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How to Reset Bose Soundbar

Bose is a brand that has made its name due to the sound this brand’s products are able to produce and the longevity of the products as well. Even so, some products may need a bit of help to improve overall function. When it comes to a Bose soundbar, how can it be reset?

To reset a Bose soundbar, power the soundbar on, and once on, press and hold the ‘Power’ and ‘Skip Forward’ buttons together for 5 seconds. Once this time has passed, the reset will be confirmed with an amber indicator light glowing on the display panel.

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If you are looking for a sound that is smooth, is crystal clear no matter what level of volume it is set at, and comes with a sleek and versatile look for any space, you may find yourself in ownership of a Bose soundbar. This product is able to deliver just what you need when it comes to sound, but if you notice the device working differently or misperforming, a reset may be in order. To see how this is done, read below to find the exact steps to take to complete a reset.

How to Reset Bose Soundbar

It can be difficult to find the right product to fit your space when it comes to improving the sound of the products you are already using, but when you find the right product, you know it as soon as the sound hits your ears which is what many Bose owners have discovered once connecting their soundbar. If you love your Bose soundbar but notice that it is not operating as it should or is experiencing minor issues, read below to see how you can reset this device.

To reset a Bose soundbar, power the soundbar on, and once on, press and hold the ‘Power’ and ‘Skip Forward’ buttons together for 5 seconds. Once this time has passed, the reset will be confirmed with an amber indicator light glowing on the display panel.

It is important to note that there are different reset processes for various Bose soundbar models, so keep in mind that the above method may work for some, but may not work for others. To be sure of the right method, either consult the user manual of your soundbar or look up the specific process to complete a reset depending on the model you own.

Is There a Reset Button on Bose Soundbar?

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Reset buttons are a great way to resolve any minor issues on a number of different appliances and devices, but not all products host this one-stop-shop feature. Bose soundbars, as previously noted, are capable of being updated through a few different steps, but if you are looking for a reset button to avoid having to take these steps, is it there? Read on to see if there is a reset button on your beloved Bose soundbar.

There is not a designated reset button on a Bose soundbar, but you are still able to update the device through specific steps that are tailored to each model. Although a tad more involved, this reset process is just as effective and will resolve any small problems your soundbar is facing.

How to Reset Bose Soundbar to Factory Settings (300/500/700/900)

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You now know that there are various models of soundbars, and as discussed above, the reset process for some of these models differs. Before starting the reset process on your Bose soundbar, be sure to confirm the model of the soundbar and disconnect the voice assistant if you have this set up. To see how to reset a Bose 300, 500, 700, or 900 soundbar, read below.

To reset a Bose 300, turn the soundbar on and hold down the ‘Volume Down’ and ‘Play/Pause’ buttons together for 5 seconds. Once this time has passed, the soundbar will turn off and will then reboot and an amber color will display on the indicator light to relay a successful reset.

To reset a Bose 500, have the soundbar on and simultaneously hold down the ‘Power’ and ‘Skip Forward’ buttons for five seconds. You will see a flashing white light that blackens and the system will then reboot. When the reset is done, the indicator light will display an amber color.

To reset a Bose 700, power on the soundbar and press both the ‘Power’ and ‘Skip Back’ buttons for 5 seconds. You will then see a white blinking light that will go back and once the soundbar has powered off and back on, the reset will have been completed.

To reset a Bose 900, have the soundbar powered on and simultaneously hold down the ‘Bluetooth’ and ‘Skip Back’ buttons for 5 seconds. When the soundbar has powered off and back on after a white light has faded into black, the reset will have been successful.

How to Reset Bose Soundbar Remote

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You can operate your Bose soundbar from the soundbar itself, but who wants to have to get up every time they want to connect another device, increase the volume, mute the sound, or bring the volume down? Because of this, Bose provides a remote control to work with the soundbar to make listening as uninvolved as possible. When the remote needs to be reset though, how can this be done quickly, easily, and effectively?

To reset a Bose soundbar remote, press any source button on the remote, such as the TV or CBL-SAT buttons. Once pressed, wait for all six source buttons to light up and then release the button you held. This button will be glowing and you will then enter the code ‘981.’

