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How to Set Up Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones

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Introduction

Beats Studio3 are the new noise canceling headphones that come with Apple's W1 communication chip.
A selection of Beats Studio 3 headsets

To begin this setup guide, unbox your headphones.

1 Charge

  1. Plug the micro-USB into your headphones.
    Picture of headphones charging with the power connection highlighted
  2. Your Beats Studio3 will begin to charge.

? Are you pairing with an iOS or Android device?

  1. iOS
  2. Android

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Beats Studio3 are the new noise canceling headphones that come with Apple's W1 communication chip.
A selection of Beats Studio 3 headsets

To begin this setup guide, unbox your headphones.

  1. Plug the micro-USB into your headphones.
    Picture of headphones charging with the power connection highlighted
  2. Your Beats Studio3 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

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