How to Reset JBL Speakers? (All Models)

If the JBL FLIP speaker has a software problem, then you should reset it. Here is a guide on how to reset JBL FLIP speakers. We have included 6 different models and their resetting processes.

You must reset JBL Speakers if they are software bugs or glitches, performance issues, or aren’t working properly. A hard reset will restore the original factory settings and clear the internal memory.

Each JBL Speaker model has a different way of resetting, but it usually includes pressing and holding two (2) specific buttons simultaneously for 10-15 seconds or until the speaker turns off.

Why Should You Reset JBL Speakers?

You should reset JBL Speakers if the speaker has software bugs or glitches, performance issues, it’s unresponsive, the speaker is paired with unknown devices, or you are planning to sell it.

A hard reset will restore the original factory settings of the speaker, clear its internal memory, remove known devices from the list, and remove software glitches. A hard reset must be the first thing you do if the speaker has software bugs.

Down below are listed other reasons why you should reset JBL speakers.

JBL Speaker is Paired With Unknown Device

JBL speakers will automatically pair with nearby known devices once powered up. This can be a problem if you don’t know which device the speaker has paired with.

To disconnect (unpair) a JBL Speaker with a device, turn it off and move it away or reset the speaker. A hard reset will remove any known nearby devices, so the speaker won’t pair automatically.

Software Bugs

JBL Speakers, like any electronic device, can experience software bugs due to compatibility problems, firmware issues, user errors, Bluetooth interferences, or environmental factors.

A hard reset will fix most of the software bugs or glitches as it restores the original factory settings of the speaker. Updating the firmware to the latest version will also fix software bugs.

Unknown Changes in Your Settings

A hard reset will clear the internal memory, which means it will also erase all the settings (modes) changes you made for the speaker. Do a hard reset if the speaker isn’t working properly or it’s using the wrong sound modes (for instance, it’s using stereo mode and you can’t reverse it).

There are a lot of settings you can change in your JBL Speaker. If you have accidentally changed something and now don’t know how to reverse the charge, you should hard reset the speaker.

Planning To Sell Your JBL Speaker

Hard reset the speaker if you are planning to sell it. Resetting the speakers ensures that any personal information, such as paired Bluetooth devices, network settings, or stored data, is completely removed. It also allows the new owner to personalize the settings according to their preferences.

How To Reset JBL Speakers?

To reset JBL speakers, do the following things.

How To Reset JBL Flip 1?

JBL Flip 1 (or JBL Flip) was released on ‎September 14, 2012, and is known for its 5 hours of playtime, 3 hours of charging time, and 63mm x 160mm dimensions. It’s the first speaker in the Flip series and has fewer features than the latest models.

To reset JBL Flip 1, do the following things.

  1. Power off the speaker.
  2. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
  3. Release when the speaker powers up.
  4. The speaker will now restore to its default settings.

How To Reset JBL Flip 2?

JBL Flip 2 was released on January 27th, 2014, and is known for its 65mm x 160mm dimensions, Lithium polymer, 3.7V, 2000mAH, 7.4Wh battery, 5 hours of playtime, and 3 hours of charge time. It’s the second speaker in the Flip series.

To reset JBL Flip 2, do the following things.

  1. Turn on the JBL FLIP 2 Speaker
  2. Wait until the speaker gives a sound to indicate that it’s turned ON.
  3. Press and hold the Volume Up (+) and “Phone” buttons.
  4. Hold the buttons until the speaker turns off.
  5. Press the power button to turn the speaker ON again.

How To Reset JBL Flip 3?

JBL Flip 3 was released on September 2015 and is known for its splashproof features, 64 x 169 x 64 (mm) dimensions, 450g weight, and JBL Connect pairing features.

To reset JBL Flip 3, do the following things.

  1. Power on your speaker.
  2. Press and hold the Play and + (Volume Up) buttons at the same time.
  3. Release the buttons once the speaker turns off.
  4. Press the power button one time.
  5. The speaker will now turn on at default settings.

How to Reset JBL Flip 4?

JBL Flip 4 was released on ‎February 21, 2017, and is known for its IPX7 waterproof qualities, 12 hours of playtime, 3.5 hours @ 5V/1A of charging time, and 68 x 175 x 70 (mm) dimensions.

To reset JBL Flip 4, do the following things.

  1. Power on your device.
  2. Press and hold the Play and + (Volume up) buttons at the same time.
  3. Hold the buttons for 5 seconds.
  4. The speaker will turn off.
  5. Press the power button to turn on the speaker again.
  6. The speaker has been successfully restored to default settings.

How to Reset JBL Flip 5?

JBL Flip 5 was released on August 1, 2019, and is known for its IPX7 waterproofing qualities, 2.5 hours @ 5V/3A of charging time, PartyBoost pairing features, and 181 x 69 x 74 (mm) dimensions.

To reset JBL Flip 5, do the following things.

  1. Power on the speaker
  2. Press the Play and Volume + buttons at the same time
  3. Release the buttons once the speaker turns off.
  4. Power up the speaker again
  5. The speaker is now back to its default settings.

How to Reset JBL Flip 6?

JBL Flip 6 was released on September 2, 2021, and is known for its IP67 waterproofing qualities, 2.5 hours @ 5V/3A of charging time, PartyBoost pairing qualities, and 178 x 68 x 72 mm / 7.0 x 2.6 x 2.8” dimensions.

To reset JBL Flip 6, do the following things.

  1. Power on the JBL FLIP 6 speaker.
  2. Press and hold the Play and + (Volume Up) buttons at the same time.
  3. Hold the buttons until the speaker gives a little sound
  4. Once the speaker is turned off, press the power button.
  5. Now, the speaker has successfully been restored to its factory settings.

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