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Setting up your sleepbuds

Before you begin

The sleepbuds are designed to mask noise and disturbances while you sleep. Because of this, they can affect your ability to hear other sounds, such as alarms, warning systems, people or pets.

Set an appropriate volume

To balance the levels of noise masking and awareness you want, set an appropriate volume level for your needs. The volume should be high enough to mask noises that are disturbing your sleep, but not so high that you can’t hear the sounds you want to hear.

In the Bose Sleep app, set the volume to the lowest level, then increase it gradually until you reach a comfortable level. The lower the volume, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to hear the sounds you want to hear.

Tips for maintaining awareness

If you’re concerned about your ability to hear sounds while wearing the sleepbuds, try the following:

Basic tips:

  • The Bose Sleep app alerts you if you increase the volume above a certain level. For increased awareness, set the volume below this level. Based on our research, we believe that doing this improves your ability to hear sounds in your surroundings while wearing the sleepbuds
  • If you sleep with a partner, consider relying on your partner to help you stay aware of your surroundings while wearing the sleepbuds

Advanced tips:

These tips make the sleepbuds less effective at masking noise, but further increase your awareness of your surroundings.

  • Wear only one sleepbud
  • Set your current masking sound so that it stops after a certain amount of time instead of playing all night. You can do this by setting a sleep timer for your current masking sound in the Bose Sleep app

Downloading the Bose Sleep app

Download the free Bose Sleep app. This is required to control your sleepbuds, manage wake up alarms, select masking sounds and configure advanced settings.

Powering on

With the Bose logo facing you, slide the lid of the charging case away from you to open

Wait for the sleepbuds' charging lights to slowly blink white, then remove them from the charging case

Powering off

Place the sleepbuds in the charging case to power off. Wait for the sleepbuds' charging lights to slowly blink white, then close the case.

Connect your mobile device

With your sleepbuds removed from the charging case, open the Bose Sleep app and follow the app instructions. The Bose Sleep app allows you to control your sleepbuds, manage wake up alarms, select masking sounds and configure advanced settings.

Disconnect a mobile device

Use the Bose Sleep app to disconnect a device.

Note: You can also disable the Bluetooth feature on your device to disconnect. Disabling the Bluetooth feature on your device will disconnect all other devices.

Reconnect a mobile device

When the sleepbuds power on, the most recently connected device automatically reconnects with them.

NOTE: The device must be within range (30 ft or 9 m) and powered on.

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