On March 12th, a new firmware version (4.1.6) was made available for Bose Frames. This update unlocked a new feature, "Press & Turn Volume."
Press & Turn Volume
After performing the update, Bose Frames users can toggle on this new volume control feature in the Connect App. Once on, press and hold the Frames action button, and then slightly your head to the left or right. This will adjust the volume up and down. Releasing the button sets the new volume.
Along with this firmware update 4.1.6, you will need to have the Bose Connect App version 11.0 installed for the feature to work and appear in the app. Version 11.0 was released on March 5th.
Mar 17, 2020
I love having the ability to control volume directly from the Frames however I find the range of motion to go from zero volume to full (remembering that full volume is loud enough to hurt) is too small and I end up bouncing between full volume and silence a few times before finding my ideal volume.
I'd appreciate either an option to limit the maximum volume or have adjustable sensitivity on the head-motion volume controls. Having to move my head a bit further or multiple times is a small price to pay for not hurting my ears by accident.
Thank you for posting and welcome to the Bose Community.
We appreciate the feedback on this and would love to hear from any other users that also find the new Press and Turn volume to be too sensitive.
Feb 7, 2017
Just updated mine yesterday and went for a quick run. Love the new volume control and for me personally I find the range of motion to change the volume to be just about perfect. I use my frames for running and biking and being able to change the volume with just a slight turn of the head is a welcome addition. I wouldn't want to have to turn my head too much while running or riding down the road on my bike.
I purchased two pairs of Alto Sunglasses. I believe your latest update really botched up the sunglasses’ ability to connect properly.
Thank you for reaching out to us!
I'm sorry to hear of the issues you are experiencing with your Frames. I'll do all I can to point you in the right direction.
Did you update the Frames through the application or our online updater? If you updated through the app, try heading to the LINK HERE on a laptop or PC and re-downloading. Hopefully, this should resolve your issues.
Let me know how it goes!
Hello Jessie_O: When I updated yesterday, I did use the web site not the application. So the link you sent is exactly what I used to update my bose Altos yesterday. I just attempted to run the update again via the link you sent and I get a message that says, "Your product is up-to-date......"
Hey Terran14, welcome to the forums! If Google Assistant is the main voice assistant on your phone you should be able to access the voice assistant. Are you not able to?
I can use my Google Assistant, but unfortunately it replies at full volume instead of my device's volume; is there any way to change this?
A select few headphones, including Bose's recent over ears include a special integration with the Google Assistant, allowing the assistant to answer quicker and read notifications. Are there any plans to offer this kind of integration with the Frames?