Bose Soundbar 900 Not Connecting To WiFi? (Easy Fixes)

bose soundbar 900 not connecting to wifi

If your Bose Soundbar 900 not connecting to WiFi, this guide is for you!

The Bose Soundbar 900 uses a Wi-Fi connection to acquire the latest updates, optimize audio quality, and gain access to cloud music libraries.

This guide will help you eliminate degradation in the Wi-Fi signal and achieve excellent optimization of the soundbar’s connection capabilities.

Let’s have a look at the solution:

If the Bose Soundbar 900 isn’t pairing to Wi-Fi, ensure the unit has entered “Setup” mode and perform a power cycle of the hardware.

If the fault persists, re-activate your mobile’s “Bluetooth” feature, reinstall the Bose app and factory reset the soundbar.

Keep reading to unwrap each solution in detail!

Why Bose Soundbar 900 Won’t Connect to WiFi?

bose soundbar 900 won’t connect wifi

Let’s go through all causes why the Bose 900 soundbar won’t pair to Wi-Fi:

  • The soundbar hasn’t entered “Setup” mode.
  • There’s an issue with the Bluetooth function.
  • Your Bose soundbar is having power issues.
  • The permissions of the Bose app are limited.
  • There is a software issue with your soundbar.

So, proceed with the troubleshooting guide to uncover efficient solutions to all these issues!

Bose Soundbar 900 Not Connecting to WiFi – Quick Solutions!

Here’s a step-by-step guide on solving Wi-Fi issues with Bose Soundbar 900:

1. Enable the Soundbar “Setup” Mode

The Bose soundbar 900 must enter “Setup” mode to be discoverable through the Bose Music app installed on your mobile.

enable the soundbar “setup” mode

There is a key combination on the remote control that places the soundbar under “Setup” mode and causes the front LED light to illuminate in an amber color.

So, to activate the Bose soundbar setup mode, hold the TV icon button and the “Skip Back” remote control buttons for about 5 seconds.

Ensure the soundbar’s power cord is connected and wait until the LED on the front illuminates.

How to Check if Bose 900 is in “Setup” Mode?

The only indication that the Bose Soundbar 900 has entered “Setup” mode will be the amber LED on the front.

If the indicator remains blank or the soundbar hasn’t powered on, the Bose system will not be discoverable through the application.

2. Re-activate the “Bluetooth” Function

Your mobile uses enclosed Bluetooth coverage to detect and assign the soundbar to the local Wi-Fi network.

So, if there’s an issue with the Bluetooth’s activation or the feature hasn’t been toggled on, the Bose soundbar will not be visible through the app.

How to Restart Bluetooth On iOS?

how to restart bluetooth on ios

Open the “Settings” app, tap on “Bluetooth” and press the activation slider at the top of the page.

Wait 10 seconds and reactivate the iOS’s Bluetooth feature to discover the soundbar.

How to Restart Bluetooth On Android?

Access the quick menu or go to “Settings” on your Android mobile.

Next, access the “Wireless” or “Bluetooth” tab from the navigation menu and disable the feature for about 10–20 seconds.

Note: All devices currently paired via Bluetooth to your mobile will lose connection!

3. Pair the Mobile with a Local Wi-Fi

The Bose Sound app will be unable to discover the soundbar if you’re using mobile data or have paired to a separate Wi-Fi network.

Your mobile device first uses Bluetooth to discover the Bose 900 soundbar locally and then pairs the device to the network, using the current mobile’s Wi-Fi.

pair mobile with a local wi-fi

Here’s how to ensure your mobile is paired to the local Wi-Fi network:

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your mobile device
  2. Next, navigate to your “Wi-Fi” or “Wireless” tab.
  3. Ensure the router is turned on and discoverable.
  4. Next, wait until one or both Wi-Fi threads appear.
  5. After that, tap the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi thread.
  6. Insert the network password to pair your mobile.
  7. Optional: Disable “Mobile Data” in your settings.

Well, most mobile devices prioritize Wi-Fi connection over mobile data, but that setting can be changed manually through the wireless configuration.

It is always recommended to deactivate the mobile data when using Wi-Fi to prevent your mobile from auto-bouncing the connections.

Info: The Bose 900 soundbar supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless connections!

