Apr 14, 2020
May 28, 2020
I am a relatively new owner of this device and to say this feature is driving me nuts would be a major understatement. I purchased it as a device to travel with and use as a group speakerphone for work. As it appears Bose has no intention of addressing this based on this thread being 2 years old, I would suggest that all who see this start leaving 1 star reviews on Amazon. I would NEVER have purchased this for myself or my sales managers had I known about this "feature".
Nov 1, 2019
Finally, my device got broken during warranty time and one option was refund. I was so happy to get rid of it. I bought JBL that is simpler in usage and does not switch on by itself. I am most probably not coming back to BOSE. Well done BOSE feature planners!
Jul 27, 2020
OK, it's been 2.5 yrs since Bose replied and it's still a problem!! Bose, please fix this so it doesn't automatically turn on - not all of us have Alexa/Google devices. It's really annoying to be watching TV and suddenly my speaker decides to turn itself on and announce that it's connected to my computer.
Aug 18, 2020
Why on earth would you design a speaker that wont turn off even after hitting the power button?
Please issue a fix immediately or a refund.
Caution world: DO NOT BUY THIS SPEAKER. IT SUCKS.
Oct 18, 2017
I don't suspect Bose will do either. You may be able to return it to the store where you bought it if within the store's return policy timeframe. Best Buy is 14 days.
@adrianpdI don't work for Bose but this is considered by them a 'design' feature which they adapted when it became part of the Bluetooth 4.x standard years ago. It is called "Bluetooth Low Energy" (BLE). As Bose does not considered it a bug (it's a feature), they won't remove it. I personally have soapboxed on this issue for years. It should have been a three way toggle just like your vehicle headlight switch - on, off, and automatic (car decides). But on the top Revolve button, it is only ON and BLE. No off. It's an engineering thing to me - poorly designed from a user interface perspective. But Bose wants other devices to turn it on - like the Bose Connect app (which can put the Revolve into 'party' and 'stereo' modes) and when paired devices turn themselves on like laptops. It's just many of us users don't agree with Bose's assumptions of use and they should have had an option to allow us to define what off means for the top button. But there is currently one saving grace for the Revolve at least, the multifunction key. Not an optimal way of turning it off and prone to forgetting to use, but if you hold down the multifunction key until all the lights blink it will really be off.
You can measure that by obtaining a free app in the Apple or Google Play stores which measure and detect for the BLE signal. On my iphone I use "BLE Scanner" and "BLE Finder". If the Revolve is truly off, the apps will show no BLE signal.
Nov 9, 2020
I really don't know how they can unresponsive to all these problems as such a "decent" company. I've got the same problem and I don't literally want my speaker turning on itself and connect my notebook every time I start using it. Still waiting for the new software update, fixing that and impaired sound quality problems.
Dec 2, 2020
I found that actually there is OFF but it is hidden. Try pressing multi-function button for 10 seconds until leds start blink.