This article will show you how to reset bose soundbar 700, 500 & soundTouch 300.
Aside from showing their prowess in noise-cancelling technology, Bose also makes premium home audio entertainment products, including high-end soundbars engineered to deliver a theatrical experience and designed to complement living room aesthetics.
But like with most “smart” audio devices, a small number of users face problems with their Bose soundbars once in a while, be it for incorrect configuration or a botched firmware update. Whatever the problem may be, it’d be pretty infuriating for you to pinpoint and troubleshoot your soundbar on a game day or movie night.
Thankfully, you have to do none of that when you simply reset your Bose soundbar to resolve all the issues. This guide will show you how to factory reset Bose Soundbar 700, Smart Soundbar 500, and SoundTouch 300 on a step-by-step basis.
How to Reset Bose Soundbar 700, 500
Depending on how you define the term, “resetting” can be either just rebooting the soundbar or restoring its settings to its factory state.
The former option only corrects temporary errors and keeps your soundbar settings. But the latter option clears all your settings and reverts the soundbar to its original out-of-the-box state, after which you’ve to set it up again as if you’re doing it for the first time.
If you’re having trouble getting your Bose Soundbar 700 or Soundbar 500 to play audio all of a sudden, consider rebooting it first, and then try restoring its factory settings if that doesn’t work out for you.
Reset / Reboot Bose Soundbar 700 / 500
- First, power off your soundbar and disconnect its power cord from the outlet. Also, make sure to unplug any subwoofer or satellite speakers connected to the system or simply power them off.
- Wait for around 30 seconds for the soundbar to discharge, then plug it back into the power outlet.
- Now let the soundbar reboot for 30 seconds. You can reconnect or turn on your subwoofer or satellite speakers in the meantime.
That’s how you reset Bose Soundbar 700 / 500. If this doesn’t help, follow the steps below to factory reset your soundbar.
Restore Bose Soundbar 700 / 500 Factory Settings
Assuming you don’t have any voice assistant enabled on your Soundbar 700 or Soundbar 500, here’s how you can reset it to its factory state:
- Launch the Bose Music app on your phone and tap the Account icon in the top-right corner.
- Select Manage Products under the “Products” category in the Account Settings menu.
- Tap the Edit option above the following menu that appears, then tap the circle next to your Bose Smart Soundbar 700 or Smart Soundbar 500 on the list.
- After that, tap Delete and proceed with the confirmation prompt.
- Now get the remote control, then press and hold the Power and Fast Forward buttons for five seconds.
If you do everything correctly, your soundbar should reboot for the factory reset and, when finished, the front LED light bar should blink amber. After that, you need to go through the first-time setup process to get your soundbar up and running again.
Steps For Alexa Users
If you have Alexa added to your Bose Soundbar 700 / 500, you also need to perform the below steps for the factory reset:
- Open the Bose Music app and tap the Settings (cog) icon in the top-right corner. Make sure you have your soundbar selected from the My Bose menu.
- Scroll down and tap Voice Assistant, then select Alexa on the next screen.
- Tap Remove Account at the bottom, followed by the red Remove button on the confirmation screen.
- Additionally, launch the Alexa app on your phone and remove your Bose Smart Soundbar 700 from the list of connected smart devices.
- Lastly, perform the five steps as shown in the above section.
Steps For Google Assistant Users
Those who have Google Assistant set up with their Bose Soundbar must go through the following instructions:
- Launch Bose Music on your phone and go to the Settings menu.
If you have another Bose product selected, visit the My Bose menu from the top-left corner and pick your soundbar first.
- Select Voice Assistant in Settings, then choose Google Assistant on the following menu.
- Tap Remove Account and confirm removing access to Google Assistant from your soundbar.
- Repeat the five steps as demonstrated in the main section for the factory reset.
How to Reset Bose SoundTouch 300
bose soundtouch 300 won’t turn on? Resetting the Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar is the same as we’ve shown earlier. All you have to do is power it off, disconnect additional modules if required, unplug the soundbar from the power outlet, and then plug it back after 30 seconds or so.
If that doesn’t fix the problem, restore the SoundTouch 300 to its factory default settings by doing this:
- Press the SoundTouch button on the remote control. We recommend checking the user manual if you can’t find it.
- After that, press and hold the Teletext button (check the very bottom row, right next to the CC button) for 10 seconds until the front LED indicators flash white.
Upon completion of the factory reset, the Wi-Fi indicator on the SoundTouch 300 should glow amber, after which you can reconfigure it to your preferences.
Now that you know how to reset Bose Soundbar 700, 500, and SoundTouch 300, you should be able to resolve all the issues you may have with your particular soundbar model in one go. Should you find the above instructions helpful or have any more queries regarding this troubleshooting guide, please let us know.