4. Power Reset the Bose Soundbar

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If you’re still experiencing difficulties in connecting the soundbar to Wi-Fi, you should perform a power reset of the hardware.

It is a quick and highly effective solution for power issues, startup problems, or general malfunctions of the Bose soundbar’s functions, including the Wi-Fi setup.

Follow these steps to perform a power reset on the Bose soundbar:

  1. Unplug the supplying power cord from the back of Bose.
  2. Disconnect the other end of the cord from the A/C outlet.
  3. Wait for ~60 seconds and reposition the supplying cord.
  4. Wait until the Bose soundbar turns on and test the Wi-Fi.
Notice: You must re-activate the “Setup” mode of the soundbar after the power cycle!

5. Uninstall & Install the Bose App

You can address issues with the soundbar’s wireless connection by uninstalling and reinstalling the Bose Music app from your mobile device.

The Bose Music app is available for both Android and iOS platforms and is required for setting up the Bose Soundbar 900 with a Wi-Fi connection.

How to Reinstall Bose Music On iOS?

how to reinstall bose music on ios

To uninstall the Bose app on your iOS device, press and hold the app’s icon until the drop-down menu appears and tap “Remove this app.”

So, wait until the app is uninstalled successfully and download it again through the App Store.

How to Reinstall Bose Music On Android?

Open the “Settings” app and access the “Storage” or “Applications” page.

Manually find the Bose app or use the search field, highlight the app, and press “Uninstall”.

When you’re ready, download the app through the Google Play Store.

6. Test your Bose On Mobile Hotspot

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To determine whether there’s an issue with the soundbar or the network, it is recommended to set up the Bose 900 on your mobile’s hotspot.

The only requirement is to have leftover mobile Mbps and a SIM-enabled device, from which you can enable “Personal Hotspot” and connect.

Here’s how to set up Bose 900 on a mobile hotspot:

  1. Mobile: Go to Settings → Personal Hotspot → turn the feature on.
  2. Open the Bose app and tap “Smart Speakers, soundbars & amps.”
  3. Next, wait until the app finds the Bose soundbar’s local connection.
  4. Alternative: Swipe left and tap on “Add” and “Set Up New Product.”
  5. Tap on the “Add Product” after the app has recognized the soundbar.
  6. On the Wi-Fi setup page, select the hotspot’s hostname in the menu.
  7. Insert the password and press “Connect” to initiate the pairing process.
Tip: If the soundbar pairs to the hotspot successfully, there’s an underlying network issue!

7. Factory Reset the Bose 900 Soundbar

factory reset bose soundbar 900

Well, restoring the Bose soundbar 900 to factory defaults erases all existing audio settings and wireless connections configured on the device.

Yet, this is one of the most effective solutions.

Remember that the reset procedure is different if a voice assistant has been added to your Bose soundbar, as you must use a third-party app to “forget” the soundbar first.

Info: The Bose 900 soundbar is only compatible with Google Home and Alexa assistants!

How to Factory Reset Bose 900 Without Voice Assistant?

  1. Launch the Bose Music app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on “My Account” and enter “Manage Products.”
  3. Tap the “Edit” button located in the upper-right corner.
  4. Select the Bose Soundbar 900 to remove it instantly.
  5. Tap “Delete” when prompted to remove the soundbar.
  6. Hold the “Power” and “Skip Forward” remote buttons.
  7. Release after 5 seconds and wait for an amber LED.

How to Factory Reset Bose 900 With Voice Assistant?

  1. Launch your Amazon Alexa or the Google Home app.
  2. Navigate to the “Devices” page and select the soundbar.
  3. Click on the remove function “Deregister” or “Remove”.
  4. Alexa: Deactivate the “Bose” skill through the “Skills” tab.
  5. Remove the soundbar from your Bose Music app account.
  6. Hold “Power” and “Skip Forward” on the Bose remote unit.
  7. Wait until an amber light is produced by the Bose soundbar.
Warning: The lost data and configurations after the reset are irreversible! 

Quick Recap

Whenever the Bose Soundbar 900 not connecting to WiFi, ensure that your mobile is on a matching Wi-Fi thread, re-activate the “Bluetooth” and reinstall the Bose app.

If the fault persists, force a factory reset on the Bose 900 soundbar.

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