Why is My Bluetooth Speaker Making a Static Noise: How to Fix in Seconds

There’s nothing worse than having your music interrupted by static noise. Unfortunately, this is a common issue among Bluetooth speaker owners, but the good news is that it’s quite easy to fix in most cases.

The main cause of static noise from your Bluetooth speakers are your device’s connection is unstable and will require you to “forget” and reconnect your device. In other cases, it may be due to interference caused by other devices, your device may have a low battery, your speakers may need to be reset, or your device’s software needs to be updated.

No matter the issue, there is almost always a way to solve it. The rest of this article is going to define all of these issues more thoroughly and give you the necessary steps to fix your speaker. 

How do I fix the static noise on my Bluetooth speaker?

Now that you know the most likely problems, it’s time to identify them and learn how to fix them.

“Forget” and Re-Pair Speakers

One of the most common reasons for static noise appearing on your speakers is an unstable connection. A problem could’ve occurred when you connected them in the first place; all you would need to do is go to your device’s Bluetooth list and “forget” your Bluetooth speakers.

You’ll then need to enter pairing mode on your speakers and select them from the Bluetooth list in order to re-pair your device.

Test out your audio; if you’re still experiencing static noise, then move on to the next step.

Your Speakers May Be Out Of Range

The distance between your speaker and the device to which it’s connected to could be causing the audio to get staticky. Bluetooth speakers only have a certain range where they will stay connected to a device, and the closer the device is to the speaker, the better the sound quality will be.

Make sure that your connected device is relatively close to the speaker and see if that helps the audio. Though Bluetooth speakers usually have a range between 10m and 20m, it can’t hurt to put your device closer to get the best possible sound.

Reset Your Bluetooth speakers

Your Bluetooth speakers may need to be reset to solve this issue. The process of resetting Bluetooth speakers differ depending on the speakers you own. You’ll want to take a quick look at the manufacturer’s website or user manual for instructions on how to reset your Bluetooth speakers.

Disconnect Previously connected devices

If you’ve used your Bluetooth speakers with other devices, then you’ll want to disconnect and “forget” those devices from your speakers. This is because even if your devices aren’t paired to your speaker, they still may be trying to establish a connection, which will result in an unable connection to your current connected device, thus causing them to emit static noise.

Other devices interfering with your speaker

Other devices that are near your speaker and also using Bluetooth can very likely interfere with the signal and cause static. Furthermore, WiFi devices can also interfere with your speaker. This is because Bluetooth and WiFi use the same radio frequency (2.4GHz), so it’s easy for them to interfere.

One way to fix this problem is to make sure there are no devices between your speaker and the device that it’s connected to. If this still doesn’t fix it, you can try putting the other devices that may be interfering to 5.0GHz radio frequency. Since it’s different on every device, it’s best that you look this up to figure out how to do so for your specific device.

Your Speakers May Be Low on battery

Your Bluetooth speaker needs a charged battery to work well. This means that as the battery gets lower, the speaker works less well and has a harder time staying connected to your device. This can cause static noises and even make the sound cut out altogether.

To avoid problems with low battery, make sure to keep your speaker charged as much as possible. If it’s having audio troubles and creating static, there’s a good chance it hasn’t been charged in a while and needs to be plugged in.

Another thing to think about is whether you need a completely new speaker battery. If your existing battery has been used a lot overtime, it will start to lose power quicker than it used to. If you constantly need to recharge your speaker, it may be helpful to look into getting a new one.

Your Bluetooth Speakers Needs to be updated

If you use software with your speakers, keeping it up to date is important. There can be problems that occur if your software isn’t updated, so it’s always good to double-check. 

Furthermore, if you have more expensive speakers that are set up with an app on your phone, it’s a good idea to update this app as well. This will ensure that your speakers are working as well as possible and hopefully take away any static noise that is happening.

Bluetooth speakers Still Outputting Static Noise? What should I do?

If your Bluetooth speaker is still sounding weird and staticky after trying everything above, it may be time to get a new speaker. Unless you are okay with enduring the static noise, in which case you might just have to do that. 

One last resort you can try, which may seem obvious, is restarting your speaker and the device that it’s connected to. If you haven’t already tried this, it can be a simple and effective way to solve the problem.

Restarting is similar to re-pairing, but it’s different in the way that it gives the devices a chance to completely restart, and reconnecting after this may be easier. It definitely won’t hurt to give it a try and see if it works.

Is it bad to have a static noise coming from my Bluetooth speaker?

It’s not inherently “bad” to have a static noise coming from your Bluetooth speaker. The most it indicates is that your speaker is low on battery or that there is a problem with something around the speaker. In most cases, a static noise doesn’t mean there is much wrong with your speaker, just that there is something wrong with the way it’s set up.

The worst thing that a static noise can be is annoying. Usually, the problem is external and can be fixed with one of the methods talked about previously, but either way, it shouldn’t cause too much alarm. Static isn’t a sign that your speaker is about to stop working altogether, though if it continues, you may want to buy a new speaker anyway to avoid the annoyance. 

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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