Are you unable to turn on your JBL Flip speaker? This could be caused by a software glitch, bad battery, faulty charging cable, or a defective charger. To fix this you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.
The JBL Flip 6 is one of the best speakers with Bluetooth functionality that delivers a crisp and loud sound. Its woofers deliver a superb low frequency and mid range while the tweeters produces crisp high frequencies. It has an IP67 certification making it dustproof as well as waterproof and has a 12 hour battery life on a single charge.
- 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 speaker not working?
One of the issues that yo might experience with JBL Flip speakers is when it does not turn on. This can be an annoying experience especially if you are about to use it to listen to your favorite music.
Here’s what you need to do to fix this JBL Flip speaker not turning on issue.
Solution 1: Press the power button of your JBL speaker
The first troubleshooting step you should try on your JBL Flip 6 is to press and hold for a second the power button. If all goes well then your JBL speaker should turn on. If it doesn’t then proceed to the next step.
Solution 2: Charge your JBL speaker
One of the reasons why JBL Flip 6 speaker will not turn on is because of a fully drained battery. You should full charge the JBL Flip first using its charger then check if this will fix the problem.
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.
Try checking if the JBL Flip 6 speaker powers on.
Sometimes JBL speakers will not charge. If you are experiencing this issue then here’s what you need to do.
You need to make sure that the charging port of your JBL speaker is free from dirt or debris as this can prevent the device from being charged. You can clean this port using a toothpick or by blowing air on it.
You need to make sure that you are using a working USB-C cable. Replace this cable if necessary with a new one.
You should also make sure that the wall charger you are using is working properly. Try using a fast charger with at least 2.0A of output to charge the Bluetooth speaker. If necessary try using a new charger to charge the speaker.
Solution 3: Factory reset your JBL Flip 6
Performing a hard reset or factory reset will erase the data and settings done on Bluetooth speakers and bring it back to its default settings. This is a useful troubleshooting step when experiencing problems caused by the speaker software.
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.
Solution 4: Bring your JBL Flip 6 speaker to a service center
There are instances when your speaker will not turn on because of a hardware issue. This can be due to a faulty batteries or even a damaged circuit board. If this is the case then you will need to have the speaker fixed at a service center.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I pair my JBL Flip 6 to my Android phone?
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.
- How do I update my JBL Flip 6 software?
Having an outdated software on your Flip 6 can sometimes affect its sound quality. You need to make sure that your Bluetooth speaker is running on the latest firmware update to get the latest features as well as eliminate some bugs that could cause battery issues.
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.
- How long does my Flip 6 battery last?
The JBL Flip 6 can provide up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge.
- My JBL device turns off after it turns on
If your speaker turns off after it turns on then this is likely caused by a drained battery. You need to charge the speaker to fix this issue.
- Why does my JBL Flip 6 not charge?
If your Bluetooth speaker is not charging then this might be caused by a hardware issue or a software glitch. To fix this issue here's what you need to do.
Check the charging cable and make sure that it is not damaged. Try using other cables.
Make sure that the power outlet you are using to plug the speaker is working. If necessary try plugging the speaker to a different power source.
If your speaker is not turning on then this might be due to a short circuit or defective circuit board. You will need to have this checked at a service center.