Bose® SoundLink®
Mini Bluetooth® speaker II
Important Safety Instructions
Please read this owner’s guide carefully and save it for future reference.
WARNINGS:
•To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this ­product to rain or moisture.
•Do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
on or near the apparatus. As with any electronic products, use care not to spill liquids into any part of the product.
Exposure to liquids may create a failure and/or fire hazard.
•Do not place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or near the product.
•Do not subject batteries to mechanical shock.
•In the event of a battery leaking, do not allow the liquid to come in contact with the skin or eyes. If contact has
been made, wash the affected area with copious amounts of water and seek medical advice.
•Do not use any charger other than that specifically provided for use with the equipment.
•Do not leave a battery on prolonged charge when not in use.
•After extended periods of storage, it may be necessary to charge and discharge the batteries several times to
obtain maximum performance.
•Batteries give their best performance when they are operated at normal room temperature 68°F (20°C) ± 9°F
(5°C).
•The battery provided with your system is not user serviceable. Contact Bose Customer Service for all battery
related issues.
CAUTION: Do not make unauthorized alterations to the product; doing so may compromise safety, regulatory
­compliance, system performance, and may void the warranty.
WARNING: Contains small parts which may be a choking hazard. Not suitable for children under age 3.
WARNING: This product contains magnetic material. Contact your physician if you have questions on
whether this might affect the operation of your implantable medical device.
NOTES:
•The product markings are located on the bottom and inside foot of the product.
•Where the mains plug or appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, such disconnect device shall remain
readily operable.
•This product must be used indoors. It is neither designed nor tested for use outdoors, in recreational vehicles, or
on boats.
•This product is intended to be used only with the power supply provided.
•This product contains no user serviceable parts. Contact Bose Customer Service for all servicing concerns.
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Bose Corporation hereby declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC and all other applicable EU directive
requirements. The complete declaration of conformity can be found at: www.Bose.com/compliance
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in ­accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources, such as ­radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
9. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
10. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
11. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. ­Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way:
such as power supply or cord is damaged; liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus; the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
•Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
•Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Bose Corporation could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This Class [B] digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
CAN ICES-3 (B) / NMB-3 (B)
This device complies with FCC and Industry Canada RF radiation exposure limits set forth for general population.
It must not be co-located or be operating in conjunction with any other antennas or transmitters.
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Regulatory Information
Names and Contents of Toxic or Hazardous Substances or Elements
Toxic or Hazardous Substances and Elements
Lead
(Pb)
Mercury
(Hg)
Cadmium
(Cd)
Hexavalent
(CR(VI))
Polybrominated
Biphenyl (PBB)
Polybrominated
­diphenylether (PBDE)
PCBs
X
O
O
O
O
O
Metal parts
X
O
O
O
O
O
Plastic parts
O
O
O
O
O
O
Speakers
X
O
O
O
O
O
Cables
X
O
O
O
O
O
Part Name
O: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in all of the homogeneous materials for this part is below the limit
requirement in SJ/T 11363-2006.
X: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials used for this part is
above the limit requirement in SJ/T 11363-2006.
Please complete and retain for your records:
Serial and model numbers can be found on the bottom of the system
Serial number:________________________________________________________________________
Model number: 416912
Purchase date:________________________________________________________________________
We suggest you keep your receipt with this owner’s guide.
Date of manufacture: The first bolded digit in the serial number indicates the year of manufacture; “5” is 2005
or 2015
China Importer: Bose Electronics (Shanghai) Company Limited, Part C, Plan 9, No. 353 North R
­ iying Road,
China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone
EU Importer: Bose GP, Castleblayney Road, ­Carrickmacross, Ireland
Taiwan Importer: Bose Taiwan Branch, 9F-A1, No.10, Section 3, Minsheng East Road, Taipei City 104, Taiwan
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such
marks by Bose Corporation is under license.
© 2015 Bose Corporation. No part of this work may be reproduced, modified, distributed, or otherwise used without
prior written permission.
