JBL Clip 4 Connected But No Sound? (Working Solutions)

JBL Clip 4 connected but no sound

Well, if your JBL Clip 4 connected but no sound, there is a very quick way to solve the issue!

The JBL Clip 4 speaker connects via Bluetooth to the source device from where you play music and outputs high-quality and audible sound.

If the speaker is connected, but there is no sound, there are quite a few different suspects that we’re going to introduce and help you solve quickly.

If your JBL Clip 4 is connected, but there is no sound, boost the volume from all sources, unmute the Bluetooth device, and reset the wireless connection.

If nothing works, factory reset the JBL speaker and adjust the audio output options.

Now that we have a rough idea of the solutions, let’s get in-depth!

JBL Clip 4 Connected But No Sound – 6 Instant Solutions!

If the JBL Clip 4 connects successfully, then there is another issue either related to the device’s settings or with the JBL speaker.

So, let’s start with the obvious and most important instructions!

1. Boost the Volume of All Sources

boost the volume on all sources

When you have a Bluetooth (wireless) connection between your JBL Clip 4 speaker and your source device, you must increase the volume from all sources.

The sources are of course the JBL speaker’s volume and the output volume from your Bluetooth connection source device.

How to Boost JBL Clip 4 Volume?

Firstly, you need to make sure that your JBL Clip 4 speaker is not muted, or the volume is not too low by increasing it.

You can boost the Volume on your JBL Clip by pressing the Volume Up (+) button on the outer panel, just above the JBL logo.

So, press the Volume Up (+) button at least several times to verify that the volume is increased.

How to Boost the Source Volume?

The next step is to boost the volume of your source device, which is the machine that the JBL Clip 4 is connected via Bluetooth with.

That device could be a mobile (Android/iOS) or a PC (Windows/macOS). So, we’ve prepared steps to boost the volume on the music output device.

boost the source volume mobile
  • Mobile – To boost the volume of a mobile device, press the Volume Up button on the side panel multiple times to reach at least 75%.
  • Windows PC – To boost the volume on your Windows PC, click the audio icon from the Taskbar’s tray and drag the slider right up to 75%.
  • macOS PC – To increase the volume of your macOS, press the Volume + button on the keyboard multiple times. Alternatively, go to “System Preferences”, select “Sound” and increase the volume from there.
Reminder: Verify that your source device is not muted, especially for Apple devices and their “switch” that mutes the output sounds.

2. Unpair and Reconnect JBL Clip 4

The next step is to disconnect your JBL Clip 4 from the connected device and then re-establish the wireless connection, which may be your culprit.

To achieve it, you must go into the Bluetooth menu settings of your source device, locate the JBL Clip 4 profile, and “Forget” the connection.

How to “Forget” a Speaker on Mobile?

how to “forget” a speaker on mobile
  1. First, navigate to the Quick Access menu.
  2. Then, press and hold the Bluetooth icon.
  3. In the list, find your JBL Clip 4 connection.
  4. Press the cogwheel icon next to the profile.
  5. Tap on “FORGET” to unpair your speaker.
  1. From the main screen, go to the “Settings.”
  2. Tap on the “Bluetooth” tab to enter the list.
  3. Locate the JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth connection.
  4. Tap the “i” icon (Info) next to the connection.
  5. Finally, select “Forget this Device” to unpair.

How to “Forget” a Speaker on Windows?

how to “forget” a speaker on windows
  1. From the Start Menu, navigate to the “Settings.”
  2. Click “Bluetooth & Devices” from the left pane.
  3. Then, locate the JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth connection.
  4. Select the Bluetooth profile and “Remove device.”

How to “Forget” a Speaker on macOS?

  1. Click the Apple Menu and go to “System Preferences.”
  2. From the options, click “Bluetooth” to reveal all devices.
  3. Select the JBL Clip 4 connection and press “X” to unpair.

To pair your JBL Clip 4 speaker back to your Bluetooth device, press the Bluetooth button on the side for 2–3 seconds.

You should hear a minor audio prompt and the LED on the top will start flashing in white.

