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  • Getting Started
    • Initial Setup

  • Bluetooth® Connections
    • Connect to a Device

      • Using Your Device's Bluetooth Settings

      • Using the Bose App

    • Reconnect to a Device

      • Reconnect to the most Recently-Connected Device

      • Reconnect to a Different Device

    • Connect an Additional Device

    • Identify Connected Devices

    • Switch between Two Connected Devices

    • Disconnect a Device

    • Clear the Speaker Device List

    • Android Devices Only

      • Connect Using Fast Pair

      • Snapdragon Sound Technology

  • Speaker Controls
    • Power On/Off

      • Auto-Off Timer

    • Media Playback and Volume

  • Shortcuts
    • Use Your Shortcut

    • Change or Disable Your Shortcut

  • Battery
    • Charge the Speaker

      • Charging Time

      • Hear the Battery Level

      • View the Battery Level

    • Charge Your Device

  • Status
    • Power Light

    • Bluetooth Light

    • AUX Light

  • Wired Connection
    • Connect an Audio Cable

  • Connect Bose Products
    • Connect to a Bose Smart Speaker or Soundbar

      • Compatible Products

      • Connect Using the Bose App

      • Connect Using the Product Controls

    • Reconnect to a Bose Smart Speaker or Soundbar

  • Portability
    • Remove the Handle

    • Attach a New Handle or Carry Strap

  • Water and Dust Resistance

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Summary of Contents for Bose SOUNDLINK MAX

  • Page 1 SOUNDLINK MAX PORTABLE SPEAKER...
  • Page 2 UK regulations. The complete declaration of conformity can be found at: www.Bose.com/compliance www.Bose.com/compliance Bose Corporation hereby declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements per Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 and all applicable UK regulations. The complete declaration of conformity can be found at: www.Bose.com/compliance www.Bose.com/compliance...
  • Page 3 • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV techniciwan for help. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Bose Corporation could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
  • Page 4 License Disclosures: To view the license disclosures that apply to the third-party software packages included as components of the Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker, use the Bose app. You can access this information from the Settings menu. E N G...
  • Page 5 The serial number is located on the back of the speaker. The model number is located on the bottom of the speaker. Serial number: ___________________________________________________________________________ Model number: 442368 Please keep your receipt. Now is a good time to register your Bose product. You can easily do this by going to worldwide.Bose.com/ProductRegistration worldwide.Bose.com/ProductRegistration E N G...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIONS ............................. 12 Connect to a device ..................12 Using your device’s Bluetooth settings ..........................13 Using the Bose app ..........................14 Reconnect to a device ..............14 Reconnect to the most recently-connected device ...................... 14 Reconnect to a different device ........................
  • Page 7 AUX light WIRED CONNECTION ..........................28 Connect an audio cable CONNECT BOSE PRODUCTS ..................29 Connect to a Bose Smart Speaker or Soundbar ......................... 29 Compatible products ......................30 Connect using the Bose app ....................31 Connect using the product controls ................
  • Page 8 C ON TE N TS CARE AND MAINTENANCE ............................. 35 Update the speaker ............................35 Clean the speaker ............................35 Store the speaker ......................35 Replacement parts and accessories ............................35 Limited warranty TROUBLESHOOTING ..........................36 Try these solutions first .............................
  • Page 9 W H AT’S I N T HE BOX CONTENTS Confirm that the following parts are included: Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker USB Type-C® power supply (Not available in all regions.) USB-C® cable NOTE: If any part of your product appears to be missing or damaged, don’t use it.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    G ET TING STA RTE D The speaker ships with a partial charge. Before using the speaker for the first time, connect it to a power supply. The speaker doesn’t need to be fully charged, but it does require the initial connection to activate the battery. INITIAL SETUP 1.
  • Page 11 G ET TING STA RT E D 3. Press the Power button I. The Power light slowly blinks white. You hear the battery level followed by “Ready to connect.” The Bluetooth light slowly blinks blue. 4. Connect to your device (see page 12). E N G...
  • Page 12: Bluetooth® Connections

