How To Fix JBL Flip 6 Not Charging

Are you experiencing issues charging your JBL Flip 6? Some of the factors that can cause this issue are a software glitch, bad charging port, defective charging cable, or a faulty charger. To fix this, you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.

The JBL Flip 6 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that offers one of the best sound quality available in its class. Its 2 way speaker system delivers a loud and crystal clear sound that’s capable of making outdoor activities fun. It has an IP67 feature making it dustproof and waterproof and can provide 2 hours of continuous usage 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 lithium ion batteries not charging?

JBL Flip Not Charging Problem

One of the issues that you might experience with JBL Flip speakers is when it won’t charge. This can be an annoying experience especially if the battery life is already low.

Here’s what you need to do to fix the charging issues on your JBL speakers.

Solution 1: Check the JBL speakers charging port, USB charging cable, and charger

The first thing you will want to do when your JBL Flip speaker does not charge it to check the three main components necessary for charging which are the Bluetooth speaker charging port, USB C charging cord, and the charger.

You need to make sure that this USB port is clean and free from any dirt or debris inside. You can clean the charging port using a thin object such as a toothpick.

Sometimes a defective USB-C cable can cause this issue. To check if this is what’s causing the problem try to replace this with other cables.

Since the JBL speaker does not come with its own charger you will need to provide one. You can use your smartphone charger to charge the speaker. Just make sure that it can deliver an output power of at least 2A.

Solution 2: Plug the JBL speaker to a different wall outlet

Plugging the wall charger to a faulty wall power outlet will result to this particular issue. You should try plugging the charger to a different wall outlet then check if the charging issue is fixed.

Charging 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 with an output of not greater than 3.0A.

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

Solution 3: Update the JBL speaker software

There’s a possibility Bluetooth speakers won’t charge because of an outdated JBL software. To fix this you just need to install the latest software update on your JBL Flip 6 speaker.

Update JBL Pulse 5 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 charging battery issues still occurs.

Solution 4: 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.

Take note that you will need to pair this speaker again to your phone in order for it to work.

After you reset the speaker try checking if it is charging.

Solution 5: Bring your JBL Flip 6 speaker to a service center

There are instances when your speaker will not charge because of hardware issue. The possible causes are as follows:

Dead battery.

Faulty circuit board caused by a short circuit.

Damaged charging port.

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 establish a Bluetooth connection on my JBL Flip 6 and smartphone?

    Turn on your JBL 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 Android phone , 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 speaker.

  2. How long does it take to fully charge my JBL Flip 6?

    The charging time is usually 2.5 hours but will depend on what type of charger you are using.

  3. Why does my JBL Flip 6 not charge?

    There are various reason why it will not charge. It could be caused by dirt stuck in the charging port, a defective USB cable, or even a defective charger.
    There's also a possibility that a software glitch it causing this issue.
    A worst case scenario is if the speaker circuit board is damaged or if its batteries are defective.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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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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