Skip to Content

Bose Earbuds Not Charging (How to Fix)

Black earbuds in the table

Bose earbuds are a top-of-range brand with a noise canceling feature included.

As a popular and expensive brand, we can only assume that there will be minor issues now and then.

So here’s how you can fix the most common problems that you may encounter when your Bose earphones are not charging.

If your Bose earbuds are not charging, it’s always a good idea to start by clearing any debris from the battery contacts on the earbuds and charger. To clean your earbuds, apply forced air to the earbuds as well as the charging case. Ideally, use a rocket blower or canned air.

Don’t blow into the components with your mouth. Blowing into the earbuds may deposit bits of saliva which is not sanitary.

If either of the battery charging contacts or the charger is blocked in any way, it is best to clean them.

Start by removing the tips from the earbuds and wash the tips gently and thoroughly with mild soap or a simple alcohol wipe. Then make sure to rinse them with clean water.

Be sure to dry them with a soft fabric, keeping in mind that the manufacturers advise cleaning the earbuds with a clean microfiber or a dry cotton swab only. Be sure to leave them out in the air to allow all the moisture to evaporate.

Check that the charging case is fully charged before trying to charge the earbuds.

A fully charged case is required to successfully charge the earbuds.

If the original source of the audio is still connected to your earbuds, then it should continue to play. If the source is not connected, then you will have to reconnect the earbuds so that you can enjoy your music again.

Bose Earbuds Not Charging to 100

Black earbuds in the table

Having your earbuds not charge fully to 100 percent can be frustrating.

But when it comes to wireless earphones, this can be a problem with many brands.

The power requirement is an important factor as Bose earbuds need to have a minimum of 1 amp of current for them to recharge. Look for any text on the USB charger that indicates the amp (A) or milliamp (mA) rating of the charger. Computer ports have a maximum of 0.5 amp current rating.

Instead of using a USB port, try using a safety-agency-approved power supply that has a higher amp flow.

It is also important to check if the charging port is loose or damaged. If the port has a bent connector or damaged metal housing, it may affect its ability to provide a consistent charge.

Loose ports can be a sign that the connectors have separated from the headset.

It is important to know that the charger meets the power requirement. The more adjacent the charger’s amp rating is to the maximum amp rating of the product, the more likely it is to recharge faster.

The charging time for Bose earbuds can take up to 3 hours. When checking the state of charge, it makes sense to note the time when the battery is fully depleted, as it can take up to 30 mins for the LEDs to turn on.

Bose Earbuds Right Ear Not Charging

Black earbuds in the table

Often when one of the earbuds is not powering on, it can indicate a connectivity issue.

For both earbuds to work effectively, you must be sure that the earbuds are connected correctly to the charging pins.

When one Bose earbud stops charging, the issue may be the result of the charging case having a problem. Once you’ve confirmed that the earbuds are connected correctly, be sure to push carefully on the charging pins. This allows you to make sure that the pins are not stuck. They should move up and down.

For confirmation that the earbuds are connected to the charging pins, there should be LEDs on the earbuds that light up.

If there is still no sign of life, try resyncing the earbuds to the charging case.

When resyncing the earbuds to the charging case, make sure that all Bluetooth devices within 30 feet of the earbuds are turned off.

Position the earbuds in the charging case for 5 seconds and then remove the earbuds from the case. This will reset the earbuds and charging case connection, ensuring that they are communicating effectively.

Bose Earbuds Left Ear Not Charging

White earbuds in the table

The problem with Bluetooth earbuds always comes back to not having one or another earbud connected correctly to the charging case.

You may need to reset the connection to correct minor issues.

When a left Bose earbud isn’t charging, switch the earbuds off and then power them back on again. If this does not correct the issue, it may be best to clear your Bose earbuds’ memory of all previously connected Bluetooth devices. Also, confirm that you are using an original Bose charging case.

You may find that your Bose product will try to reconnect to any previously connected devices. It remembers the last several devices to facilitate a quicker connection time.

To start a new list of devices, press and hold the Bluetooth button on the earbuds for 10 seconds until the “Bluetooth device list cleared” message is heard from the earbuds.

You can also use the Bose Music app. Tap the source button, which will then bring you to the list of devices previously connected. Simply tap the X to the left of each device to get the product to forget them.

Ensure that you are using the original charger. This avoids the possibility that the non-Bose charger case damages the earbuds by overheating. These after-market cases do not go through the same quality controls and check that the Bose ones do.

The charger may also not be compatible with your Bose earbuds.

Bose Earbuds Case Not Charging

Black earbuds in the table

If you’ve owned any wireless device, then you’ll be familiar with them sometimes just not charging.

Often, it is sometimes something silly, like the charging cable not working properly or the earbuds not sitting correctly in the charging case.

Here’s what you can do about it.

When Bose earbuds are not charging, try checking if they charge using a different USB cable. The wires inside the USB cable are fragile and may become loose with continued use. This wear and tear becomes a problem when the cable has been exposed to constant yanking and twisting.

If you abuse your charging cable by treating it roughly, the wires break or disconnect inside the connections. This can lead to intermittent charging and, ultimately, cable failure.

The charging case may not be big enough to allow charging when you have the ear tips on.

Remove any accessories such as foam ear tips and then try reinserting the earbuds into the case.

The problem may also be due to foreign objects or dust blocking the charging port. To get around this, use a microfiber cloth to clean the inside of the case, paying particular attention to the connectors.

