How to Set Up a Bose SoundLink Color Speaker

Introduction

This guide will walk you through the basic setup of your Bose SoundLink Color II Bluetooth Speaker.

Bose SoundLink Color II
 

1 Charge

  1. Connect the USB cable to a wall charger or computer that is turned on.
  2. Connect the USB cable to the charging port on your speaker.
    Diagram showing how to connect speaker to power cable.
  3. Allow your speaker to charge till the battery light goes green for a full charge.

2 Pair Bluetooth

  1. Push the Power Button on the top to turn the speaker on.
    Diagram of speaker with power button highlighted.
  2. Push and hold the Bluetooth button till the light above flashes.
    Diagram of speaker with bluetooth button highlighted.

? What kind of device are you connecting with?

  1. Android
  2. Apple iOS

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This guide will walk you through the basic setup of your Bose SoundLink Color II Bluetooth Speaker.

Bose SoundLink Color II
 

  1. Connect the USB cable to a wall charger or computer that is turned on.
  2. Connect the USB cable to the charging port on your speaker.
    Diagram showing how to connect speaker to power cable.
  3. Allow your speaker to charge till the battery light goes green for a full charge.
  1. Push the Power Button on the top to turn the speaker on.
    Diagram of speaker with power button highlighted.
  2. Push and hold the Bluetooth button till the light above flashes.
    Diagram of speaker with bluetooth button 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.
Basic Controls
Diagram of speaker controls.
Power Button Turn on or off your speaker.
Bluetooth Button
  • Push once when connected, the speaker will say the name of the Bluetooth device connected.
  • Push and hold to enter pairing mode.
Input mode button Switch input mode.
Volume Down Decrease volume.
Multi-function Button The Multi-function Button changes action, depending on what you are doing.
  • Play / Pause, when listening to music.
  • Answer an incoming call.
  • Hang up a call in progress.
Volume Up Increase volume.

Common activities

  • Change Language

    1. Push and hold Input mode and Volume Down till a language is announced on the speaker.
    2. Use Volume Up and Volume Down to scroll through the languages.
    3. Push and hold the Multi-function button to select the language.
  • Clear Bluetooth Device List

    1. Push the Bluetooth button and hold it for 10 seconds.
    2. A voice prompt will let you know the list is cleared.

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.
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