If you don’t have a charger for your Bluetooth speaker, you can still charge it using other devices as a power source. You still need a charging cable but don’t always need to use the charger that came with your speaker.
I’m Donovan, a lifelong musician and audio enthusiast. I’m a big fan of using Bluetooth speakers, and I’ve dealt with many issues related to these devices over the years. I know through first-hand experience how to charge a Bluetooth speaker through alternate means.
This post will show you how to charge a Bluetooth speaker without a charger. I’ll show you several good alternatives you can use if you’ve lost or replaced the official charger for your speaker and provide some other related information.
Let’s get after it.
- Key Takeaways
- How to Charge a Bluetooth Speaker Without a Charger
- How to Charge a Bluetooth Speaker if the Charging Port is Broken
- Final Thoughts
- You don’t always need to use the charger that came with your Bluetooth speaker to charge it.
- You can use other everyday devices, such as smartphones or laptops, to effectively charge your Bluetooth speaker.
- You’ll need a charging cable to charge your speaker unless it has wireless charging capabilities.
- Sometimes Bluetooth speaker batteries can go bad, and you won’t be able to charge it properly. You might need to purchase a new speaker if this is the case.
How to Charge a Bluetooth Speaker Without a Charger
There are several different ways you can charge a Bluetooth speaker if you don’t have the proper charger that came with it. This is good to know if you ever lose or break the charger, and most Bluetooth speakers can work with multiple chargers.
It’s also important to know that even though you don’t necessarily need a charging block to power your Bluetooth speaker, you’ll still need a charging cable to connect it to another power source unless the speaker has wireless charging capabilities.
Charge Bluetooth Speaker Using Smartphone
Using your smartphone to charge a Bluetooth speaker is one of the simplest ways to get the task done if you don’t have a proper charger for it. Since nearly everyone carries a smartphone around, you can use it as a portable power bank if you need to.
You just need to connect your Bluetooth speaker to your smartphone with the proper cable. You’ll need a cable matching the input on your speaker on one end and your smartphone on the other.
As long as you have the right cable, you just need to plug both ends into the speaker and smartphone, respectively. The speaker should start charging automatically, pulling power from your phone’s battery.
The downside with this method is that you’ll drain the battery on your phone pretty quickly. But if you have a mobile charger for your phone, you can keep it plugged in while you’re charging your speaker and get it up to a full charge.
Charge Bluetooth Speaker Using Laptop
Like using your smartphone to charge your Bluetooth speaker, you can also use a laptop or desktop computer. Again, you’ll need the correct cable to make this happen, but that’s really all there is to it.
Plug one end of your cable into the Bluetooth speaker and the other into a compatible port on your laptop. The speaker should start to charge automatically and will pull power from the computer’s battery.
You can also use a USB dock to get the proper input for various charging cables if your laptop doesn’t have the right one. You’ll need to purchase this separately, but it can be useful for multiple purposes.
Laptops typically have larger and more powerful batteries than your smartphone, so charging your Bluetooth speaker this way might not drain as much battery from your laptop as it would with a phone.
Charge Bluetooth Speaker Using Mobile Charger
If you have a mobile charger with the proper input to plug into your Bluetooth speaker, you can also use this to charge your speaker. Most Bluetooth speakers have common charging port inputs, such as USB-C, so it’s easy to find a mobile charger that will work.
Simply plug the input end of the mobile charger into the charging port on your speaker and then plug the charger into a wall outlet. Your speaker should start charging automatically once everything is plugged in.
Using a mobile charger might be slower than using the standard charger with your speaker, but it will still work just fine. This is also a good method to use if you don’t want to take multiple charging cables around when you are on the go.
Charge Bluetooth Speaker Using Power Bank
Using a power bank is another good way to charge a Bluetooth speaker without a charger. Power banks are designed for mobile use and offer a flexible and reliable way to charge any of your devices without having proper charging capabilities.
Most power banks have standard inputs that allow you to plug in a range of devices. But you must ensure you have the proper charging cable to run from your Bluetooth speaker to the power bank to make it happen.
