This post shows how to connect a Bose SoundLink Micro BT speaker to an iPhone and other iOS devices such as an iPod Touch and iPad. Start with your speaker shut OFF (all dark LEDs). Then, follow along to connect it with iPhone.
How to Connect a Bose SoundLink Micro to an iPhone
1. Visit the Home Screen on your iPhone
Press the Home button to get to the Home iPad page. See our Home screen as shown next.
2. Find the Settings App
We found ours on the second page of the Home screen.
3. Bring up the Settings App
Tap the Settings app icon.
The iPhone then displays the first page of its Settings screen, as shown in the next screenshot
4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings Page to Continue with How to Connect Bose SoundLink Micro to iPhone
Tap the Bluetooth item, as pointed at by the green arrow in the last screenshot above.
Our Bluetooth Settings screen then appears as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is switched ON here. But since the speaker is currently OFF, it does not show in either the My Devices or Other Devices lists on the tablet yet, Why? Because we have yet to connect it with this device for the first time. Plus, the speaker is not yet transmitting its Bluetooth connection info. See this scenario, that appears as shown next.
Note in this picture that no Bose SoundLink Micro appears yet.
5. Power On your Bose SoundLink Micro
Turn on the unit by quickly pressing its Power button. See this button, pointed out in the next picture.
The speaker then comes on.
6. Put your Bose SoundLink Micro into Pairing Mode
Now, to see the speaker on your iPhone, place it into BT discovery mode.
For that, press and hold the Bluetooth button for around a second.
Hold the button in until the status lamp starts flashing blue.
The speaker then announces, “Ready to connect another device.”
7. Find your Bose SoundLink Micro on your iPhone
See the picture next. We found ours, as pointed out with the dark blue arrow.
8. Connect with your Speaker
Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices section of the Bluetooth Devices list, shown above.
Your iPhone then connects with the speaker (appears as “Bose Micro SoundLink” in this demo).
The Bluetooth Settings screen then changes to display something like the following.
Note that the SoundLink now appears as connected, as we point out in the last picture.
9. Done with How to Connect Bose SoundLink Micro to an iPhone !
Lastly, we have now successfully connected this Micro speaker with the test iPhone. Audio output from that source device will now play from it.
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- 2022-09-16: First posted.