Picture of an iPhone beside the JBL Flip speaker.

JBL Flip Firmware Update Instructions

Covers the JBL Flip portable Bluetooth speaker firmware update instructions.  However, we know of no way to upgrade the software on this particular speaker. Indeed we find no firmware downloads for this unit on the JBL web site.  Plus, we see no details for this in the included manuals.

So it’s likely that JBL thinks that the speaker works well enough with the original firmware. Thus they do not offer a (perhaps) confusing and complicated update procedure for such a low cost speaker.

Moreover, in our tests, this Flip is still highly reliable.  E.g. We experience no bugs, lost connections, distortion, or any other unwanted behaviors.  Therefore firmware updating is likely unnecessary. Thus, as far as we can tell, updating this speaker is impossible for the average consumer to perform.

Picture of the Power button on the JBL Flip 1 Bluetooth speaker.
The Power button on the JBL Flip 1 Bluetooth speaker.

Finally, a no-update option makes this speaker even easier to use and enjoy. Indeed it’s nice to see a speaker that works well, right out of the box, and will likely never need updates to fix problems.  So if that’s the sort of worry-free operation you’re looking for in a Bluetooth speaker, then the JBL Flip 1 is for you. It’s a virtually zero-maintenance unit, and the only maintenance it needs is to keep it clean and to exercise the battery periodically.

Other Posts About the JBL Flip Portable BT Speaker

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    2. JBL Flip Battery Indicator Explained
    3. Connecting the JBL Flip to an iPhone
    4. How to Connect JBL Flip 1 to Alexa

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References for JBL Flip Firmware Update

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

Revision History

    • 2022-10-26 First published.