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How to connect Beats Studio Buds

Here's how to connect your Beats Studio Buds to your phone and other devices.
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August 29, 2022

You can use your Beats buds with many devices, but finding out how to connect Beats Studio Buds to various devices might seem daunting. Fortunately, it is not too tricky. You can likely connect your earbuds if your device has Bluetooth. Here’s how to do so on some common phones and operating systems.

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How to put the Beats Studio Buds into pairing mode

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Before connecting your Beats Studio Buds to a device, you’ll need to put them into Bluetooth pairing mode. This allows the earbuds and the device you’re connecting to find each other. It’s not too complicated:

  1. Open the lid of your Beats Studio Buds case.
  2. Hold the Beast Studio Buds near the device you wish to connect to.
  3. Press and hold the button on the case until the LED starts blinking.

Note that you don’t always have to do step three on specific devices such as iOS and Android smartphones.

How to connect Beats on Android

Connecting the Beats Studio Buds to an Android device is pretty straightforward:

  1. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your Android device.
  2. Follow the instructions to get your Beats into pairing mode through step two.
  3. A notification will pop up; select Tap to pair and follow any onscreen instructions.
  4. If this is the first time you’re connecting the Beats buds to this device, your phone may prompt you to set them up by selecting Set up now.

Sometimes, you might not see a prompt appear when holding the Beats buds next to your Android device. If that happens, open the Settings menu of your device and go to the Bluetooth section to select the Beats Studio Buds from the list.

How to connect Beats on iPhone

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Getting the Beats Studio Buds connected to an iOS device is also quite simple:

  1. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your iOS device.
  2. Follow the instructions to get your Beats into pairing mode through step two.
  3. Follow the onscreen pairing instructions that pop up.

If you don’t see anything pop up, you may have to open your iOS device’s Settings and head to the Bluetooth section to select the Beats Studio Buds there.

How to connect Beats to a Mac

Connecting your Beast Studio Buds to a Mac has a few more steps, but it’s still not too tricky:

  1. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your Mac.
  2. Follow all the steps for putting your Beats Studio Buds into pairing mode.
  3. Open the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Bluetooth.
  4. In the list of Bluetooth devices, click on your Beats Studio Buds.

How to connect Beats to a Windows PC

Windows PC owners can also use their Beats Studio Buds with their computer by doing the following:

  1. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your Windows PC.
  2. Follow all the steps for putting your Beats Studio Buds into pairing mode.
  3. Open the Start Menu > Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Add device > Bluetooth.
  4. Select your Beast Studio Buds from the list of available devices.

How to connect Beats to a Chromebook

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You can connect your Beats Studio Buds to a Chromebook in a similar manner to other devices:

  1. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your Chromebook.
  2. Follow all the steps for putting your Beats Studio Buds into pairing mode.
  3. At the bottom right of the screen, select Battery > Bluetooth > Pair new device.
  4. Select your Beats Studio Buds from the list.

If you don’t see an entry for Bluetooth after selecting Battery, your Chromebook device doesn’t have Bluetooth, and you won’t be able to use your Beats Studio Buds with it.


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FAQs

Yes. The Beats Studio Buds work with Android, and there’s an app available for Android, too.

The Beats Studio Buds do not have Bluetooth multipoint support, so you will have to disconnect from one device and then connect to another if you want to use two playback sources.