Picture of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Flip 6 speaker as Connected.

JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

This post gives JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth pairing instructions These work when pairing with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets. However, similar procedures work for Android devices as well.





JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

With your JBL Flip 6 OFF (all lamps are dark), run through this routine to pair it to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch iOS mobile device.

We use an iPad Air tablet for this demo.

1. Get to the Home Screen on your Source Bluetooth Device

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

2. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the iOS home screen on our iPad Air, as shown next.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iOS Home screen with Settings app highlighted.

3. Bring up the Settings App 

Thirdly, tap the Settings app icon.

The device then shows the first page of its Settings page, as shown in the next step.

4. Go to Bluetooth Settings   to Continue with JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth Pairing

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that Bluetooth is enabled here. But since JBL Flip 6 speaker is currently powered OFF (is not in Bluetooth discovery mode), it does not show up in the   Bluetooth Devices   list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired our Flip 6 with this tablet before. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, next.

Screenshot of the iOS iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there's no JBL Flip 6 speaker now.
iOS iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there’s no JBL Flip 6 speaker now.

5. Turn On your JBL Flip 6 

Power up the speaker by fast pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the dark -Power- button on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.
The dark -Power- button on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.

The speaker then turns on, and its power lamp lights and the Bluetooth lamp flashes or glows white.  If blinking, this means that it’s ready to receive a Bluetooth connection request.





But since our tablet does not know about this speaker, the Flip 6 will not pair with it automatically.

Picture of the Bluetooth button blinking on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.
The Bluetooth button blinking on the JBL Flip 6 speaker.

6. Put your JBL Flip 6 into Bluetooth Pairing Mode

Now, to see your Flip 6 on your iOS or iPadOS device, place the speaker into discovery mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button.   Find this button in the last picture, pointed at by the green arrow.

When you press this button, the Flip 6 makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the status lamp changes to a fast flashing white. See this next, as we point out with the green arrow.

7. Find your Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth Pairing

See the screen shot next. We found our speaker on the screen, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Flip 6 speaker as discovered.
iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Flip 6 speaker as discovered.

8. Pair with your JBL Flip 6

Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list.

Your device then pairs with the Flip 6.

The tablet’s   Bluetooth Settings  screen then changes to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected JBL Flip 6 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Picture of the iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Flip 6 speaker as Connected.
The iPadOS Bluetooth Settings page, showing the JBL Flip 6 speaker as Connected.

9. Done with JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth Pairing !

Finally, we have now successfully paired our Flip 6 Bluetooth speaker with our tablet.





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References for JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth Pairing

  1. JBL Flip 6 Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Change Log

  • 2022-08-09: First posted.
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