Have you bought a Powerbeats Pro and are still at a loss on how to use it? If so, you’re not alone. Any new piece of technology has its learning curve, but it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your wireless earphones. If you’re also asking, how to pair my Powerbeats Pro, you’re on the right post.
The Powerbeats Pro debuted in April 2019 as the latest offering of the tech giant Apple. It’s an upgrade from its predecessor model Powerbeats Pro. Many will also argue that the Powerbeats Pro is way better than the most sought-after AirPods Pro.
Compared to older models, the Pro version has a lot more to offer. It has better features and undeniably improved sound quality.
However, new users may find it tricky to pair with their devices. Below, I outlined the steps together with other information to help you enjoy the earphones even more.
Table of Contents
- 1 How to Put Powerbeats Pro in Pairing Mode
- 2 Why are my Powerbeats Pro not Pairing?
- 3 How to fix Powerbeats Pro not showing up on Bluetooth
- 4 Can you Pair Powerbeats Pro Without the Case?
- 5 I can’t Reset my Powerbeats Pro. What Should I do?
- 6 Why are my Powerbeats Pro Flashing Red Light?
- 7 How to Charge your Powerbeats Pro
- 8 How to Check the Battery Level of Your Powerbeats Pro
- 9 Frequently Asked Questions
- 10 Last Words
How to Put Powerbeats Pro in Pairing Mode
If you’ve used other wireless earphones before, it would be a total breeze with Powerbeats Pro. Overall, it depends on the type of device you’re using.
But despite being an Apple product, you can still use the earphones on non-iOS or Mac devices like Android and Windows.
How to Pair Powerbeats Pro to iOS devices
Step 1. Turn on the Bluetooth of your iOS device. This includes iPhones, iPads, and so on.
Step 2. Put the Powerbeats Pro back into its case with the lid open.
Step 3. Next, place the open case at least two inches away from your device.
Step 4. After a few seconds, the Powerbeats Pro will be detected on the Bluetooth section.
Step 5. Select your Powerbeats Pro and follow the instructions that will pop on your phone.
How to Pair Powerbeats Pro to Android
If you’re an Android, Mac, or Windows user, you need to take the following steps. You can also try this if the steps above don’t work for your iOS device.
Step 1. Turn the Bluetooth connection on your chosen device. As with pairing with iOS, you should place the Powerbeats Pro inside and keep the lid open.
Step 2. After that, press and hold the earphones’ system button and wait for the LED light to blink.
Step 3. Next, choose the Powerbeats Pro from the available list of devices in the Bluetooth area.
Step 4. Follow the succeeding steps that will pop up on the screen of your device.
Step 5. If you have connected a different pair of wireless earphones to your device, it’s best to forget it first before connecting your Powerbeats Pro.
Why are my Powerbeats Pro not Pairing?
If you’ve tried the steps above and your Powerbeats Pro won’t pair still, there are other workarounds you can try. Take note that this problem can occur in just about any earphones across the brand.
In this case, you’ll have to reset your Powerbeats Pro to fix the problem.
1. For this specific generation, you need to place both earbuds back into the case. Make sure that you keep the case open.
2. After that, you need to press and hold the system button for around 15 seconds. Keep holding until you see the LED indicator lights start flashing. The lights are colored white and red.
3. Next, release the button. The LED indicator lights should keep flashing since this is a sign that the earbuds are ready for pairing.
4. After that, try the steps above and see if you can connect your Powerbeats Pro successfully to your chosen device.
How to fix Powerbeats Pro not showing up on Bluetooth
Sometimes, your wireless earbuds may not show up on the Bluetooth list of your device. This will make it impossible to pair and utilize the buds.
To fix this, try turning your device’s Bluetooth connection on and off. After that, try pairing or syncing your Powerbeats Pro.
Also, you should double-check if your Powerbeats Pro is in pairing mode. If not, it will not be discovered by the device. Simply press and hold the system button on the case to activate this mode.
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If that didn’t work either, try restarting your device. You may also need to update the firmware of your earbuds to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted connection.
Can you Pair Powerbeats Pro Without the Case?
You need the case of the Powerbeats Pro when pairing for the first time. After that, make sure that your device remembers the earbuds. So even if the earbuds got disconnected, it’s still paired and can be reconnected without the case.
However, if your Powerbeats Pro has been unpaired from your device, you need the case to pair it again. There’s no way around it since you need the system button to make the earbuds discoverable.
