How to Pair Bose Soundlink

Connect your Soundlink, Soundlink Mini, or Soundlink Color easily

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Whether it’s a new speaker out of the box or you needed to reset it, you can quickly connect a Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker to your iPhone or Android device. Nearly all the Bose Soundlink speakers use a similar pairing method through a dedicated Bluetooth button on the portable speakers.

How to Pair a Bose Soundlink Speaker

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

Soundlink Color speaker
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These instructions will also work to pair your Soundlink Revolve, Color, Color II, Mini, Mini II, or other Bose Bluetooth speakers. Bose uses the same buttons across all its Bluetooth speakers. The shape or layout of the buttons may vary from device to device, but all should have the same ones.

  1. Press the power button. 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, use the Plus (+) and Minus (-) buttons to scroll through the options.

  4. Open your phone's Bluetooth settings:

    • On iOS: Go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the Bluetooth toggle to enable it.
    • On Android: Go to Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences > Bluetooth, then enable Bluetooth. Tap Pair New Device.
  5. Tap the Bluetooth device called "Bose Soundlink."

  6. 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.

How to Pair Bose Soundlink Speaker to a Second Device

If you're pairing a factory reset speaker or pairing a second device to the Bluetooth speaker, you can follow these steps:

  1. Locate, then press and hold the Bluetooth button on top of the speaker until the indicator light blinks blue. The speaker is now in pairing mode.

  2. Open the Bluetooth settings on your phone or tablet:

    • On iOS: Go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the Bluetooth toggle to enable it.
    • On Android: Go to Settings > Connected devices > Connection preferences > Bluetooth, then enable Bluetooth. Tap Pair New Device.
  3. Tap the Bose Soundlink device to connect to it.

  4. 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.