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How to Pair Bose Solo 5 to a Phone or Tablet

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Introduction

Your Bose soundbar provides excellent audio in a small package, especially compared to modern home theater systems.

Thanks to Bluetooth technology, it's now fast and easy to connect any mobile device you have to enjoy that same quality with your favorite music.

This guide will walk you through the steps to connect Bluetooth devices to your Bose Solo 5.

Bose Solo 5.

1 Pair Bluetooth

  1. Push and hold the Bluetooth button on your soundbar remote.
    Diagram of remote inputs with bluetooth highlighted.
  2. The Bluetooth indicator on your soundbar will blink.
    Diagram of soundbar with indicators highlighted.

? What type of Bluetooth device are you using?

  1. Android
  2. iOS

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Your Bose soundbar provides excellent audio in a small package, especially compared to modern home theater systems.

Thanks to Bluetooth technology, it's now fast and easy to connect any mobile device you have to enjoy that same quality with your favorite music.

This guide will walk you through the steps to connect Bluetooth devices to your Bose Solo 5.

Bose Solo 5.

  1. Push and hold the Bluetooth button on your soundbar remote.
    Diagram of remote inputs with bluetooth highlighted.
  2. The Bluetooth indicator on your soundbar will blink.
    Diagram of soundbar with indicators highlighted.

Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory manual for the correct PIN or passkey.

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar to all Android devices and generations.


Using the Dropdown Menu

  1. Swipe down from the top of the device screen if it's a phone or up from the bottom of the device screen if it's a tablet to access the menu.
  2. Locate the Bluetooth icon.
    Bluetooth icon.
  3. Press and hold the Bluetooth icon.
  4. Swipe the switch to your right to set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  5. A list of nearby devices and previously paired devices will be shown.
  6. In the list of Available Devices, choose the Bluetooth accessory you wish to pair with.
    Android bluetooth menu showing the bluetooth switch in the on position and a list of bluetooth devices currently in range.
  7. If you are prompted for a passkey, put it in. If there is no passkey, then your Bluetooth accessory should be paired now.

Using Settings within the Android Menu

  1. Locate and tap the Apps Menu.
    Android apps icon.
  2. Locate and tap the Settings icon.
    Android Settings icon.
  3. Select the Bluetooth. You may need to select Connections first.
  4. Swipe the switch to your right to set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  5. A list of nearby devices and previously paired devices will be shown.
  6. In the list of Available Devices, choose the Bluetooth accessory you wish to pair with.
    Android bluetooth menu showing the bluetooth switch in the on position and a list of bluetooth devices currently in range.
  7. If you are prompted for a passkey, put it in. If there is no passkey, then your Bluetooth accessory should be paired now.

Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its information manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory documentation for the correct PIN or passkey.

From Any iOS Device (iPod, iPad, iPhone)

  1. Open Settings
    iOS Settings.
  2. Then Bluetooth.
    Settings menu with Bluetooth highlighted.
  3. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  4. Wait for your iOS device to display the detected Bluetooth accessory.
    Bluetooth settings page.
  5. Select the Bluetooth accessory to pair it with the iOS device.
    • If a PIN or passkey is required, you will be prompted to enter it.
    • If there is no passkey, your Bluetooth accessory should connect without issue.