If you have a modern Bluetooth speaker, you are using the most recent version of Bluetooth technology. It is no longer necessary to worry about audio quality issues with the latest Bluetooth versions, as they were with the majority of these speakers. Today, all you have to do is connect to the internet and you’re good to go.
When using a speaker, one of the issues that you may encounter is that the speaker emits a busy signal. What could be the source of this problem?
When My Bluetooth Speaker Produces A Busy Signal, What Causes It?
Because the battery in your speaker is most likely depleted, you should consider connecting the speaker to a power source. Otherwise, signal interference from other devices that are requesting to connect could be the cause of the problem. If your speaker continues to produce the same sound even after being charged, you may require a new battery.
Bluetooth speakers emit different types of beeping sounds depending on the environment. The most common beeps are those associated with low battery life or when the unit is attempting to connect to a Bluetooth-enabled device. If you’ve been using your speaker for a long enough period of time, you’ll be familiar with the type of beep it makes when the battery is run
Some of the reasons why your speaker may be emitting a busy signal include the following:
When the battery is running low
Bluetooth requires more power to function. When the power of either your audio device or the speaker is low, the Bluetooth connections will either fail to connect or the speaker will emit a busy signal sound, depending on the situation.
Connecting your speaker to a power source and checking the battery level of your audio device will help you determine if this is the source of the busy signal. Changing the battery in your Bluetooth speaker is necessary if the device is old and continues to give the busy signal even after being recharged.
The devices must be unpaired, the connection must be forgotten, and the devices must be repaired if the busy signal continues to appear even after connecting your speaker to an external power source. This will, in the vast majority of cases, resolve the ongoing problem.
Noise from other Bluetooth devices can cause problems.
It is also possible that the busy signal is caused by interference from other Bluetooth or WiFi devices. If your neighbour uses your device to turn on Bluetooth, your speaker may detect the open Bluetooth and emit a beeping sound as a result.
WiFi and Bluetooth both operate on the same radio frequency, and there may be interference if the two devices are used at the same time. If the interference is coming from your neighbour, it can be extremely frustrating. If you have any devices in your home that you suspect are causing the interference, turn them off or set them to operate in the 5.0GHz band.
In addition, your microwave, phone, and television may all cause interference with the speaker’s signal. Make sure that the speaker is at least a few feet away from these devices in order to minimise interference.
The distance between the speaker and the audio device is important.
When the speaker and the audio device are separated by a greater distance than the Bluetooth connection can handle, some speakers will generate a busy signal. This is a rare problem because speakers have a long range of 20 or more metres, and it is not common with them.
But if your speaker produces this type of sound and you are confident that there are no other problems, you should measure the distance between the two devices.
Check to see if the problem persists by bringing the speaker and audio device closer together. You can also make sure that there are no physical barriers between the two devices, such as walls, between the two devices.
Despite the fact that Bluetooth can connect devices in two different rooms, the signal will be weakened by any obstacles in the way, so you should make sure that there are as few obstacles as possible.
Problems with the software
If you have tried all of the steps above to fix your speaker and nothing has worked, you should check to see if your audio device and speaker app are both up to date before proceeding. Alternatively, you could try connecting to a different device to see if the problem persists. If the second device continues to generate the busy signal, it is possible that the speaker app is the source of the problem.
If the busy signal disappears when you connect to a different device, it is possible that your audio device is the source of the problem, and you should investigate it further. In most cases, the app on your speaker has no effect on the audio quality and is unlikely to result in a busy signal. If, on the other hand, there is an update, you must download it as soon as it is available.
Your other audio device must be updated in order to provide the best audio quality possible without the presence of static sounds. The best audio quality is also achieved through the use of up to date software.
Bluetooth Speaker Receivers That Don’t Work
If your Bluetooth speaker’s internal components are malfunctioning, they may emit a busy signal. It is possible that the sound is an indication that the speaker is not receiving the signal in the manner that it should, and you should check the receivers.
After many years of continuous use, the receiver in your Bluetooth speaker is susceptible to damage. While a damaged speaker is unlikely to occur, if one does occur, the speaker may emit a busy signal as the result of the damage.
For those who suspect that their speaker is malfunctioning, they should try connecting their device to a different speaker and seeing if the busy signal continues to appear.
If the second speaker you connect to doesn’t work or produces the same sound as the first, you know that the problem is with the connection or the audio device, not with the speaker itself. If the second speaker is fully functional, it is possible that the first Bluetooth speaker has been damaged.
Look into the Music App.
It’s possible that the application from which you’re playing music is having problems. If you are using your computer to play the music, make sure that the audio drivers are up to date. If you are using your phone to play music, make sure that the music app has been updated.
In some cases, you may need to uninstall the music app and reinstall it from the beginning. However, you should only attempt this step as a last resort if all of the other troubleshooting steps have been unsuccessful. If you uninstall an app, you may lose access to your playlists.
If your app has a user account that you can log into and access your playlist again, uninstalling it should not be a difficult task. Music applications are created using lines of code, just like other types of software. In the event of an interruption in these lines of code, the application may fail to perform as expected, resulting in problems for users.
When you uninstall the app, all of the affected lines of code are removed along with the old app, and you will be left with a more stable and responsive app. You can always download a new app from either the App Store or the Google Play Store.
Make contact with the speaker manufacturer.
If none of the troubleshooting steps listed above are successful, you should contact the speaker’s manufacturer to see if they can assist you in resolving the problem. It’s possible that the busy signal in your speaker is standard for the brand, and all you have to do is call and get assistance.
The majority of the speakers we recommend, such as the OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen), Braven BRV-Mini, JBL GO2, Anker Soundcore 2, and JBL Flip 5, among others, do not have any unique issues that you need to be concerned about when purchasing them. Some brands, on the other hand, may experience specific issues, such as a busy signal.
Almost all speakers come with a phone number that you can call if you need assistance; alternatively, you can check their customer support website to see if they can assist you. Making a phone call to the manufacturer can save you a lot of time while troubleshooting and may even save your speaker.
If there are several other customers who are experiencing the same problem as you, you will have no trouble getting assistance and getting your speaker working again.
Dismantle and reassemble
This straightforward procedure is capable of resolving a wide range of issues. All that is required is that you unpair the two devices, remove the Bluetooth device from your smartphone or computer, and turn the two devices off simultaneously. After that, turn on the two devices and pair them together, then check to see if the problem has been resolved.
The majority of software issues can be resolved with a simple refresh, and you will be back in business. This step should be at the top of the list because it is straightforward and does not necessitate any significant changes to your software or devices. You can now move on to more complex troubleshooting steps if this does not resolve the issue.
Lastly, some final thoughts
As a general rule, always opt for the highest-quality Bluetooth speaker that you can afford. The majority of the issues you are experiencing with your speaker can be resolved by upgrading to a higher-quality speaker. A Bluetooth speaker, such as the JBL Boombox 2, has the most recent Bluetooth version, a longer battery life, and improved connectivity capabilities.
With such a speaker, you won’t have to be concerned about range, unless you plan on transporting your audio device a long distance. You also won’t have to be concerned about the battery’s life span, and you won’t have to worry about minor connection issues either.
A strong connection between your devices is also necessary in order to withstand interference from other devices. Begin by purchasing a device that supports Bluetooth 4.1 or later, bringing the devices closer together, and making sure that other open Bluetooth or WiFi devices are in close proximity.
If you’ve tried everything and your speaker is still giving you a busy signal, contact the manufacturer for assistance. Perhaps the issue is widespread among the brand’s products, and all you need is a replacement speaker covered by your warranty.