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How to Set Up Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones

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Introduction

This guide will walk you through the basic setup for your Beats Solo 3 Headphones.

Beats Solo 3 Headphones

1 Charge

  1. Plug the micro-USB into your headphones.
    Headphones plugged in to charge

  2. Your Beats Solo 3 will begin to charge.

? Are you pairing with an iOS or Android Device?

  1. Apple iOS
  2. Android

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This guide will walk you through the basic setup for your Beats Solo 3 Headphones.

Beats Solo 3 Headphones

  1. Plug the micro-USB into your headphones.
    Headphones plugged in to charge

  2. Your Beats Solo 3 will begin to charge.
  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

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 Android device.
  2. Press the Power button on your headphones.
    diagram of the headphones indicating the power button
  3. Swipe down on your device.
  4. Press and hold the Bluetooth icon.
    Bluetooth Symbol
  5. Make sure Bluetooth is on and select the headphones.
    screenshot of bluetooth settings with the on off switch and device highlighted