Is Your JBL Clip 4 Not Pairing? (6 Quick Ways to Fix!)

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JBL Clip 4 not pairing to your source device, and you’re worried? Worry no longer and read!

The JBL Clip 4 is an amazing portable speaker with flawless Bluetooth compatibility, or is it?

Well, if you’re facing issues pairing your speaker to your Bluetooth source, then this guide will help you diagnose and resolve the problem in minutes.

Let’s take a quick peek into the steps:

If your JBL Clip 4 is not pairing to your Bluetooth source device, re-enable the Bluetooth, unpair from other connections, and recharge the speaker.

If this doesn’t help, disable any battery-saver features and factory reset your speaker.

Before getting in-depth, let’s learn the correct way of pairing JBL Clip 4!

How to Pair JBL Clip 4 Over Bluetooth Correctly?

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Well, pairing JBL Clip over a wireless Bluetooth connection is a straightforward process, where there aren’t many things that can go wrong.

So, let’s first try pairing the speaker the correct way.

  • Verify your JBL Clip 4 speaker is charged and working.
  • Then, enable the Bluetooth option on the source device.
  • Press the Bluetooth button on the speaker a single time.
  • The LED on your JBL Clip 4 must start flashing in white.
  • The Bluetooth profile must show up in the Bluetooth tab.
  • Select the JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth profile to connect with it.

That’s it. If your JBL Clip 4 does not appear, even when in pairing mode, proceed with the steps!

How to Fix When JBL Clip 4 Not Pairing – 6 Quick Solutions!

Important: Verify that your JBL Clip 4 LED light is blinking in white after pressing the Bluetooth button on the speaker (pairing mode enabled).

1. Toggle Bluetooth ON and OFF

toggle bluetooth on and off

The first and most important step when your JBL Clip 4 speaker is not pairing or does not show up in the Bluetooth discovery list is to re-enable the Bluetooth feature.

This method works with any source device, so we’re going to show you quick steps to toggle on and off your Bluetooth.

  • Android – Tap and hold the Bluetooth icon from the quick access menu and press on the toggle to disable and re-enable Bluetooth.
  • iOS – From the main screen go to the “Settings”, select the “Bluetooth” tab, and tap on the toggle to disable and activate Bluetooth.
  • Windows – Click the quick menu from the Taskbar to reveal the options, and click on the Bluetooth icon to turn it off and then on.
  • macOS – Click the Apple menu, go to “System Preferences”, select Bluetooth, and click on “Turn Bluetooth Off” and then “Turn Bluetooth On.”

When you restart the feature, verify your JBL Clip 4 is in pairing mode, and wait for the profile to appear in the Bluetooth menu.

If your speaker cannot be discovered, continue reading ahead…

2. Shorten the Wireless Proximity

shorten the wireless proximity

This one is simple!

Just try pairing your JBL Clip 4 to your source, by keeping both devices right next to each other!

We recommend keeping both devices no more than 3 inches apart, to prevent any interference from impacting your pairing process.

  • In addition, we recommend removing the case or any other accessories from your phone, as well as from your speaker.

If your JBL Clip 4 does not appear in the Bluetooth list, continue reading!

3. Clear the List of Paired Devices

If your JBL Clip 4 won’t pair to your source, perhaps the Bluetooth-enabled device automatically connects to a different device.

This happens when there is a remembered Bluetooth profile, and the corresponding device is in range with Bluetooth enabled.

Hence, if your source device connects automatically to something else, your JBL Clip 4 will not be able to pair, unless you “Forget” the saved Bluetooth profile.

How to Forget Bluetooth on Android?

how to forget bluetooth on android
  1. Access the Bluetooth menu on your Android.
  2. Then, look for a profile that says “Connected.”
  3. Tap on the cogwheel next to this connection.
  4. Finally, select “FORGET” to unpair the device. 

How to Forget Bluetooth on iOS?

  1. Go to the Settings and enter the Bluetooth tab.
  2. Find a connection that is currently “Connected.”
  3. Press the “i” (Info) next to the Bluetooth profile.
  4. Lastly, choose “Forget this Device” to unpair it.

How to Forget Bluetooth on Windows?

how to forget bluetooth on windows
  1. Reveal the quick menu settings from the Taskbar.
  2. Go to “Settings” and select “Bluetooth & devices.”
  3. Info: Any paired Bluetooth devices will show on top.
  4. Click the three-dots menu on your device’s square.
  5. Choose “Remove Device” to disconnect the pairing.

How to Forget Bluetooth on macOS?

