While waiting for my Sonos Move to be delivered I read about an interesting issue that others on Reddit are corroborating.
I also ran into an issue where I pressed the pairing button after my speaker had been initially paired, and I was unable to switch back to Bluetooth mode. If you accidentally hit the pairing button (or a kid does) and you are nowhere near wifi, you will brick your Move until you get back to wifi.
half an hour into the music, it stopped, and wouldn't come back on again. It still had power, but it just wouldn't play no matter what combination of button presses and long presses I tried. My suspicion was confirmed by this article. Someone had pressed the pairing button, and that was it. Without access to wifi the rest of the weekend, it was toast. Brick toast :(
I too had a dead sonos for 5 days after someone hit the pairing button. I was made fun of heavily after that
Can anyone else confirm this? Seems like a massive usability issue for a portable bluetooth speaker.
Best answer by Ryan S
Hi everyone, I wanted to circle back with you all. We’ve been working on this and have confirmed that the Sonos version 10.5 update, released a little while ago, had a fix in it that resolves this issue. There should no longer be a chance of getting your Move stuck in a loop waiting for a timeout period. Just make sure you’re up to date by going to Sonos > Settings > System > About My Sonos System to make sure you’re running a version above 10.5.