How To Pair JBL Flip 5? (iPhone, Android, JBL Speakers)

You can pair your JBL Speaker with any device that has in-built Bluetooth. Here's how you can pair JBL Flip 5 with an iPhone or Android.

The JBL Flip 5 is a portable Bluetooth speaker produced by JBL and released in 2019. It is part of the JBL Flip series, known for their compact size, portability, and powerful sound quality. However, pairing it with other devices is hard. So, how to pair it?

To pair JBL Flip 5 speaker with other devices, use a Bluetooth connection. Simply, put the speaker into pairing mode and activate the Bluetooth of a device (iPhone, Android, PC, TV), keep both devices within the Bluetooth range (approximately 30 feet or 10 meters), click the speaker’s name “JBL Flip 5” in the Bluetooth list (of the other device), and both devices will pair.

You can also pair the JBL Flip 5 with up to 100 other JBL Speakers that support the “PartyBoost” pairing feature. If the speaker won’t pair with other devices or speakers, check if the speaker is already connected or if the pairing mode is activated, place both devices within the Bluetooth range, turn the Bluetooth off/on, or reset the speakers.

How To Pair JBL Flip 5 With an iPhone?

To pair JBL Flip 5 with an iPhone, use a Bluetooth connection. JBL Flip 5 and the latest iPhone models don’t have an aux port, so a Bluetooth connection is the only way to pair these two devices.

1. Enter Pairing Mode

Press the power button once to power up the speaker. A short sound will come through the speaker to indicate that it’s powered up.

The JBL Flip 5 goes into pairing mode automatically once powered up. But, if it didn’t, press the Bluetooth button once to put the speaker into pairing mode. The Bluetooth button is located next to the power button.

The speaker will release a short sound and the power button will have a flashing (blinking) white light if the speaker is in pairing mode.

2. Turn On Bluetooth on iPhone

To turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone, do the following things:

  1. Unlock your iPhone, go to Settings.
  2. Find and press Bluetooth.
  3.  Toggle the switch ON.

Once Bluetooth is activated, the iPhone will automatically start to search for nearby Bluetooth devices. Once the iPhone Bluetooth finds the speaker, it will list its name “JBL Flip 5” under “Other Devices”. Press the speaker’s name (in the list) to pair both devices.

Once successfully paired, you will see a “Connected” text next to the “JBL Flip 5” name, indicating that your iPhone and the speaker are now paired.

3. Play Music

Once the JBL Flip 5 and the iPhone are paired, play music to test the connection and see if the sound is coming through the speaker. If the sound comes off your speakers, you have successfully connected your JBL Flip 5 speaker to your iPhone.

How To Pair JBL Flip 5 With an Android Phone?

To pair JBL Flip 5 with an Android phone, use a Bluetooth connection.

1. Power up the JBL Flip 5

To power up the JBL Flip 5, press the power button once. The power button is located next to the Bluetooth button, in the center of the speaker. Wait 2-5 seconds for the speaker to power up or until you hear a short sound coming through the speakers.

The JBL Flip 5 will enter pairing mode automatically once powered up. If it doesn’t, press the Bluetooth button (next to the power button) once and wait until the power button has a flashing (blinking) white light for the speaker to enter pairing mode.

2. Turn On Bluetooth on an Android Phone

To turn on Bluetooth on an Android phone, do the following.

  1. Unlock your Android phone.
  2. Press “Apps
  3. Find and press “Settings“.
  4. Click “Connections”.
  5. Go to “Bluetooth“.
  6. Toggle The Switch On.

Once Bluetooth is active it will automatically start to scan and find nearby Bluetooth devices. After a few seconds, the Android phone will find and list the “JBL Flip 5” speaker in its Bluetooth list (called “Available Devices”), if the speaker is in a close Bluetooth range (approximately 30 feet or 10 meters).

Press the speaker’s name (“JBL Flip 5”) under “Available Devices” once. While both devices are pairing, a “Pairing” text will appear next to the speaker’s name. Once both devices are paired, a “Connected” text will appear next to the speaker’s name.

Note: The process of activating Bluetooth and the text near the speaker’s name may vary based on your Android version.

3. Test The Connection

To test the connection, you need to play music on your phone. Play some music and check if the sound is coming through JBL Flip 5 speaker. If it is, then you are good to go.

How To Pair JBL Flip 5 With Another JBL Flip 5?

To pair JBL Flip 5 with another JBL Flip 5, use the PartyBoost pairing feature. The JBL PartyBoost is a feature developed by JBL that allows users to wirelessly pair up to 100 PartyBoost-compatible JBL speakers together for a more synchronized audio experience. It enables you to amplify the sound and create a larger soundstage by playing music simultaneously through multiple speakers.

