Setting up and using your Bose SoundLink Revolve


The Bose SoundLink Revolve is a small speaker that packs a serious punch, and in this guide we'll show you how to get started with it, what you get with the Bose Connect app, and how to get the most out of your speaker.

Download the user manual

Click the download button to get a copy of the user guide


Setting it up


Before you connect to your speaker, it's a good idea to download the Bose Connect app, this makes sure the speaker is up-to-date with the latest software and also gives you access to some extra features.

Download Bose Connect for iOS or Android.

Here's how to get started with your Bose SoundLink Revolve speaker.


Your speaker will come partially charged but it's best to plug it in and get it charged up. It comes with a USB cable that connects either to the plug supplied, or any other USB enabled device.


You can still use the speaker while it's charging, so press the power button to turn it on.


You speaker will say 'ready to connect'. Open the Bose Connect app make sure the Bluetooth on your phone or tablet is switched on.


When you see a picture of your speaker, swipe down on the picture to connect. Bear in mind that the speaker will switch itself off after a few minutes.


When it connects, you might see a message telling you there's a software update available. It'll download automatically, and when it's ready, choose Update speaker.

The update can take a few minutes because it's sent to the speaker using the Bluetooth connection.


When the software update has finished, your speaker is ready to use.


Here's what all the buttons do on your speaker.


  1. Power button - turns the speaker on and off.
  2. Source - lets you choose which input to use (3.5mm audio jack, or micro USB).
  3. Bluetooth - press to connect new devices.
  4. Volume up.
  5. Volume down.
  6. Multi-function button - press once to pause music or answer calls, press twice to skip forwards, press three times to skip backwards, hold to use voice assistant.

Using the Bose Connect app


Here's what you can do with the Connect app.


You can turn your speaker on remotely using the app, when you see the picture of your speaker, just swipe down and it'll connect and turn on.


To connect another SoundLink speaker and play your music through both at the same time, press the icon showing two speakers at the bottom of the screen, then tap continue

The app will find any other SoundLink speakers nearby, when you can see the one you want to connect to, tap Connect.


To change the amount of time before the speaker goes to sleep, tap the settings icon, and choose Auto-Off Timer.

There are a few more things you can do from the settings menu like turn off voice prompts or re-name your speaker.

Hopefully, that's everything you need to know about your SoundLink Revolve speaker. If you'd like help with anything else, you can contact one of our Team Knowhow experts here.

Need some more help?


Expert Support

If you've got an issue with any of your kit, our experts are on-call to help 24/7 - in-store, at home, or over the phone.

More info

Expert Repair

When your kit's fully broken, you need it fixed fast. Our accredited experts will get you back up and running in no time.

More info