How to Connect Powerbeats3 Earphones to Bluetooth

Introduction

This guide will walk you through pairing your Beats Powerbeats3 headset to your device.

Beats Powerbeats 3

1 Charge

  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.

? What kind of device are you connecting your headset to?

  1. Android
  2. iOS iPhone or iPad
  3. macOS Computer
  4. Windows Computer

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This guide will walk you through pairing your Beats Powerbeats3 headset to your device.

Beats Powerbeats 3

  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.
  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

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?

  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. Turn on your headset by pushing and holding the Power Button for 5 seconds.
    Diagram of holding power button for 5 seconds

Some Bluetooth devices are configured to require a PIN or a passkey. If this is the case, check your Bluetooth device's documentation for the correct default PIN or passkey.

  1. 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.

  2. Click the Start button.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
  3. Tap on Settings.
    Windows 10 Settings
  4. Then click on Devices.
    Devices Settings
  5. Select Bluetooth & other devices from the left-hand column and ensure the Bluetooth switch is in the On position to the right.
    Bluetooth & other devices and the Bluetooth toggle highlighted
  6. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
    Add Bluetooth or other device highlighted
  7. Select Bluetooth from the list.
    Bluetooth highlighted
  8. Select the device you want to pair the system with.
    Bluetooth device highlighted
  9. If asked to enter or verify the passcode showing on the other device, do so.
    Bluetooth PIN highlighted
  10. Click on Done.
    Done highlighted
  11. After the pairing was successful the device will show the Paired status under its name.
    Paired device highlighted
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