page