How To Fix JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth Not Connecting

Are you experiencing Bluetooth connection issues with your JBL Flip 6? There are various factors that can cause this issue such as a software glitch, low battery, device still in pairing mode, or paired devices not within range. To fix this, you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.

The JBL Flip 6 speaker is one of the latest Bluetooth devices that has a high quality sound and long lasting battery life. It’s waterproof and dustproof making it ideal for outdoor use. You can easily connect this speaker with your Bluetooth device using is built-in buttons or by simply using the JBL portable app. It is available in various colors and has a 12 hour playtime on a single charge.

Technical Specifications:

  • Transducers: 45 x 80mm woofer/ 1.75 x 3″, 16mm tweeter/0.6″
  • Output power: 20W RMS for woofer, 10W RMS for tweeter
  • Frequency response: 63Hz – 20kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >80dB
  • Battery type: Li-ion polymer 17.28Wh (equivalent to 3.6V/4800mAh)
  • Battery charge time: 2.5 hours (5V/3A)
  • Music play time: up to 12 hours (dependent on volume level and audio content)
  • Cable type: USB – C charging cable
  • Cable length: 1.2m/47.2″
  • Maximum operation temperature: 45°C
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1
  • Bluetooth profile: A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6

Why is my JBL Flip 6 not connecting to Bluetooth?

 JBL Flip 6 not connecting to Bluetooth

One issue that might occur with JBL speakers is when it does not seem to pair with other Bluetooth devices. It’s refuses to connect to another Bluetooth device such as your smartphone (pairing problems) or your JBL Bluetooth speaker connection just keeps disconnecting.

Here’s what you can do to fix this JBL speakers Bluetooth connection issues.

Solution 1: Restart the JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth speaker

One of factors that can cause Bluetooth connectivity issues on JBL speakers is a software glitch. In order to fix this you should restart the JBL speaker in order to refresh its software.

Restarting JBL Bluetooth speaker

Press and hold the power button until the JBL speaker turns off.

Wait for at least a minute.

Press and hold the power button to turn on the JBL speaker.

You will also need to restart the Bluetooth device the JBL speaker is connecting to. Once the Bluetooth device has restarted try to check if the pairing issues is fixed.

Solution 2: Pair your JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth speaker

If this is the first time you will be using your JBL Flip 6 speaker then you will need to pair it with other Bluetooth devices such as your mobile phone in order for it to work.

Pairing JBL Bluetooth speakers

Turn on your JBL Flip 6 speaker. If this is the first time you do this it will enter pairing mode automatically. If not, then press the Bluetooth button once to enter pairing mode.

On your smartphone , open Settings then tap “Connected devices.” Tap “Pair new device” then select the JBL speaker from the list of available devices.

Once the Bluetooth connection is successful you will be able to use the Bluetooth speaker.

Solution 3: Update the JBL Flip 6 software

There’s a possibility that the Bluetooth issue you are experiencing on your speaker is due to a bug in the present software being used. To fix this you just need to install the latest software update on your JBL Flip 6 speaker.

Update JBL Flip 6 software

Download the JBL Portable app on your smartphone.

Make sure that the JBL speaker is paired to your smartphone. Turn on your JBL speaker then launch the app.

Your speaker should be displayed and the update button will be available if a firmware update is available.

Tap the update button then tap upgrade to update your JBL Flip 6 software.

Tap Let’s party to complete the update.

After the latest update has been installed try checking if the connection issues still occurs.

Solution 4: Charge your JBL Flip 6 speaker

One of the reasons why JBL speakers will experience Bluetooth connection issues is because its battery does not have enough charge. You need to check the battery level of the speaker and the other device you are connecting to. It’s important to make sure that the JBL speaker is fully charged,

Charging the JBL Flip 6 speaker

Insert the USB-C charging cord into the charging port of the speaker.

Insert the other end of the USB-C charging cord to a USB wall charger.

Connect the wall charger to a power outlet and leave it charging for 2.5 hours.

Solution 5: Factory reset your JBL Flip 6

Performing a hard reset or factory reset will erase the data and settings done on the speaker and bring it back to its default settings. This is a useful troubleshooting step when experiencing problems caused by faulty configuration settings.

Factory reset JBL Flip 6

Press the power button to turn on the speaker.

Press and hold the Play and Volume+ buttons for at least 5 seconds.

The factory reset process will be complete when the speaker turns off.

Press the power button to turn on the speaker.

Solution 6: Bring your JBL Flip 6 speaker to a service center

There are instances when your speaker will have connection problems because of hardware issue. The possible causes are as follows:

Unresponsive Bluetooth button.

Faulty circuit board caused by a short circuit.

If the problem is hardware related then you will need to have this fixed at the nearest service center.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I pair Bluetooth speakers with JBL PartyBoost?

    Connect the speaker you want to use with your phone. Do this by pressing the Bluetooth button and looking up the speaker in your phone's list of Bluetooth devices.
    Download and open the JBL Portable app (formerly known as JBL Connect app).
    Press the connect button for all the speakers you want to connect. Within 30 seconds, all speakers will be connected and visible in your JBL Portable app.
    If you have connected two speakers and want stereo sound, select this in the app. If you want all your speakers to play exactly the same then select PartyMode.

  2. What is the maximum number of JBL speakers you can connect?

    You can pair up to 100 of our speakers.

  3. How long should I charge my JBL Pulse 6 speaker?

    The Pulse 6 can be fully charged in 2.5 hours depending on the charger you are using.

  4. How do I know if my JBL Speaker is charging?

    The blinking white light is your indicator that the speaker is charging. Once the white light stops blinking then the speaker is already fully charged.

  5. How do I know if my JBL Flip 6 battery is already defective?

    If your Bluetooth speaker battery life is low even on a full charge or if you are having issues with its charging capabilities then it's very likely that the battery is already defective.


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