JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, paired with an iOS iPad Air tablet, as seen on that tablet.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 with iOS Devices, iPhone, iPad

This post demonstrates pairing a JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker with iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad line of Apple phones, media players, and tablets.





Pairing JBL Clip 3 with iOS Devices

First, with your JBL Clip 3 powered off (power button is dark), run through this routine to pair it to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch iOS mobile device. So here, we’re using an iPad Air tablet for this demo.

1. Go to the Home Screen on your iOS Device

Press the Home button to reveal the mobile iOS device’s Home screen.

2. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the iOS home screen on our iPad Air running iOS 11.3.1, as shown next.

Pairing JBL Clip 3 waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with iOS devices. Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
Pairing JBL Clip 3 waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with iOS devices. iOS Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted

3. Bring up the Settings App

Next, tap the Settings app icon.

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

4. Go to Bluetooth Settings

Our Bluetooth settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here.

But since JBL Clip 3 speaker is currently powered OFF (is not in Bluetooth discovery mode), it does not show up in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never paired our Clip 3 with the iPad Air before. See this as shown in this list of previously paired Bluetooth devices, shown next.

Screenshot of the iOS 11 iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there's no JBL Flip 4 speaker now.
iOS 11 iPad Air, showing previously paired Bluetooth devices list. Note that there’s no JBL Clip 3 speaker now.




5. Turn On your JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker

Then turn on the Clip 3 by quickly pressing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the green arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker, showing its -Power- button highlighted.
JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker, showing its -Power- button highlighted.

After that, the speaker powers up, and its status lamp slowly blinks white.  This means that it’s ready to receive a Bluetooth connection request.

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the Clip 3 will not pair with it automatically.

Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, showing status lamp glowing white.
JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, showing status lamp glowing white.

6. Put your JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker into Bluetooth Discovery Mode

Now, to see your JBL Clip 3 speaker on your iOS device, place the speaker into Bluetooth discovery mode. So to do that, press and release the Bluetooth button.   Find this button as shown in the next picture, pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of the JBL Clip 3 waterproof speaker, showing its Bluetooth discovery mode button highlighted.
JBL Clip 3 waterproof speaker, showing its Bluetooth discovery mode button highlighted.

When you press the Bluetooth Discovery Mode button, the Clip 3 makes a repeating single pluck guitar note sound several times. Also, the status lamp changes from a slow flashing white fast flashing white. See this next, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing the status lamp glowing shite and highlighted.
JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, top view, showing the status lamp glowing shite and highlighted.

7. Find your JBL Clip 3 Speaker on your iOS Device

See the screen shot next. We found our Clip 3, as pointed at by the green arrow.

Screenshot of a .JBL Clip 3 speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode, as seen on an iOS iPad Air tablet.
JBL Clip 3 speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode, as seen on an iOS iPad Air tablet.

8. Pair with your JBL Clip 3 Waterproof Speaker

Next, tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth devices list.

Your iOS device then pairs with the Clip 3.

Now the iOS device’s Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected JBL Flip 3 entry, as pointed at by the green arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of a JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, paired with an iOS iPad Air tablet, as seen on that tablet.
JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth speaker, paired with an iOS iPad Air tablet, as seen on that tablet.

9. Done with Pairing JBL Clip 3 with iOS !

Finally, we have now successfully paired our JBL Clip 3 Waterproof Bluetooth speaker with our iPad Air iOS device. Thus you may now play your audio files or streams on this iOS device, and they’ll play on the JBL Clip 3.  Enjoy.





Other Posts About the JBL Clip 3 Speaker

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References for Pairing JBL Clip 3 with iOS

  1. Apple iPhone Official Product Page at apple.com
  2. How do I Connect my iPhone to the JBL Speaker? from Apple Support

Revision History

  • 2020-04-20: Added more tags.
  • 2019-04-22: Added tags. Shortened post URL. Removed ad code.
  • 2018-06-05: First published.
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