There have been reports from Bose users wherein they have been experiencing power issues with Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth speaker. To be specific, power issue such as the products turns on or off unexpectedly and or the power is intermittent. As claimed by users, the speaker randomly turn off when playing a music and usually happens when connected to a smartphone. In here, we will talk about the recommended troubleshooting methods that you can do to fix issues with Bose Soundlink Micro that suddenly turns ON or turns OFF by itself.

What to do if Bose Soundlink Micro that suddenly turns ON or turns OFF by itself

There are several factors that can cause this particular problem to occur. A faulty power outlet or charging cable is one factor. Another factor to consider is a bug in the software and an outdated version. Also, inactivity can also cause the product to turn OFF by itself. Listed below are the troubleshooting methods to fix Soundlink Micro that suddenly turns ON or turns OFF by itself.

Before performing the methods, below is a list of Bose Soundlink Micro specification highlights for reference:

  • Connectivity: Wireless range up to 33 ft or 9 meters
  • Inputs and outputs: Micro-B USB port
  • Type: Speaker, Bluetooth speaker
  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion
  • Battery Life: 8 hour (Run Time)
  • Width: 5 inches
  • Depth: 2.2 inches
  • Height: 5.2 inches
  • Weight: 19.05 oz
  • Finish: Black, Midnight Blue, Bright Orange

Bose Soundlink Micro Turning ON by itself problem, follow the methods below to fix it:

Method 1: Reset Soundlink Micro speaker

Just like with any electronic devices, if you encounter issues with the device you may need to reset the product. This action correct minor issues that may have cause this problem to occur. Take note that performing this method deletes saved settings and brings it back to its original default factory state.

To factory reset:

  1. Press Power button to turn ON speaker

    Soundlink Micro Turns ON Or OFF By Itself

  2. Press and hold Power ON button for 10 seconds

    Wait for blinking blue light on Bluetooth button, you will then hear a “Ready to connect” voice prompt”

    Soundlink Micro Turns ON Or OFF By Itself

Once Bose speaker has been reset, set-up the speaker again and then check if Soundlink Micro powers ON by itself problem still occurs.

Method 2: Disable Bluetooth computer

There are also instances wherein the same problem is experienced by users using a computer. Most of the time, computer will automatically reconnect to devices that it was previously paired to. To fix this, make sure that Bluetooth settings is disabled on the computer or if you are using Bose connect app make sure to delete the computer to remove it from the memory lists of paired Bluetooth devices.

Bose Soundlink Micro Turning OFF by itself problem, follow the methods below to fix it:

Method 1: Check if Power Outlet is functioning

One of the possible reason why Soundlink Micro is turning OFF unexpectedly is because it was not sufficiently charged due to faulty power outlet. A faulty outlet will not charge the speaker hence it turns off on its own because of low battery level. Make sure that the power outlet that you used to charge the Bluetooth speaker is working.

You will know if the power outlet is working when you plugged the speaker to it, a tone will be heard. If a tone is not heard, this means that the speaker is not charging. Now, to double check if the power outlet is indeed faulty plugged in another working electronic device and confirm if the outlet is working or not.

Method 2: Disable Auto-OFF

A default setting with Bose speaker is that when its has already been 20 minutes of inactivity, the speaker automatically shuts off. You may then wonder why it happened. To fix this, you may need to disable auto off feature of the speaker.

To do this, press and hold simultaneously the Bluetooth and the Volume up button until you hear a tone or a voice prompt.

After this method, auto-off feature is now disabled and then check if Bose speaker powers off by itself still occurs.

Method 3: Check Battery Level of speaker

Make sure to check the battery level of Bluetooth speaker when operating on battery power. Even if the speaker is not drained completely, it will cause the speaker to turn OFF if a low battery is detected. If you noticed a blinking red light, this means that the speaker is battery low and you may want to consider plugging it to a working power outlet. Recharge speaker for an hour and then check if power OFF problem still occurs

Moreover, if you noticed that the battery of the speaker is draining faster more than usual you may need to consider replacing the battery. Lithium ion batteries tends to deplete with prolonged use. Given that, it probably is the cause why speaker shuts off unexpectedly due to a depleted battery.

Method 4: Check for and install updates

Installing available updates for the speaker fixes bug that may cause power ON and power OFF issues with the speaker.

There are two options to choose from on how to do this:

  1. Via Bose Connect app. An application that you can download for free on iOS (App store) or Android (Playstore).
  2. Via Bose Online Updater. An online tool that can be found on Bose website. The speaker needs to be connected to the computer. Follow the on-screen instructions on the website on how to check for and install updates.

After checking for and installing any available updates, check if Soundlink Micro powers off by itself problem still occurs.

Method 5: Reset Soundlink Micro speaker

As mentioned above, resetting fixes bugs that may have caused this problem to occur. Therefore, just like with the powering ON problem the steps to reset with Power OFF problem is still the same. Follow the steps below to do this:

  1. Press Power button to turn ON speaker
  2. Press and hold Power ON button for 10 seconds. Wait for blinking blue light on Bluetooth button, you will then hear a “Ready to connect” voice prompt”

Once Bose speaker has been reset, set-up the speaker again and then check if Soundlink Micro powers ON by itself problem still occurs.

Hope this article helps Soundlink Micro powers ON and OFF by itself problem. For more troubleshooting videos, feel free to visit our TheDroidGuy Youtube Channel.

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