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JBL Flip 5

Take your tunes on the go with the powerful JBL Flip 5. Our lightweight Bluetooth speaker goes anywhere. Bad weather? Not to worry. With its waterproof design, you can rock out to our signature sound rain or shine. Move more. Pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers to create a bigger party. Enjoy up to 12 hours of play time for your favorite music. Stand it vertical or horizontal and be bold with your choice of 11 vibrant colors.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Maximum music playing time (hrs) 12
Output power (W) 20

Audio Specifications

Dynamic frequency response range (Hz) 65 Hz - 20k Hz

Dimension Specifications

Dimensions (cm) 18 x 7.4 x 6.9
Dimensions (in) 7.12 x 2.91 x 2.71
Weight (kgs) 0.54
Weight (lbs) 1.2

Control Connect Specifications

Bluetooth profiles A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6
Bluetooth frequency 2.402 – 2.480GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth transmitter power 0-11dBm
Bluetooth version 4.2
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads

Videos

What’s in the Box

  • 1 x JBL Flip 5
  • 1 x Type C USB cable
  • 1 x Quick-Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty Card
JBL Flip 5 - What's in the Box

FAQs & How-Tos

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.
Audio distortion or drop outs while using JBL PartyBoost or Connect+
If you are having trouble with distortion or drop out, try the following suggestions: Move the audio source closer to the speakersMove the speakers closer to each otherMake sure the streaming speaker (host) only connects to one audio source, disconnect the Bluetooth connection between the streaming speaker (host) and other audio sourceMake sure the audio source only connects with one streaming speaker (host), disconnect the Bluetooth connection between the audio source and other speakersRestart both your speakers and the audio sourceMake sure speakers are away from other sources of wireless signal – you could be experiencing interference Re-pair the audio source with your speakerIf you’re streaming audio content from the internet, the issue could be with the internet connection and not your speaker
Connection issues using PartyBoost or Connect+
If there are drop out or connection issues when using PartyBoost or Connect+, it could be one of three things. 1.      Units are too far apart (move units closer together)  2.      Interference from other 2.4gHz wireless units in the area. 3.     Unit is no longer working as designed Here are some steps to isolate the issue:  Try taking the units out of the house and test it outside with no interference to see if you still experience connectivity issues. If you still experience connectivity issues, please try steps below:Whatever unit drops off, remove that from the chain. Test the rest of the speakers and keep doing it until you find the speaker that is causing the drop outs.  If all speakers begin to drop off, please try a different order and repeat. Repeat this process with each unit being the “main speaker”.   Make sure to turn off all WiFi/RF devices. (Router, laptop, baby monitor, Nest cams, IP cams, WiFi switches, WiFi outlets, WiFi lights, cordless phones, etc.)  You should be able to identify the issue/speaker by following these steps. 
Changing the name of the speaker
1. In order to change the name of the speaker, you must first connect your speaker via Bluetooth and then download the JBL Connect app.2. Once the app is downloaded choose app and wait for it to recognize your device.3. Now that your speaker is highlighted, choose the gear located either below or to the right of the speaker image.4. Once you choose the gear you will have the option to edit the name by clicking on the small pencil icon. 5. After you change the name, you will see a notification stating to "Reconnect to  Apply New Name"6. Go to your Bluetooth settings select "Forget This Device" and then reconnect to establish the new speaker name.
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 .Partyboost technology 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. All newer Portable products from JBL will have Partyboost integrated.Unfortunately, this feature is not backwards compatible with  previous models that have JBL Connect or Connect+. 
Renaming of the JBL Connect App to JBL Portable
The 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.
Information on different firmware versions on same products and models
There can be differences in the internal hardware that also implies different firmwares. These products feature the same specifications and performance expectations. If the app does not inform you of any new updates, the firmware is current and the product is performing as designed.
JBL Portable App: PC Information
You cannot download the JBL Portable App on a PC. This app is only available on mobile devices.
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.
Charging the Speaker When Wet
You will need to dry the charging port completely before plugging in power for charging. 
Pairing issues with a Computer or PC
In most cases when a Computer/PC/Laptop has issues connecting to a Bluetooth device (Portable speaker, Headphones, Active speakers), it's caused by your Computer/PC/Laptop's Bluetooth driver (software).The driver (software) should support the following Bluetooth protocols, to be able to play music/sound from your Computer/PC/Laptop:• A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) driver for your Computer/PC/Headphones to transfer music.• AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) driver to send skip/forward/pause/play music to your deviceAlways get the latest driver version available for your Computer/PC/Laptop.To download the correct driver (software), visit the manufacturer's website of your Computer/PC/Laptop. They usually have a "Support/Download" section where you can find the correct driver. Otherwise, we advise you to contact their support.The standard drivers provided by Microsoft/Windows system are not correct and will result in error messages (such as having to enter a PIN code), or pairing will not work.
