How to Pair Bose Soundlink

Connect your Soundlink, Soundlink Mini, or Soundlink Color easily

What to Know

  • When powered on for the first time, Soundlink goes into pairing mode.
  • Pair with your phone using the usual pairing procedure for any device.
  • To pair factory-reset or second speaker, press/hold Bluetooth icon until the light blinks to put the speaker in pairing mode, then pair as usual.

This article shows how to connect a Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker to an iPhone or Android device. Nearly all Bose Soundlink speakers use a similar Bluetooth pairing method. The placement of the Bluetooth icon varies from device to device, but the icon is the same.

How to Pair a Bose Soundlink Speaker

With a brand new Soundlink speaker, start by plugging it into the wall using a wall charger.

  1. On the speaker, press the power icon. If the power light is red, it needs charging; if it's orange the battery is half full; green means the battery is full.

  2. The Bluetooth speaker should go into connecting mode when turned on for the first time.

  3. If you need to change the language, tap the Plus (+) and Minus (-) icons to scroll through the options.

  4. Enable and pair your phone's Bluetooth settings:

    • On iOS devices: Go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the Bluetooth toggle switch on/green. Under My Devices, select Bose Soundlink.
    • On Android devices: Go to Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences > tap the Bluetooth toggle switch on/green. Tap Pair New Device > select Bose Soundlink.
  5. The Bluetooth light on the speaker will blink blue when it's ready to connect. It will blink white when it's in the process of connecting, and it will appear a solid white when it's connected to a device.

Soundlink Color speaker
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How to Pair Bose Soundlink Speaker to a Second Device

To pair a factory reset speaker, or to pair a second device to the Bluetooth speaker:

  1. Press and hold the Bluetooth icon on the speaker until the indicator light blinks blue. The speaker is now in pairing mode.

  2. Enable and pair your phone or tablet's Bluetooth settings:

    • On iOS devices: Go to Settings > Bluetooth and ensure the Bluetooth toggle switch is on/green. Under My Devices, select Bose Soundlink.
    • On Android devices: Go to Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences > ensure the Bluetooth toggle switch is on/green. Tap Pair New Device > select Bose Soundlink.
  3. The Bluetooth light on the speaker will blink blue when it's ready to connect. It will blink white when it's in the process of connecting and will appear a solid white when it's connected to a device.

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