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Bose SoundSport Free Manual | Step-by-step Pairing & Troubleshooting

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The Bose SoundSport Free comes with a specialized app, the IPX4 water-resistance certification, fast charging, a battery life of around 5.5 hours + 10 hours with the charging case, Bluetooth 4.1, support to HSP, HFP, A2DP, and AVRCP, and much more. Learn how to use them with this new Bose SoundSport Free Manual.

Bose SoundSport Free Manual | Everything You Need To Know!

Bose SoundSport Free Manual | How to Pair / Connect?

To iOS and Android phones

Step 1: Open the lid of the charging case and take the earbuds out. After that, a blue light will turn on and start flashing, and the earbuds will turn on automatically. When a blue light starts flashing, they will be ready to pair to any device.

Step 2: Go to the device’s Bluetooth settings.

Step 3: Select “Bose SoundSport Free”. If a password is needed, type “0000”, and a white light will start flashing.

Step 4: After that, a white light will turn on the earbuds, and the pairing will be done.

To PC (Windows)

Step 1: Turn on Window’s Bluetooth.

Step 2: Go to the settings.

Step 3: Go to “Bluetooth and other devices”.

Step 4: Click on “Add device”.

Step 5: Click on Bluetooth.

Step 6: Open the lid of the charging case and take the earbuds out. After that, a blue light will turn on and start flashing, and the earbuds will turn on automatically. When a blue light starts flashing, they will be ready to pair to any device.

Step 7: Select “Bose SoundSport Free”. If a password is needed, type “0000”, and a white light will start flashing.

Step 8: After that, a white light will turn on the earbuds, and the pairing will be done.

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Bose SoundSport Free Manual | How to Wear?

Step 1: Take both earbuds out of the charging case.

Step 2: Identify the left and right earbuds.

Step 3: Choose the ear tips that best suit your ears.

Step 4: Insert the headphones into the inner canal of the ears.

Step 5: Rotate for the best possible comfort and best fit, and make sure that the microphone is pointing to the mouth.

Bose SoundSport Free Manual | How to Turn On and Off?

Turn on: Open the lid of the charging case and take the earbuds out. After that, a blue light will turn on and start flashing, and the earbuds will turn on automatically.

Turn off: Place the earbuds into the charging case. After that, the earbuds will turn off automatically.

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How to Control? / How to Operate? – Instructions

  • Play or pause music: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud one time.
  • Play the next song: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud two times.
  • Play the previous song: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud three times.
  • Turn the volume up: Press the “+” multifunction touch button on the right earbud.
  • Turn the volume down: Press the “-” multifunction touch button on the right earbud.
  • Answer an incoming call: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud one time.
  • End a current call: Press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud one time.
  • Reject an incoming call: Press and hold the multifunction touch button on the right earbud for 1 second.
  • Answer a second incoming call and put the current call on hold: While on a call, press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud one time.
  • Decline a second incoming call and stay on the current call: While on a call, press and hold the multifunction touch button on the right earbud for 1 second.
  • Switch between two calls: With two active calls, press the multifunction touch button on the right earbud two times.
  • Create a conference call: With two active calls, press and hold the multifunction touch button on the right earbud for 1 second.
  • Mute or unmute a call: While on a call, press the “+” and “-“ multifunction touch buttons on the right earbud simultaneously.
  • Activate the voice assistant: While not on a call, press and hold the multifunction touch button on the right earbud for 1 second.
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Bose SoundSport Free Manual | How to Activate Mono Mode?

To activate or deactivate the mono mode in the Bose SoundSport Free, all you have to do is to pair the earbuds to the device and take out one of the earbuds from the charging case. It will start working by itself.

Bose SoundSport Free Manual | How to Charge?

Earbuds

To charge the earbuds, all you have to do is to place them into the charging case and close the lid. The earbuds will start charging automatically.

Charging case

To charge the charging case, all you have to do is to connect the case to a USB charger or charging port with the included USB-A to C cable. It will start charging automatically.

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Bose SoundSport Free Manual | How to Reset?

Step 1: Press and hold the Bluetooth button for 10 seconds, until you hear “Bluetooth device list cleared.”

Step 2: Enter your device’s Bluetooth settings and forget the Bose SoundSport Free.

