Bose produce amazing quality speakers and headphones, but even these products have their flaws. Some people have been experiencing continuous beeping noises from their devices, but usually there is a simple solution. This article should contain the answer to you beeping Bose device.
Bose headphones and speakers will beep continuously if there is an issue with the power or Bluetooth connections. Clearing the Bluetooth pairing list or checking the power cable for misconnection and faults will fix these issues. All other issues are generally solved by resetting the device.
This article will take you through a step-by-step guide for each solution related to a beeping Bose device. Keep in mind that there are different ways you can reset each device, and the issue may also be related to sticky buttons, which I will explain.
Bose Speaker/Headset Keeps Beeping
The Bose headset is designed to make several beeping noises, depending on which functions are being used and what the headset is doing at the time. Below is a brief outline of the normal beeping noises that you should expect, which are available on the Bose website.
Four notes (low to high)
Sound when the headset turns on
Four notes (high to low)
Sound when the headset turns off
Three quick notes
Sound when the headset connects to your mobile phone
Low beep (repeats in minutes)
Indicates the battery is low
One note per press (low to high)
Indicates volume increase
One note per press (high to low)
Indicates volume decrease
If the beeping persists when note of the above functions are being used and the headset is fully charged, try turning off the voice prompts. You can disable these prompts in the Bose Connect App, and then follow the steps below.
Settings > Voice Prompts > Off
Next, you should try updating the firmware on your headset. This can be done by going to the Bose website and downloading the Bose Updater.
If nothing else is working, you should try resetting the headphones. This is done through the following steps.
Step 1: Turn off the headset.
Step 2: Wait 30 seconds and then plug the headset into a wall socket using a USB charger.
Step 3: Wait 5 seconds before unplugging USB cable from the headset.
Step 4: Wait 1 minute before turning the headset on again.
Bose Soundlink Keeps Beeping
The Bose Soundlink will make a beeping noise when there is a connectivity issue with the power supply. Normally, there will be two beeps (low to high) when power is connected, and then two beeps (high to low) when it is disconnected.
Your speaker may be beeping for something as simple as a depleted battery. Try to ignore the beeping until you are sure that the speaker should be charged fully.
If the beeping persists, check the speaker’s firmware is up to date. You can do this by following the link provided above.
Check the Power Connection
First you should check the physical connections. Check there is no dirt or debris in the Bose power socket and you can also try a different wall socket. If your speaker uses a cradle, check this for debris as well.
If the micro-USB cable is connected into a computer USB port, this will not supply enough charge to your speaker. Instead, you should use a plug-in port, similar to those used to charge iPhones.
It may also be the cable is broken or faulty. In this case you may need to replace the cable.
There are two ways to reset your speaker if all else fails. One resets the processor but retains your system settings, which is known as putting the speaker into ‘Ship Mode’. The other is a factory reset.
Enter Ship Mode
Step 1: Connect your speaker to power.
Step 2: Press and hold the ‘Multifunction’ button (three dots) for 10 seconds.
Step 3: Continue to hold the ‘Multifunction’ button while you unplug the power.
Step 4: Release the ‘Multifunction’ button.
Step 5: Plug the power back on and allow the speaker to charge for one hour.
Step 6: Turn the speaker back on.
Some speakers do not have a ‘Multifuntion’ button. If this is the case, or the Ship Mode method does not work, you should try a factory reset instead.
Step 1: Press the power button to turn the speaker on.
Step 2: Hold the power button down for 10 seconds.
Step 3: Once the speaker has turned off, it has been reset.
If nothing else works, you can try contacting local Bose support.
Bose Soundlink Keeps Beeping While Charging
The Bose Soundlink will keep beeping while it is charging because of a connection issue with the power. This is the same issue as that described above, and therefore you can find the solution in that section.
Bose Soundbar Keeps Beeping
The Sounbar will usually beep when there is a connectivity issue with Bluetooth. More often than not, a device is trying to connect to your Soundbar, but cannot. Despite this, you may still want to check the power connection is working correctly, which is detailed above.
Clear the Pairing List
The best thing to try for this issue is un-pairing all devices from the speaker and re-pairing them one-by-one. Follow the steps below to clear the speaker’s pairing list.
Step 1: Turn the Soundbar on using the remote control.
Step 2: Hold the Bluetooth button for 10 seconds. You should hear a tone come from the speaker.
Step 3: On each Bluetooth device, delete the Bose Soundbar from your Bluetooth list.
Reset the Sounbar
You can also try resetting your Soundbar. This reset will still retain your settings, and can be done using the steps below.
Step 1: Turn off your Soundbar
Step 2: Unplug the power cord from the Soundbar for one minute.
Step 3: Plug the Soundbar back in.
Bose Sound Dock Keeps Beeping
Like other Bose speakers, the Sound Dock will also beep when the power supply is connected and disconnected. Therefore, you will need to try a different power socket and check the Sound Dock port is free from debris and the power cable is not faulty.
Reset the Bose Sound Dock
Unfortunately, there is not a factory reset option for the Bose Sound Dock. To perform a simple reset, you will need to disconnect the power from the dock and also remove the internal battery.
Bose Soundsport Keeps Beeping
There seems to be a common issue with the Bose Soundsport where users will hear a beeping sound coming from one ear. Normally, you will hear beeping sounds corresponding to certain functions, much like the Bose Headsets.
Firstly, you should check you have the latest firmware installed on the Soundsport. You can do this using the link mentioned at the beginning of this article.
You can also clear the Bluetooth pairing list to make sure it is not a Bluetooth connectivity problem. This is done by pressing and holding down the Bluetooth button for 10 seconds and deleting the Soundsport from the Bluetooth device list on your Bluetooth devices.
One common issue relates to the volume buttons sticking. People have described the beeping coinciding with the volume going up or down, as if these buttons are being held down.
As with a TV remote, you can try pressing the volume button continuously or holding it down for a period of time in an attempt to unstick the button.
Some people have been able to get replacement Soundsport headphones under warranty if this issue occurs, so it is worth contacting your local Bose support.
Reset the Soundsport Headphones
If you are struggling to get rid of the beeping sound with the above solutions, you can reset you headphones with the following steps.
Step 1: Place the earphones into the charging case.
Step 2: Plug the charging case into the wall using a USB charger.
Step 3: Wait five seconds before unplugging the USB cord from the charging case.
Step 4: Wait one minute before removing the earphones from the charging case.
Once these steps have been completed, your Soundsport headphones should be reset and you can try again.