Hooking Up the iPad to Bose Radios

by William Pullman
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Bose designed the Wave radios with support for external audio devices, including tablets such as the Apple iPad. With the Wave Bluetooth Music Adapter, which is sold separately, you can create a Bluetooth connection between the Bose radio and the iPad, then listen to your music collection over the radio speakers. You must pair the iPad with the Wave Bluetooth Music Adapter to play music on the Bose radio.

Step 1

Plug the Wave [Bluetooth](https://itstillworks.com/13579495/what-is-bluetooth) Music Adapter cable into the "Bose Link" port on the back of the radio.

Step 2

Press the "AUX" button on the radio repeatedly until "Bluetooth" appears and then press the preset button "5" for five seconds. The indicator light on the adapter blinks and the radio LED screen reads "Discoverable."

Step 3

Tap "Settings" on the iPad, touch "Bluetooth" in the menu and then tap the "Bluetooth" switch to turn on Bluetooth. The iPad searches for Bluetooth devices and "Bose Adapter" appears on the list.

Step 4

Touch "Bose Adapter" and enter "0000" as the passcode. The radio beeps, indicating a successful pairing, and the LED display changes to "Bluetooth."

Tap "Music" on the iPad home screen, navigate to the song you want to play and then tap the song. Turn up the volume on the iPad and on the Bose radio to hear the song through the Bose.


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About the Author

William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.

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