    2. On your device, access Bluetooth settings. 3. Select the speaker from the list of available products. NOTE: Look for the name you entered for your speaker in the Bose app. If you didn’t name the speaker, the default name appears.
  • Page 13: Using The Bose App

    B LUETO OTH C O NN ECT I ON S Using the Bose app The Bose app lets you set up and control the speaker from any mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Using the app, you can manage Bluetooth connections, manage speaker settings, adjust the audio, choose your voice prompt language, and get any future updates and new features made available by Bose.
  • Page 14: Reconnect To A Device

    4. Play audio on the connected device. TIP: You can also reconnect a different device using the device Bluetooth settings or the Bose app (see page 13). NOTE: If two devices are already connected to the speaker, the newly-connected device replaces the older of the two connections.
  • Page 15: Connect An Additional Device

    NOTES: • You can only play audio from one device at a time. • To manage or disable the multi-point connection feature, use the Bose app. To access this option, tap Source on the product control screen. • Disabling the multi-point connection feature disconnects the second connected device.
  • Page 16: Disconnect A Device

    B LUETO OTH C O NN ECT I ON S DISCONNECT A DEVICE Use the device’s Bluetooth settings or the Bose app. NOTE: Disabling the Bluetooth feature on your device disconnects the speaker and all other Bluetooth-connected products. CLEAR THE SPEAKER DEVICE LIST 1.
  • Page 17: Android Devices Only

    3. Tap the notification. Once the speaker is connected, a notification appears confirming that the connection is complete. NOTE: You can also tap the button on the notification to download the Bose app and finish setting up the speaker. E N G...
  • Page 18: Snapdragon Sound Technology

    B LUETO OTH C O NN ECT I ON S Snapdragon Sound technology Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker features Snapdragon Sound technology. Snapdragon Sound optimizes Qualcomm® audio technologies across connected devices to ensure the best sound quality, connection stability, and latency for your streaming audio.
  • Page 19: Speaker Controls

    When powered on, a voice prompt announces the battery level. The Power light glows according to the current battery level (see page 26). TIP: You can also power off the speaker using the Bose app. You can access this option on the product control screen.
  • Page 20: Auto-Off Timer

    20 minutes. To wake the speaker, press the Power button I or the Bluetooth button l. NOTE: To change the timer setting, use the Bose app. You can access this option from the Settings menu. Disable the auto-off timer Press and hold the Play/Pause button F and the Volume up H button simultaneously.
  • Page 21: Media Playback And Volume

    Bluetooth light or AUX light (depending on your source) blinks white 2 times. TIP: You can also increase or decrease the volume using the volume controls on your device or in the Bose app. You can access this option on the product control screen. E N G...
  • Page 22: Shortcuts

    Press the Shortcut button CHANGE OR DISABLE YOUR SHORTCUT To change or disable your shortcut, use the Bose app. To access this option, tap Shortcut on the product control screen. To switch back to a Bluetooth connection, press the Bluetooth button l.
  • Page 23: Battery

    USB-C port must be fully dried out before charging. If moisture is detected, the Power light slowly blinks white and amber (see page 26). NOTE: Make sure you’re using the Bose-provided USB-C cable or a similar USB-C cable providing a minimum of 5V p, 3A.
  • Page 24: Charging Time

    View the battery level The Power light glows according to the battery level (see page 26). NOTE: You can also view the battery level using the Bose app. You can access this option on the product control screen. All tests conducted by Bose with production-representative Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker.
  • Page 25: Charge Your Device

    BAT TE RY CHARGE YOUR DEVICE CAUTION: Do not attempt to charge your device while the speaker is wet. Doing so may cause damage to the speaker. The speaker is waterproof, but the USB-C port must be fully dried out before charging. If moisture is detected, the Power light slowly blinks white and amber (see page 26).
  • Page 26: Status

