How to Reset a Bose Soundlink

Get your Soundlink, Soundlink Mini, or Soundlink Color working again

What to Know

  • For most models: Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds with the speaker on. After it turns off, turn it back on to begin setup.
  • For the Soundlink Mini: Hold Mute for 10 seconds.
  • For the Soundlink Color: Hold Aux and Volume Down for 15 seconds.

Bose’s Soundlink Bluetooth speakers have consistently been some of the best-sounding ones available. However, every once in a while, something doesn’t function quite right and it needs to be reset or paired again. Here's what you need to know to reset a Bose Soundlink speaker and what a reset will do to it.

Download the Bose Connect app for added functionality and assistance with most newer Soundlink models. Even if you don't need help pairing, this is a helpful app for Bose speakers and headphones.

How Do I Reset My Bose Speaker to Factory Settings?

If you're running into issues like a Soundlink speaker won’t connect to a phone, the Bluetooth connection is unstable, or it doesn’t sound quite right, you can reset it to make sure there are no software issues with it.

Resetting a speaker will clear the language selection, along with all other settings to restore it to how it was out of the box. Since it's a speaker and not a device personal data is stored to, a factory reset is more trivial.

Prior to resetting a Soundlink, make sure the speaker is paired and check to see if your speaker works with the Bose Connect app, which can update a speaker’s internal software. This might fix a problem without resetting it.

  • To reset the Bose Soundlink Color: Press and hold the AUX and Volume Down buttons for 10 seconds.
  • To reset the Bose Soundlink Mini: Press and hold the Mute button for 10 seconds.
  • To reset the Bose Soundlink Mini 2: Press and hold the Power button for 10 seconds.
  • To Reset the Bose Soundlink Revolve: The Soundlink Revolve is the same as the Mini 2. Press and hold the Power button for 10 seconds, until the speaker restarts and then resets itself.

How to Reset Other Bose Speakers

While the above instructions apply to the various kinds of Bose Soundlink speakers, the company makes a wide range of products. If you don't see yours listed here, Bose lists all speaker instructions on its support website. Enter your specific model's name into the search box to learn how to reset your speaker.

  • How do I pair a Bose Soundlink speaker?

    You'll typically pair Bose devices through the Bose Connect app. Once you set that up, follow the in-app instructions to get your device working.

  • How do I turn off a Bose Soundlink?

    Most Bose products have a power button. It's usually on the top of the device or near the volume adjustment buttons. Press the power button to turn your speaker on or off.

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