Remote not working?
No sound from the bass module?
Can’t connect to your WiFi?
These are some common issues of a Bose soundbar.
And they are all valid reasons to reset your device.
Need help with that?
We got you.
Read on to find out:
- How to reset different Bose soundbar models.
- If the factory reset method works on all Bose soundbars.
- Whether a reset will help with your Bose soundbar issues.
- What it means to reset to factory settings and when to do it.
- And so much more…
How do I reset my Bose Soundbar 700 (to factory settings)? 4 steps
#1: Remove your Bose Soundbar 700 from your Bose Music account
“Okay, first of all: what does reset to factory settings mean?”
When you reset to factory settings, you’re completely removing all the previous configurations you did on your device.
What configurations, you ask?
- You’ve set it up according to your house’s acoustics.
- You’ve added some smart home theater devices to work with your soundbar.
All these will be removed once you reset the device back to factory settings.
“Is that really necessary?”
According to Bose, a reset can help correct processor errors.
And when you reset back to the factory configuration, you can set up your soundbar again – and this time, better.
To do that, the first thing you need to do is remove your Bose Soundbar 700 from the Bose Music account:
- Open the Bose Music app, and then tap on “My Account” in the upper right corner.
- Find “Manage Products”, and go to Edit.
- Look for your product, and then tap on the circle on its left; wait for it to turn red.
- Tap on “Delete”, and confirm.
#2: Press and hold the Power and Skip Forward buttons for 5 seconds
Done deleting your Bose Soundbar 700 from your Bose Music account?
The next thing to do is start the reset process.
You can do this by pressing and holding two buttons for at least five seconds: Power and Skip forward.
#3: Wait for the soundbar to reboot
After that, you just need to wait for a few moments.
At this stage, your soundbar should be rebooting.
#4: Wait until it glows amber
Once your soundbar is done rebooting, look for an amber light.
This means that the reset has been completed.
And you can reconfigure your Bose Soundbar 700 again.
Fun fact: did you know that the Bose Soundbar 700 fits well with most TVs?
Its size makes it easily fit between the legs of any 50-inch TV.
“What if I’ve added a voice assistant to my Bose Soundbar 700?”
That’s a very good question.
And it’s important, too.
The reset process back to factory settings is a little bit different if you have Alexa or Google Assistant.
To reset a Bose Soundbar 700 with Alexa back to factory settings, do these:
Step 1: Open your Alexa app or go to the Alexa Amazon site.
Step 2: Scroll down to Devices, then find “Echo & Alexa”.
Step 3: Find your Bose product, and tap on “Deregister”.
Note: If there is more than one Bose product listed, deregister all of them, even if it is the same product.
Step 4: Go to “Account”, then “Other Programs”, and find “Login with Amazon”.
Step 5: Find your Bose product, and tap on “Remove”.
Step 6: Go to your Bose Music app and remove Alexa by:
- Go to Settings (in the upper right corner) or My Bose (in the upper left portion).
- Find “Voice Assistant”, and then tap on “Alexa”.
- Tap “Remove Account”, then confirm with “Remove”.
Step 7: Remove your device from your Bose account by:
- Open your Bose Music app, and then go to “My Account” in the upper right corner.
- Look for “Manage Products”, and tap on Edit.
- Choose your product, and then tap on the circle to the left of the product so that it turns red.
- Choose “Delete”, and then confirm.
Step 8: On your remote, press and hold the Power and Skip forward buttons for five seconds.
Step 9: Wait until your Bose soundbar reboots.
Step 10: Once it glows amber, the device has been reset.
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If you have Google Assistant, reset your soundbar by doing the following:
Step 1: Remove Google Assistant from your Bose Music app:
- Go to Settings or My Bose, depending on what you see on your screen.
- Go to “Voice Assistant”, and then tap on “Google Assistant”.
- Select “Remove Account”, and then confirm when prompted.
Step 2: Remove your Bose device from your Bose Music account:
- On your Bose Music app, find “My Account”.
- Go to “Manage Products”, and then “Edit”.
- Choose your Bose soundbar, then tap on the circle on the left until it turns red.
- Then “Delete”, and finally, confirm.
Step 3: Get your remote and press and hold the “Power” and “Skip forward” buttons for 5 seconds.
Step 4: Wait until your soundbar reboots.
