How to Connect Bose Speaker to iPhone? [3 Quick Methods 2023]

You can connect Bose speakers to your iPhone through Bluetooth settings. Every Bose speaker comes with wireless Bluetooth technology that makes it easier to pair with any gadget, be it iPhone or Android, or your laptop. 

The process is quite simple – You need to turn on the speaker and activate the speaker’s Bluetooth. Now, go to the iPhone’s Bluetooth setting and turn it on. It will automatically search for Bluetooth-enabled speakers nearby. From the list of Bluetooth devices, select the Bose speakers. Verify the model that you want to connect to, and now click on “Connect” to establish a secure connection between your iPhone and Bose speaker.

If you want a step-by-step procedure, then we will walk you through the method. Other than this, you can also pair your Bose speakers to your iPhone in two other alternative ways. So, let’s get to know about them.

Method 1: Pair your Bose speaker with your iPhone through Bluetooth

Just get to the step-by-step process of utilizing the Bluetooth feature of Bose speakers as well as the iPhone.

Step 1

Look for the Bluetooth button on the speaker, and it is usually located on the upper right side of the device. If you are turning on the Bluetooth for the first time, then you need to set the language, and for that, press “-” or “+” and then scroll through the language list. 

When you get to your preferred language, press and hold the three-dotted buttons; this will save the language that you have selected. Now, you will hear a deep sound that indicates you are ready to pair.

Step 2

Otherwise, you can hold the Bluetooth button for 3 seconds. Now, this will automatically activate the Bluetooth Pairing mode. You can find the Bluetooth icon shaped in B form. 

Now, you will see that just above the Bluetooth button, the LED light is flashing blue. It indicates that the Bose speakers have entered Pairing mode.

Step 3

Go to your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings by clicking on the Settings icon. This should be located on the home screen of the iPhone. Now, click on Settings > General. 

In the General section, you will find the Bluetooth section. Toggle the button right beside it, and it will switch on the Bluetooth mode.

Step 4

Now, the phone will automatically start looking for available devices nearby. After that, you will find the list of devices under the Bluetooth column. Check the list and look for the Bose speaker and tap on the name you would find in General, i.e., “Bose SoundLink”.

Step 5 

You will hear the sound “Connected to and your iPhone’s name – indicating the devices have been paired. You might have to enter a passcode. So, wait for a few minutes as the passcode will automatically appear on the screen. Now, you can find that the Bose speaker has been paired successfully with your iPhone.

Now, when you check the Bose speaker, you will find the blue light has turned into solid white light. This indicates that the pairing is successful.

Method 2: Connect the Bose speaker with your iPhone using NFC

You need to turn on the Bose SoundLink speaker. Now, go to your iPhone and navigate to the Control Centre. If you are using an old iPhone, you will find it at the bottom, and if you are using the latest model, then you will find it in the other top right corner.

Step 1:

When you enter the iPhone Control Centre, you will find the NFC symbol; simply tap on it. If it is not there, then you need to go through a few steps. Go to the Settings app and click on Control Centre and try to locate the NFC tag reader. You will find a “+” symbol on the side and tap on it.

Step 2:

Now, take your iPhone and put it on the Bose speakers logo for a few seconds. You will find that your iPhone is prompting you to accept a pairing mode. Finally, follow the prompts, and you will find that Bose speakers have been successfully connected to the iPhone.

Method 3: Connect your both speaker with your iPhone using the app

You might find that the Bose manufacturers have come out with Bose Connect app, which you can download on your smartphone and thus, making navigation easier. 

Here are the steps that you need to follow – 

  • Pair the speaker you need to connect with the app. 
  • First, you need to turn on the Bose speaker and check whether it is powered on successfully. 
  • Now, go to your iPhone and navigate to the Apple App Store. 
  • In the search bar, type Bose Connect and this will help you to locate the Bose Connect app, which you need to download. 
  • Follow the instructions to install it, and then connect the Bose speaker with it. 
  • Now, you can open any music service on your iPhone and start to play your favorite music.

Are you facing issues with the Pairing Mode on your speaker?

If you are facing an issue with the Pairing Mode and are unable to pair your iPhone and the Bose speaker, then you need to reset the Bluetooth of your speaker. The process is simple – You need to press the Bluetooth button for around 10 seconds. This will turn the Bluetooth into inactive mode, and the speaker will turn off. Next, go through the method that we have mentioned above and check whether you can connect a Bose speaker to your iPhone.

Why is the Bose speaker not connecting to iPhone?

If the Bose speakers fail to connect with the iPhone, then you need to check whether the devices are within the discoverable range. Also, check if the Bluetooth is turned on for both devices. The Bose speakers, as well as your iPhone, must have enough charge to establish a secure connection. In case the Bose speakers come with a battery, then you need to verify whether they are drained and if they can be replaced. 

Parag Banerjee
Parag Banerjee

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