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Contents
Introduction
About your SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker II.......................................................7
System Features............................................................................................................7
Unpacking the system..........................................................................................................8
Placement guidelines...........................................................................................................9
Setting up the System
Placing the speaker on the charging cradle.....................................................................10
Connecting to power.............................................................................................................11
Powering on the speaker......................................................................................................12
Setting up voice prompts....................................................................................................12
Pre-installed languages...............................................................................................12
Selecting a language....................................................................................................12
Disabling voice prompts .............................................................................................12
Changing the language................................................................................................12
Bluetooth®
Pairing your mobile device..................................................................................................13
Pairing another mobile device....................................................................................13
Playing music.........................................................................................................................13
Managing multiple connections.........................................................................................14
Switching between two connected mobile devices...............................................14
Identifying the connected mobile device(s)............................................................14
Connecting a mobile device from the speaker’s pairing list..................................14
Clearing the speaker’s pairing list..............................................................................14
Using the System
System control buttons for speakerphone and playback..............................................15
Using the multifunction button.................................................................................15
Connecting a Device to the AUX Connector
Using a cable to connect an audio device.........................................................................17
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Contents
Operating on Battery Power
Checking the battery............................................................................................................18
Battery protection mode......................................................................................................18
Replacing the battery...........................................................................................................19
Auto off setting......................................................................................................................19
Disabling auto off..........................................................................................................19
Getting System Information
System status indicators.....................................................................................................20
Care and Maintenance
Troubleshooting....................................................................................................................21
Removing an AC power adapter..........................................................................................22
Resetting the speaker...........................................................................................................22
Cleaning...................................................................................................................................23
Customer service...................................................................................................................23
Limited warranty...................................................................................................................23
Technical Information...........................................................................................................23
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Introduction
About your SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth®
speaker II
The SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker II delivers full, natural sound from an
ultra-compact speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. It connects to your
smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device, so you can listen to your music,
videos or games anytime, anywhere.
System Features
• Stores up to eight mobile devices in its pairing list.
• Connects up to two mobile devices for easy switching between mobile devices.
• Speakerphone enables hands-free calls with your smartphone.
• Voice prompts guide you through Bluetooth pairing and connecting processes.
• Voice alerts indicate currently connected mobile device(s), remind you to charge
the speaker and identify incoming callers.
• Rechargeable lithium-ion battery keeps your music going for hours.
• Wall charger plugs into the cradle or directly into the speaker.
• Charges with most USB power supplies.
• Charging cradle serves as a convenient home base for the speaker.
• AUX connector enables playback from an audio device.
• Portable design lets you play where you play.
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Introduction
Unpacking the system
Carefully unpack the carton and confirm that the following parts are included:
SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker II
Power supply and cord
Charging cradle
AC power adapters
May ship with multiple AC power adapters. Use the AC power adapter for
your region.
Note: If part of the system is damaged, do not use it. Contact your authorized
Bose® dealer or Bose customer service. Refer to the quick start guide in
the carton.
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Introduction
Placement guidelines
• Place your mobile device within range of the speaker (33 feet (10 m)).
Moving your mobile device farther away affects sound quality, and it may
disconnect from the speaker.
• Place the speaker’s back near but not directly against a wall. Bass response
decreases as the speaker is moved away from a wall.
CAUTIONS:
• Stand the speaker on its base. Standing the speaker on any other side may
cause damage to the speaker and affect sound quality.
• Do not place the speaker on wet or dirty surfaces.
To avoid wireless interference:
• Keep other wireless equipment away from the speaker.
• Place the speaker and your mobile device outside of and away from metal
cabinets, other audio/video components and direct heat sources.
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Setting up the System
Placing the speaker on the charging cradle
Place the speaker on top of the cradle. Align the pin connectors.
Note: Use the charging cradle that shipped with your speaker. This speaker is not
compatible with the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth® speaker’s charging cradle.
Speaker to cradle connectors
CAUTION: Do not force the speaker into the cradle as it may cause damage.
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Setting up the System
Connecting to power
Before using the speaker, connect it to AC (mains) power and charge the battery.
1. Plug the power cord into the USB connector on the charging cradle
or speaker.
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2. Plug the other end of the power cord into the power supply.
3. Plug the power supply into a live AC (mains) outlet.
Note: Attach the AC power adapter for your region.
The battery indicator
blinks amber and the speaker emits a tone.
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Setting up the System
Powering on the speaker
Press Power
.
The Bluetooth® indicator
blinks blue.
Setting up voice prompts
Voice prompts guide you through the Bluetooth pairing and connecting
processes.
Pre-installed languages
• English
• Mandarin
• Dutch
• Spanish
• Japanese
• Russian
• French
• Italian
• Polish
• German
• Portuguese
Note: To download another language, go to: updates.Bose.com/SoundLinkMini
If your language is not available, see “Disabling voice prompts”.
Selecting a language
1. Press
or
to scroll through the languages.
2. When you hear your language, press and hold the Multifunction button (
).
You hear, “Ready to pair”.
Disabling voice prompts
Press and hold
and
simultaneously until you hear “voice prompts off”.
Repeat to re-enable voice prompts.
Changing the language
1. Press and hold
and
the first language option.
2. Press
or
simultaneously until you hear the voice prompt for
to scroll through the languages.
