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Speaker button functions

Applies to:

  • Bose Portable Home Speaker

Power button

Power button of the Bose Portable Home Speaker
  • The small raised ridge below the button allows you to locate it without having to look at the speaker
  • Press to turn the speaker on and announce the battery level. The light below the button glows white when the speaker is on and has greater than 10% battery charge remaining. The light will blink white when the speaker is on and charging
  • Press and hold for two seconds to turn the speaker off. The speaker plays a tone to indicate it has turned off

    To save battery power, the speaker automatically turns off after 20 minutes of inactivity when it is not connected to a power outlet, not connected to a Wi-Fi network, and not playing audio

Bluetooth® button

Bluetooth button of the Bose Portable Home Speaker
  • Only functions when the speaker is on
  • Press briefly to reconnect with the most recently used Bluetooth device. If the speaker cannot connect to that device, it will begin searching for other previously connected devices
  • Press and hold to disconnnect the current device and enable the connection of a new Bluetooth device
  • Press and hold for ten seconds to clear the memory of all previously connected Bluetooth devices

Volume buttons

Volume up and down buttons of the Bose Portable Home Speaker
  • Briefly press either volume button once to incrementally change the volume
  • Press and hold either volume button to continuously change the volume

    When changing the volume, a white light appears in the light ring to indicate the current volume level

Play/Pause button

Play/Pause button of the Bose Portable Home Speaker
  • Press once to begin playback or pause what is currently being played
  • Press twice to skip to the next track
  • Press three times to return to the previous track or to the beginning of the current track depending on the music player in use
  • Press and hold for ten seconds to force the speaker to reboot

Microphone Off button

Microphone off button of the Bose Portable Home Speaker
  • Disables the microphone in the speaker. The light above the button glows red to indicate the microphone is off
  • When the red light above the button is lit, pressing this button enables the microphone so the speaker can listen for a voice assistant wake word

Action button

Action button of the Bose Portable Home Speaker
  • Press to wake the voice assistance, dismiss the voice assistance, or stop timers and alarms set using the voice assistant

Functions available by pressing a combination of buttons

Bluetooth and Play/Pause buttons of the Bose Portable Home Speaker
  • To disable and re-enable Wi-Fi functionality, press and hold the Bluetooth and Play/Pause buttons for five seconds until the light ring is filled with white light
Bluetooth and Volume up buttons
  • To restore the speaker to its factory defaults, press and hold the Bluetooth and Volume up buttons for ten seconds until the light ring is filled with white light
Volume down and Play/Pause buttons of the Bose Portable Home Speaker
  • To enable the Wi-Fi setup mode, press and hold the Volume down and Play/Pause buttons for five seconds. The top and bottom of the light ring glows amber when the speaker is in the Wi-Fi setup mode
Volume down and Bluetooth buttons of the Bose Portable Home Speaker
  • To check for a software update, press and hold the Bluetooth and Volume down buttons for ten seconds until the light ring is filled with white light

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