    Updating software (USB-C port) Quickly blinks white (3 seconds) Restore complete Slowly blinks white and amber Moisture detected - fully dry the USB-C port (alternating) before charging Quickly blinks white and amber Error - contact Bose customer service (alternating) E N G...
  • Page 27: Bluetooth Light

    STATUS BLUETOOTH LIGHT Shows the Bluetooth connection status. LIGHT ACTIVITY SYSTEM STATE Slowly blinks blue Ready to connect Quickly blinks blue Connecting Solid white Connected Blinks white 2 times Device list cleared AUX LIGHT Shows the AUX connection status. LIGHT ACTIVITY SYSTEM STATE Solid white Connected...
  • Page 28: Wired Connection

    W IRE D C O NNECT IO N CONNECT AN AUDIO CABLE You can connect an audio cable (not provided) to the speaker to listen to audio on your device. Connect one end of an audio cable to the 3.5 mm port on the back of the speaker and the other end to the port on your device.
  • Page 29: Connect Bose Products

    CONNECT TO A BOSE SMART SPEAKER OR SOUNDBAR With Bose SimpleSync technology, you can connect the speaker to a Bose Smart Speaker or Bose Smart Soundbar to listen to the same audio in two different rooms at the same time.
  • Page 30: Connect Using The Bose App

    Bluetooth light slowly blinks blue. NOTE: If a device is already connected, you hear “Ready to connect another device.” 2. Use the Bose app to connect the speaker to a compatible Bose product. For more information, visit: support.Bose.com/Groups support.Bose.com/Groups NOTES: •...
  • Page 31: Connect Using The Product Controls

    • You can connect the speaker to only one product at a time. RECONNECT TO A BOSE SMART SPEAKER OR SOUNDBAR Use the Bose app to reconnect the speaker to a previously-connected compatible Bose product. For more information, visit: support.Bose.com/Groups support.Bose.com/Groups...
  • Page 32: Portability

    P O RTA B IL I TY You can use the handle to easily carry the speaker. You can also replace the handle with a new handle or carry strap. To order these optional accessories, visit: support.Bose.com/sl-max support.Bose.com/sl-max REMOVE THE HANDLE 1.
  • Page 33: Attach A New Handle Or Carry Strap

    P O RTA B IL I TY ATTACH A NEW HANDLE OR CARRY STRAP 1. Align the notches in the grommet with the contacts in the opening and place the grommet inside the speaker. Notch Contact Handle Carry strap 2. Turn the grommet to the right (clockwise) ⁄...
  • Page 34: Water And Dust Resistance

    WAT E R AND D UST RE S ISTA N C E The speaker is waterproof, splash resistant, and dustproof. It’s rated IP67 and IP64. You can submerge the speaker in water for up to 30 minutes at a depth of up to 3.3 ft (1 m).
  • Page 35 Follow the app instructions. When the update begins, the Power light blinks white 3 times (repeated) until the update is complete. You can also update the speaker using the Bose updater website. On your computer, visit: btu.Bose.com btu.Bose.com and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 36 Vary the speed of presses. multi-press functions Make sure voice prompts are on using the Bose app. Press the Bluetooth button l and release to hear the connected device. Make sure you’re using the correct device. No sound Use a different music source.
  • Page 37 Try an audio cable (see page 28). Make sure both ends of the USB-C cable are secure (see page 23). Make sure you’re using the Bose-provided USB-C cable or a similar USB-C cable providing a minimum of 5V p, 3A. Try another charging source.
  • Page 38 On the speaker, press and hold the Bluetooth button l until the reconnect to a Bluetooth light slowly blinks blue, and you hear “Ready to connect previously- connected another device.” Use the Bose app to connect the speaker to a Bose Smart Speaker compatible Bose product. For more information, or Soundbar visit: support.Bose.com/Groups...
  • Page 39 The Power light glows according to the battery level (see page 26). NOTES: • If the USB-C cable is connected, you must remove it before you can reset the speaker. • If you’re unable to resolve your issue, additional troubleshooting and support is available at: support.Bose.com/sl-max support.Bose.com/sl-max E N G...
  • Page 40 The Power light glows according to the battery level (see page 26). The Bluetooth light slowly blinks blue, and you hear “Ready to connect.” NOTE: If you’re unable to resolve your issue, additional troubleshooting and support is available at: support.Bose.com/sl-max support.Bose.com/sl-max E N G...
  • Page 41 ©2024 Bose Corporation, 100 The Mountain Road, Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USA AM888545-0010 Rev. 00...
BOSE SOUNDLINK MAX MANUAL Pdf Download (2024)

