- How do I reset my Bose SoundLink Mini to factory settings?
- Where is the multi-function button on my Bose SoundLink Mini?
- Why might my Bose portable speaker need resetting?
- Also, check out our post on connecting multiple Bluetooth speakers
This article specifically addresses how to reset a Bose SoundLink Mini speaker back to factory conditions, which can help to fix software problems.
For those wishing to investigate a hardware issue, however, some helpful links are provided at the end of the article.
Bose’s series of SoundLink Mini portable speakers have proven themselves to be nifty gadgets for playing audio via Bluetooth or aux cable connection.
SoundLink Mini speakers have acquired favorable customer reviews since the first version of the product launched in 2013, as a smaller equivalent to the SoundLink Mobile – however, it can be frustrating if your SoundLink Mini isn’t working correctly like you would expect it to.
Thankfully, you’re in the right place for finding a solution!
How To Reset Bose SoundLink Mini to Factory Settings
It’s good to know that no product settings are lost during a factory reset for Bose Mini SoundLink speakers.
First things first – let’s check if you have a Bose SoundLink Mini I or II. The Bose SoundLink Mini I has a mute button, and the SoundLink Mini II does not.
Resetting Bose SoundLink Mini I:
To reset your Bose SoundLink Mini to factory settings, power on your speaker, then press and hold the Mute icon button on the top of the speaker for 10 seconds.
Once the speaker has been successfully reset, its LED lights will flash, then switch off.
Resetting Bose SoundLink Mini II:
To reset your Bose SoundLink Mini II to factory settings, power on your speaker, let go of the power button, then press the power button again and hold it for 10 seconds.
Once the speaker has been successfully reset, the product will power off.
Finding the Multi-function Button On Your Bose SoundLink Mini
The multi-function button is only a feature of the Bose SoundLink Mini II series.
It can control and manage audio sources (including cellphone calls) on your mobile phone from the speaker, and is found on the product according to this diagram:
Pressing the multifunction button a certain number of times will run different commands:
- PRESSING ONCE – Allows the speaker to play.
- PRESSING ONCE (again) – Pauses the speaker. In AUX mode, this mutes the music but does not pause the speaker.
- PRESSING TWICE – Skips forward to the next track.
- PRESSING THREE TIMES – Skips backward to the previous track.
Why Might My Bose SoundLink Mini Need Resetting?
Normally, feeling the need to factory reset a Bose SoundLink Mini means there’s something playing up with the user interface. Perhaps an error has occurred with a digital component, separate from the hardware itself.
Luckily, putting your Bose SoundLink Mini through the factory reset process outlined above will fix most problems (aside from pure hardware issues).
For the Bose SoundLink Mini I, factory resetting won’t change the product settings or preferences since the last time you used them.
For the Bose SoundLink Mini II, however, a factory reset will erase all custom settings and preferences and return the speaker to its default out-of-box state.
How Do I Troubleshoot Hardware Issues?
If your SoundLink Mini isn’t turning on when being used portably (via battery power), visit this article for advice.
Similarly, if your SoundLink Mini isn’t turning on at all or isn’t turning on when connected to power, visit this article for advice.
Before you go, check out our guide on How to Pair Bose Earbuds (Windows, iOS, & Android)!