How to Pair Beats Earbuds & Headphones to iPhone (2023)

Whether you've just purchased a new iPhone or are the proud new owner of Beats wireless headphones or earbuds, we'll show you how to connect your Beats to your iPhone. As a bonus, we've also included a list of common fixes if you've been struggling with your Beats not connecting to your iPhone. 

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How to Pair Beats Headphones & Earbuds to iPhone

While Beats Flex have been used to illustrate the steps below, these instructions are also compatible with Beats Fit Pro, Beats Studio Buds, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo3 Headphones, and Beats Studio3 Wireless. Follow the steps below to connect your Beats earbuds and headphones: 

  1. Locate the power button and turn on your Beats, placing them within a few feet of your iPhone.
  2. An image of your Beats will appear on your iPhone. Tap Connect

    Step 1
  3. Press and hold the power button on your Beats (prompted in the picture) for five seconds. You should see a flashing light, indicating your Beats are in pairing mode.

    Step 2
  4. Tap Continue.

    Step 3
  5. Your Beats should now be paired and listed as Connected in the list of Bluetooth devices.

    Step 4

Voilà! Your Beats earphones or headphones are now paired and ready to play some tunes. For more handy tips, sign up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter. 

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How to Fix Beats Not Connecting to iPhone

Hopefully, you didn’t have any problems pairing your Beats headphones to your iPhone and this was a painless, straightforward process for you. However, as we all know, technology is certainly not without its occasional hiccups. If you ran into trouble, here are some common solutions you can try if your Beats headphones or earbuds are not connecting to your iPhone. 

Fix #1: Check That Your Beats Have Enough Charge

One of the main reasons your Beats won't connect to your device is because of a barely-charged battery. Make sure your Beats headphones or earbuds have at least a 20-minute charge on them before trying to connect them to your iPhone. Unlike AirPods, your Beats headphones won't turn off automatically. So after a listening session, you'll want to make sure you manually turn off your Beats.

Fix #2: Make Sure Your iPhone Bluetooth Is Enabled

Sometimes the simple things are easy to miss! Your Beats headphones or earbuds will be unable to connect to your iPhone if Bluetooth is not enabled. To check this, open the Settings app on your iPhone, tap Bluetooth, and confirm the Bluetooth toggle is on. The toggle is green when Bluetooth is enabled. 

Fix #3: Turn Both Devices Off & On

Turn both your iPhone and Beats headphones or earbuds on and off again. This simple and effective method can solve a surprising number of software glitches. Once you've turned both devices back on, follow the steps above to try pairing your Beats to your iPhone. 

Hopefully, you are now fully immersed in your favorite song playing from your Beats headphones or earbuds! If you're an Apple Music subscriber, you can also learn how to download all your Apple Music songs at once to make them available for offline listening. 

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Gressa is a North Carolinian living “down under” and writing at She is a travel, permaculture, and creative writing enthusiast and has lived and traveled through South East Asia, South and Central America, Europe, and now Australia. You can find anything from riveting travel stories to how-to gardening articles at