It is also a good idea to give the earbuds a good clean. Removing any dirt or buildup on the earbud’s charging connections.

Weathering and faulty connectors can also be a problem and can prevent your charging cable from sending the necessary power to your charging port. If you’ve tried everything and the earbuds still do not charge, try charging them in another Bose earbuds case.

This will let you know if the charging problem is with the case or your earbuds. If they charge successfully in another case then your case is faulty and you’ll need a new one. If however, the earbuds still do not charge, then your earbuds are faulty and should be sent in for a service or replaced.

Bose Earbuds Charging Case Flashing

Black earbuds in the table

If you find that your earbuds’ charging case is flashing, it does not necessarily mean that there is a problem.

There are various types of battery status indicated by the LED flashing.

When your Bose earbuds charging case is flashing with a slow pulsing white light, it means that the earbuds are charging. Once charging is complete, it will show a solid white light. If the light is a slow pulsing red, then the case needs charging. If it is blinking red and white there’s an error.

Depending on what the problem is, you may need to contact Bose customer care if the error is not resolved by charging the case or switching it on and off.

You will find there are five circles on a Bose earbuds case that indicate the percentage of battery charge it holds. The last light shows the current battery level. When all five lights light up, it shows that the battery is fully charged.

An update error is conveyed by the lights blinking sequentially. It starts with the first light on the right blinking and ends with the light on the left.

A charging error has three lights glowing a solid color, which means that you should contact Bose customer service.

Bose Earbuds Won’t Stay Charged

White earbuds in the table

The joys of owning Bose earbuds are short-lived if your battery doesn’t stay charged.

You will end up getting pretty frustrated if the problem is sorted out quickly.

If your Bose earbuds won’t stay charged, make sure that when charging them, you close the case fully. Having the lid open will allow the earbuds to remain on. Closing the case preserves the battery. To lengthen battery life, turn off the “Find My Buds” feature.

Ensure that the charging case is charged, before charging your earbuds. It is often the case when trying to charge your earbuds, that the case runs out of battery.

You won’t be aware of the problem until you find your earbuds switching off much sooner than expected.

The “find my buds” option, which allows the app to find your earbuds if they are lost, depletes your battery as long as it is activated.

While the feature is great if your case is within range of the device, up to 10m or 33 feet, it isn’t conducive to long battery life.

A common reason for short battery life is not using your earbuds for long periods.

When the earbuds and case are not charged or used for weeks or months at a time, the battery loses the ability to hold a charge.

To avoid this, make sure that you charge your earbuds and case regularly, even when not in use.

If you are experiencing any problems after not using them for a while, then leave them to charge for a few hours. Bose earbuds batteries have an estimated 5,000 hours of playback while retaining at least 80% capacity. This results in more than 208 days of constant listening.

How to Fix Bose Earbuds Not Charging

Black earbuds in the table

It can be frustrating when your Bose earbuds are not charging. This is when knowing how to fix the problem will come in handy.

When Bose earbuds are not charging together with the charging case, it could be because of a connection problem with the case, faulty earbuds, or the environment they are in. To fix the problem, resync the earbuds and charging case and turn off all Bluetooth devices within 30 feet.

Make sure that the charging case is fully charged before rebooting the Bluetooth device. You do this by shutting it down and powering the device back on.

Wireless earbuds are fitted with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that may be defective due to a manufacturing issue. This is a problem that is easy to spot as the batteries will not charge the first time they are used. In this instance, return them for a refund or replacement.

Another major reason for earbuds not charging is due to temperature.

Copyright protected content owner: and was initially posted on August 6, 2022.

For safety reasons, the batteries have a charging temperature range. If the batteries exceed the maximum temperature range, then your Bluetooth earbuds will not charge.

The charging temperature of wireless earbuds ranges between 41°F (5°C) and 95°F (35°C) depending on which type of charge you use (high temperature or low temperature).

When charging, it is ideal to have the earbuds at room temperature. If the temperature rises above 95°F (35°C), the earbuds may stop charging.

How To Charge Bose Earbuds Without Case

confused woman standing

How often have you wished there was a way for you to charge your earbuds when you’ve forgotten your charging case?

Bose feels your pain and their earbuds have a user-friendly option to solve the problem. They have created a way for you to charge your earbuds on the go, without having their charging case in hand.

Copyright article owner is for this article. This post was first published on August 6, 2022.

If your Bose earbud’s battery is dead, you can charge it with a USB-C, or a Qi-certified wireless charger. When you want to charge the earbuds without the charging case, open the door on the bottom of the right earbud and connect a USB cable from the earbud to the charger or laptop.

Check for an LED that blinks amber while charging. Once the battery is charged it will glow a solid green color.

Press the right earbud to power it on and the light will show the Bluetooth connection status. When charging your earbuds this way, the battery will fully charge for around two hours and will power the earbuds for about six hours.

If you connect your earbuds to the charger overnight, it will not over-charge the earbud batteries.

Related Articles

Bose Headphones Not Connecting/Pairing (How to Fix)

Bose Earbuds Not Connecting (How to Fix)

Bose Earbuds Sound Too Quiet/Loud (How To Fix)

Bose Earbuds Won’t Turn On/Off (How to Fix/Reset)

Bose Earbuds Volume Too Low (How to Fix)

Bose Earbuds Have No Sound (How to Fix)

ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on August 6, 2022.

Bose Earbuds Won’t Connect To iPhone (How to Fix)