Headphones are a convenient way of blocking out external noise and an excellent tool for improving concentration. That is why I have held onto my Beats Studio 3 headphones for a while, and I refuse to get a newer model regardless of how much my nephew tries to persuade me.
While on a forum used by fellow Beats diehards, I realized many had problems getting their Studio 3 headphones in pairing mode. They were also finding it challenging to connect them to their Android devices.
Therefore, I wrote this article to make connecting new Beats Studio 3 headphone users to various devices easier. Below are instructions on how to pair the headphones to different devices and reset them in case of a pairing issue or malfunction.
- Ensure the Beats Studio 3 headphones are charged before pairing them to any device.
- You can turn on the headphones by pressing the power button for one second. The power button is located on the right earcup just above the fuel gauge.
- The headphones automatically go into pairing mode the first time you power them on.
- However, they will not go into pairing mode if they have previously been paired to another Apple device.
- You will know the headphones have been paired to another device if the LED lights are solid white instead of blinking.
- In this case, you can force the headphones into pairing mode by pressing and holding the power button for five seconds. Release the button once you see the fuel gauge LEDs flashing.
- To pair the headphones to an iPhone/iPad, get them in pairing mode and place them within five centimeters or two inches of the iPhone/iPad.
- A pop-up will appear on the iPhone/iPad, then press Connect, and you are done.
- If the pop-up does not show, get the headphones in pairing mode and go to the Bluetooth settings to complete the pairing process. This works for Android and other devices.
- Reset the Beats headphones by pressing the power and volume down buttons simultaneously.
Get the Beats Studio 3 Headphones in Pairing Mode
Before you get the headphones in pairing mode, ensure they are adequately charged. All the fuel gauge LEDs will light up once the headphones are fully charged.
Alternatively, you can charge the headphones for ten minutes and pair them to a source device, providing at least three hours of use. It will take one and a half hours to charge the headphones fully.
Once charged, turn on the Beat Studio 3 headphones by pressing the power button for one second. The power button is on the right earcup just above the fuel gauge and has an LED embedded in it.
If the headphones have never been paired to any device, you should see the fuel gauge LEDs flashing to show that the headphones are discoverable.
However, if the LED does not flash, the headphones have previously been connected to a different device.
In such instances, you can force the Beats Studio 3 into pairing mode by pressing and holding the power button for five seconds. Release the button once you see the fuel gauge LEDs flashing.
The headphones are discoverable at this point, and you can continue the pairing process on the source device.
Below are steps for pairing the headphones to different devices using Bluetooth.
Initiating Pairing Mode on Beats Studio 3 Headphones
Pair the Beats Studio 3 Headphones with an iPhone/iPad
Once the headphones are powered on and in pairing mode, place them within two inches or five centimeters of your iPhone or iPad.
Assuming the iPhone is unlocked and its Bluetooth is activated, you will see a pop-up on the screen prompting you to connect to the headphones.
Tap Connect and wait as the device establishes a connection to the headphones.
If the headphones are still connected to another device and are not in pairing mode, a prompt will appear on the screen asking you to press and hold the power button for five seconds. That will get the headphones into pairing mode, and you can now tap Connect on the iPhone/iPad.
Once the connection is established, the pop-up will show the headphones’ name and battery percentage, and you can tap Done to complete the pairing process.
If the pop-up does not appear on the iPhone screen, you can still connect it to the headphones using the traditional method.
The steps to follow are:
- Open the Settings app on the iPhone/iPad.
- Select Bluetooth and ensure it is turned on by tapping the toggle switch to highlight it green.
- Wait a few seconds as the device scans for available Bluetooth devices.
- The headphones will appear under ‘Other devices with the name Beats Studio 3.
- Tap the headphone’s name, and they should pair with your device.
Pairing Beats Studio 3 with an iPhone/iPad
Pair the Beats Studio 3 Headphones with an Android Device
The steps to pair your Beats Studio 3 headphones to an Android device are as follows:
- Open Settings, then select Connected devices.
- Then tap + Pair new device, and your device will enable Bluetooth and scan for devices broadcasting their signal.
- The Beats Studio 3 will appear under Available devices.
- Select the headphones, then tap ‘Pair’ and accept any pairing prompts that will come up.
You can also download the Beats Android app and use it to pair your phone with the Beats headphones.
From here, the app will guide you through the pairing process, and you can use it to find relevant information regarding the headphones, like the serial number.
Pairing Beats Studio 3 with an Android Device
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Pair the Beats Studio 3 Headphones with a MacBook
Below are instructions on how you can pair a MacBook using macOS Ventura 13 to the Beats Studio 3 headphones:
- Select the Apple menu, then navigate to System Settings > Bluetooth.
- Find the Beats Solo 3 headphones among the available devices and place the mouse pointer on them.
- Select Connect, and the Beats should pair with your MacBook.
- If you have a different version of the Mac operating system, the instructions to enable Bluetooth and pair devices are available on the Apple website.
Pairing Beats Studio 3 with a MacBook
Pair the Beats Studio 3 Headphones to a Windows Device
- Select the Start option from the Taskbar.
- Then go to Settings and click Bluetooth & devices.
- Ensure Bluetooth is enabled and then click + Add device > Bluetooth.
- The Windows device will scan for available devices, and the headphones will appear as Beats Studio 3.
- Select the headphones, and they will pair with your Windows device.
- The above instructions apply to Windows 11 devices, but you can find instructions for older versions on the Microsoft support page. There you will also find instructions on how to forget the headphones from your device.
Pairing Beats Studio 3 with a Windows Device
How to Reset the Beats Studio 3 Headphones?
It is crucial that you know how to reset the headphones in case of a malfunction or pairing issue. Fortunately, the resetting procedure is easy and involves using two buttons, as you shall see in the instructions below;
- First, forget the headphones from the Bluetooth settings on the source device.
- Then press the power and volume down buttons for ten seconds.
- The volume down button is on the left earcup just below the ‘b’ logo.
- Release the buttons once the LEDs on the headphones flash.
- You can now connect them to any device.
Resetting Beats Studio 3
Frequently Asked Questions
- Question: How do you enable pairing mode on Beats Studio 3?
- Answer: You power on the Beats by pressing the power button for one second. Then press and hold the power button for five seconds and release the button once you see the fuel gauge LEDs flash white.
- That means the headphones are in pairing mode.
- Question: How do I reset my Studio 3 Beats?
- Answer: First, disconnect the headphones from any device they are connected to.
- Then forget the headphones from the list of connected Bluetooth devices in the source device’s Bluetooth settings.
- Finally, press the power and volume down buttons simultaneously for ten seconds and only release them once you see the LEDs on the headphones flash.
Pairing the headphones to any device is easy as long as you know how to get the headphones in pairing mode. From there, all you have to do is go to the Bluetooth settings on your device and find the Beats among the available devices.
If you have issues with the pairing, you can go through the troubleshooting guide or contact the customer support service team. Happy listening.