How To Fix Bose Soundlink Mini II Turns On or Off By Itself

There have been reports from user wherein Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth speaker turns on and off by itself. This means that the power of the Bluetooth speaker is either intermittent and or on and off suddenly. There are several factors that can cause this particular problem ranging from a faulty outlet or charging cable, bug in the software, to an outdated version. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle about Bose Soundlink Mini II powers on or off by itself.

Fix Bose Soundlink Mini II Powers On or Off By Itself

Listed below are troubleshooting methods to fix Fix Bose Soundlink Mini II powers on or off by itself. But before that, here are a few highlights of Bose Soundlink Mini II specifications for reference:

  • Dimension: 2.1” H x 7.1” W x 2.3″ D
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Input: 3.5mm auxilliary
  • Output: USB-C 
  • Wireless range: 30 feet or 9 meters
  • Battery Life: 12 hours

If Soundlink Mini II powers ON by itself, follow the methods below:

Method 1: Reset speaker

To correct minor issues that may have caused this problem to occur, you may need to reset Bose Speaker. Resetting the speaker deletes saved settings and bring back to its default state.

To do this:

  1. Press and then hold the Power Button for 10 seconds.

    Wait for speaker to restarts and completes the reset process
    Soundlink Mini II Turns On or Off By Itself

Once Bose speaker has been reset, set-up the product again and then check if Mini II powers on by itself issue still occurs.

Method 2: Bring speaker in for service

If resetting Bose speaker did not fix Soundlink Mini II powers on by itself problem, you may need to bring the speaker for service. Depending on your location and region, make sure to go to any authorized Bose dealer to bring it in for service. Check with your local directory to find one.

If Soundlink Mini II powers OFF by itself, follow the methods below:

Method 1: Disable Auto-OFF feature

If Bose speaker has been inactive for about 20 seconds, it would turn off automatically. Inactive meaning it is not in use, no audio is playing on the speaker. By default, it automatically turns off by itself. However, you can fix this by disabling the auto-off feature.

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 2: Make sure power outlet is working

It is likely possible that Bose speaker turns off by itself because its was insufficiently charge due to faulty outlet. Make sure to check if the power outlet you connect speaker to is working and not faulty.

Ideally, when you connect Bose speaker to the power outlet you will hear a tone. However, if a tone is not heard when connected to a power outlet the next thing to do is to plug another working electronic device to the same power outlet to confirm if the power outlet is functioning or not.

Method 3: Check for and install available updates

Checking for and installing available updates is recommended as it fixes bugs that can cause issues with Bose speaker.

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Via Bose connect app. An application that is free to download from App store or Play store
  2. Via Bose Online Updater. Go to Bose post on their website. Connect Bose speaker to your computer and follow the on-screen instructions to check for updates.

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

Method 4: Reset speaker

Minor issues on Bose speaker can cause Soundlink Mini II to suddenly turns off by itself. To fix this you may need to reset speaker, the same procedure in fixing Bose speaker suddenly turns ON by itself.

To do this:

  1. Press and hold the Power Button for 10 seconds. Wait for speaker to restarts and completes the reset process

Once Bose speaker has been reset, set-up the product again and then check if Bose speaker powers off by itself still occurs.

Method 5: Check iPod sleep timer is enabled

This method applies to Bluetooth speaker connected to an iPod. When the sleep timer of the iPod is enabled, you may want to check the time for when the timer is set for the iPod to sleep. When iPod sleeps, Bluetooth speaker also shuts off.

Method 6: Check speaker battery level

A low battery can cause the speaker to shut off by itself, even so if the battery is not yet completely drained. Make sure to check the battery level of the speaker and once you notice that it is becoming low, considering plugging it to a power outlet before battery drains out.

Also, if battery is draining than usual you may need to have the battery replaced since Lithium ion batteries depletes over time with continuous use. A battery that is depleted shuts down the speaker automatically without warning and perhaps that’s what causing the problem to occur.

Charge Bose speaker for awhile and then check if Bose speaker powers off by itself still occurs.

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