JBL produces some of the best audio devices available in the market. Their portable Bluetooth speakers are especially a favorite for many people thanks to the speaker’s waterproof abilities. Some models also facilitate connections between identical models providing a more immersive sound output.
I am also a JBL fan and have had two Clip 2 speakers for over a year. Recently I learned that these speakers could be paired with each other. Below are instructions on connecting two JBL Clip 2 speakers together for a better audio output.
- Before pairing the speakers, ensure they are adequately charged.
- First, connect the primary speaker to a source device (iPhone, iPad, laptop, etc.).
- To connect the primary speaker to a source device, power on the speaker; it should automatically go into pairing mode.
- However, if the speaker was previously connected to a device and it’s in range, the speaker will automatically connect to that device.
- You can initiate pairing mode manually by quickly pressing the Bluetooth button, and you will notice the LED starts blinking blue.
- Once the primary speaker is paired to a source device, power on the secondary speaker and ensure it does not connect to another device. If it does, press the Bluetooth button to enable pairing mode.
- Then press and hold the Bluetooth button on both speakers for five seconds.
- You will hear a tune from each speaker, indicating they are ready to pair.
- Wait, and the speakers will play another tune to indicate they have been paired.
The Process of Pairing Two JBL Clip 2 Speakers Together
Pairing Two JBL Clip 2 Speakers Together
The steps to connect two JBL Clip 2 speakers together are straightforward. Below is a step-by-step breakdown of pairing these two speakers together.
Power on the Primary Speaker
The first step is to power the speaker. To do this, press the power button, and you should see the LED on top of the speaker behind the clip light up. You will also hear a guitar strum from the speaker.
The LED will start flashing blue if the speaker has not been paired to any device before and it has a full charge. A red blinking LED means the battery is low, and you should recharge the speaker before continuing.
Connect the Primary Speaker to a Source Device
Connect the speaker to your intended source device by enabling Bluetooth connectivity on the source device and search for the JBL Clip 2 speaker.
Ensure the speaker does not automatically pair to a different previously connected source device. If the speaker connects to a previously connected device, you can manually enable pairing mode by pressing the Bluetooth button.
Once you press the button, the LED flashes blue to indicate the speaker is in pairing mode. A solid blue LED shows the speaker is connected to a source device.
The Bluetooth button is found on the speaker’s right side (the side with the charging port), and it has the Bluetooth icon label.
Pairing JBL Clip 2 with an iPhone
Pairing JBL Clip 2 with an Android Phone
Power on the Secondary Speaker
Power on the secondary speaker after the primary speaker is powered on and connected to a source device.
Once the secondary speaker turns on, ensure it does not connect to another device and remains in pairing mode.
Press and Hold the Bluetooth Button
Finally, press and hold the Bluetooth button on the primary speaker for five to six seconds. You should hear a distinct tone, and the LED should start flashing blue to indicate the speaker is ready to connect to another Clip 2 speaker.
Repeat the same step in the secondary speaker, i.e., pressing and holding the Bluetooth button for five to six seconds.
Then put the two speakers next to each other and wait. After a few seconds, you should hear a guitar strum, and the LED will light solid blue, indicating they have paired.
The speakers will play in mono mode; unfortunately, they cannot be set to play in stereo mode.
Disconnecting the Connected Speakers
Once you are done listening through the linked Clip 2 speakers, you can disconnect them by pressing the Bluetooth button. Alternatively, switch one of the speakers off, and they will be disconnected.
If you power off the speakers, you would have to repeat the same process above to reconnect them the next time you power them on.
How Many Clip 2 Speakers Can I Pair Together?
Clip 2 speakers do not use any of the connection protocols like Connect, Connect+, or PartyBoost used by the other models.
Therefore, unlike PartyBoost and Connect+ models that support connections of up to a hundred speakers, you can only link two Clip 2 speakers together.
Why Won’t My Clip 2 Speakers Pair Together?
Various unrelated reasons can prevent the two speakers from connecting. Some of the most common reasons include the following:
- There could be signal interference from other Bluetooth devices. You can mitigate this by disabling Bluetooth connectivity on all other devices nearby. Alternatively, move the speakers to a different location with lesser signal interference.
- A low battery on either of the speakers can also affect the pairing process. Ensure the speakers are adequately charged, and remember a blinking red LED means the battery is low.
- The pairing process will be interrupted if the speakers are too far apart. Consider moving the speakers closer to each other, then relocate them after the pairing is complete.
- If the secondary speaker is connected to a source device, disconnect it and retry pairing the speakers. Also, consider playing audio on the primary speaker for at least twenty seconds before pairing it with the secondary speaker.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Question: Can you pair two JBL Clip 2 together?
- Answer: Yes, you can pair two JBL Clip 2 speakers together. To do this:
- Power the first speaker and connect it to a source device.
- Then power on the second speaker and ensure it is in pairing mode.
- Finally, press and hold the Bluetooth button on the primary speaker for five seconds.
- Press and hold the Bluetooth button on the secondary speaker for five seconds.
- Both speakers will play a tone, and the LED will start flashing blue to show they are ready to connect.
- Wait for a few seconds, and they will play a tone to show they are connected.
- Question: Does JBL Clip 2 have Connect Plus?
- Answer: Unfortunately, the JBL Clip 2 speaker does not have the Connect+ feature that allows you to daisy link up to a hundred speakers. You can only link two JBL Clip 2 speakers together.
- Question: Can you connect JBL Clip 2 and Clip 3?
- Answer: Unfortunately, you cannot connect the JBL Clip 2 speaker to a Clip 3 speaker. You can only connect a Clip 2 speaker to another Clip 2 speaker. Also, you can only connect two Clip 2 speakers.
- Question: How do I reset my JBL Clip 2 speaker?
- Answer: To reset a JBL Clip 2 speaker, power on the speaker, then simultaneously press and hold the Call and Volume Up buttons until the speaker turns off. This will take three to five seconds.
- These buttons are located on the speaker’s side, and the Call button is between the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons.
- You will know the speaker is off by observing the LED at the top back of the speaker.
- Once you reset the speaker, it will not automatically connect to previously connected devices, but it will directly go into pairing mode when you power it on.
Linking two Clip 2 speakers together is very easy. Ensure both speakers are fully charged and close to each other, and the pairing process will not be interrupted.
You can contact JBL’s customer support for further assistance if you face any challenges. You can also access the speaker manual on the website to learn more about its features.