Picture of The JBL Flip 6 speaker while recharging.

JBL Flip 6 Charging Recharging Instructions

You can recharge the Flip 6 party-on-the-beach music boxes through their side-panel USB charging ports. To summarize JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth speaker charging: First, pick a right sized USB power adapter, as this speaker does not ship with one.

Next, connect a thicker USB-C cable between the Flip 6 and the power supply you’re going to use. Next, insert the adapter into a working mains outlet. Finally after two and a half to three hours, your speaker will completely recharge. Then, you’ll have music again for up to twelve hours (about), before you must charge it anew.

Picture of the JBL Flip 6 speaker with the charging cable inserted into its USB-C power input port.
The JBL Flip 6 speaker with the charging cable inserted into its USB-C power input port.

JBL Flip 6 Charging Directions, Step by Step

Picture of the USB-C charging port.
The USB-C charging port.

1. Choose a Large Enough Charger

We suggest that the power supply you use to charge this speaker should be able deliver 15 watts (5 volts at 3 amps) to get the shortest recharging times.  Plus, to avoid having to get a cord with different ends than then one that comes with the speaker, pick a charger with a female USB-A output port.

For this demo though, we use the adapter that came with our Charge 3 JBL, and though it doesn’t output quite the max current for this speaker, the Flip 6 still charges in nearly the same time.

2. Plug in the USB-C Cord to Continue with JBL Flip 6 Charging 

Insert the small end of your USB-C charging cable into the matching port in the speaker front, as we see above.

3. Plug the Other End of the Cord into the Power Adapter

Next, connect the other end of the USB charge cable to your power supply of choice.

4. Plug that Wall Adapter into a Working Outlet

Now that the speaker and the AC adapter are connected, we plug the charger into a working AC outlet.

Picture of The JBL Flip 6 speaker while recharging.
The JBL Flip 6 speaker as it charges.

At least a small part of the battery bar gauge should light up on the speaker when you apply enough USB power. As charging progresses, more of the bar illuminates.

5. Let the Speaker to Charge Until All Battery Indicator Lamps Go Out

Recharging is almost done when all but the last of the battery gauge lights glow solid. The last one continues flashing though, for a few minutes more while the system tops off the charging.

After that, the battery recharge cycle finishes when the gauge goes out completely.

6. Unplug the Charging Cable

7. JBL Flip 6 Charging is Finished !

We have now fully charged our speaker. To further check this, look at the battery indicator just after turning on the speaker afterwards. The entire battery gauge bar should glow, as shown next.  This means that the speaker has indeed fully charged.

Picture of the battery gauge showing that the speaker is fully charged.
The battery gauge showing that the speaker is fully charged.

The battery gauge bar is to the right on the front panel, as shown in the last picture.

Repeat this recharging every twelve hours of music play, to keep its battery in top condition. We charge ours when the battery indicator shows only one light glowing.

Other Posts About the JBL Flip 6 Portable Speaker

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    2. How to Make JBL Flip 6 Discoverable
    3. JBL Flip 6 Charge Time to Fully Recharge
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    5. JBL Flip 6 Infinity Button Explained

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References for JBL Flip 6 Charging 

  1. JBL Flip 6 Wireless Speaker Product Page on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2020-08-28: First published.
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