How To Fix Bose Speaker Not Charging? – Easy Fixes!

BOSE has a wide range of portable speakers that give freedom to enjoy your favorite music anywhere.

Bose Soundlink Mini and Bose Soundlink Flex give more than 12 hours of battery backup. But, thousands of customers reported Bose speaker was not charging issues with Soundlink Mini 2.

If your Bose Soundlink Mini 2 speaker is not charging or won’t turn on, this tutorial will help solve the issue.

Why is Bose Speaker Not Charging or Won’t Turn On?

Bose Speaker Not Charging

Before heading over to solutions, you should know why your Bose speaker is not charging or won’t power on.

If you haven’t used your Bose Soundlink portable speaker for more than a week, it goes into battery protection mode and won’t turn on when you press the power button.

Also, if the speaker battery was completely drained the last time you listened to your favorite playlist, it won’t power on or may cause some difficulty in charging.

A few more common reasons Bose speakers won’t charge are faulty charging cable, wrong power source, a defective power outlet, outdated firmware, etc.

How To Fix Bose Portable Speaker Not Charging?

Bose Soundlink Speaker

If you’ve plugged your Bose Soundlink Portable Bluetooth Speaker into the charger, but the battery level doesn’t increase, or it doesn’t indicate that the battery is charging, then try these solutions:

1. Remove the charging cable and insert it again

If your Bose Soundlink portable speaker is not charging when plugged in, remove both ends of the charging cable from your device and power adapter and insert it again.

This is the first thing you should try when wireless speakers don’t charge. Because sometimes, it won’t properly connect with the charging port.

2. Charge with Macbook/Laptop

If Bose speaker doesn’t charge with a power adapter, try plugging it into your Macbook or Windows laptop.

Press and hold the power button and insert the charging cable into Macbook or Laptop USB port.

I’ve tried it with my Macbook, and it worked for me! If you’re using a Windows laptop, share the result in the comment box.

3. Reset your speaker

It’s one of the best solutions to fix the power-related issue. Perform a factory reset if your speaker or wireless earbuds won’t charge when plugged in.

A hard reset can solve the charging issue of Bose portable speakers and other devices. Resetting a Bose speaker is easy and can be done within a minute.

Follow these steps to reset your Bose Soundlink color portable speaker (1):

  1. Insert the charging cable into the charging port.
  2. Press the power button to turn on the device.
  3. Now, press and hold the Power ON button for 10 seconds until the power light turns off and then turns on.
  4. Remove the charging cable and insert it again.
  5. Your Bose speaker has been reset to factory defaults.

Most probably, your Bose Bluetooth Speaker will start charging again. If not, then move to the next solution.

4. Try a different charging cable

Our charging cables often look fine from the outside, but actually, it’s dead inside.

If you’ve tried all the above solutions, it’s time to inspect your charging cable and replace it if any sign of damage is visible.

You can verify it by inserting it into a different device. If the new device is charging, your cable is perfect, and there is no need for replacement.

5. Update firmware

Bose recommends keeping your firmware up to date to enjoy a true music experience. The new firmware release comes with added features and bug fixes.

You can download and update your Bose speaker firmware from here-

6. Charge in ship mode

Bose speaker buttons

If none of the above solutions works, put your Bose speaker into ship mode and charge for hours (leave it plugged in for an hour).

Follow these steps to put your Bose speaker into ship mode:

  1. Connect the speaker to a power outlet.
  2. Press and hold the “Multifunction” button (button with three dots) for 10 seconds.
  3. While holding the Multifunction button, unplug the charger from the speaker.
  4. Leave the multifunction button and your speaker in ship mode.
  5. Now connect the charger and leave it for 1 to 2 hours.


If you follow the above-mentioned solution correctly, your Bose speaker will start charging again. However, if the issue is still unresolved, it indicates some faults in the hardware and needs to be repaired.

Contact Bose service center for repair and replacement. You can reach the brand from this link.

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