There was a time when Beats was the exclusive audio provider for HTC. But the good old days are no longer good. HTC perished, and then the rise of Apple and its iPhones began. Consequently, Beats is now Apple’s authorized and exclusive partner. However, because of the near-perfect audio and synergy between base and treble, a lot of Android user want to try beats with their devices. If you are one of them and trying to connect Beats to Android, you are in the right place.
How to Connect Beats to Android & iPhone
Before you begin to connect beats to Android, there are a few prerequisites that you need to make sure of. First is that you should have any of the following Beats headphones.
These are capable of connecting with Android. If you have any other devices, they possibly might not connect. The devices that can connect are:
- Beats X
- Beats Solo
- Beats Studio
If you have these, you can proceed forward with the connection process. The process is easy to follow and we have described them in steps.
Step 1: Turn on Beats Headphones
The first step is as easy as it can get. You need to turn on your Beats Headphones. Depending on the model of your headphones, the switch may be located beside the right or left ear cup. Press and hold the button for 3 seconds, and it should turn on.
Step 2: Charge Your Beats Headphone
If you are noticing that a red LED is blinking along with a blue LED, your beats headphones need to be charged. Therefore, put it on charging for now and when complete, proceed with the next set of steps. When the charging is complete, you will notice that a green LED is lighted up.
Step 3: Put Your Headphones in Pair Mode
In certain Beats headphones, the pairing mode is different. Usually, in newer variants, when you turn on, the headphones already go into pair mode. However, for the more expensive ones, you have to put them into pair mode.
If you are using Crossbeats or Beats Studio, press the power button twice, and the LED should start blinking. This means your Beats headphone is ready to pair with any device.
Step 4: Turn On the Bluetooth on your Phone
Turning on the Bluetooth on your Android device is another important step. Usually, a lot of users are already familiar with it. However, if you are not, this is how you can do it. Simply, drag down the notification panel and tap on the Bluetooth icon. When the Bluetooth icon is highlighted, your device is ready to pair with Beats Headphones.
Step 5: Pair Your Android Phone with Beats Headphone
Now, this is possibly the biggest step, and you need to configure it properly. When you turned on your Bluetooth, the icon was highlighted. When this is done, follow these steps:
- Drag down the notification panel and press and hold the Bluetooth icon. The Bluetooth menu will open.
- Depending on your phone’s model, you might notice a small window instead. Press on More.
- First, you will see the list of paired devices. Scroll down, and you will see the list of available devices ready to pair.
- Find Beats Headphones. Depending on your headphone’s model, the name should be either CrossBeats or Studio.
- Tap on the Headphone’s name.
- You will receive a Bluetooth Pairing Request confirmation. Tap on Pair.
That’s it. Now, your device is successfully paired and ready to play music. You can also see the battery levels near the connection profile.
Additional Settings After Connecting Beats to Android
If you have successfully connected your Beats Headphones to Android, you should configure a few additional settings. The first setting is to change the Audio Type from SBC to AAC. The AAC format is an HD Format, and you should always enable it for clear audio.
If you are using a high end Android phone, you might also have the option to enable AptX or AptXHD. Whatever is available, enable it before you start enjoying listening to music.
How to Fix If Beats Not Connecting to Android?
If Beats headphones are not connecting to Android, it is possible that you haven’t followed the settings correctly. However, it is also possible that there is a problem with either the headphone or your Android phone. Whatever the reason might be for Beats not connecting to Android, in this section, we will make sure to fix it.
Fix 1: Charge Your Headphones
This step is already listed as step 2 in the above section. However, if you did not follow it accurately, you might have missed it. But the important thing is charging is important for your Beats Headphones.
Your headphones don’t have any other power source than its very own battery. If they are not charged, you won’t be able to connect them with Android. Instead, you will see a red and blue LED blinking continuously without pairing.
Fix 2: Restart Your Android and Beats Headphone
If charging your headphones didn’t help in connecting them to your Android phone, it is possible that there is some other fault. In this case, you need to restart your device and headphone.
For your phone, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, and this will make it go for a hard boot. In the case of headphones, you need to again press and hold the power button. It will turn off.
Now turn on both devices and follow the guide in the above section to connect them again. Check whether you are able to connect it or not.
Fix 3: Unpair Unnecessary Devices
The next method to fix Beats headphones not connecting to an Android phone is to unpair unnecessary devices from your Android. The process is usually simple but if you are not aware, here are the steps:
- Drag down the notification panel and tap and hold on the Bluetooth icon.
- Depending on your phone’s model, you will need to click on More.
- Now, tap on paired devices, and then tap on unpair.
- Do this for all the devices you don’t use anymore.
Now, follow the above guide and pair your beats headphones to check whether it is connecting or not.
Fix 4: Check Your Headphone Battery
Sometimes, you will notice that the LED light on your headphones will keep blinking and won’t connect. This is a clear sign of battery issues. However, you won’t be able to change the battery yourself.
You will need to visit your nearby authorized Beat service station with your headphones. if your Beats headphones are under warranty, you will also need the invoice. This is probably the last option to get your headphones fixed and connected to an Android phone.
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