This means that the speaker is in “Pairing Mode” and is discoverable.

Note: To complete the pairing you must select the JBL speaker from the Bluetooth menu!

3. Reset your JBL Clip 4 to Default

reset your jbl clip 4 to default

The JBL Clip 4 no sound problem sometimes is not related to the Bluetooth connection, instead it’s a software-related problem with the speaker.

Well, you can address potential software issues by executing a factory reset, which will ultimately reset and unpair the speaker from all devices.

Here’s how to factory reset your JBL Clip 4 to factory defaults:

  1. Verify that your speaker is disconnected from Bluetooth.
  2. Then, press and hold the Volume Up + Bluetooth buttons.
  3. Release after 3–5 seconds when the JBL speaker turns off.

Once the JBL Clip 4 speaker turns off, the device has been reset to factory defaults, so you can reconnect the device to the Bluetooth source.

If you still hear no sound, continue reading ahead.

Important: You must disconnect your JBL Clip 4 from your Bluetooth device before performing the factory reset, otherwise it won’t work.

4. Recharge the JBL Clip 4 Speaker 

recharge the jbl clip 4 speaker

According to some users with the same “no sound” problem on JBL Clip 4 speakers, the issue comes due to low battery charge.

This might sound unlikely at first, but makes sense, because if the speaker is very low on battery, it may turn off, disconnect, or be unable to output.

The JBL Clip 4 uses a standard USB-C to USB-A charging cable, which can be charged either by plugging the unit into a USB port or power adapter.

  • For the sake of charging the JBL speaker successfully, we strongly recommend using an adapter, instead of plugging it into the computer.

When connected, charge your speaker for at least 20 minutes and then check the sound output!

5. Disable Source Audio Restriction (Mobile)

disable source audio restriction (mobile)

Well, Apple and Android smartphones have some options that might prevent your JBL Clip 4 from outputting audio.

For Apple smartphones, there is “Reduce Loud Sounds” and for the Androids, there is “Media Volume Limit.”

These options are designed for lowering the volume on headphones, but when your speaker is connected via Bluetooth, your device doesn’t make any difference. 

So, it’s best to disable them!

How to Disable Apple’s “Reduce Loud Sounds”?

  1. From Settings, go to “Sound & Haptics
  2. Advance by pressing “Headphones Safety.”
  3. Verify that “Reduce Loud Sounds” is “OFF.”

How to Disable Android’s “Media Volume Limit”?

  1. From the Settings, go to “Sounds & Vibration.”
  2. Then, choose “Volume” and verify it’s not lowered.
  3. Then, tap the three dots in the upper-right corner.
  4. Tap “Media volume limit” and disable the option.

When you’re ready, test whether your JBL Clip 4 speaker is outputting audio! 

Note: If not, forget and reconnect the speaker to your Bluetooth mobile!

6. Set JBL as Default Audio Output (Windows)

set jbl as default audio output (windows)

There is a specific issue with connected speakers on Windows computers, that revolves around the default audio output of your machine.

When you have more than one speaker connected to your computer, your machine might be prioritizing another device, instead of your JBL Clip 4.

So, to resolve this problem, you must set the JBL Clip 4 speaker as the default audio device, so your Windows system knows what to prioritize.

Here are the steps to set JBL Clip 4 as the default audio output on Windows:

  1. Click Start, and go to “Change system sounds.”
  2. Then, from the section above go to “Playback.”
  3. Locate and right-click your JBL Clip 4 speaker.
  4. Finally, click the option “Set as Default Device.”

Viola! If your computer is currently playing music you must immediately start hearing the output through your JBL Clip 4.

Additionally, right-click the speaker, go to “Properties” → “Levels” and ensure that the main volume is at 75% or beyond.

Reminder: Also, double-check whether your Windows output volume is increased sufficiently!

Quick Recap

Hence, if the JBL Clip 4 connected but no sound, you must boost the volume on the speaker and the Bluetooth source device.

Additionally, you may need to refresh the connection, reset the speaker to defaults, or tweak the audio output options.

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