Once you have entered this code, you will see the source buttons flashing once again and when they have gone on, this is an indication that the remote has been reset. When completed, you should be able to use the remote to its full capacity without any further complications.

How to Reset Bose Soundbar WiFi

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Some Bose soundbars can be used without being connected to the internet, but you lose quite a few features if you choose to go this route. Therefore, many owners connect their speaker to WiFi so that they are able to access all those features without having to think twice about it. However, if you notice that WiFi is not operating on your soundbar as it should, you may need to reset the WiFi to get it back into working order.

To reset a Bose soundbar WiFi, you will actually reset the router that your soundbar is connected to. Unplug the router from its power source for 60 seconds. Once this time has passed, plug the router back in, allow it to reboot completely, then see if WiFi on your soundbar is operating.

When resetting the WiFi of your Bose soundbar, make sure that you give the router enough time to completely reboot before moving on to other troubleshoothing methods. It can take a minute for a router to reboot which may cause some to think that WiFi is still not working on their Bose soundbar, but this is not the case. Simply allow enough time for the WiFi to reestablish itself and then check to see if it has been reset on your soundbar.

How to Reset Alexa on Bose Soundbar

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Alexa is a voice-activated command feature that makes listening to your favorite music, turning on lights in your home, bringing up your best recipes, and asking your most thought-provoking questions as easy as saying “Alexa” all while being programmed with your Bose soundbar. If you start to notice that Alexa is not responding properly or is not working at all, take a look below to see how you can reset this feature and get things back into working order.

To reset Alexa on a Bose soundbar, go to the Bose app on your smart device and remove Alexa. To do this go to ‘Settings’ > ‘My Bose’ > ‘Voice Assistant’ > ‘Alexa’ > ‘Remove Account’ > ‘Remove.’ Once you have selected ‘Remove’ you can then move forward with reading Alexa.

To add Alexa back to the operations of your Bose speaker go to ‘Settings’ > ‘My Bose’ > ‘Voice Assistant’ > ‘Alexa’ > then follow the on-screen instructions to like your Alexa account to your Bose speaker. This is the best way to bypass any issues with Alexa on Bose, as it works with the specific problem you are dealing with rather than resetting the speaker completely.

How to Reset Bose Soundbar Without Remote

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When it comes to resetting a Bose soundbar, the most accessible and universal way of doing so is resetting the device by using the universal remote provided by Bose that comes with the soundbar. However, some users have found themselves in a position where the remote is out of commission or the remote is nowhere to be found. When this happens and you still need to reset your Bose soundbar, how can you do so without a remote control?

To reset a Bose soundbar without a remote, be sure that the soundbar has been powered off by pressing the ‘Power’ button on the control panel. You will then pull the power cord and all other cords from the back of the soundbar and allow the device to sit without power for 5 minutes.

Once this time has passed, take the cord (or cords) and securely insert them back into their designated positions. Once you know that they are properly inserted, power on the Bose soundbar and a reset will have taken place. This should resolve any small issues you are experiencing with your Bose speaker without the need for a remote control.

How to Reset Bose Soundbar Universal Remote

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As previously stated, Bose soundbars come with a universal remote that gives users the ability to control their device from the comfort of their own seat. Although Bose soundbars can be controlled manually by the control panel on the bar itself, having to get up to complete various actions multiple times a day tends to be rather interruptive and inconvenient. If you have a universal remote and need to reset it, read on to see how this can be done.

To reset a Bose soundbar universal remote, you will hold down a source button on the remote control until you see that all six source buttons are lit. When you see this, release the button you are holding and input the code ‘981’ which will cause the reset to take place on the remote.

If you are still having issues with the function of the remote control after completing this reset process, check to see if there are other contributing factors causing the problem. Confirm that no buttons are stuck on the remote by pressing each multiple times and replacing old batteries with high-quality batteries. The better the quality of the batteries, the better function you will have with the remote.

To reset a Bose soundbar, turn the soundbar on and simultaneously hold down the ‘Power’ and ‘Skip Forward’ buttons for five seconds. You will see a flashing white light that blackens and the system will then reboot. When the reset is done, the indicator light will display an amber color.

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