3. When you hear your language, press and hold
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.
Bluetooth®
Pairing your mobile device
After selecting your language, the speaker is ready to pair with your mobile device.
1. On your mobile device, turn on the Bluetooth® feature.
Tip: The Bluetooth feature is usually found in Settings. A gear icon (
represents Settings on the Home screen.
) often
2. Select Bose Mini II SoundLink from your device list.
The Bluetooth indicator glows solid white, and you hear
“Connected to <device name>”.
Pairing another mobile device
1. Press and hold the Bluetooth button ( ) until the Bluetooth indicator
blue and you hear, “Ready to pair another device”.
blinks
2. Pair your mobile device to the speaker.
Note: Pairing your mobile device stores it in the speaker’s pairing list. The
speaker stores eight mobile devices.
Playing music
Once your mobile device is connected, start a music source. You can use the
playback and volume controls on your mobile device or on the speaker
(see page 15).
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Bluetooth®
Managing multiple connections
When powered on, the speaker connects to the two most recently used mobile
devices in its pairing list. This allows you to easily switch between mobile devices.
You can only play music from one mobile device at a time.
Switching between two connected mobile devices
1. Pause music from your first mobile device.
2. Play music from your second mobile device.
Identifying the connected mobile device(s)
Press
to hear which mobile device(s) are currently connected.
Connecting a mobile device from the speaker’s pairing list
Play music from a paired mobile device that is not currently connected.
1. Press twice (within three seconds) to connect to the next paired
mobile device.
2. Press until you hear the correct mobile device name.
You hear “Connected to <device name>”.
3. Play music on your mobile device.
Clearing the speaker’s pairing list
1. Press and hold
list cleared.”
for ten seconds, until you hear ­“Bluetooth® device
2. On your mobile device, delete the speaker from the Bluetooth menu.
All paired mobile devices are cleared and the speaker is ready to pair
(see page 13).
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Using the System
System control buttons for speakerphone
and playback
The button pad controls the speaker’s playback, volume and speakerphone
controls. To use the button pad, pair your mobile device to the speaker
(see page 13).
Note: Certain mobile devices may not support these functions.
Decreases
volume
Powers on/off
the speaker
Increases
volume
Multifunction:
controls
playback
and
speakerphone
Bluetooth®
controls
Using the multifunction button
This button controls music sources and speakerphone calls on your mobile device
from the speaker.
Playback controls
Play
Press
.
Press
.
Pause
Note: In AUX mode, pressing
music.
Skip forward to the next track
Press
twice.
Skip backward to the previous track
Press
three times.
mutes the
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Using the System
Speakerphone controls
Make a call
Press and hold
to activate voice dial (Siri).
Turn off speakerphone and switch to a
mobile device (in-call)
Press and hold
.
Receive a call
Press
Reject a call
Press and hold
End a call
Press
Mute a call
Press and hold and simultaneously.
Press and hold again to unmute.
Switch between calls
Press
.
.
.
twice.
Voice alerts
The speaker identifies incoming callers (when applicable). To disable this feature,
see page 12.
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Connecting a Device to the AUX Connector
Using a cable to connect an audio device
You can connect the audio output of a smartphone, tablet, computer or other type
of audio device to the AUX connector. The AUX connector accepts a 3.5 mm
stereo cable plug (not provided).
1. Using a 3.5 mm stereo cable, connect your device to the AUX connector on
the speaker.
2. Press
on the speaker.
The AUX indicator glows.
3. Play music on the audio device.
Tip: Increase the volume on the connected device to near maximum, then use
the speaker volume buttons to adjust the volume level.
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Operating on Battery Power
Checking the battery
A fully charged battery provides approximately 10 hours of playback with typical
usage. The rate of battery discharge varies with the volume setting.
To check the battery charge level, press and hold
while observing the battery
indicator
. You hear remaining battery percentage.
Tip: To extend the battery playback time, reduce the volume.
System state
Battery indicator
Charged / High charge
Charging / Medium charge
Charge needed / Low charge
Note: Recommended charging time is four hours (see page 11).
Battery protection mode
When the system is unplugged and unused for three days with a remaining charge
of less than 10 percent, it enters battery protection mode to preserve battery
power. To reactivate the system, connect it to AC (mains) power (see page 11).
Note: Do not store the system for extended periods when the battery indicator
blinks red. When not in use, store the speaker in a cool place.
Do not store the system fully charged for long periods of time.
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Operating on Battery Power
Replacing the battery
Rechargeable batteries periodically need replacement. The lifetime of a battery
depends on usage and volume settings.
You may need to replace the battery if you must recharge the battery more often.
