Connecting to a previously paired Mac®

For customers using the SoundLink® speaker with multiple Bluetooth® devices:

  • Turn off all other Bluetooth devices that have been paired to the SoundLink® speaker
  • Turn off all other Bluetooth audio devices that have been paired to the Mac. If the computer has a Mac branded Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, they do not need to be disconnected.
  • Close down iTunes® on your Mac before you proceed.

To connect to a previously paired Mac, follow these steps:

With your Mac® turned on, click the Apple® icon (menu) in the upper left-hand corner of the screen

In the Apple® menu, choose "System Preferences..."

On the SoundLink® speaker, verify that the Bluetooth® icon is flashing once every three seconds. If it is not, press and release the Bluetooth® button to ensure the speaker is available to connect to your Mac

On your Mac, under the Hardware section, click on the "Sound" icon

In the Sound menu, click on the "Output" tab and choose "Bose® SoundLink® Wireless Mobile speaker" as your sound output device

Click the red button(x) in the upper left-hand corner to close out of the Sound menu screen

Play an audio source (i.e. iTunes) to finalise the Bluetooth® connection. This step is especially important on OS 10.7.x and above

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