Is your Anker Soundcore Flare 2 Bluetooth speaker battery not charging? There are several factors that can cause this issue ranging from your speaker settings, bad charging port, defective charging cable, or a faulty charger. To fix this, you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.
The Anker Soundcore Flare 2 is one of the newest portable Bluetooth speaker models made by Anker, a company that specializes in high-quality audio products and mobile charging solutions. This model is the successor to the popular Soundcore Flare, and it features a number of upgrades and new features that make it even more versatile and powerful such as having a 360-degree sound, which delivers an immersive audio experience, customizable LED lights that pulse and change color in time with the music,IPX7 waterproof rating that makes it resistant to water and dust, and a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge.
- Input: 5 V 2 A
- Rated output power: 2 x 10 W
- Battery capacity: 5200 mAh
- Charging time: 3.5 hours
- Playtime: (varies by volume level and content) 12 hours
- Frequency response: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
- Bluetooth version: V 5.0
- Bluetooth range: 20 m / 66 ft
Why isn’t my Soundcore Flare 2 charging?
One of the issues that you might experience with your Anker Soundcore speaker is when the built-in battery is not charging. This can be an annoying experience especially if the speaker’s built-in battery life is already low.
Here’s what you need to do to fix the charging issues on your Soundcore speaker.
Solution 1: Check the Soundcore Flare 2 charging port and cord
Your Anker Soundcore speaker uses a USB Type C port to charge its built-in battery. You need to make sure that this USB charging port is clean and free from any dirt or debris inside. You can clean the charging port using a thin object such as a toothpick.
You should also make sure that the USB Type-C charging cable you are using is working properly. If necessary, replace this cable with a new one.
It’s recommended that you use a USB AC adapter with an output current of 1.5 A or more. Since the speaker will not have an adapter included you can get any AC adaptor commercially available.
There’s also the possibility that you are using a defective charger. Try using a different charger to charge the speaker and see if this works.
Solution 2: Plug the Soundcore Flare 2 to a different wall outlet
If you plug the charger to a wall outlet that is not working then you won’t be able to charge the speaker. You should try plugging the charger to a different wall outlet then check if the charging issue is fixed.
- Locate the USB-C charging port on the Anker speaker.
- Plug one end of the USB-C charging cable into the charging port on the speaker.
- Plug the other end of the USB-C charging cable into a power source, such as a wall adapter or a USB port on a computer.
- Unplug the charging cable from the speaker and power source once the battery is fully charged.
Solution 3: Update the Soundcore Flare 2 software
There’s a possibility that the Soundcore Flare 2 won’t charge because of an outdated software. To fix this you just need to install the latest software update on your Soundcore Flare 2.
Update your product using the Soundcore app
- The free Soundcore app can be installed on your Android or iOS device from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
- If an update is available for your product, the app displays an update message prompt in the product settings menu.
- Select “More” to enter the firmware download page. A white circular progress bar shows the download status.
- Once downloaded, tap UPDATE.
- Wait while the speaker updates, which typically takes a few minutes. Once the firmware update is completed, a check mark appears.
Solution 4: Factory reset the Soundcore Flare 2
Sometimes the charging issue you are experiencing is caused by the software freezing. A factory reset should be done in this case which will delete the data on this Bluetooth speaker and bring it back to its default settings.
Reverting Anker Soundcore to factory settings
- Power on your speaker.
- Press and hold both Volume+ and Play/Pause buttons at the same time for about 5-8 seconds until you hear a voice prompt that informs you that the speaker has powered off.
Take note that the hard reset erases all settings and reverts the speaker to its default out-of-box state.
Solution 4: Bring your Soundcore Flare 2 to a service center
There are instances when your speaker will not charge because of a hardware issue. This can be due to faulty batteries or even a damaged circuit board. If this is the case then you will need to have the Anker Soundcore Flare 2 fixed at a service center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Flare 2 automatically enter standby mode?
If no audio signal is detected for 30 minutes when Flare 2 is connected via Bluetooth, it will enter standby mode. When connected to a USB-C cable while charging, it will not turn off.
Why should I do if Flare 2 won't connect via Bluetooth?
Why should I do if Flare 2 won't connect via Bluetooth?
Try the following methods:
Delete Flare 2 from your device's Bluetooth record and then re-search for Flare 2 in the list of available devices.
Restart your device or turn its Bluetooth off and on again before re-searching for Flare 2.
Reset the Flarey by holding the Bluetooth and volume+ buttons at the same time.
How do I adjust the EQ settings on Flare 2?
Go to the EQ settings in the soundcore app to adjust the sound output.
What to do if Flare 2 firmware cannot be updated?
Fully charge the speaker
Hold the Bluetooth and volume+ buttons for around 10seconds, after resetting, the speaker will turn off, and then turn on by itself
Reinstall the SoundCore App to test again.
Try to update the firmware from the soundcore app to see if it works.
Try to update it on another phone if possible.
How to enter PartyCast Mode？
Set up the master speaker:
1. Connect one Flare 2 speaker to your phone or other devices via Bluetooth. If the connection is successful the Bluetooth light will turn a solid blue color.
2. Press and hold the Bluetooth button on Flare 2 for 3 seconds or more to get the light to flash white. You will hear a sound and the light will flash white—indicating the speaker is in master mode.
Connect additional Flare 2 speakers
1. Ensure the additional Flare 2 speakers aren’t connected to any Bluetooth devices. Note: Press Flare 2’s Bluetooth button to disconnect it from a device. A flashing blue light indicates it was successful.
2. Press the Bluetooth button for 3 seconds or more to get the light to flash white. You will hear a sound and the light will flash white to indicate the secondary Flare 2 is in connection mode.
3. When the secondary Flare 2 is close to the master speaker it will connect to it automatically. If the connection is successful the light on the master speaker will continue to flash white, while the light on the secondary speaker will turn to a solid white.