To pair multiple JBL FLIP 5 Speakers together, do the following things.

1. Power Up and Pair the JBL Flip 5

To power up the JBL Flip 5, press the power button once. The speaker will automatically enter pairing mode. Next, pair the speaker with a device (Phone, TV, PC, etc). Go to the Bluetooth settings of your device, activate it, and pair it with your speaker.

Play music on your device and check if the sound is coming through the speaker to test the connection.

2. Activate PartyBoost Feature

To activate the PartyBoost feature, press the “PartyBoost” ()button (next to the Volume down “-” button) once on your main speaker (that is paired with a device). Next, power up the other JBL speakers (that support PartyBoost pairing), and press the “PartyBoost” button once (do this for all speakers you want to pair together).

After you press the PartyBoost button on the other speakers, the same music will simultaneously play on all speakers. The PartyBoost () button will have a white light (on all speakers) once activated.

You can also activate the “PartyBoost” feature using the “JBL Connect” application on your phone. Simply, pair one JBL Speaker with your phone, open the “JBL Connect” application, and press the “PartyBoost” icon inside the application to activate it. Then, press the “PartyBoost” button on the other speakers.

You can also activate the “Stereo” mode using the JBL Connect application. However, the Stereo mode only works if two speakers of the same model are paired.

Note: The following JBL Speakers have PartyBoost and can be paired together:

  1. JBL Flip 5
  2. JBL Charge 5
  3. JBL Boombox 2
  4. JBL Purse 4
  5. JBL Xtreme 3
  6. JBL Flip 6

Related Read: Pair Other JBL Speaker To Your Phone

Why Won’t JBL Flip 5 Pair?

JBL Flip 5 won’t pair for the following reasons.

1. The JBL Flip 5 is Already Connected

JBL Flip 5 will automatically pair with known nearby Bluetooth devices. If the speaker is already paired with a device, it won’t pair with another one. To fix this, un-pair the speaker with the paired device and pair it with the other device.

The power button will have a steady blue light if the JBL Flip 5 is already paired with a device. If the speaker won’t disconnect the other device, reset the speaker.

2. Pairing Mode Expired

The JBL Flip 5 stays on pairing mode for one (1) minute only. If the speaker doesn’t pair with a device within one minute, it will exit the pairing mode. You must activate the pairing mode (by pressing the Bluetooth button once) to pair the speaker with a device.

The power button will have a flashing (blinking) white light if the JBL Flip 5 is in pairing mode.

3. Large Bluetooth Distance

The Bluetooth distance is approximately 30 feet or 10 meters. The speaker won’t pair with a device if they are at a larger distance than 30 feet (10 meters). The Bluetooth distance will become shorter if there are physical objects between both devices.

To fix this, keep the speaker and the device close to each other.

4. Bluetooth Bug

Have you tried turning the Bluetooth on and off? Sometimes your phone won’t be able to connect to your speaker unless you turn the Bluetooth off and on.

Turn the Bluetooth off on your phone, exit the pairing mode, and turn the JBL Flip 5 off. Now, turn on the JBL Flip 5 and put it in pairing mode. Then, turn on the Bluetooth on your phone and try again.

5. Software Bug

Hard reset the JBL Flip 5 if it doesn’t pair with other devices. A hard reset will restore the original factory settings of the speakers and clear the internal memory and known devices.

To reset JBL Flip 5, do the following things.

  1. Press and hold the Volume Down (-) and Play/Pause buttons for 10 seconds.
  2. Release the buttons once the speaker turns OFF and gives a little beep sound.
  3. Wait a few seconds.
  4. Power up the speakers.

FAQ’s

Can You Connect JBL Flip 5 with JBL Flip 4?

No, JBL Flip 5 can’t connect with a JBL Flip 4 because the JBL Flip 4 has “Connect Plus” while JBL Flip 5 has the “PartyBoost” feature. However, you can connect the JBL Flip 5 to any JBL speakers that have the PartyBoost feature, such as JBL Flip 6.

Can You Connect JBL Flip 5 to the TV?

Yes, you can connect your JBL Flip 5 to a TV as long as the TV has Blueooth. You can connect the JBL Flip 5 to any device that has an in-built Blueooth.

Put the speaker into pairing mode, then go to the TV Bluetooth settings and pair them. Now, play music on your TV and the sound will come through the JBL Flip 5.

How many JBL Flip 5 Can You Pair Together?

You can pair up to 100 different JBL Flip 5 speakers together using the PartyBoost feature. If the speakers aren’t pairing together, ensure the PartyBoost feature is active, the speakers are charged, and at least one (1) speaker is paired to a device (Phone, TV, PC, etc).

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