FAQs

What is the multifunction button on Bose SoundLink? ›

The multi-function button on your product is used to control different product functions. Learn about the button functions so your can quickly and easily control your product and the connected device. button controls speakerphone calls on mobile devices from the speaker. button twice to switch between the two calls.

Why is Bose Soundlink so quiet? ›

Check the EQ settings on your Bluetooth® device.

On the device, try setting the EQ to "off" or "flat" and disabling any other sound playback adjustments (i.e. loudness, compression, reverb, etc.). These settings are commonly found in the device's audio settings or in the settings of the app being used to play audio.

What are voice prompts on Bose Soundlink? ›

Voice prompts guide you through the Bluetooth® pairing and connecting processes. Visit: global.Bose.com/Support/SLCII You can also use the Bose Connect app (see page 7). If your language preference is not available, see “Disabling voice prompts.”

How to do Bose party mode? ›

To enter Party Mode, simultaneously press and hold the volume and Bluetooth buttons on the first speaker until you hear a voice prompt. Repeat this process on the second speaker until you hear a tone play. After around 10 seconds, the two speakers should say “Party Mode” to confirm the audio is playing in unison.

What is the AUX button on Bose SoundLink? ›

On the top of your product, press the AUX button to switch to a device plugged into to the AUX input. To reconnect a Bluetooth device, press the Bluetooth button.

What are the three dots on Bose speaker? ›

The Bluetooth button is on the opposite side but recessed as well. Then in between are two volume controls and in the middle of the volume controls, there is a button with three dots on it. This is the multifunction button, it lets you control your music source and speakerphone calls.

How do I increase the volume on my Bose SoundLink? ›

To turn up or down the volume:

Press the + or – buttons to turn up or down the volume level. When the source light on your product blinks twice, the maximum or minimum volume is set. Was this article helpful?

What is the best position for Bose SoundLink? ›

Standard Placement: Place the speaker array in front of your TV with the speaker grille facing into the room. Make sure that the array is at the front edge of its shelf or surface and not enclosed. If the speaker is positioned farther back on a shelf or in an enclosed space, sound quality is reduced.

How do I make my Bose Soundlink sound better? ›

Check the EQ settings on your Bluetooth® device.

On the device, try setting the EQ to "off" or "flat" and disabling any other sound playback adjustments (i.e. loudness, compression, reverb, etc.). These settings are commonly found in the device's audio settings or in the settings of the app being used to play audio.

Can you use Bose Soundlink without app? ›

You can connect a Bluetooth® device using the buttons on your product or the Bose app. Below, we'll show you how to connect using the buttons on your product. For help connecting from the Bose app, see Connecting a Bluetooth® device using the Bose app .

Does Bose SoundLink have an equalizer? ›

PositionIQ™ adjusts EQ based on product orientation (these are pre- programmed EQs for each orientation – horizontal, vertical or on its back). There is nothing you need to do to make these audio adjustments.

Why does my Bose sound bad? ›

Try moving the device and product closer together. Check the condition of the headphone cable. If the plug or any part of the cable for your headphones is damaged, you can replace the cable. Unplug and reconnect the audio cable in the connected device.

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