How To Connect JBL Speakers To iPhone?


Similar to fish and chips or watching Netflix and chilling, Bluetooth speakers and tunes are like fishing and music. These often affordable sonic boxes can transform any phone into a sound system small and portable enough to be taken on your next adventure.

No cables mean no trip hazards due to wireless technology. Friends can also connect wirelessly with the device, giving them a wider selection of tunes. Many models can be used outdoors, making them great for swimming or at the pool.

JBL is a brand that you need to be aware of. JBL has a reputation for making the most high-quality Bluetooth speakers. Here’s a look at the JBL speaker lineup, including their differences and the features they offer. Our final decision will be which JBL speaker fits your needs best. In order to find the best deal and cheapest price, we went to great lengths.

JBL models are generally more advanced than their less expensive siblings. Generally speaking, a bigger battery offers a better user experience. You can charge your phone up from the speaker for longer recharge times.

JBL speakers are compatible with smart voice assistants like Siri and Google Assistant. This means you can ask your speaker for directions, or even recipe suggestions. JBL Connect+ can be found on some older models. JBL Connect+ can be connected wirelessly to 100 speakers, giving you the ultimate multi-room sound experience.

JBL claims that its newer models have a feature called PartyBoost that outperforms its older models. Unlike earlier models, modern waterproof phones are fully submersible. Additionally, some models come with a built-in microphone that allows for hands-free communication.

Here’s the detail about “how to connect JBL speakers to iPhone?”. JBL speakers can be easily connected, however. With this article, we hope to be of assistance to you.

How to Connect JBL Speaker to iPhone?

Using a JBL Flip 4, follow these steps to connect it to your iPhone after your speaker’s power is off (dark). As the iPad is not compatible with our iPhone, we will use a tablet instead of an iPad. The setup pages look almost the same. The routine is also virtually identical.

1. Open the Home Screen of your iPhone

You can access the iPhone’s Home screen by pressing the Home button.

2. Navigate to the Settings app

Ours appeared on the second screen of the iOS home screen as shown next.

The Settings app is highlighted on the iPhone’s Home screen.

3. Open the Settings app

Click on the Settings icon.

Adding new settings to the iPhone is demonstrated in the next step.

4.  Go To The Bluetooth Settings Page To Connect Your JBL Speaker To iPhone

The Bluetooth settings screen looks like the following. Here, Bluetooth is enabled. However, as a speaker is currently turned off, it does not appear in the list of devices. Since this speaker and this iOS device have never been paired before, we don’t see it.  You can see this in the following list of previously paired Bluetooth devices.

Bluetooth devices previously paired with an iPhone are listed here. There is still no connection between the JBL speaker and the computer.

5. Activate Your JBL speaker

The Power button on most JBL speakers is quickly pressed to turn them on. As illustrated in the next image, it is highlighted in green for our example.

When a JBL speaker is turned off, it has a circle for the Power button.

Power is then applied to the speaker.

Because the iPhone doesn’t know about this speaker, it won’t automatically connect. As shown next, the light that appears in the power switch indicates this non-paired state by glowing solid white.

Here’s how a JBL speaker looks from the top when the power is on.

6. Activate The Pairing Mode On Your JBL Bluetooth Speaker

Place the JBL speaker in Bluetooth discovery mode (also known as pairing mode) now to see the speaker on your iPhone. In order to do so, press and release the Bluetooth button, as shown in the picture below.

The Bluetooth button is highlighted on a JBL speaker.

A repeating single guitar note is heard when you press the button for Bluetooth discovery mode. A solid white glow is replaced by a flashing blue glow on the power button. Check this out.

Connecting the speaker to Bluetooth puts it in discovery mode. With the yellow arrow, the Power button is flashing blue.

7. Find your JBL Flip 4 On Your iPhone And Follow The Instructions 

Take a look at the screenshot below. We found our speaker by following the purple arrow.

The Bluetooth Settings screen of Tom’s Flip 4, showing a JBL speaker discovered but not yet paired.

8. Next, Connect With Your JBL Speaker

You can tap the speaker under Other Devices on the list of Bluetooth devices.

Then you connect your iPhone to the speaker (“Tom’s Flip 4” in this case). A screen similar to this appears on the iPhone’s Bluetooth Settings screen.

Like on iPhone’s Bluetooth settings screen, the iPad Air highlights the speaker and connects it to it.

9. Connecting JBL Speaker to iPhone Is Now Complete 

The JBL wireless speaker and iPhone have now been paired successfully. Playing music is now possible.  With some models, such as the Flip 4, you can also make and receive phone calls.

Which is better, JBL Flip 6 or Flip 5?

First, let’s look at JBL’s most popular wireless speakers. At the start of September, JBL announced the Flip 6, an upgraded version of the Flip 5.

It has the same racetrack-shaped driver as the Flip 5, but with a separate tweeter and dual passive radiators. With these, tunes should sound richer and have greater power. (We say ‘should’ since we haven’t tested the Flip 6 yet. Our JBL Flip 5 review gave the predecessor five stars, so we expect a great experience here as well.)

It is now rated IP67, whereas the Flip 5 was IPX7. This means it’s waterproof (can survive submersion to up to 1 meter for 30 minutes) and completely dust-tight.

Bluetooth version 4.2 was upgraded to 5.1 by Flip 5’s engineers. It still has the PartyBoost feature, which allows wireless pairing with other JBL speakers, including the Flip 5, and gives you a louder sound.

The new colorways are also included. The Flip 6 can be ordered in Dusty Pink or GreyStone, River Teal, and Fiesta Red.

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The Feature Writer at Healthy Talks, Khadija, has written hundreds of how-to and troubleshooting pieces on a variety of topics. She is a former Associate Editor for Healthly Talks magazine and has previously written for the Iowa Source and educational marketing websites. Khadija holds a bachelor's degree in science and an associate's degree in education with a concentration on curriculum development.


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