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Bose Soundlink Revolve Troubleshooting

The speaker won't turn on or respond when the power button is pushed.

If the device isn't charging, try connecting it to a different charging cable or set it on a different charging port. If it still isn't charging, consider replacing the battery or the AUX/USB Port.

The Speaker goes into battery protection mode when it has been unplugged and unused for more than three days with a remaining charge of less than 10 percent. In order to turn the speaker on again, connect it to the charging cable or port.

Your Bluetooth device will not pair to the speaker.

Make sure your speaker is in Bluetooth mode by pressing the Bluetooth button on the speaker while it is on. When the speaker is ready to pair, the LED next to the Bluetooth button will flash blue, and, if the voice prompts are on, the speaker will say, "ready to pair".

Make sure the Bluetooth for your device is turned on or enabled and try to pair it again.

The speaker's wireless range is 30 feet. Make sure that the device you are trying to connect to the speaker is within that range and try to pair it again.

Make sure there isn't anything between your device and the speaker, like bodies, walls, etc. and try to pair it again.

Only one device can be connected to the speaker at a time. If there are two devices paired to the speaker, turn off the Bluetooth on the device you don't want to be connected to the speaker and try to pair the device you do want to be connected to the speaker.

The speaker can only store information about the last eight devices that were paired with it. To select your device, repeatedly press the Bluetooth button on the speaker until you hear the name of your device. If you don't hear your device's name, clear the speaker's device memory. To clear the memory and connect your device, press and hold the Bluetooth button on the speaker until you hear a tone and, if voice prompts are enabled, you will also hear a voice prompt. Then the Bluetooth light will begin flashing blue and you can try to connect your device to the speaker again.

First, factory reset the speaker by pressing and holding the power button while the speaker is on until the speaker asks you to select a language and there is a flashing blue light. Select a language and try to connect your device to the speaker again. If your device still won't connect to the speaker, consider replacing the motherboards as a last resort.

The battery will not charge or the battery does not last as long as advertised.

If the battery only lasts a couple hours, instead of the advertised 12 hours, consider replacing the battery.

The speaker has two ways to charge the battery. You could set it on a charging port, or connect it to a charging cable. Try connecting the speaker to a different charging cable or port. If it still isn't charging, consider using the AUX/USB Port Replacement Guide.

There is poor audio quality from a connected Bluetooth device, there is poor audio quality from a connected AUX device, or there is no sound coming from a connected AUX device.

The speaker's range is up to 30 feet. If the Bluetooth device is out of range, try moving it into that range. If your device is in your pocket, or if there is a wall between your device and the speaker, try eliminating those obstructions to improve audio quality.

Speakers should be moved away from any device that generates electromagnetic interference, which could be another Bluetooth device, a microwave oven, or even a wireless router. The electromagnetic interference from these devices could interfere with the signals from your device and mess up the sound quality.

Closing non-essential applications may improve audio quality. Reduce the number of applications running on your device, running multiple applications can reduce the amount of internal resources available to transmit audio from your device to the speaker, making the sound quality worse.

Press the AUX button on the speaker and make sure that the AUX indicator is on, there will be a white LED light lit up next to the AUX button.

Make sure the 3mm plug is fully inserted into the speaker on one end and fully inserted in your device on the other end.

Make sure your device is connected to the speaker, turned on, and your desired application is playing.

Increase the volume level on your connected device.

Increase the speaker's volume by pressing the volume up button.

Reduce the volume level on your connected device.

Try using a different AUX cable.

Try using the AUX/USB Port Replacement Guide.

First, try to turn the speaker off and back on again. If that doesn't work, try resetting the speaker by pressing and holding the power button on the speaker for ten seconds until you see a flashing blue light and the speaker asks you to select a language. Select your language and try pairing your device to the speaker again.

The speaker firmware won't update.

Try using a different internet browser to run the update.

If speaker firmware is not updating try factory resetting the speaker. This will clear any language that was selected and all the memory of paired devices that it had and it will restore the speaker to factory settings.

  • First, turn on the speaker.
  • Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.
  • A flashing blue light will appear and the speaker will ask for you to select a language.

Select your language and try using a different internet browser to run the update on your speaker.

14 Comments

my bose revolve doesnt power off, i keep on pressing the power off but it only says the battery percentage and still on. please help me to fix my issue. thanks

mtaliwaga - Reply

If you reset your bose revolve, it solves the problem!

Joao Lopes -

My bose is having the same problem, my revolve doesn’t turn off when i press the button.

Please help me!!

Joao Lopes - Reply

I downloaded bose app and it downloaded an update. On installing app said that something went wrong and thats it, my bose doesnt work now, doesnt react to anything i press. I can see it on bluetooth devices but cant pair. Seems that bose is on, but it doesnt react at all. An update broke my speaker. What should i do now? :/

Andrej - Reply

On pairing it says that device doesnt allow to pair with it. Ill try to wait till battery dies and charge again, maybe something will change. Stupid bose app killed my device :/

Andrej -

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