Set up and use your Beats Flex earphones

Learn how to charge, pair, and use your Beats Flex.

two pairs of earphones facing opposite directions

Turn on and charge your Beats Flex

The power button is on the right control module. Press and hold the button for 1 second to turn your earphones on or off.

right control module diagram of power button and indicator light

To charge, plug your earphones into a power source using the included USB-C cable. Your earphones provide up to 12 hours of playback from a full charge. 

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

  • White: more than an hour left
  • Red: less than an hour left
  • Blinking red: needs to charge

Pair your Beats Flex

Learn how to pair your earphones with your device.

Pair with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Make sure that you turned on Bluetooth on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Hold your earphones next to your unlocked iOS device.
  3. Press and hold the power button on your earphones. When the indicator light flashes, your earphones are discoverable.
  4. Follow the instructions that appear on your iOS device.

If you can't connect to your device, learn what to do.

Pair with a Mac, an Android device, or another device

  1. Make sure that you turned on Bluetooth on your Mac, Android device, or other device.
  2. Hold your earphones next to your unlocked device.
  3. Press and hold the power button on your earphones. When the indicator light flashes, your earphones are discoverable.
  4. Open the Bluetooth menu on your Mac, Android device, or other device. For example, on your Mac, choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click Bluetooth.
  5. In the list of discovered Bluetooth devices, tap or click your earphones.

Learn how to connect using the Beats app for Android.

Use your Beats Flex

Learn how to play music, change the volume, and answer calls using the buttons on the left control module.

left control module diagram of volume controls and remote talk multi function buttons

Play music

To control audio playback, use the center button on the left control module: 

  • Press once to play or pause audio playback.
  • Press twice to skip to the next track. Press three times to skip backward.
  • Press twice and hold on the second press to scan forward through a track. Press three times and hold on the third press to scan backward through a track.

You can also pause audio by clipping your earphones together, and resume it by unclipping them.

Change the volume

To control playback volume, use the volume buttons on the left control module. To control call volume, use the volume controls on your phone.

  • 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 center button on the left control module:

  • 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 about a second to reject an incoming call.
  • Press twice to stop listening through your earphones and send the call to your phone.

Ask Siri

To activate Siri, press and hold the center button on the left control module until you hear a chime. Then say what you need. Learn 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, you can press and hold the center button on the left control module.


Reset your Beats Flex

  1. Press and hold both the power button and the volume down button for 15 seconds.
  2. When the LED indicator light flashes, release the buttons. Your earphones are now reset and ready to be set up with your devices again.


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