Set up and use your Powerbeats

Here's everything you need to know to make the most of your Powerbeats.

Powerbeats earphone line-up

Turn on and charge your earphones

To turn your earphones on or off, press and hold the power button on your left earbud for 1 second.

Powerbeats power button

The first time you power on your Powerbeats, they're ready to pair with your device. The indicator light will flash to confirm that your Powerbeats are in pairing mode.

Charge your Powerbeats

Plug your earphones into a power source using the Lightning cable included. Your earphones provide up to 15 hours of playback from a full charge, and up to 1 hour of playback from a 5-minute charge.

When your earphones are turned on and set up, the LED indicator light on the left earphone shows how much listening time is left:

  • White: Up to 15 hours left
  • Red: Less than an hour left
  • Flashing red: Needs to charge


Pair your Powerbeats

Find out how to pair your Powerbeats earphones with your device.

Pair with an iPhone

Follow these steps to pair your earphones with your iPhone:

  1. Make sure your iPhone is unlocked and Bluetooth is on.
  2. Hold your Powerbeats next to your iPhone. 
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Pair with your Mac or another device that uses Bluetooth

Follow these steps to pair your Powerbeats with your Mac, iPad or any other device:

  1. Press the button on your left earbud until you see the indicator light flash. Your Powerbeats are now in pairing mode.
  2. On your device, go to the Bluetooth menu.
  3. Select your earphones from the list of discovered Bluetooth devices.

Pair with an Android device

Follow these steps if you have an Android device:

  1. Get the Beats app for Android.
  2. Open the Beats app.
  3. Hold your Powerbeats next to your device.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.


Use your Powerbeats

Find out how to play music, change the volume and answer calls.

Powerbeats volume button and


Play music

To control your music, you can use the "b" button  on your right earbud. Here are some things you can do:

  • To pause or play audio, press the "b" button once.
  • To skip to the next track, press the "b" button twice.
  • To listen to the previous track, press the "b" button three times.

Change the volume

To control volume, use the volume buttons on your right earbud.

  • Press and release the volume up button, or press and hold to increase volume continuously.
  • Press and release the volume down button, or press and hold to decrease volume continuously.


Answer calls

To control phone calls, use the "b" button  on your right earbud:

  • Press once to answer or end a call.
  • Press once to answer a second incoming call and put the first call on hold. When two calls are active, this switches between calls.
  • Press and hold for 1 second to reject an incoming call.
  • Press twice to stop listening through your earphones and send the call to your phone.


Hands-free controls

To activate Siri, you can say "Hey Siri". Or you can press and hold the "b" button  on your right earbud until you hear a chime. Then say what you need to. Find out what to do if Siri isn't working.

Siri features might vary by country or region.

To activate the voice assistance feature for other devices, press and hold the "b" button .


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