Picture of the battery gauge on the JBL Flip 6, showing that the speaker is fully charged.

JBL Flip 6 Charging Light

The JBL Flip 6 charging light is a group of LEDs behind a translucent white bar on its top.  This displays battery status, whether it’s draining or charging.  So this JBL Flip 6  charging light shows charging progress, or how much charge remains.

JBL Flip 6 Charging Light: How to Read It

1. The Charging Light is Completely Dark

When you power down the Flip 6 with no charger present, no lamps light up, as we see next.  This bar is dark also, when a charger IS present, but the battery already finished charging. The Charging Light is just to the left of where the USB-C charging cable plugs into the speaker.

Picture of the dark charging light on the JBL Flip 6.
The dark charging light on the JBL Flip 6.

2. JBL Flip 6 Charging Light Shows Battery Recharging Progress

There are five lamps inside the speaker, that illuminate the battery meter bar.  These light in succession as the speaker charging fills the battery, as shown in the next picture.  The Flip 6 charges when you see part of the bar blinking white.  When the battery fully discharges, the far left edge of the bar blinks white while charging.  Then as charging continues, more of the bar lights up, and flashing end of the bar moves to the right.

Note though, that you may see the leftmost part of the indicator bar blink red.  This does not mean that charging is proceeding.  Instead, it means that the speaker battery is critically low and that you should recharge the speaker immediately.  It only flashes red like this when the battery is nearly dead. But when you connect the charger, this red flashing light begins blinking white.  Remember. This light never flashes red while charging is happening.

3. When All Lamps Light Up Solid, Charging is Complete

As speaker charging continues, more of the lamps light up solid.  Thus the flashing LED moves further to the right, until that blinking reaches the last of these five lamps.

Battery charging is complete when all but the last of the Charging Light lights glow solid.  The last one continues to blink for several minutes.  Again, you know that charging is occurring if one of the battery charge level lamps is flashing white.

Note that during the charge cycle, the left most part of the indicator is dark.  This tells about how much more the battery must charge before it is full.

The battery recharge cycle finishes when all battery status gauge lights turn off, as shown above. Thus, the battery is no longer charging when all lamps are OFF. Even with the AC charger still connected, no lamp glows when battery is full.

4. The JBL Flip 6 Charging Light is Also a Battery Charge Remaining Meter

When you disconnect the charger, what was the battery Charging Light becomes the battery charge left indicator.  The more lights lit, the fuller the battery. The fewer glowing lamps, the less speaker run time left. These lamps show battery status for a brief time after you power up the Flip 6. Or the reading also appears whenever you press any of the buttons. So to save power, these lamps go dark after some seconds.  So to see the battery charge remaining again, just press the volume UP or DOWN buttons.

Picture of the battery gauge showing a full charge.
The battery gauge showing a full charge.

JBL Flip 6 Charging Light: In the Portable App

If you have a smart device running the JBL Portable app, you can see the charging light bar there too. Just pair the 6 with this device. Then bring up the app on that same device.

Screenshot of the -JBL Portable- app icon on iPadOS.
The -JBL Portable- app icon on iPadOS.

Then, once the app detects the speaker, it displays the speaker’s home page.

Screenshot of the JBL Flip 6 Charging Light as displayed in the Portable app.
The JBL Flip 6 Charging Light as displayed in the Portable app.

It shows how full the battery in the speaker is. The more green in that bar, the fuller the battery.

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