Picture of the JBL Flip 4 portable Bluetooth speaker, showing logo side, horizontal view.

JBL Speaker Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

This post offers JBL speaker Bluetooth pairing instructions.  We demo this pairing on and iPad. But slight adjustments to these also work with Android devices. These directions work for most JBL Bluetooth speakers, including the following lines…

  • Flip.
  • Go.
  • Clip.
  • Charge.
  • Xtreme.
  • Pulse.
  • Boombox.

For this demo, we show how to pair using the JBL Flip 4 speaker.  Enjoy.





JBL Speaker Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

With your speaker powered off (the  Power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your mobile device.

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

Firstly, press the   Home   button to bring up the device’s   Home  screen.

2. Find the  Settings  App

We found ours on the second page of the iPad   Home  screen 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 to Continue with JBL Speaker Bluetooth Pairing

Thirdly, tap the Settings app icon.

The mobile device then displays the first page of its settings, as shown in the next step.

4. Go to the    Bluetooth Settings   Page

The   Bluetooth Settings  screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our JBL speaker is ON at the moment, it does not show up in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired our speaker with the iPad Air before.  See this as shown in this list of earlier paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

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5. Turn On your JBL Bluetooth Speaker

Next, turn on the speaker by quickly pressing its   Power   button. See this circled in green, in the next shot.

Picture of the JBL BT speaker turned OFF, with its Power button circled.
JBL BT speaker turned OFF, with its Power button circled.

The speaker then powers up.

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the Flip 4 will not auto pair with it. The light that comes on in the   power   switch denotes this not-paired state by glowing solid white, as shown next.  Other Bluetooth speakers have similar lights.

Picture of the JBL Bluetooth speaker, top view, powered ON.
JBL Bluetooth speaker, top view, powered ON.

6. Put your JBL Bluetooth Speaker into Discovery Mode to Continue with JBL Speaker Bluetooth Pairing

Now, to see your JBL speaker on your Bluetooth device, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery mode. To do that, press and release the Bluetooth button, as shown in the next picture. All JBL speakers have this button.

Picture of a JBL Fli speaker, showing its Bluetooth button highlighted.
A JBL Flip speaker. Showing its Bluetooth button highlighted.

When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the speaker makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Again, other JBL speakers make similar noises when you put them into discovery mode.  Further, the power button on our speaker here changes from a solid white glow to flashing blue. See this next.

Picture of the JBL Flip speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode. Showing the Power button, flashing blue, highlighted with the yellow arrow.
JBL Flip 4 speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode. Showing the Power button, flashing blue, highlighted with the yellow arrow.

 

7. Find your JBL Speaker on your Bluetooth Device

See the screen shot next. In fact, we found ours, as pointed at by the purple arrow.

Screenshot of the iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings screen, showing -Tom's Flip 4- speaker discovered but not paired yet highlighted.
iOS Bluetooth Settings screen, showing -Tom’s Flip 4- speaker discovered but not paired yet highlighted.

8. Pair with your JBL Speaker

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

Your Bluetooth mobile device then pairs with the JBL speaker (“Tom’s Flip 4” in this demo).

The device’s   Bluetooth Settings    screen then changes to look something like the following.

Screenshot of the iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings screen on iPad Air, showing the -Tom's Flip 4- Bluetooth speaker connected and highlighted.
iOS 11 Bluetooth Settings screen on iPad Air, showing the -Tom’s Flip 4- Bluetooth speaker connected and highlighted.

9. Done with JBL Speaker Bluetooth Pairing Instructions !

Finally, we have now successfully paired our JBL speaker with our iPad mobile device.





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References for JBL Speaker Bluetooth Pairing

  1. How to Pair JBL Flip 4 with Bluetooth Device, on YouTube.com

Revision History

  • 2020-04-21: Added tags.
  • 2019-03-24: First posted.
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