You can simply plug one end of your charging cable into the Bluetooth speaker and the other into the power bank. The speaker will start drawing a charge from the power bank automatically and pull until it’s fully charged up.
Remember that you need to charge the power bank for it to hold power. If you plan on traveling your speaker and power bank, it’s a good idea to get both devices charged up before you leave so you have the most power possible.
Charge Bluetooth Speaker Wirelessly
If your Bluetooth speaker has wireless charging capabilities, you can use a wireless charging station or wireless charger to power up the battery. But if the speaker doesn’t have these capabilities, you can’t use wireless charging at all.
Wireless charging is really convenient, and more speakers are equipped with this technology. You typically just need to place the speaker onto the charger or charging station for this to work. It will start to charge once it’s in place.
Be sure that the wireless charger or charging station is plugged in. This needs to be connected to a power source for it to work at all. Wireless charging is quick and easy and a good option for many portable devices, including Bluetooth speakers.
Only some wireless chargers will work with some wireless-charging-capable Bluetooth speakers. But there is relatively widespread compatibility with these, so there’s a decent chance you’ll be able to charge your speaker if you already have a wireless charger around.
How to Charge a Bluetooth Speaker if the Charging Port is Broken
A less common issue some people encounter when trying to charge a Bluetooth speaker is a broken charging point. This can be an unfixable issue if it’s completely broken, and you might need to get a new speaker.
But you can attempt to fix the charging point yourself if you have the necessary tools and experience. It’s not that difficult, but you’ll likely need a soldering gun and might need to disassemble your speaker slightly.
Before taking any drastic steps, it’s a good idea to clean out your charging port to ensure that’s not your charging issue. A dirty charging port will block the contact terminals and prevent charging. You can use a toothpick to scrape away any dirt or debris in the port.
If the port is loose, it likely has a broken mount that is preventing the charging terminals from working. You’ll need to solder the port back in place to fix this issue, so you need a soldering iron and wire.
You just need to apply a drop of the soldering iron to the contact point to get the port to work again. This will hold it in place and complete the circuit that enables charging to occur.
If you don’t have these tools or understand the basics of how charging points work, I don’t recommend attempting this fix. Even though this is relatively simple, you don’t want to get in over your head and end up breaking things.
Here are a few quick answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to how to charge a Bluetooth speaker without a charger.
Can you charge a Bluetooth speaker with your phone?
You can use your phone as a power source to charge a Bluetooth speaker. You just need to connect the speaker to the phone with the proper cable to make this happen. It will drain the battery on your phone but charge the battery on your speaker.
How do you charge an old Bluetooth speaker?
If you have an old Bluetooth speaker without a charger, you can still charge it up by using common chargers and cables you already have. Most Bluetooth speakers use the same charging cables as smartphones or laptops, which you can use to charge up.
Is there another to charge a Bluetooth speaker?
As long as you have the proper cable to plug into the charging port of your Bluetooth speaker, you can use any type of compatible charging block. You can also use a portable device or power bank to charge without the charging block.
Can you charge a speaker through AUX?
You cannot charge a Bluetooth speaker through an AUX connection because this isn’t a powered connection. USB connections will charge your speaker, but a standard 3.5mm aux cable will not do the trick.
Can you charge a speaker through USB?
You can charge a Bluetooth speaker through a USB connection. You just need to have the proper USB cable to connect the speaker to wherever you are charging it. This method allows you to charge it using other portable devices like phones or laptops.
Can we charge Bluetooth speaker with mobile charger?
You can use a mobile charger to charge a Bluetooth speaker if you have the proper cable to connect the speaker to the charger. Depending on the mobile charger, it might take longer to charge the speaker than the other charger.
Charging a Bluetooth speaker without a charger is pretty simple, as long as you have another device around with a battery. You can quickly and easily connect the speaker to a smartphone, laptop, or power bank, and it will pull a charge from that device.
If you try to charge your Bluetooth speaker using any of the methods described here and it doesn’t work, you might be dealing with a bad battery or other issue. Be sure to double-check that your speaker is holding a charge before attempting any of these methods.
Do you know of any other ways to charge a Bluetooth speaker without a charger? Let me know in the comments below.