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Bose QuietComfort® Earbuds

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A reset can reboot your product or it can clear all product settings and return your product to its original out-of-box state. Find out which option is available to reset your product.

Serial numbers contain important information about your product, including model number and DOM (Date of Manufacture). The serial number can be found on your product, product packaging or app (if applicable).

Find out how to charge the battery in your headphones so you can use them on the go.

Software and firmware updates improve product features and stability. Install any available updates to keep your product working at its best.

Installing the latest product and/or app updates ensures you experience the latest features and stability enhancements. Find out how to check the version of your product.

Products you have added to your Bose Music account can be unlinked from your account. This helps organize the app if you no longer own or use a particular product.

Your product remembers the last several Bluetooth devices it was paired to so that it can quickly and automatically reconnect to them. This is useful if your product connects to a different device when you turn it on, or if you just want to switch to a different device.

Learn how to set up your product, connect components and enjoy the benefits of all its features.

Your product remembers the last several Bluetooth devices it was connected to so that it can quickly and automatically reconnect to them. Removing this device memory forgets all remembered devices and allows you to start a new list of devices by connecting the ones you want remembered.

You can give your Bose product a different name. This can be helpful, for example, to identify your product when multiple Bluetooth® products are listed in an app or device menu.

In-ear detection uses sensors to identify when you’re wearing the earbuds. You can automatically play/pause audio, answer phone calls (if enabled), and adjust noise cancellation (QC Earbuds only) by inserting or removing an earbud.

Deepen your connection to the world around you with Spotify. Easily get the audio you want—and need—in an instant with a press and hold on the right earcup.

Proper fit is important for product comfort and performance. Get tips on how to properly fit and adjust your earbuds.

If you have an Apple iOS device, you can close your My Bose account from the Bose app (this option is not available for Android devices). Closing your account will delete your entire My Bose account. You will not be able to access any Bose services or applications where you sign in with that account. This includes the SoundTouch app, Bose Connect app, Bose Music app, and the Bose Pro Community. You may also lose some features of your Bose products that require these services or applications.

Find out how to quickly power on your product when you're ready to use it and power it off when it's not in use.

If you have a Bose Music account, you can link compatible Bose headphones and smart speakers to your account. This lets you control products settings and features conveniently from your mobile device.

Find out how to log in or log out of an account using the Bose Music app.

This product does not support multi-point (being connected simultaneously with two Bluetooth devices). However, you can switch between two previously connected devices without disconnecting and reconnecting each time by following these steps:

The free Bose Music app lets you set up your product, configure its settings, ontrol streaming music, and more all from your mobile device. Find out which Bose products work with the app and how to get it.

A computer remembers Bluetooth devices that were previously connected so it can quickly and easily reconnect to them. Removing this device memory forgets all currently stored devices and allows you to start a new list by connecting only the devices you want remembered.

Find out how to wirelessly pair your product to a Bluetooth device, like a smartphone or computer. This lets you control the sound you hear from your product.

Determining the operating system running on your computer helps you understand compatibility with other products.

Computers let you select where you want sound play from, like a Bluetooth® speaker, headphones, internal computer speakers, or abother connected audio device. Find out how to select the audio output device you want to hear.

A computer can show a list of Bluetooth devices that were previously paired and stored to memory. This memory helps the computer quickly reconnect to remembered devices.

If you own more than one Bose Bluetooth speaker or headphones, find information about connecting them together.

This product does not support multi-point (being connected simultaneously with two Bluetooth devices). However, you can switch between two previously connected devices without disconnecting and reconnecting each time by following these steps:

Find out how to use the Bose app to wirelessly pair your product to a Bluetooth device, like a smartphone or computer. This lets you control the sound you hear from your product.

Use touch control by tapping or swiping the touch surface of either earbud. With touch control, you can play/pause audio, change the volume, perform basic call functions, adjust noise cancellation (noise cancelling earbuds only), and use a Shortcut.

Your product offers multiple different voice prompt language selections so you can hear audible messages from your product in your preferred language.

A Shortcut enables you to quickly and easily check the earbud battery level or skip a track.

Your product remembers the last several Bluetooth devices it was connected to so that it can quickly and automatically reconnect to them. Removing this device memory forgets all remembered devices and allows you to start a new list of devices by connecting the ones you want remembered.

The audible voice prompts that your system announce (i.e. battery status and connection prompts) can be turned on or off, depending on your preference.

Enabling background updates is a new feature for iOS users within the Bose Music app. When new updates are available, they will transfer to your connected product even if the Bose Music App is competely closed. See the following to enable the feature:

Find out how to check the battery level of your product using the product lights or the Bose app, if applicable.

Find out how to charge the battery in your headphones so you can use them on the go.

Find out what the LED indicator light on your product tells you about the status of your product.

Find out how to check the battery level of your product using the product lights or the Bose app, if applicable.

Find out how to quickly power on your product when you're ready to use it and power it off when it's not in use.

The noise cancellation in your headphones can be set higher or lower. This is useful in environments where you want to hear more or less of the sound around you.

Fine tune your sound with the equalizer settings in the Bose Music App.

Modes are groups of settings that you can create and quickly switch between depending on your situation. There are multiple Modes available to start. You can also create your own Modes to quickly recall the different settings that work best for you.

This article outlines software and firmware release dates. It includes release features and bug fixes.

Some Bose products carry a certified “Ingress Protection” rating which indicates the product will prevent certain levels of liquid from entering the housing if exposed. The following is a guideline on what these ratings mean and how you should use the product when it comes to liquids and dust.

You can use the Bose product update at btu.Bose.com to update compatible Bose products. This web-based updater is an easy way to keep your product up-to-date with the latest features and improvements. Find out which computers and web browsers are compatible with the updater.

Your product plays tones or beeps to indicate various product status (i.e. powering on or off, connecting or disconnecting Bluetooth®, low battery, etc.). Find out what the different sounds mean.