1. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Also I wonder if there is any advantage to downloading the "Bose Connect" app??
    04-28-2017 05:46 PM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    Cool how is the bass on that?
    Sound quality is good. Not big on bass so haven't pushed it
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    04-28-2017 07:55 PM
  3. MasterDarque's Avatar
    Also I wonder if there is any advantage to downloading the "Bose Connect" app??
    The main thing that I use the app for is to check for any firmware updates for my device, and update it when there is one available. Otherwise the app allows for (although I haven't used/tried it) the ability to stream to two devices (like a couple of QC 35 headphones) from one source @ the same time, among other things...

    However, there is a lawsuit recently filed against Bose regarding the 'Bose Connect' app, alleging that the app is data mining users of it while it's in use - sending info back to Bose about pretty much all of the meta data of the music being played/listened to and tagging that to a unique identifier to the individual, & then the 'sharing' (selling) of that info to Bose's 'affiliates' (advertisers).

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...ata/100666168/

    So, I basically just use the app to check for firmware updates. Otherwise I just stream to my device using Bluetooth & control playback via the native music player's controls.
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    04-28-2017 09:49 PM
  4. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    The main thing that I use the app for is to check for any firmware updates for my device, and update it when there is one available. Otherwise the app allows for (although I haven't used/tried it) the ability to stream to two devices (like a couple of QC 35 headphones) from one source @ the same time, among other things...

    However, there is a lawsuit recently filed against Bose regarding the 'Bose Connect' app, alleging that the app is data mining users of it while it's in use - sending info back to Bose about pretty much all of the meta data of the music being played/listened to and tagging that to a unique identifier to the individual, & then the 'sharing' (selling) of that info to Bose's 'affiliates' (advertisers).

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...ata/100666168/

    So, I basically just use the app to check for firmware updates. Otherwise I just stream to my device using Bluetooth & control playback via the native music player's controls.
    Interesting. So one does not ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO do firmware updates right? I don't have a laptop or PC anyway.

    Also I saw a few comments for the Bose Connect app in the App Store and they mentioned the lawsuit.
    04-28-2017 09:53 PM
  5. MasterDarque's Avatar
    ...So one does not ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO do firmware updates right?
    If your device is working good for you - and there are no noticeable problems such as streaming/playback issues, then I'd say that it's safe to skip the app. The app does enable additional functionality, like for certain devices the ability to stream to two at once from one source, or the aforementioned firmware updates. However, if your device is operating well for you, then I'd say that you can skip the app with no worries IMO.
    The reason that I downloaded & first started using the app is that when I got my pair of QC 35's last year, they were pretty susceptible to losing the Bluetooth connection (lots of dropouts), which was resolved by a firmware update. More recent updates have enabled the two device/one source sharing feature.
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    04-28-2017 10:07 PM
  6. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    If your device is working good for you - and there are no noticeable problems such as streaming/playback issues, then I'd say that it's safe to skip the app. The app does enable additional functionality, like for certain devices the ability to stream to two at once from one source, or the aforementioned firmware updates. However, if your device is operating well for you, then I'd say that you can skip the app with no worries IMO.
    The reason that I downloaded & first started using the app is that when I got my pair of QC 35's last year, they were pretty susceptible to losing the Bluetooth connection (lots of dropouts), which was resolved by a firmware update. More recent updates have enabled the two device/one source sharing feature.
    Roger that, and I googled your QC 35 and those does look like serious headphones. I prefer the Bluetooth speakers or something like over the apple ear buds. I just can't get those things to stay in my ears no matter what I do. I always like the foam ones they stayed put, like the ones from my blackberries.
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    04-28-2017 11:04 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    Interesting. So one does not ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO do firmware updates right? I don't have a laptop or PC anyway.
    You should be able to do the updates via bluetooth through the app, right? I can update AirPods that way -- no PC/laptop required!
    04-29-2017 08:27 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    You should be able to do the updates via bluetooth through the app, right? I can update AirPods that way -- no PC/laptop required!
    Yes, you can.
    04-29-2017 07:27 PM
  9. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Ok thanks, I'll try the app and see if there are updates. I checked the build date on my speaker and it is 2016, so it sat for some months...
    04-29-2017 08:16 PM
  10. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Yup there is an update ....


    04-29-2017 08:24 PM
  11. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    The update must be MASSIVE! Taking a long time and barely budging
    04-29-2017 08:38 PM
  12. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Update took about 3 hours, but it installed finally (then required plug in and only took a minute to install it once it was ready)

    The speaker ran about 6 hours non stop unplugged tonite, and the battery meter for the speaker still remains at 100% since installing the Bose Connect App. It's got to be a glitch, but we will see..
    04-30-2017 04:09 AM
  13. robertk328's Avatar
    Update took about 3 hours, but it installed finally (then required plug in and only took a minute to install it once it was ready)

    The speaker ran about 6 hours non stop unplugged tonite, and the battery meter for the speaker still remains at 100% since installing the Bose Connect App. It's got to be a glitch, but we will see..
    Glad you got it updated! I'd try force restarting the app, and cycling power on the speaker to see if the battery meter changes.
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    04-30-2017 07:59 AM
  14. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Glad you got it updated! I'd try force restarting the app, and cycling power on the speaker to see if the battery meter changes.
    How do you force restart the app? I'm thinking I could just delete and reinstall it ?

    EDIT:

    I did Disconnect the app from the speaker and then also reinstalled the app, no change, after 7 hours of play now it says 100% battery life. Even on the speaker itself when you power it on it speaks "battery high" so maybe it is nuclear powered or something
    04-30-2017 04:36 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    How do you force restart the app? I'm thinking I could just delete and reinstall it ?

    EDIT:

    I did Disconnect the app from the speaker and then also reinstalled the app, no change, after 7 hours of play now it says 100% battery life. Even on the speaker itself when you power it on it speaks "battery high" so maybe it is nuclear powered or something
    Maybe the firmware made it more efficient
    To restart the app, double press the home button on your phone and swipe the app up out of the app switcher. Then relaunch.
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    04-30-2017 06:56 PM
  16. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Maybe the firmware made it more efficient
    To restart the app, double press the home button on your phone and swipe the app up out of the app switcher. Then relaunch.
    Oh ok, yup did all that.

    I did find a convo elsewhere about a set of Bose Headphones sticking to 100% for a dozen hours or so and they were trying to explain it and couldn't.

    Then others chimed in and discussed how their Bose battery would drain quickly for a couple months AND THEN it started lasting longer.

    Either way, I joined the Bose Community through the app and I asked about it, should be interesting
    04-30-2017 07:06 PM
  17. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Maybe the firmware made it more efficient
    To restart the app, double press the home button on your phone and swipe the app up out of the app switcher. Then relaunch.
    I spoke too soon, guess what, my level is finally dropping suddenly!!!! So everything appears to be normal.

    The battery probably takes some time to condition.

    It dropped to 50% suddenly
    04-30-2017 07:07 PM
  18. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    At 20% it turned red on the iPhone indicator and the speaker died. Everything working good.

    Only thing I would hope it had is audible low battery warnings but on other Bluetooth speakers I had they drive you bonkers.
    04-30-2017 11:03 PM
  19. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Oh sure now I see this…


    Will Apple's Siri-powered speaker be unveiled next month?
    http://a.mynews.ly/!MD.FqoVm
    robertk328 likes this.
    05-01-2017 06:29 PM
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