UE Wonderboom 3 Not Turning On? Find the Solution Here

Why does my WONDERBOOM 3 not turn on?

Is your Ultimate Ears speaker not turning on? This could be caused by a software glitch, defective battery, faulty charging cable, or a defective circuit board. To fix this, you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 is a compact and portable Bluetooth speaker manufactured that offers 360-degree sound and is designed to be both waterproof and dustproof, making it ideal for outdoor adventures and on-the-go listening. The speaker has a battery life of up to 14 hours and can be paired with another UE Wonderboom 3 for an even more powerful sound experience. Whether you’re looking for a speaker to take with you on your next adventure or just for use around the house, the UE Wonderboom 3 is a great choice for its durability and high-quality sound.

Technical specifications:

  • Dimensions: 104mm x 95.3mm
  • Weight: 420g
  • Battery life: Up to 14 hours
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Frequency response: 90Hz – 20kHz
  • Waterproof rating: IP67
  • Dustproof rating: IP67
  • Bluetooth range: 33m (100ft)
  • Speaker drivers: Two 40mm active drivers and two 46mm x 65mm passive radiators (Double the sound+ True Wireless Stereo)
  • Battery level indicator: LED lights
  • Power input: 5V DC, 1A

Why does my WONDERBOOM 3 not turn on?

One of the issues that you might experience with your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speaker is when it does not turn on. This can be an annoying experience especially if you are about to use it to listen to your favorite music.

Here’s what you need to do to fix this Ultimate Ears speaker not turning on issue.

Solution 1: Press the power button of your Ultimate Ears speaker

The first troubleshooting step you should try if your Ultimate Ears speaker does not turn on is to press and hold for a second the power button. Make sure that the power button is properly functioning and not stuck. If the button is stuck, try cleaning it with a soft cloth.

Connect Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speaker to its power adaptor, Make sure that the adaptor is connected to the wall outlet.

Press the Power button.

If all goes well then your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom should turn on. If it doesn’t then proceed to the next step.

Solution 2: Charge your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 speaker

One of the reasons why your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 will not turn on is because of a fully drained battery. You should make sure that Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 is fully charged then check if this will fix the problem.

  • Connect one end of a micro USB cable to the DC IN 5V micro USB port on the speaker and the other end to a USB AC adaptor (commercially available), and then connect the USB AC adaptor to a wall outlet.
  • Make sure that the USB cable is firmly connected to the speaker and the USB AC adapter.
  • The battery charging completes depending on the charger you are using.

If you are using an AC adaptor that delivers an output current of 1A or more then the charging completes in about 2.6 hours.

After the charge indicator shows that the battery is fully charged try checking if the speaker turns on.

If the speaker still won’t turn on after charging, try using a different charging cable and wall adapter.

Solution 3: Plug the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 speaker to a different power source

One of the reasons why your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 speaker won’t turn on is because you are plugging it to a faulty wall power outlet. Try plugging the power adaptor to a different wall outlet then try powering on the speaker.

Solution 4: Update your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom software

One of the reasons why you are experiencing power related issues on your Wonderboom 3 speaker is because of a bug in it current software version. Try updating the software of the speaker then check if this fixes the problem.

Software update Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

  • Download the Ultimate Ears app: The first step is to download the Ultimate Ears app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Connect the speaker to the app: Connect the UE Wonderboom 3 to the Ultimate Ears app by turning on the speaker and enabling Bluetooth on your device.
  • Check for updates: In the Ultimate Ears app, go to the “Device Settings” section and check if there are any firmware updates available for the UE Wonderboom 3.
  • Install the update: If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to install it. The update process may take several minutes, so be patient.
  • Confirm the update: After the update is complete, the speaker will restart and the new firmware version will be installed.

Make sure to keep the speaker connected to a power source during the update process to ensure that the battery does not run out.

Solution 5: Factory reset your Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 speaker

If you keep on experiencing power issues on your Wonderboom speaker then you should consider doing a factory reset or hard reset. This brings back the speaker to its default factory settings.

Factory resetting the UE Wonderboom 3 will erase all stored data, settings, and paired devices. Before resetting the speaker, make sure to backup any important data or files stored on it.

Hard reset

  • Press and hold the power button: Locate the power button on the speaker and press and hold it for 10 seconds until the LED light starts flashing.
  • Release the power button: After the LED light starts flashing, release the power button. The speaker will now enter factory reset mode.
  • Wait for the reset to complete: The reset process may take a few seconds to complete. The LED light will turn off once the reset is complete.
  • Re-pair the speaker: After the reset is complete, you will need to re-pair the speaker with your device by following the usual pairing process.

Solution 5: Bring your UE Wonderboom 3 speaker to a service center

There are instances when your speaker will not turn on because of a hardware issue. This can be due to a faulty circuit board for example. If this is the case then you will need to seek support at the nearest service center. If the speaker is still under warranty then this might be replaced with a new one or repaired for free.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I pair my UE Wonderboom 3 speaker with my device?

    To pair the UE Wonderboom 3 with your device, turn on the speaker and enable Bluetooth on your device. Then, select “UE Wonderboom 3” from the list of available Bluetooth devices on your device and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.

  2. Is the UE Wonderboom 3 waterproof?

    Yes, the UE Wonderboom 3 is rated IP67 for water and dust resistance, which means it is waterproof and can be immersed in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.

  3. How do I charge the UE Wonderboom 3?

    The UE Wonderboom 3 can be charged using the provided micro-USB cable and a compatible wall adapter. It takes approximately 2.6 hours to fully charge the speaker.

  4. How do I connect two Wonderboom 3 speakers together?

    Just press and hold the center button on both speakers at the same time until you hear the pairing tone. Once pairing succeeds, you will hear a confirmation tone and music playing on both speakers! PRESS AND HOLD the center button on both speakers again to toggle between mono mode and stereo mode. If you hear this confirmation tone, it means that you are in double-the-sound / party louder mode. If you hear this confirmation tone, it means that you are in true wireless stereo mode.

  5. How can I check the battery level on my Wonderboom 3?

    You can check the battery level of your WONDERBOOM by pressing both the volume + and volume – buttons simultaneously.


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