Picture of all lights on the button panel glowing on the JBL Flip 6 portable speaker.

JBL Flip 6 Hard Reset Instructions

Gives JBL Flip 6 hard reset instructions  to return the speaker to default settings.  In summary, hard resetting wipes any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from the speaker’s memory.  We may want to clear these because this stops the Flip 6 from pairing to any nearby Bluetooth devices.  Also, you might hard reset to prepare the speaker for sale or re gifting.  Or, hard reset just to stop it from pairing with devices you no longer want on it.

JBL Flip 6 Hard Reset Instructions: Step by Step

1. Turn on the JBL Flip 6 

Firstly, press and hold the Power button until it lights up. Find this button in the next picture.

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

Then, the Power button lights up along with (briefly) the battery power scale.

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

2. Wait for the Power Up Sound

The Flip 6 makes a rising rock guitar strum sound when it powers up.  Then it is ready for use after this sound finishes.

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

See the next picture to find the Play-Pause and UP Volume buttons. These protrude from the fabric.  The Play-Pause button looks like an arrow, and the Up Volume button looks like a plus sign.

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

The Flip 6 then enters hard reset. Note that all the lights come on as this happens. Then they glow for a couple seconds.

Picture of all lights on the JBL Flip 6 glowing.
All lights on the JBL Flip 6 aglow.

Then after a short pause, the Flip 6 powers OFF.  All the lights go out, and it plays the power-down guitar sound.

4. Check that JBL Flip 6 Hard Reset Worked

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

Now this time, after hard reset, our JBL speaker comes up in Bluetooth discovery mode, as shown next.  Note that the Bluetooth button flashes white to denote this.  Now when the   Bluetooth  button blinks rapidly, this means that the unit is in pairing mode.  Indeed, we expect it not to pair to anything after hard reset.

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

5. Done with JBL Flip 6 Hard Reset Instructions !

The hard reset is now complete.  You may now pack up the speaker for sale, or again pair it with your favorite BT devices.  The unit will no longer automatically sync with any previously paired Bluetooth device that is in range.  So to restore automatic Bluetooth pairing, manually pair the Flip 6 with a tablet or phone.  Then, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing will automatically take place once again.

Other Posts About the JBL Flip 6

    1. Solving the JBL Flip 6 Not Turning OFF Problem
    2. How to Check JBL Flip 6 Firmware Version
    3. What to Do When the Speaker Won’t Turn OFF
    4. How to Turn ON Bass Mode
    5. How to Sync JBL Flip 6

References for JBL Flip 6 Hard Reset Instructions

    1. JBL Flip 6 Official Product Page
    2. Where to Buy the JBL Flip 6