I can’t Reset my Powerbeats Pro. What Should I do?
The easiest way to reset your Powerbeats Pro is to press and hold the system button on the case. This works almost every time.
However, there are rare cases when the earbuds won’t reset even as you follow the mentioned steps. If the system button isn’t working after several ties, you may need to call the Apple Support hotline for help.
Nevertheless, you can try resting your earbuds for a while before trying to reset them. There’s a possibility that the device is just overworked.
Why are my Powerbeats Pro Flashing Red Light?
Powerbeats Pro has two indicator lights: white and red. If the red one flashes, it means that you only have one hour left on your charge. This means that you need to charge the unit.
Meanwhile, the white one means that you still have up to 8 hours left on listening time. However, if you’re charging and the indicator lights are blinking alternately, that means that the earbuds aren’t charging properly. It’s possible that the earbuds aren’t fitted well into the case, which prevents it from charging.
How to Charge your Powerbeats Pro
Once your Powerbeats Pro has a red blinking light, you need to charge it. This means that you only have less than an hour left.
To charge the earbuds, put them back on the charging case. Make sure that it’s fitted well in the proper position.
After that, connect the case to a power source using the lightning cable included in the package. Make sure that you always place the earbuds first before plugging in.
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If the indicator lights start blinking, unplug the cable and remove the earbuds from the case. After that, put it back and try charging again. But that didn’t work still, we suggest calling Apple support for professional help.
How to Check the Battery Level of Your Powerbeats Pro
To check the remaining battery level on your Powerbeats Pro, there are several options to choose from:
Option 1: Using the earbuds itself
Powerbeats Pro has indicator lights that tell you a rough estimate of how much charge is still left. If the white light is on, that means you have around 8 to 12 hours of runtime. However, once the red light turns on, it’s a warning that the Powerbeats Pro will shut down in one hour.
But once the red light is blinking, it’s a sign that the battery level is running out and must be charged right away.
Option 2: Using the paired device
If your Powerbeats Pro is paired with a mobile device, you can see the battery level using the Notification Center. Look for the ‘Batteries’ section or any similar counterpart on your device.
You’ll see exactly what battery percentage is left. This way, you’ll know if it’s time to charge or you can still stretch the remaining power for a few more songs.
Option 3: Using your Apple Watch
If you have your Powerbeats Pro paired with your Apple Watch, you can easily see the battery level on the Control Center. Simply tap the Apple Watch battery icon and it will show you the list of devices connected to it together with the remaining power.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Powerbeats Pro supposed to show a red light when charging?
Yes, your Powerbeats Pro should show a static red light while charging. However, if the red light is blinking, that means your earbuds aren’t charging and there’s an error. You may have to plug and unplug the earbuds to fix the problem.
Once you see a white static light that means your earbuds are already fully charged.
Can I charge my Powerbeats Pro without the case?
The only way to charge a Powerbeats Pro is by putting it back into its case. There are compatible replacement cases you can purchase in case you lost or damaged the original one.
Take note that these devices are designed for charging wirelessly using a case and no other way. Tweaking it isn’t a good idea either because it will void the warranty of your device.
What is the lifespan of a Powerbeats Pro?
Apple claims that their Powerbeats Pro can last for up to 24 hours of playback per charge with the case included. But without the case, you’ll still get 9 hours of playtime, which isn’t that bad if you’re working out, traveling, or working.
Overall, it’s the excellent battery life for its price.
Can you wear Powerbeats Pro in the rain?
Powerbeats Pro is IPX4 rated, which means it can withstand wetness. It can be submerged underwater and it can also resist water splashes and rain.
However, these earbuds can also withstand low-pressure water jet spray, so it’s totally safe to wear while walking in the rain, swimming, and even in the shower. This way, you can use your wireless earphones all day long.
Do Powerbeats Pro have noise cancellation?
The Powerbeats Pro has an active noise cancellation to block any ambient noise during calls and meetings. Aside from that, this has Transparency Modes that allow you to blend or augment the surrounding sounds as you like.
Knowing how to pair my Powerbeats Pro allowed me to enjoy it to the fullest. Overall, it’s a very intuitive device and Apple provides customer support for all your queries. They can also guide you to troubleshoot your earbuds in case you encounter problems.
Have you experienced any issues pairing your earbuds to your device? Let us know how you fix it!