Step 3: After that, the resetting will be done.

Bose SoundSport Free Manual | LED Light Status

Earbuds

  • A blue light flashing: Earbuds turn on.
  • A blue light starts flashing: Earbuds are ready to pair to any device.
  • A white light starts flashing: Earbuds are connecting.
  • A white light on: Earbuds are connected to the device.
  • A red light on or flashing: Error.

Charging case

  • White lights flashing on the top of the case flashing: Earbuds charging.
  • White lights on the top of the case flashing: Earbuds fully charged.
  • White lights flashing quickly on the top of the case flashing: Charging error.
  • One light on: Case has 0% to 20% of the total battery.
  • Two lights on: Case has 20% to 40% of the total battery.
  • Three lights on: Case has 40% to 60% of the total battery.
  • Four lights on: Case has 60% to 80% of the total battery.
  • Five lights on: Case has 80% to 100% of the total battery.
  • First, middle and last lights flashing: Charging error.
  • Second and fourth lights flashing: Battery error.
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A Guide To Bose SoundSport Free APP

The Bose SoundSport Free can be used with an application, called Bose Connect. This application is available in the Apple Store and in the Play Store for iOS and Android devices. When opening the application, the first thing we have to do is connect our earbuds, and after that, some specific pages:

  • Main page: On the main page of this application, you will not only find the song that is being played, but you will also be able to see the battery percentage of the earbuds, as well as the volume they have, and the possibility of turning off Bluetooth or switch devices.
  • Additional page: The additional page, located in the upper left corner, contains features such as Find My Buds, information about the various Bose products, user comments, and terms and conditions.
  • Settings page: Finally, on the settings page, which is located in the upper right corner, you will find the name of the connected product, as well as the devices that are connected to it, the possibility of activating or deactivating Noise Cancellation, Standby timer and voice prompts.

Some Common Earbuds Problems & Troubleshooting

Left / Right / One side of the earbuds have stopped working

If this happens, it may be because it is low on battery or it did not connect correctly with the device. To fix this, you can do the following:

1. Try charging the earbud that is not working or both, placing them in the charging case.

2. Try factory resetting the earbuds.

3. Check if the earbuds are operating within a normal working range.

If that doesn’t work, the earbud is probably faulty, and I can go for a refund or replacement of it.

Left / Right / One side of the earbuds has low volume

If this happens, it may be because the earbuds are dirty or the volume is set low. To fix this, you can do the following:

1. Try cleaning the earbud using a cotton swab or carefully clean the mesh with a pin.

2. Try factory resetting the earbuds.

Microphone not working

If this happens, it can be because the microphone is muted, or the earbuds are badly positioned. To fix this, you can do the following:

If the microphone is muted, check the device microphone volume. If that doesn’t work, that means that there might be a defect in the earbud, so try replacing them or get a refund.

Bose SoundSport Free earbuds not connecting to Windows/laptop/PC

If the earbuds are earbuds not connecting, it can be because the Bluetooth on the computer has a pairing problem. To fix this, you can do the following:

1. Try disabling Bluetooth from nearby devices >>> then activate pairing mode of the earbuds, pair and connect earbuds from Settings >>> Bluetooth & other devices >>> Add a new device >>>> elect Bluetooth,

2. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the Bluetooth driver, or update the Bluetooth driver. All can be done in Manage >>> Device Manager, reset earbuds (if available), and then repeat the step.

3. Try resetting the earbuds.

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FAQs

Are Bose SoundSport Free waterproof?

The Bose SoundSport Free have the IPX4 certification, which means they’re dustproof, splash and sweat-resistant.

Does Bose SoundSport Free have a microphone?

Yes, the Bose SoundSport Free have integrated microphones.

Do Bose SoundSport Free have a low latency/gaming mode?

No, the Bose SoundSport Free don’t have a low latency/gaming mode.

How to know when Bose SoundSport Free are fully charged?

The earbuds take about 1.5 hours to charge, so after that time, they should be fully charged.

Can Bose SoundSport Free connect to PC and Laptop?

Yes, the Bose SoundSport Free can connect to PCs, laptops, and tablets.

We hope you now know how to operate the earphone from the above Bose SoundSport Free Manual. Want to know anything about the earphones? Do not hesitate to ask in the comments section.