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How to Use Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones

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This guide will take you through the basic use of your Beats Powerbeats3 headset.

Beats Powerbeats 3 Headeset

? What would you like to do with your headset?

  1. Charge
  2. Power On/Off Headset
  3. Connect with Bluetooth
  4. Control Music Playback
  5. Update Firmware

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This guide will take you through the basic use of your Beats Powerbeats3 headset.

Beats Powerbeats 3 Headeset

  1. Connect the power cable to your headset.
    Headset showing charging port
  2. Your headset will begin charging.
  3. Allow your headset to charge for at least 10 minutes to give you enough power to complete setup.
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  1. Press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds on your headset.
    headset indicating power button
  2. Your headset will automatically connect to the last Bluetooth device it was connected to when you turn it on.
  3. Use the same button, holding for 5 seconds, to turn off your headset.

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.

  1. Bring your Beats headphones close to your iOS or macOS device.
  2. Press the Power button on your headphones.
    diagram of the headphones with the power button highlighted
  3. Your device will pop up a connect prompt. Select Connect.
    screenshot of iPhone dialog offering connection to Beats headphones
  4. The headphones will connect. Tap Done.
    Screenshot of a connected beats headset with the Done button highlighted
  1. Bring your headphones close to your Android device.
  2. Press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds on your headset.
    headset indicating power button
  3. Swipe down on your device.
  4. Press and hold the Bluetooth icon.
    bluetooth icon
  5. Make sure Bluetooth is on and select the headset.
    bluetooth menu with on off toggle and headset highlighted

RemoteTalk has your controls, as well as the microphone for your headset.

Volume Up

Increase the volume

Diagram of RemoteTalk controls

Multi-function button

  • Will play or pause when listening to music
  • Will pick up an incoming call, or hang it up
  • Will activate voice features on your smartphone when nothing is playing

Volume Down

Decrease the volume

  1. Connect your headset to your computer using the charging cable.
    headset showing charging port
  2. On your computer, go to
  3. Look on the band connecting each earpiece to the other to locate your serial number.
    band showing location of serial number
  4. Enter the serial number of your headset, then select Verify My Serial Number.
    serial number prompt with verify my serial number button highlighted
  5. Follow the instructions on screen to download and run the Beats updater.