JBL Flip 6 is a sturdy and reliable Bluetooth speaker. But just like other audio devices, it can also face some errors. Most recently, some users have reported that their JBL Flip 6 is beeping when charging.
They cannot understand the root cause and, thus, are unable to fix their devices. I have been dealing with JBL speakers for quite a long time and have ample knowledge about them.
Therefore, I decided to help my readers by compiling all the potential solutions in this guide.
The Root Cause Behind the Beeping Issue
The beeping sound indicates that your device has some internal error. It is generally a hardware fault. Most often moisture in the charging port leads to such an issue. Another reason is the bad charging cable.
Fix the Beeping Sound Problem
Now, you have recognized the reasons behind the beeping problem. Let us move to the solutions which are as follows:
1. Dry the Charging Port
JBL Flip 6 has an IP67 waterproof rating. It can be immersed for 30 minutes under one meter of water. The device can also withstand dust and sand.
However, if immersed for a long time, the water may enter the charging port or internal circuit. Hence, you need to dry the port of your speaker.
Use a hair dryer at low heat and operate it from a distance. Almost 3-5 minutes are enough to dry out the moisture. Be sure to turn OFF the speaker before doing this.
Then, charge the speaker again and no beeping sound will come. Leave the speaker for a few hours if you do not have a dryer. If this does not work, move on to the next solution.
2. Use Low Voltage Supply
Another reason is that you may be using a high-voltage supply. These are specifically designed to deliver a higher amount of current for heavy electronic devices.
The beeping sound indicates that the device is receiving too much current and is unable to handle it. It can damage your speaker. Hence, plug your JBL into a low-voltage or normal power outlet.
3. Use Compatible Charger
Another cause of the beeping sound is an incompatible charger. For example, some people use a fast charger. Although it charges the speaker in a short time, it can damage the device.
Similarly, using an incompatible cable can also cause the speaker to make weird noises. You must use the original charger and cable that are specifically designed for JBL speakers.
4. Replace the Cable
In many cases, the cable is bad. It cannot deliver the required power, thus, causing the beeping problem. Some people commit the blunder of using the USB cable of their smartphone or laptop.
It can charge your JBL a few times but ultimately will damage the speaker. You should change the cable, and use a new one.
Because too old cables worn out internally. Most of the users fixed their Flip 6 by changing the charging cable.
5. Install Software Update
The problem may be in the software, hence, it should be updated. You need to check for the latest software updates and install new ones on your speakers. Here is how to do it;
Download the JBL Portable App on your smartphone. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the setup process.
- Connect your smartphone to the speaker through the app.
- Open the app and navigate to “Software Updates”.
- Click the “Download” button if the update is available.
- Restart the speaker once the update process is complete and connect the charger again.
- Open the app and it should let you know if there is a new firmware update available for your speaker.
6. Factory Reset Your JBL Flip 6
You can also try some additional solutions because sometimes the issue may be software-related. The best and quickest troubleshooting hack is to factory/hard reset your speaker;
- Press the Power button and it will turn ON your JBL speaker.
- Now, hold down the Play and Volume Up buttons for 5 seconds.
- Doing this will turn OFF the speaker.
- When your device restarts, it’s an indication that the factory reset has been successful.
- Finally, connect the charger and see if the issue has gone or not.
7. Contact JBL
The above-mentioned solutions worked for all users. However, there can be some exceptional cases when nothing helps.
In such a scenario, we recommend you contact the company, JBL customer support. Maybe your device has an inherent technical issue that can only be fixed by the manufacturer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have more queries in mind? Read the following questions commonly asked about JBL speakers.
Why I should buy a Bluetooth speaker?
Bluetooth speakers are lightweight, portable and convenient to use. They have many features including modern technology, voice assistants, indicators, an alert system and the capacity to connect to multiple speakers. Moreover, they have beautiful structures, varied colors, and are waterproof and dust resistant.
Why are my JBL headphones beeping?
The beeping problem can also occur in JBL headphones. It indicates a critically low battery if the beeps are periodic. Check the battery level and charge your device.
What does it mean if my JBL Flip blinks red while charging?
A blinking red light informs you that the battery is low. However, it should not blink red after a few minutes of connecting the power. Otherwise, the charging adapter is not delivering enough current. So, you need to change the power adapter or connect the device to some other outlet.
Is it OK to leave the JBL speaker plugged in?
It is not a good practice to leave your speaker plugged in. Because overcharging can damage the battery. Once the device is fully charged and the indicators go off, you should disconnect the power. Be sure to charge it as soon as the indicator starts blinking red.
Also read: Flip 6 Not Charging/Turning ON
So, JBL Flip 6 beeping when charging is a fixable issue. You just need to invest some of your time in applying the wonderful hacks explained in this guide. Be sure to double-check everything and contact the company if you cannot fix it at home. Good luck!