JBL Clip 4 Not Charging and Frustrated? (Instant Fix!)

jbl clip 4 not charging

If the JBL Clip 4 not charging, don’t worry, this is very easy to resolve, so just keep reading!

When fully charged, the JBL Clip 4 speaker is capable of about 10 hours of playback, but when the device is not charging, this is an immediate dealbreaker.

So, in this guide, we’ll take the opportunity to show you the best solutions you should attempt and get the JBL Clip 4 charged.

If your JBL Clip 4 speaker is not charging, switch to a different power source, connect the adapter directly, or replace your equipment.

If this is not working, clean the charging port and factory reset your JBL Clip 4 speaker.

Let’s next learn how to recognize when the JBL Clip 4 is charging!

How to Tell if JBL Clip 4 Is Charging?

tell if jbl clip 4 is charging

Typically, during playback, when the battery of your JBL Clip 4 is full, the LED light on the top should be solid white.

When the battery gets low, the LED starts blinking in red, and when you connect the JBL Clip 4 to the power, the LED must turn solid red.

So, if your JBL Clip 4 LED light is blinking red, even when connected to power, this means that the speaker is not charging.

If charging, the LED must turn solid red, which means that the JBL Clip 4 is receiving power from your electrical source successfully.

Also, if working, the power adapter of your JBL Clip 4 should be warm on the touch after about 15 minutes of charging.

This way you can instantly recognize whether voltage passes through.

How to Fix When JBL Clip 4 Not Charging? – Easy Methods!

Note: If your JBL Clip 4 battery is dead, connect the device to power for at least 15 minutes!

1. Switch to a Different Power Source

switch to a different power source

The first and most important step against charging problems with JBL Clip 4 is to connect the speaker to a different and proven-to-work electrical socket.

This is essential because if the JBL Clip 4 is not charging, the problem could be due to the A/C outlet, making other steps useless.

So, unplug the adapter from the current outlet, relocate your JBL Clip 4 speaker along with the USB charging cable, and plug the device elsewhere.

We recommend trying an outlet from a different room though, considering that in case of a faulty fuse, all outlets in a certain room could be out of power.

If your JBL Clip 4 is not charging in multiple outlets, this localizes the issue down to the speaker!

2. Use Only Direct Adapter Connection

The next and second step by importance, is to plug the power adapter directly into the socket!

If you use third-party devices on your electrical outlet, chances are that voltage is insufficient, causing your JBL Clip 4 speaker not to charge.

use only direct adapter connection

So, ensure to disconnect the following devices from your power source:

  • Power strips
  • Smart plugs
  • A/C dividers
  • Surge protectors

Then, connect the power adapter of your JBL Clip 4 directly to the socket, which will verify that the power is not being rerouted.

Then wait 30–60 seconds and observe whether the LED on the top of your JBL Clip 4 speaker will turn in solid red, which means that the device is charging.

Reminder: After a few minutes of charging, touch the power adapter to feel whether it’s warm!

3. Replace Your USB Cable & Adapter

replace your usb cable & adapter

The method that will most likely resolve your JBL Clip 4 charging problem immediately is to test with a different and proven-to-work adapter and cable.

The JBL Clip 4 uses a standard USB-C to USB-A charging cable that plugs into the USB input of a standard 5V 2A 10W power adapter.

  • Your smartphone probably uses the same cable and the same power adapter!

So, go ahead, and test whether your JBL Clip 4 will start charging when you implement a tested cable and adapter.

This is not a permanent solution, but it will help you find out if the equipment is responsible for the charging problem of your JBL Clip 4.

4. Clean the JBL USB-C Charging Port

If your JBL Clip 4 won’t charge and the issue is persistent, you might need to take a closer look at the USB-C charging port.

You can find the charging port on the bottom of the speaker, so use the flashlight of your smartphone to check whether something is stuck and obstructing the port.

clean the jbl usb-c charging port

If you see dust accumulation with hair wrapped around or other objects blocking the port, we’ve prepared a few safety instructions to clean the port securely.

  • Do NOT use water or liquids to clean the port.
  • Always turn OFF the speaker before cleaning.
  • Use a toothpick to gently scrub the debris/hair.
  • Blow into the USB port or use compressed air.
  • Repeat the scrubbing/blowing multiple times.

When you’re ready, verify that the USB-C connector of the charging cable plugs in!

Warning: Be very gentle when reaching into the port with the toothpick!

5. Reset your Clip 4 Speaker to Default

reset your clip 4 speaker to default

Sometimes, the JBL Clip 4 speaker might be charging, but the LED will still blink in red because of a software-related problem.

So, to clear system bugs from the speaker, we advise undergoing a factory reset, which will erase all errors and unpair the JBL Clip 4 from all Bluetooth devices.

Here’s how to factory reset your JBL Clip 4 speaker in easy steps:

  1. Verify your JBL Clip 4 is unpaired from Bluetooth.
  2. Ensure that your speaker is currently turned “ON.”
  3. Press and hold the Volume Up + Bluetooth buttons.
  4. Release in 5 seconds, after the speaker turns off.
  5. Turn on the JBL Clip 4 speaker and test charging.

Your speaker is now factory reset. If the device is still not charging, continue reading ahead…

6. Allow your JBL Clip 4 to Acclimatize

allow your jbl clip 4 to acclimatize

Well, if your JBL Clip 4 speaker is not charging even after everything you’ve tried, perhaps the battery is too cold to start charging.

This problem might be apparent if you’re just unboxing the speaker after delivery and the device has been exposed to cold temperatures for a long time.

In short, if your JBL 4 speaker is very cold and currently acclimatizing, the battery might not be able to charge instantly.

  • This is why it’s crucial to leave your speaker at room temperature for at least 20–30 minutes and retry the charging again.

If that’s not it either, there is one more thing you can try!

7. Recharge Your JBL Clip 4 Overnight

recharge your jbl clip 4 overnight

The final step that you should attempt before rushing into conclusions is to recharge your JBL Clip 4 speaker overnight.

This means plugging the device into a tested power source for about 12–24 hours straight, and checking whether the speaker battery is fully charged in the morning.

However, before you plug it in, verify the USB-C plug is connected tightly and securely, ensure that the power adapter is working, and only use tested sockets.

If all of this is intact, there is no reason for the speaker not to charge, so leave it plugged in, go to sleep, and try in the morning.

Note: If you tried all the steps, but the speaker is not charging, contact JBL Customer Support or try to claim your warranty from the local merchant.

Quick Recap

Hence, if your JBL Clip 4 not charging, test a different outlet and different cable/adapter before factory resetting your speaker.

If nothing helps, let the speaker fully acclimatize or recharge the battery overnight for at least 12 hours.

We hope this guide was helpful, so follow us for more JBL Clip 4 troubleshooting!