JBL Flip 4
|Maximum music playing time (hrs)||12|
|Output power (W)||2 x 8|
|Dimensions (cm)||6.8 x 17.5 x 7.0|
Control Connect Specifications
Documents & Downloads
Quick Start Guide
What’s in the Box
- 1 x JBL Flip 4
- 1 x JBL Micro USB Cable
- 1 x Safety Sheet
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
FAQs & How-Tos
Which JBL portable Bluetooth speakers have the JBL voice integration with SIRI and Google Now feature?
JBL Xtreme, JBL Pulse 2, JBL Charge3, JBL Flip 3, Pulse 3, and Flip 4 Android, Google Now, Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. Siri, iTunes, and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple Inc. Spotify is a registered trademark of Spotify AB. IOS is a registered trademark of Cisco in the US and is used by Apple under license.
How many smartphones or tablets can connect to my speaker?
You can connect 2 smart devices ( iOS or Android ) simultaneously by Bluetooth. One when connecting via AUX cable.
How can I upgrade the software on my speaker?
Software updates for your speaker can be done using JBL Connect app. Download it from Apple App store and Google Play store.
Renaming of the JBL Connect App to JBL PortableThe JBL Connect app will be renamed as JBL Portable on the App Store and Google Play store in January 2021, it will still be possible to find the app in each store by searching for either JBL Connect or JBL Portable.
How do I use the unit as a microphone/speaker?
Make sure your device is paired with a mobile device. When receiving a call, press the phone button to answer the call. You can now use it as a speakerphone.
Upgrading the software on your PartyBoost or Connect+ Speaker
Software updates for your speaker can be done using the JBL Portable app.
Download it from the Apple App store and Google Play store.
If there is an available update, look for the small red dot above the gear icon and follow the download instructions (see image below).
If you have an issue with your device it is always worth checking if there is a Software update available and performing the installation if there is.
Do the Flip 4 and Charge 3 float in water?
No, the IP waterproof specification means that these speakers can be immersed in water 1 m deep for 30 minutes. It does not mean that they can float, so please be careful. If dropped, they will sink to the bottom.
PartyBoost support on the JBL Connect and JBL Connect+
The new PartyBoost does not support the previous Connect and Connect+ features. For example: You will not be able to successfully connect the new PartyBoost enabled Flip 5 with a Connect+ enabled speaker like the Pulse 3 or Flip 4. You will not be able to connect the Boombox 2 to the original Boombox speaker.
What do the LED indicators show?
Power button, no light: Product is OFF. Power button, constant light: Product is ON. Power button: constant white, when no Bluetooth device connected. Power button, flashing blue in Bluetooth pairing mode. Power button, constant blue light: Bluetooth connected. Battery indicator LEDs: Five LEDs show battery level. When charging, the blinking LED shows how far charging has progressed. When fully charged, the LED lights will turn off. JBL Connect button flashes white in connection mode. When connected: constant light.
How can I check the software version on my Flip3, Flip4 or Xtreme??
By pressing Volume - & JBL Connect button for 3 seconds. A voice will tell you the current software version.
JBL Portable App: PC Information
You cannot download the JBL Portable App on a PC. This app is only available on mobile devices.
Sound Distortion After Immersing Speaker in WaterIf you experience any sound distortion after immersing your speaker in water, simply shake the speaker to get rid of any excess moisture and allow the speaker to completely dry. Once dry, the sound quality should return to normal.
What are the differences between Partyboost and Connect+Our newest products, such has JBL Pulse 4 and JBL Flip 5, feature a new technology called Partyboost .
- Improved Bluetooth connection between speakers.
- A more powerful Bluetooth transmitter means that the speakers can be farther apart.
- Partyboost can only connect to other Partyboost speakers.
Unfortunately, this feature is not backwards compatible with previous models that have JBL Connect or Connect+.
What is connect+?
JBL Connect+ can wirelessly link more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the party
Waterproof Information (IPX7)
This unit is IPX7 rated, which means that you can submerge the unit in water as deep as 3 feet (1 meter) for up to 30 minutes.
Can I wirelessly link JBL Flip 4 together with JBL Flip 3, Pulse 2 or Xtreme?
No, JBL Flip 4 can wirelessly link with JBL Connect+ compatible speakers only. Currently, the Flip 4, Pulse 3 and Charge 3 ( after a firmware upgrade ) have the JBL Connect+ feature
Does the Flip 4 fit into the Flip 3 carrying case?
No, the Flip 3 carrying case is too small. At the moment, no carrying case is available for Flip 4. We suggest that you check out manufacturers that specialize in this kind of accessory.
Charging the Speaker When WetYou will need to dry the charging port completely before plugging in power for charging.
What can I do with the Connect app?
It is possible to rename the Bluetooth name of the primary connected device and set the Party or Stereo mode. If a firmware upgrade is available for any Connect, Connect+, or Partyboost compatible speaker, this can be installed through the JBL Portable app. Only identical products can be set to stereo mode. Please note that, even though you can pair a Boost TV with JBL Connect, you cannot control this from the JBL Connect App
How to reset Flip 4
In power ON mode press and hold the "Volume +" and "Play" buttons at the same time for more than 3 seconds -> Unit will power Off by itself. Now the unit is reset to factory default.
Issues with the JBL Portable App and your Android device
There might be several reasons that our Portable app may not be working correctly on your Android device. First, your Android device must have 5.0 OS (Operating system) or higher to support JBL Connect app. Devices under 5.0 OS will not be supported. If you are having trouble viewing your JBL Portable device in the app, please disable Bluetooth, and then turn it back on again. Now you should be able to see your device in the JBL Portable app.
My device is waterproof, but what about salt water or chlorine water?
Your JBL speaker is waterproof with IPX7 rating. (IPX7 means it can survive immersion in 1 meter/3.3 feet for up to 30 minutes.) To maintain the looks and functions of your speaker, please make sure to rinse it with fresh water after using it at a swimming pool or the ocean, then dry off all covers and areas where water can gather. The standard for waterproofing is for tap water. Chemicals and salt in your pool or the ocean can damage the waterproof seals or harm the surface finish over time if not rinsed off after use.
How do I connect my Flip 3 or Flip 4 to Bluetooth sources?
Turn the FLIP3 or FLIP 4 on by pressing the power button. If your FLIP hasn't been connected via Bluetooth before, it will start up in pairing mode. To put it in pairing mode, hold down the Bluetooth button for atleast 3 seconds, until the light flashes blue. You are now in pairing mode. Locate the FLIP on your device and pair them together. The two devices will sync together and you will hear a tone from the FLIP indicating it is successful.
Do I need to close the USB cap for the speaker to be waterproof?
Yes, it is needed to close the USB cap completely for waterproof.
After I updated my computer to Windows 8/10, I am no longer able to establish a Bluetooth connection with my speaker to play music. How can I correct the problem?
This is because most Windows do not support A2DP stereo audio streaming via Bluetooth, the standard for music-listening through Bluetooth. The system will support keyboards, mice, printers etc. via Bluetooth, but not audio. It is necessary to download the proper drivers, either from the computer manufacturer, the software manufacturer or the manufacturer of the Bluetooth chip in the computer. Help to do this must be sought with the companies that supply one or more of these computer features.