  1. From the Apple menu, go to “System Preferences.”
  2. Click on “Bluetooth” from the options in the section.
  3. Then, find a device that currently says “Connected.”
  4. Next, right-click the device and choose “Disconnect.”

That’s it. When the Bluetooth source device is disconnected from all other remembered profiles, go ahead, and put JBL Clip 4 in pairing mode.

Then, observe the list to check when it will show.

Quick Tip: Another working method to prevent automatic pairing to other devices is to turn off their Bluetooth feature.

4. Charge the JBL Clip 4 Speaker

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If your JBL Clip 4 is not pairing to your Bluetooth device, it’s time to verify that the battery of the speaker is sufficiently charged.

This is a must-do step, especially if your JBL Clip 4 is blinking in red color, which means that the battery of the device is nearly dead.

When the battery is low, the speaker might face “throttling”, which essentially shuts down some of the essential features, impacting and preventing the connection.

So, connect your speaker to the charger, verify that the LED turns from blinking red to solid red, and wait for at least 15–20 minutes.

When your JBL Clip 4 battery is sufficiently charged, try the Bluetooth connection to your source device, which must now work.

Note: If the JBL Clip 4 speaker does not show solid red when plugged, then it’s not charging!

5. Disable the Battery-Optimization

So, if the JBL Clip 4 won’t pair with iPhone or Android, a big suspect is the battery optimization, also known as “Battery Saver.”

The battery saver disables essential features of your device, to preserve the battery, which can negatively impact Bluetooth’s connection functionality.

How to Stop Battery Saver on Android?

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  1. First, go to the “Settings” on your Android device.
  2. Tap on “Battery” and verify all modes are disabled.
  • Performance Mode (OFF)
  • Power Saving Mode (OFF)
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode (OFF)

How to Stop Battery Saver on iOS?

  1. From the main screen, go to the “Settings” app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on the “Battery” menu tab.
  3. Verify that the “Low Power Mode” is disabled.

When your smartphone does not utilize a battery-optimization feature, put your JBL Clip 4 in pairing mode and try connecting.

If you still can’t see the speaker, continue with the next step!

6. Reset the System of JBL Clip 4

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If nothing works and your JBL Clip 4 won’t connect to your source device, it’s time to perform a factory reset, which will ultimately resolve software issues.

The factory reset will forcefully unpair your JBL Clip 4 speaker from all Bluetooth sources, and erase any configurations to defaults.

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

  1. First, verify that your JBL speaker is turned “ON.”
  2. Then, locate the Volume and Bluetooth buttons.
  3. Press and hold both buttons for about 7 seconds.
  4. Release the buttons when your speaker turns off.

When the JBL Clip 4 powers off, it’s factory reset, so re-enable the pairing mode and test if the device will now appear in the Bluetooth list of your source.

If not, perhaps something is wrong with your device, so let’s check some additional troubleshooting steps…

JBL Clip 4 Still Not Pairing – Additional Troubleshooting!

If your JBL Clip 4 does not pair to your source device, even after all the steps, we’ve managed to tighten the circle of possibilities down to your Bluetooth device.

So, here are a few things you can try right now, to localize the culprit even further.

Test on a Different Device

test on a different device

If you were trying to pair your JBL Clip 4 speaker to one device throughout this entire guide, we recommend attempting a different Bluetooth unit.

Your source can be a computer, smartphone, laptop, or any device that supports Bluetooth pairing to wireless speakers such as the JBL Clip.

Reset the Network Settings

Sometimes the network settings of your device, (especially smartphones), can prevent your JBL Clip 4 speaker from pairing.

Thus, one way to fix the issue would be by resetting the networking on your source, which is possible both with Android and iOS devices.

factory reset your source
  • Android – Settings → System → Reset Options → Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth → Reset Settings.
  • iOS – Settings → General → Transfer or Reset [Device] → Reset → Reset Network Settings.
Alert: Resetting the network settings erases all Bluetooth, Cellular, and Wi-Fi configurations!

Factory Reset your Source

If nothing works, you might need to factory reset your device, especially if you’re not able to pair the JBL Clip 4 to a smartphone.

Both Androids and iOS devices can be factory reset from the settings, so go ahead, back up the data, and reset the smartphone to default to retry the pairing.

Final Thoughts

So, whenever JBL Clip 4 not pairing, toggle OFF/ON the Bluetooth of the source, and forget any “Connected” profiles.

Also, shorten the wireless proximity, recharge your JBL Clip 4, and verify that there are no enabled battery-saver features.

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