How To Fix JBL Flip 5 Won’t Charge

The JBL Flip 5 won’t charge issue that you are experiencing can be caused by several factors. It could be due to a setting issue, a faulty charging port, faulty charging cable, or even a bad charger. To fix this you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.

The JBL Flip 5 is one of the best selling portable Bluetooth speakers that’s available in the market today. It’s available in different color options and has a waterproof design allowing you to bring it with you in any weather condition rain or shine. A single full charge on its battery pack allows you to use this device for as long as 11 hours ensuring that you can play music for a longer period of time.

Technical Specifications:

  • Bluetooth version: 4.2  
  • Support: A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6  
  • Transducer: 44mm x 80mm  
  • Rated power: 20W RMS  
  • Frequency response: 65Hz–20kHz  
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >80dB  
  • Battery type: Lithium-ion Polymer 17.28Wh (Equivalent to 3.6V 4800mAh)  
  • Battery charge time: 2.5 hours (5V/3A)  
  • Music playtime: up to 12 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)  
  • Bluetooth transmitter power: 0-11dBm  
  • Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2.402 – 2.480GHz  
  • Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK  
  • Dimension (W x D x H): 181 x 69 x 74mm  Weight:  540g

What to do when your JBL Flip 5 does not charge

One common problem that you might encounter with your JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker is when its battery doesn’t charge. This can be an annoying experience especially if the speaker is running low on power. Here are the Flip troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix the problem.

Method 1: Perform a factory reset

A factory reset or hard reset will wipe out data on this Bluetooth speaker and bring it back to its default settings. This is a useful troubleshooting step to perform whenever you are experiencing problems with the device such as when you can’t make a Bluetooth connection or when there are charging problems.

Time needed: 1 minute.

Hard reset the speaker

  1. Turn on the device.

    You can do this by pressing on the power button.Fix JBL Flip 5 Won't Charge

  2. Press and hold the Volume up button and Play button.

    Do this until the device turns off which should be around 5 seconds.What to do when your JBL Flip 5 does not charge

  3. Turn on the device.

    You can do this by pressing on the power button. The device should now be in pairing mode.turn on the device

After performing these steps try charging the device again.

Method 2: Replace the USB cable

A defective charging cord will prevent the Bluetooth speaker from being charged. Some of the reasons why a charging cord will not work anymore are due to it being bent constantly causing a cut on its wire or the presence of dirt on its port.

To check if this is what’s causing the problem try using a different USB cable to charge the JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker. You can use the cord of your Android phone if it uses a Type-C USB cable. If the device charges then you will need to get a new cable for your Bluetooth speaker.

Method 3: Replace the charger to fix won’t charge problem

If you are using a defective charging brick then chances are the battery of the speaker will not get charged. Some of the reasons why a charger won’t work is if its USB port is damaged or if it has a faulty internal board. Try using a different chargers then check if the issue still occurs. You can use the charger of your Android phone for this.

Method 4: Dirt present in the charging port

If you constantly use this Bluetooth speaker outdoors then chances are the charging port will get sand or dirt in it. This will prevent the speaker from being charged when you connect it to your charger. Try to inspect the charging port of the Bluetooth speaker and if you find any dirt or debris then you can clean this off using a toothpick or simply by blowing to it until it gets removed.

Method 5: Faulty battery

One reason why the speaker won’t charge is if it already has a defective battery. If this is the cause of the problem then replacing the battery will fix this. It’s recommended that you have this done at a service center.

You might be wondering why the battery gets defective. Some reasons behind this include repeated overcharging of the battery or constant exposure to heat such as when you leave the speaker under the sun.

Method 6: Faulty circuit board

It’s not uncommon for the circuit board of the Bluetooth speaker to get damaged. This can happen if water gets inside the speaker or if some electronic component fails to work. If this is what’s causing the problem then you will need to have this fixed at a service center.

Having battery issues on your Bluetooth speaker can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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