Managing voice prompts

Voice prompts guide you through the Bluetooth® connection process, announce the battery level and identify connected devices. You can customize voice prompts using the buttons on your speaker.

You can also manage voice prompts easily using the Bose Connect app:

Pre-installed languages

The following languages are pre-installed on your speaker:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Swedish
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Polish

Check for additional languages

Additional languages may be available. To check for language updates, download the Bose Updater. Visit:

Changing the voice language

When you power on the speaker for the first time, the voice prompts are in English. To change the language using the speaker controls:

Press and hold the Multi-function and Volume + buttons simultaneously until you hear the voice prompt for the first language option

Press the Volume + or Volume  button to move through the list of languages

When you hear your language, press and hold the Multi-function button to select

Voice prompt notifications

Your speaker can notify you of incoming phone calls and identifies incoming callers which are saved in your contact list. This feature is on by default and can be disabled by following the instructions in the "Disable voice prompts" section below, or by using the Bose Connect app.

Disable voice prompts

Press and hold the Volume + and Volume – buttons simultaneously until you feel a vibration. Repeat to re-enable voice prompts. Disabling voice prompts also disables voice notifications.

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