Does my Speaker have Speakerphone/Voice Assistant Functionality?
This product does not feature speakerphone or voice assistant functionality as it does not have a microphone.
Sound Distortion After Immersing Speaker in Water
If 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.
Smart TV Compatibility
It is always recommended to use our range of Soundbars, such as the JBL Bar series - if you want a speaker for your Television or Smart TV as they are designed specifically for this use, whereas our Portable speakers are designed primarily for use with Phones and Tablets.Portable speakers with an Aux-in port, such as the Xtreme 3 and Boombox 3 - if connected through an Aux cable, should have less issues compared to using Bluetooth, however there can be issues with audio/video synchronization if used for this purpose.Support for Bluetooth connectivity between a TV and speaker depends on a number of different factors such as Bluetooth & A2DP versions and Audio Codecs used by each device. This can vary based on the brand, model and age of the devices, however we cannot confirm if any specific combination of TV and speaker will work without issues such as latency or lip sync delay.
Setting up your Partyboost Speakers in Stereo Mode
1. Turn on both speakers.2. Connect your device to one of the two speakers via Bluetooth.3. Start streaming music to that speaker (for best results play music on this speaker for more than 20 seconds before proceeding with the next steps).4. Open the JBL Portable app.5. Allow the app to detect the single speaker playing music.6. Once detected, press the Connect/Partyboost button on both speakers.7. Allow the app to identify both speakers.8. Click the Partyboost button, you will see the option for Party or Stereo, select Stereo.Please note: Stereo Mode can only be enabled when 2 of the same speaker model are used.For example, you will not be able to achieve Stereo Mode with a Flip 5 and Flip 6, only Party Mode.Also, it is not possible to pair speaker models with Connect and Connect+ together, or pair to speaker models with Partyboost.
Setting up Multiple Partyboost Speakers in a Group
1. Connect the first Partyboost speaker with your phone and keep music playing (for best results play music on this speaker for more than 20 seconds before proceeding with the next steps).2. Press the Partyboost button on the first speaker.3. Turn on the second speaker that you want to connect in Partyboost mode.4. Now press the Partyboost button on the second speaker.5. After a few seconds, both Partyboost speakers should connect and play together.It can take a few seconds after music is started before sound will be heard from both speakers.This is also the process for connecting more than two speakers in Party mode, simply turn on the other compatible speakers and press the Partyboost buttons.
Buttons unresponsive when plugged into a power source
If the buttons on your portable speaker are not working properly or are unresponsive while plugged into a power source, please try running the speaker on battery. If the buttons perform correctly while running on battery, this means your power supply is not providing enough current/amps. Be sure to use a power supply that has a rating equal to or greater than the amperage rating indicated in your product specs.
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.
How to restore your speaker to factory default settings
If you encounter issues using the speaker with your phone or tablet, or you want to remove all previous Bluetooth pairings from the speaker, it may be necessary to 'factory reset' the speaker.How to resetFirst, remove or forget the speaker from the list of paired Bluetooth devices in the settings of the phone or tablet.Then, with the speaker powered on, press and hold the Volume + and Play buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds until the unit turns off.The speaker has now been restored to factory default settings. 
How to clean your speaker and remove dirt from it
Our FLIP 5 speaker is an "All-weather companion," and sometimes it can get dirt and other substances on it. Clean your speaker under lukewarm water from your water tap, and use a microfiber cloth to remove stains. Do not use any alcohol or other to remove stains and dirt. Do not charge your product while the charging port is wet; make sure it is dry before you connect it to a charger. Contact our Customer support if you need more advice.
When I connect my JBL speaker with a computer (PC/Laptop/Apple Mac/Nintendo Switch), can I use the PartyBoost feature?
The PartyBoost feature is not available when your JBL speaker is connected to a computer via Bluetooth. This is a technical limitation. When connected to a computer, the computer is acting as the primary device. Therefore, the JBL speaker does not have control of re-transmitting the Bluetooth signal to other JBL speakers.NOTE: Speakers effected by this are the JBL Flip 5, JBL Flip 6, JBL Charge 5, JBL Pulse 4, JBL Xtreme 3, and JBL Boombox 2, as well as all future products featuring the PartyBoost feature.
Does this speaker have an Aux Input?
This speaker does not have an Aux Input, so no analog connection is possible.

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