Step 5: Once it reboots and lights up in amber, it’s done resetting.
How do I reset my Bose Soundbar 500 (to factory settings)? 4 steps
#1: Remove your Bose Soundbar 500 from your Bose Music account
But that doesn’t mean that it has less-than-powerful abilities.
Sleek and sophisticated, its acoustics can sound throughout an entire room.
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But if it experiences issues, resetting it to factory settings can fix the problem.
“How do I do that?”
Restoring a Bose Soundbar 500 to factory settings is actually the same as the 700 model.
To start, remove your device from your Bose Music account.
- Go to your Bose Music app, and find “My Account”, which should be in the upper right section of your app.
- Go to “Manage Products”, and find Edit.
- Choose Bose Soundbar 500, and then tap on the circle beside the product.
- Select “Delete”, and then tap confirm.
#2: Hold the Power and Skip Forward buttons for 5 seconds
Resetting the 500 model is just like resetting the Bose Soundbar 700.
You also need to press and hold the Power and Skip Forward buttons.
Do this for at least 5 seconds to complete the process.
#3: Wait for your device to reboot
Once that’s done, your device will reboot.
At this phase, you just need to wait.
#4: Wait until it finishes rebooting
Finally, wait some more until the device reboots.
You’ll know it’s done when it displays an amber glow.
After this, you can reconfigure the soundbar to your liking.
Got voice assistants set up with your Bose Soundbar 500?
Follow the same instructions for resetting a Bose Soundbar 700, depending on whether you have Alexa or Google Assistant.
How do I reset my Bose Soundbar 300? 4 steps
#1: Remove your Bose Soundbar 300 from your Bose Music app
“What if I have a Bose Soundbar 300? How do I reset it to factory settings?”
That’s not going to be difficult.
Much like a 700 or 500 model, the Bose Soundbar 300 has a simple reset process, even for restoring factory settings.
But first, let’s go over some common issues that will need a reset back to factory settings.
According to Bose, the following are some of the common problems in the 300 model that may be fixed by a complete reset:
- When it won’t connect to your WiFi network.
- When it can’t connect to your Internet during setup.
- When the product no longer works after you have updated it.
- When it can’t connect to the built-in internal WiFi network of Bose products.
To start, simply remove the device from your Bose app:
- Launch your Bose Music app, and go to “My Account”.
- Scroll until you find “Manage Products”; next, tap on “Edit”.
- Choose Bose Soundtrack 300, and then tap the circle on the left of the product name.
- Choose “Delete”, and tap to confirm when you get a prompt.
#2: Press and hold the Play/Pause and Volume buttons for 5 seconds
This is where the 300 model differs from both the 700 and 500 models.
To reset a Bose Soundbar 300 back to factory settings, you need to press and hold a different set of buttons.
For the 700 and 500, the buttons you need are Power and Skip forward.
But for the 300, you need to work with the Play/Pause and Volume buttons.
Press and hold them for five seconds, and then release.
#3: Wait for your soundbar to reboot
Once you’ve pressed those buttons, you just need to wait for the device to reboot.
#4: Check if it’s displaying a solid amber glow
And finally, you’ll know when the reboot is complete if your device displays a steady amber glow.
This also means the reset has been successful, and all configurations have been erased.
“Can I reset my Bose soundbar without restoring it to factory settings?”
To do this, you just need to:
Step 1: Turn off your soundbar.
Step 2: Remove the power cord from the soundbar or from the wall itself.
Step 3: Remove all power cords from connected accessory bass modules or surround speakers.
Step 4: Wait for 30 seconds.
Step 5: Reconnect the power cord to the wall and to the soundbar.
Step 6: Wait for another 30 seconds so your soundbar can reboot.
Step 7: If you removed extra power cords from accessories, reconnect them.
People also ask:
Can I use the factory reset method on all Bose soundbars?
The factory reset method works on all Bose soundbars.
But remember, there are different methods for different models.
For some models, there are no clear instructions on how you can do a factory reset.
These models include:
- Bose Solo TV sound system.
- Bose Solo 5 TV sound system.
- Bose Solo 10 TV sound system.
- Bose Solo 10 series II TV sound system.
- CineMate 1 SR home theater speaker system.
To reset these models to factory settings, it is best to contact Bose.