Why Does My Bose Bluetooth Speaker Keep Turning Off? (Answered)

Now, Bluetooth speakers can do a lot of different things and are a part of our daily lives. Many companies make Bluetooth speakers, but Bose Bluetooth speakers stand out because of how they look and how affordable they are.

Bose has what you need, whether you want a small Bluetooth speaker to carry around with you or a huge speaker for a concert. You can choose from models like the Bose SoundLink Color II, the Bose SoundLink Revolve, and the Bose SoundLink Revolve+.

But because these speakers are electronic, they can have problems with their software or hardware. Have you ever wondered why your Bose Bluetooth speakers keep shutting off? If so, you shouldn’t worry. We will talk about why this happens and how to fix it in this article.

Why won’t my Bose Bluetooth speaker stay on?

So, why does my Bose Bluetooth speaker keep shutting off? This can happen for several reasons, such as:

  1. The device is set to turn off automatically to save power
  2. Because the battery is low or is broken
  3. When your Bluetooth device is too far away to connect
  4. dirty Battery terminals
  5. Wall plug doesn’t work
  6. The Bose Connect app doesn’t work.
  7. Port for charging is broken
  8. Wrong settings in the configuration

When your Bose Bluetooth speaker can’t play music for more than 12 hours straight, it’s time to get it checked out. Find out what to do if your speaker keeps turning off by reading on.

How to Make Bose Speakers Work Again

When your speaker goes off in the middle of your favorite song, it’s very annoying. Even though the reason for it can be complicated, sometimes it can be fixed quickly and easily.

Here’s what you can do to fix it:

1. Setting to turn off devices automatically to save power

Most Bose Bluetooth speakers have a feature that turns them off automatically. When the speaker is running on battery power, this feature is meant to help save the battery. It is made so that if there is no sound for 20 minutes and no buttons are pressed, the speaker turns off.

Also, your Bose speaker will turn off automatically to save power if the Bluetooth device (like a phone, computer, or tablet) that is connected to it moves out of range or the Bluetooth connection is lost. The timing may be different in one mode than in another.

You can change how long it takes for your speaker to turn off automatically by using the Bose Connect app. To turn this feature on or off, press and hold the Volume UP (+) button and the multi-function button at the same time. Keep pressing the button until you hear “Auto-off is turned off.”

  • Just repeat the steps above to turn on the auto-off feature. Once the feature is back on, the speaker will let you know.

It’s important to find out if the feature is turned on by default for your Bose speaker model. Check the instructions that came with your Bluetooth speaker to find out how to do this. Most speakers don’t have a screen or an alert system for this feature, so it can be hard to tell if this is why your speaker turns off often.

You can also turn off the auto-off feature through the Bose Connect app.

2. Because the battery is low or is broken

Bluetooth technology uses a lot of electricity. So, when the battery is low, the device will tend to shut down. When you use your device or Bluetooth speakers away from the charging unit, make sure they are fully charged.

Also, if you’ve had your Bose Bluetooth speaker for more than five years, the battery may need to be replaced. If a battery is broken or has been used too much, it won’t hold a charge for more than 12 hours and will keep turning off. For a battery that you can change yourself, you can do it yourself. Always buy a new battery for your Bose speaker from an authorized dealer.

3. If your Bluetooth device is too far away

When your Bluetooth device moves out of range, your speakers will turn off. Depending on the model, your previously paired device will automatically connect when it comes back into range. Low energy Bluetooth is built into some models, like the Bose SoundLink Revolve. This will turn on automatically when the connection is available and turn off when you move out of range or take your device away.

When your speaker turns off, you should check your Bluetooth connection first. You should check your speaker and the device that is connected to it. The auto-pairing feature should be set up to work or not work when re-pairing.

Also, if your Bluetooth speaker is hooked up to your Windows laptop, you can set it to turn off when Windows 10 turns off or goes into standby mode. To stop Windows 10 from waking up your speaker, you will need to either turn off Bluetooth on your Windows computer or disable the feature.

4. Dirty Battery Terminals

The ends of Bose Bluetooth speakers can get dirty. If this happens, your speaker will keep turning off because it doesn’t have enough power or there isn’t enough of it. Open the battery cover and look at the terminal to see if there are any clumps or deposits.

Use an electrical contact cleaner in a spray can or fine sandpaper to fix this. Cleaning your terminals regularly will keep dirt from building up on the contacts.

Depending on your model, you may be able to pull the rubber cover to get to the batteries. Before cleaning, take the battery out all the way. To protect the electric circuit board, use a cotton or paper towel. Then spray the contact cleaner on the battery and the places where the contacts are. Remove any slats that may have built up on top of the battery terminals and connections.

Before you put the battery back in, make sure the connections are dry. At least once every three months, you should clean your terminal so that dirt and dust don’t build up.

5. Faulty Power Outlet

This can also happen if you use a bad power outlet. If your power source isn’t strong enough, your Bose Speaker will keep turning off to prevent a short circuit on the circuit board. Make sure that the ratings of your power source, whether it’s a wall outlet or a computer, match the minimum requirements of your speakers.

Use the things that came with your Bose Bluetooth speaker. If you use a power cable other than the one Bose gives you, your speaker might turn off because it doesn’t work with that cable. Keep in mind that a power source with too much power can hurt your battery and circuit board.

6. The Bose Connect app doesn’t work.

Make sure you have the latest firmware if you use a Bose Bluetooth speaker with a Bose Connect App. Make sure to update your app. Because of a bug in the app, your speaker might turn off.

Bose will send you firmware updates often so that your software is always the latest version. You will connect your speaker to the internet to get software updates. Once the update is done, turn on your Bluetooth speaker again and make sure it is connected to your Bluetooth device correctly.

7. Port for charging is broken

If you plug your Bose Bluetooth speaker into the wrong port or one that isn’t strong enough, it will turn off. Not all of the USB ports on your laptop or computer can charge the device. So, if you charge your speaker with a USB while using it, it will turn off often.

Make sure your device is fully charged before you use it to fix this. It is best to charge it first with a wall outlet before plugging it into a USB power source. Read the manual that came with your Bluetooth speaker model to find out how much power the USB charging port can handle at a minimum.

Also, if dirt, oil, water, or anything else gets into your charging port, your Bluetooth speaker will turn off. Make sure the charging port on your Bose Bluetooth speaker is clean before you plug it in. To clean charging ports, use a dry cloth or dry cleaner. Make sure the port is dry before you put your Bluetooth speaker back on.

If this keeps happening, try connecting the speaker to a charging cable or port that you haven’t used before. If it works, you’ll need to replace the whole charging unit.

8. Settings that aren’t right

Your Bluetooth speaker will already be set up when you get it. Depending on the model, the sleep timer can be set for more than 20 minutes. If your device keeps turning off after a certain amount of time, there is a problem with how it is set up. You can just set the device back to its default settings and set the timer to the length of time you want.

Sometimes, the speaker needs to be reset to factory settings to get rid of settings that someone else may have set on purpose or by accident.

Make sure your device’s firmware is up to date before you reset it to factory settings. You can reset your speaker by pressing and holding the power button for ten seconds, or until a blue light starts flashing. Make the changes you want, and then try to pair your device again. This should fix the problem.


Bose speakers are made to be strong and last a long time. But when they keep turning off, it can be annoying. The solutions in this article will help you figure out what’s wrong and fix it.

Make sure you buy your speaker and any replacement parts from an authorized Bose dealer so you don’t end up with a low-quality speaker. If the problem keeps happening, go to a reputable Bose store for help.

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