How to Charge Bose Earbuds Without Case? (Working Methods)

So, you have lost or broken your charging case and now don’t know how to charge your Bose earbuds? Although Bose earbuds are meant to be charged in the designated charging case, there are some methods through which you can directly charge your earbuds. Before we start, it’s important to understand how charging works on Bose earbuds.

Just like many other earbud brands, Bose also makes use of a charging case that has built-in batteries and metal contact pins (that align with the contact pins on your earbuds) to facilitate the charging process.

How to Charge Your Bose Earbuds Without A Case

Here are the methods that you can try:

1: Try Wireless Charging

With new technological innovations, we now have charging mats or wireless technology available to charge your earbuds. Even Bose earbuds now support Qi wireless tech to charge your buds without putting them inside a case.

How to Charge Bose Earbuds Without Case? You can use Qi wireless charging if your earbuds support it

Simply place the earbuds on the charging pad, and they will charge without the need for a cable. But not every earbud supports the charging mat or Qi wireless charging.

Some models like the Bose QuietComfort can be charged with the help of a wireless charging mat or pad. Again, not every QuietComfort model supports wireless charging, so make sure your model does have support for this.

2: USB-C Charging Dock

If your Bose charging case is lost or broken, then you can simply charge your Bose earbuds with the help of a USB-C charging dock. However, this facility is only available in the newer Bose earbuds models. Bose QuietComfort Earbuds and Bose Sport Earbuds come with a USB-C charging facility.

The USB-C docking allows you to directly connect your USB-C cable into the earbuds to charge them from the dock. This gives you a lot of convenience if you don’t want to charge your earbuds through the charging case.

Plug one end of the USB-C cable into the charging port of one earbud, making sure it’s securely inserted. Repeat this step for the second earbud if you’re charging both earbuds separately.

3: Alternative Charging Case

You can follow this method if your Bose charging case is broken or lost. All you have to do is ensure that the contact pins on your Bose earbuds align perfectly with the metal contact pins on the non-branded charging case.

You can charge bose earbuds through non branded charging case, make sure the pins align perfectly
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Most charging cases share a similar charging mechanism, so it’s possible for you to charge your Bose wireless earbuds through a different brand charging case.

There are many universal charging cases available to charge your earbuds. These universal cases support different earbud brands, so you won’t have any issues charging your Bose earbuds without an original case.

4: Use A Power Bank

A Power Bank or USB Battery Bank with USB-C output can charge your Bose earbuds in no time. You can connect your Bose earbuds directly to the USB-C output via a USB-C cable.

5: Magnetic Charging Pins

In some Bose earbuds models, the charging pins are at the back of the earbuds. You can use a magnetic pin charger or adapter to connect to these charging pins and then charge your earbuds. Just make sure that the adapter you use is compatible with the model of your Bose earbuds.

6: Make DIY Charger for Bose Earbuds

If none of the above methods is working for you, then it’s time to make your own DIY charger at home. All you need is a plastic bottle cap, a USB plug, and red/black solid wires.

Here’s a video below that shows you how to make your own DIY earbuds charger:

By following the method shown in the video above, you can build your own DIY charger for Bose earbuds at home with a tiny investment.


Although charging your Bose earbuds without a case looks like a daunting task, it’s not impossible at all. You can opt for different solutions like wireless charging, a universal charging case, USB-C charging dock to charge your earbuds. Moreover, you can build your own DIY charger for charging Bose earbuds if you want.

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