Note: The battery provided with your system is not user serviceable. Contact Bose
Customer Service for all battery related issues. Refer to the contact sheet in
the carton.
Auto off setting
The speaker powers off after 30 ­minutes of inactivity (no sound coming from the
speaker) while operating on battery power.
Disabling auto off
Press and hold and
simultaneously. You hear an alert (or a tone) confirming
that the Auto off feature is disabled.
Repeat to re-enable the Auto off setting.
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Getting System Information
System status indicators
The system status indicators are above the corresponding buttons and show
system information.
Battery indicator
Indicates the battery power level (see page 18).
Bluetooth® indicator
• Blinking blue: Ready to pair.
• Blinking white: Connecting.
• Solid white: Connected.
See “Pairing your mobile device” on page 13 for
more information.
AUX indicator
Solid white: AUX is the selected source.
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Care and Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Problem
What to do
No power
(AC (mains))
• Secure the power cord at both ends.
• Plug the power supply into a live AC (mains) outlet.
• Connect the power cord to a different USB port.
• Use the power supply that shipped with the speaker.
• Use the charging cradle that shipped with your speaker. This
speaker is not compatible with the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth®
speaker’s charging cradle.
No power
(battery)
Battery may be in protection mode or discharged. Plug the power
supply into a live AC (mains) outlet.
Speaker does not
connect with
mobile device
• On your mobile device:
-- Turn off and on the Bluetooth feature.
-- Remove the speaker from the Bluetooth menu. Pair again.
• Move your mobile device closer to the speaker and away from any
interference or obstructions.
• Pair another mobile device (see page 13).
• Clear the speaker’s pairing list (see page 14).
• Reset the speaker (see page 22).
No sound from your • Power on the speaker.
mobile device
• Increase the volume on the speaker, your mobile device and
music source.
• Press to hear the connected mobile device(s) and ensure you are
using the correct device.
• Move your mobile device closer to the speaker and away from any
interference or obstructions.
• Use a different music source.
• Pair another mobile device.
• If two mobile devices are connected, pause your other mobile
device first.
• Move your mobile device closer to the speaker and away from any
interference or obstructions.
• On your mobile device:
-- Turn off and on the Bluetooth feature.
-- Remove the speaker from the Bluetooth menu. Pair again.
• Clear the speaker’s pairing list (see page 14).
• Reset the speaker (see page 22).
• Check your mobile device for compatibility. Refer to your mobile
device owner’s guide.
Poor sound
quality from your
mobile device
• Use a different music source.
• Pair another mobile device.
• Disconnect the second device.
• Move your mobile device closer to the speaker and away from any
interference or obstructions.
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Care and Maintenance
Problem
What to do
Audio plays from
the wrong mobile
device (when two
devices are
connected)
• Press to hear the connected mobile device(s) and ensure you are
using the correct device.
• Pause or quit the music source on your mobile device playing
music.
• Disconnect the second device.
No audio from the
AUX device
• Power on the AUX device and play music.
• Secure the 3.5 mm cable to the speaker’s AUX connector and
the AUX device.
• Increase the volume on the speaker and AUX device.
• Use a different AUX cable.
• Connect a different AUX device.
Poor sound quality • Secure the 3.5 mm cable to the speaker’s AUX connector and
the AUX device.
from an AUX device
• Increase the volume on the speaker and AUX device.
• Use a different AUX cable.
• Connect a different AUX device.
Removing an AC power adapter
1. Press the push tab.
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2. Lift the adapter up and off.
Resetting the speaker
Factory reset clears paired mobile devices and language settings from the
speaker and returns it to original factory settings.
1. Power on the speaker.
2. Press and hold
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for ten seconds.
Care and Maintenance
Cleaning
• Clean the surface of the system with a soft, dry cloth.
• Do not use any sprays near the system. Do not use any solvents, chemicals, or
cleaning solutions containing alcohol, ammonia or abrasives.
• Do not allow liquids to spill into any openings.
Customer service
For additional help, contact Bose Customer Service. Refer to the quick start guide
in the carton.
Limited warranty
Your system is covered by a limited warranty. Details of the limited warranty are
provided on the product registration card in the carton.
Please refer to the product registration card for instructions on how to register.
Failure to register will not affect your limited warranty rights.
The warranty information provided with this product does not apply in
Australia or New Zealand. See our website at www.bose.com.au/warranty or
www.bose.co.nz/warranty for details of the Australia and New Zealand warranty.
Technical Information
Power supply rating
Input: 100 - 240VAC
50/60Hz, 300mA
Output: 5VDC, 1600mA
Input power rating
Input: 5VDC, 1.6A
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