How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to JBL Flip 4

Introduction

By pairing your JBL Flip 4 speaker to Bluetooth, you will be able to play audio wirelessly from your mobile device, computer, or other Bluetooth media player.
JBL Flip 4 Speaker

Bluetooth Technology

In order to use Bluetooth, the device you're playing music from must have Bluetooth on it. This is common for most mobile devices, but a lot of computers do not have Bluetooth without purchasing a separate adapter.

 

1 Charge

First, make sure your speaker is adequately charged before powering on.

  1. Lift the rubber flap to expose the audio and charging ports of your speaker.
    Protective Cover
  2. Connect the micro USB cable into the charging port of your speaker. The other end must be connected to a USB charging block or a powered USB port to charge the speaker.

    Depending on the method being used to charge your speaker, charging times will vary. Charging your speaker to full takes approximately 3.5 hours.

    Always remember to firmly replace the rubber flap on your Flip 4 when the ports beneath are not in use. This flap is part of what allows your Flip 4 to achieve its IPX7 water resistance rating.

     Charging Port

2 Pairing Mode

If you'd rather use your Flip 4 wirelessly, it can be paired with your favorite Bluetooth audio device.

  1. Ensure the power to the speaker is turned on.
  2. Press the Bluetooth button on your Speaker. The power button will begin to flash.
    Bluetooth Button
  3. Your speaker is now in pairing mode and is ready to be paired with a Bluetooth audio device such as your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

? What type of device are you connecting to?

  1. Android
  2. iOS
  3. Windows
  4. macOS (Apple)

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By pairing your JBL Flip 4 speaker to Bluetooth, you will be able to play audio wirelessly from your mobile device, computer, or other Bluetooth media player.
JBL Flip 4 Speaker

Bluetooth Technology

In order to use Bluetooth, the device you're playing music from must have Bluetooth on it. This is common for most mobile devices, but a lot of computers do not have Bluetooth without purchasing a separate adapter.

 

First, make sure your speaker is adequately charged before powering on.

  1. Lift the rubber flap to expose the audio and charging ports of your speaker.
    Protective Cover
  2. Connect the micro USB cable into the charging port of your speaker. The other end must be connected to a USB charging block or a powered USB port to charge the speaker.

    Depending on the method being used to charge your speaker, charging times will vary. Charging your speaker to full takes approximately 3.5 hours.

    Always remember to firmly replace the rubber flap on your Flip 4 when the ports beneath are not in use. This flap is part of what allows your Flip 4 to achieve its IPX7 water resistance rating.

     Charging Port

If you'd rather use your Flip 4 wirelessly, it can be paired with your favorite Bluetooth audio device.

  1. Ensure the power to the speaker is turned on.
  2. Press the Bluetooth button on your Speaker. The power button will begin to flash.
    Bluetooth Button
  3. Your speaker is now in pairing mode and is ready to be paired with a Bluetooth audio device such as your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

On The Bluetooth Device

Set the Bluetooth device in pairing/discovery mode.

This process varies depending on the type of device you have. Some devices require a PIN or a passkey to be entered to be able to pair them. Refer to your device's documentation for these details.

On The Android Device

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.

  1. From the main screen of your Android device, tap on the Apps button.
    Android main screen with Apps icon highlighted.
  2. Then look for and tap on Settings.
    Android Apps screen with Settings highlighted.
  3. Then go to Bluetooth.
    Android Settings screen with Bluetooth highlighted.
  4. Make sure the Bluetooth feature is enabled by flipping the On / Off switch to the On position then wait for the Bluetooth device to show up in the list.
    Bluetooth device selection screen on Android.
  5. Tap on the Bluetooth device in the list to pair with it.

On The Bluetooth Device

Set the Bluetooth device in pairing/discovery mode.

This process varies depending on the type of device you have. Some devices require a PIN or a passkey to be entered to be able to pair them. Refer to your device's documentation for these details.

On The iOS Device

Depending on what device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be the same across all iOS devices and generations.

  1. From the main screen of your device, look for and open Settings.
    iOS main screen with Settings icon highlighted.
  2. After that go to Bluetooth.
    iOS Settings screen with Bluetooth option highlighted.
  3. Make sure that the Bluetooth feature is enabled by flipping the On / Off switch to the green position then wait for the Bluetooth device to show up in the list.
    Bluetooth devices selection screen with toggle switch highlighted.
  4. Tap on the Bluetooth device in the list to pair with it.

Some Bluetooth devices are configured to require a PIN or a passkey. If this is the case, check your Bluetooth device's documentation for the correct default PIN or passkey.

  1. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.

    This process will vary depending on what kind of device you have. Refer to your device's documentation for specifics on how to accomplish this.

  2. Click the Start button.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
  3. Tap on Settings.
    Windows 10 Settings
  4. Then click on Devices.
    Devices Settings
  5. Select Bluetooth & other devices from the left-hand column and ensure the Bluetooth switch is in the On position to the right.
    Bluetooth & other devices and the Bluetooth toggle highlighted
  6. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
    Add Bluetooth or other device highlighted
  7. Select Bluetooth from the list.
    Bluetooth highlighted
  8. Select the device you want to pair the system with.
    Bluetooth device highlighted
  9. If asked to enter or verify the passcode showing on the other device, do so.
    Bluetooth PIN highlighted
  10. Click on Done.
    Done highlighted
  11. After the pairing was successful the device will show the Paired status under its name.
    Paired device highlighted
  1. Click on the speaker icon in the notification area.
    Speaker icon
  2. The current playback device is now displayed. Click the current playback device.
    Playback device
  3. Select the playback device you would like to use.
  1. Set your device to pairing mode. The way you do this may differ from device to device.

    In many cases, you can place your device in pairing mode by having the device off, then pressing and holding the power button to start it up. Usually, after a few moments, it will indicate it is in pairing mode (flashing its indicator light, for example), and you can release the power button.

  2. On the menu bar, click the Apple menu, then System Preferences.
    macOS Apple Menu with System Preferences highlighted.
  3. Select Bluetooth.
    System Preferences with Bluetooth highlighted.
  4. Ensure that it says Bluetooth: On. Turn it on with the button if it isn't.
    Screenshot of the Bluetooth properties box. Annotation that shows how to turn the Bluetooth radio on.
  5. Your computer will search for any Bluetooth devices in range.
  6. Once your device is located, click Pair.
    Bluetooth properties box with directions to click the Pair button next to the device you wish to connect to.
  7. Once the pairing process is complete, your Mac will automatically connect to the device whenever it is in range.
  1. Click on the speaker icon and click on Sound Preferences.
    Screenshot of speaker menu selected with Sound Preferences highlighted.
  2. Click on the Input tab and then select the device you wish to be your default recording device.
    Screenshot of Sound Preferences window and input tab is selected and then input device is highlighted.
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