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How to Set Up Beats Studio Wireless Headphones

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Introduction

This will guide you through the basic setup of your Beats Studio Wireless headphones.

Beats Studio Wireless

1 Charge

  1. Plug the micro-USB into your headphones.
    headset charging
  2. Your Beats Studio Wireless will begin to charge.
  3. The lights under the power button show the charge amount.
  4. Allow them to charge to at least half-way before continuing setup.
  5. Unplug your headphones, then push the power button to turn your headphones on.

2 Pairing Mode

  1. Make sure no audio cable is plugged into the headset.
  2. Press the Power Button on the right ear cup of your headset.
    Diagram of headset showing power button
  3. Push and hold the b Button on the left ear cup for 2 seconds.
    Diagram of headset with beats logo highlighted
  4. The indicator light will begin to flash steadily.
    Diagram of headset with light indicated

Your headset is now in pairing mode.

? What kind of device are you pairing your headphones to?

  1. Apple iOS
  2. Android

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This will guide you through the basic setup of your Beats Studio Wireless headphones.

Beats Studio Wireless

  1. Plug the micro-USB into your headphones.
    headset charging
  2. Your Beats Studio Wireless will begin to charge.
  3. The lights under the power button show the charge amount.
  4. Allow them to charge to at least half-way before continuing setup.
  5. Unplug your headphones, then push the power button to turn your headphones on.
  1. Make sure no audio cable is plugged into the headset.
  2. Press the Power Button on the right ear cup of your headset.
    Diagram of headset showing power button
  3. Push and hold the b Button on the left ear cup for 2 seconds.
    Diagram of headset with beats logo highlighted
  4. The indicator light will begin to flash steadily.
    Diagram of headset with light indicated

Your headset is now in pairing mode.

Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its information manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory documentation for the correct PIN or passkey.

From any iOS device (iPod, iPad, iPhone):

  1. Open Settings
    Settings app icon.
  2. Then Bluetooth.
    Settings menu with Bluetooth highlighted.
  3. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  4. Wait for your iOS device to display the detected Bluetooth accessory.
    Bluetooth settings page.
  5. Select the Bluetooth accessory to pair it with the iOS device.
    • If there is a passkey, put it in.
    • If there is no passkey then your Bluetooth accessory should be paired now.
Right Earcup

Power button

  • Turn on and off your headset
Right earcup

 

Left Earcup

Volume Up

  • This increases the volume
Left earcup

b Button

  • Press once to play/pause your audio
  • Press twice quickly to skip to the next song
  • Press three times quickly to skip back

Volume Down

  • Decrease the volume

The device needs to be within a reasonable range in order to connect.

  • In general, to pair and use a Bluetooth device (like a speaker, headset or smartwatch), the device needs to be within 10 feet of your computer or other device.
  • Some medium and higher-power devices can be farther, up to about 30 feet, but this tends to be for larger devices that plug in or have very large batteries, such as another computer, media streaming device, or a plug-in speaker system.
    Diagram of Recommended Bluetooth Distance

Try moving the Bluetooth device closer if you have trouble.

If you haven't already, please try the following steps:

  • Avoid wireless interference by keeping the device away from microwaves, wireless routers, cordless phones, other bluetooth devices and other electronics.
  • Ensure both your Beats and your paired Bluetooth device are on and fully charged.
  • Try increasing the volume on both your Beats and your paired Bluetooth device.
  • Ensure that your Beats is selected as the playback/recording device on a PC or input/output device on a Mac.
  • If all else fails try repairing your Beats with your Bluetooth device again.

It is possible that there is an issue with the Bluetooth connection on your phone or tablet.

Are you able to pair with other devices to test?

Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory manual for the correct PIN or passkey.

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar to all Android devices and generations.

Use one of the following connection methods:

  • Method 1 - The Drop Down Menu
  • Method 2 - Settings

Drop down menu

  1. Swipe down from the top of the device screen if it's a phone or up from the bottom of the device screen if it's a tablet to access the menu.
  2. Locate the Bluetooth icon.
    Picture of the Bluetooth B symbol.
  3. Press and hold the Bluetooth icon.
  4. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.

    This process will vary depending on what kind of device you have. Refer to your device's documentation for specifics on how to accomplish this.

  5. Ensure Bluetooth is On and then select your device from the list below.
  6. If you are prompted for a passkey, put it in. If there is no passkey, then your Bluetooth accessory should be paired now.

Android menu settings

  1. Locate and tap the Apps Menu.
    Screenshot of the Android Apps menu.
  2. Locate and tap the Settings icon.
    Screenshot of the settings icon.
  3. Select the Bluetooth. You may need to select Connections first.
  4. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.

    This process will vary depending on what kind of device you have. Refer to your device's documentation for specifics on how to accomplish this.

  5. Ensure Bluetooth is On and then select your device from the list below.
    Screenshot of the Android Bluetooth menu highlighting the on and off switch at the top and a device from the available devices list.
  6. If you are prompted for a passkey, put it in. If there is no passkey, then your Bluetooth accessory should be paired now.