How to fix Bose speakers not charging?

How to fix Bose speakers not charging?

How to fix Bose speakers not charging?

  If you just noticed your Bose speakers not charging or not turning on, then you're not alone. Bose speakers not charging is a common problem and usually can be fixed through a few troubleshooting steps.

The most common solutions for Bose speakers that are not charging are updating the firmware/software, resetting your bose speakers by holding down the Pause/Play or power button for 10 seconds, & holding the power cable while plugging in your charger, and releasing both simultaneously.

Now let's take a look at these steps in more detail and a few other uncommon solutions. Let's dive in!

How To Fix Bose Speakers Not Charging:

Before jumping in, make sure you're using a compatible charging cable; using a non-compatible charging cable or a non-original Bose cable can be your issue. With that being said, let's dive in.

Method #1 Reset Your Bose Speakers

Insert your charging cable into your Bose speaker
Hold the Pause/Play button for 10 seconds
and that's it, your speaker should now be charging
(If method #1 didn't seem to solve your issue, jump over to method #2)


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Method #2 Update The Firmware

Bose speakers typically come out with new software & firmware updates regularly in order to constantly improve the functionality of the software. However, a common issue among bose speakers is if you happen to not have the latest software updated and deplete your battery, your bose speakers won't charge or turn on.

Here's how to solve this issue:

Head over to Bose's updater Webpage:

Conenct your Bose speakers to your PC/laptop via the chargign cable
Simply check if your speakers are up to date, if thy're not a simple update should solve your charging issue.
if Method #2 didn't seem to work, head over to method #3

Method #3 Simultaneously release the power button and insert the Charging cable

Hold you charging cable close to your PC/laptop
Press & hold the power button
Release the power button and insert the power cable simutaneously
plug the cable back into your PC/laptop
press the power button
(If this method didn't seem to work, move on to method #4)

Method #4 Reset with the Multifunction Button

Insert your charging cable into your bose speakers
Plug in the other end of your cable into a pc/laptop
Press & hold the Multifunction button (3 dots) for 10-15 seconds
Unplug your cable from your PC while still holding the Multifunction button
Let go of the Multifunction button
Plug in the charger back to your PC
Press the power button
your device should now be charging.
(If this method didn't work, move on to method #5)

Method #5 Put Your Speakers into Ship Mode

Ship mode simply reboots your device without erasing its settings. Simply put your device in ship mode, plug in the charger to exist ship mode, and leave your device to charge for an hour.

To enable ship mode:
Connect the speaker to a power outlet
Press and hold the Multi-function button for 10 seconds
Unplug the speaker fromt he power, while still holding the multi-function button
Release the Multi-function button.
Service your device
If you've tried all the steps above with no luck, then your product most likely needs to be serviced.


How do I know if my Bose Speakers are charging?

Your Bose speakers will flash amber, indicating that your device is charging. Once charging has complete, the LED light will turn to a solid green.

Can You overcharge Bose Speakers?

Bose speakers are equipped with lithium-ion batteries; lithium-ion batteries stop charging as soon s your device reaches 100% battery, meaning leaving your speakers plugged in won't overcharge your device. However, exposing your bose speakers to extreme temperatures can permanently cause damage to your device's battery capacity.

How long does it take for Bose speaker to charge?

On average it takes 3 hours for your Bose speakers to fully charge, however there are many factors that can exztend orr reduce this number for example the type of charger your using, your speakers battery health, & if the charger is in use while charging. 

Is it bad to use my speakers while charging?

Using your bose speakers while in charge does not have any negative impact on the speaker or its batteries, however it take longer for your speakers to charge.

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comments (5)

  • Jackie

    Thank you so much. I saved money by doing method #2 don’t have to purchase another mini Bose speaker. I am back in business. 😁

  • Frances

    Thank you, I also reinstalled the app and it updated…it seems they added more features and it wirked…

  • Moni

    Mine will sporadically turn on an Orange light at the power button and then turn off immediately afterwards. I’ve tried everything.

  • Sheryl

    Thank you so much!! I haven’t been able to use my speaker or months. Method #2 worked like a charm.

  • Bayer

    Ganz herzlichen Dank für Ihre Ratschläge; schon Tip Nr. 1 hat geholfen. Bose wollte, dass ich das Gerät zur Wartung einschicke für 55€ und eine Dauer von ca. 5 Wochen.

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