How to connect the Beats Studio Buds to any device (2024)

While most earbuds work on iOS and Android devices, you usually get access to fewer features, lower audio quality, and so on across the divide. The Apple AirPods for example are not great on a Pixel 8 Pro.

However, Beats earbuds like the Studio Buds and Studio Buds Plus are great on both Android and iOS. And we’ll show you how to pair them to your phone or laptop.

QUICK ANSWER

To pair Bose earbuds with any device, first put them in pairing mode. Open the case lid or press and hold the system button until the LED flashes. Then, go to the device’s settings to finish the pairing as we’ve shown in the different sections of the article.

JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

  • How to put your Beats Studio Buds in pairing mode
  • How to pair your Beats Studio Buds to a Mac or MacBook
  • How to pair your Beats Studio Buds to a Windows PC
  • How to pair your Beats Studio Buds to an iPhone or iPad
  • How to pair your Beats Studio Buds to an Android phone or tablet

How to put your Beats Studio Buds in pairing mode

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You need to put the Beats Studio Buds and Beats Studio Buds Plus in pairing mode before you can connect them to a device. Here’s how:

  1. Open the case lid of your Studio Buds and hold it near the device you want to connect to.
  2. Long-press the system button on the case until the LED flashes.

How to pair your Beats Studio Buds to a Mac or MacBook

Unlike iOS, macOS doesn’t have one-step pairing, so you have to connect your Beats earbuds manually. Here’s how to pair Beats Studio Buds to a Mac:

  1. Put the earbuds in pairing mode by following the steps above.
  2. Click the Apple logo at the top left corner of your Mac’s home screen.
  3. Select System Settings from the drop-down.

  • Go to Bluetooth, turn it on, and wait for your Beats Studio Buds or Buds Plus to show on the Nearby Devices list.
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  • Click the Connect button next to the earbuds.
  • How to pair your Beats Studio Buds to a Windows PC

    Pairing the Studio Buds is similar to pairing the Studio Pro headphones. Here’s how to connect Beats Studio Buds Plus to a Windows laptop or desktop:

    1. Put the earbuds in pairing mode.
    2. Open the Windows Settings app.
    3. Go to Bluetooth & devices > Add device and enable Bluetooth.

  • Select Bluetooth from the options.
  • Find and select the Beats Studio Buds Plus from the Available Devices list.
  • How to pair your Beats Studio Buds to an iPhone or iPad

    You can connect the Beats Studio Buds and Buds Plus to your iPhone or iPad using one-step pairing. Here’s how:

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    1. Put the earbuds in pairing mode and hold them close to your iOS device. A box will pop up, prompting you to connect them.
    2. Tap Connect to pair the earbuds with your phone.

    If this doesn’t work, you’ll need to do it manually. Here’s how to connect Beats Studio Buds to an iPhone through the Settings app:

    1. Put the buds in pairing mode.
    2. Go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iOS device.
    3. Choose the Beats Studio Buds from the Other Devices list.

    How to pair your Beats Studio Buds to an Android phone or tablet

    You can pair the Beats Studio Buds to an Android device by using Google Fast Pair or setting up a manual connection. Follow these steps to use Fast Pair:

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    Fast pairing takes much of the inconvenience away from pairing manually.

    1. Put the earbuds in pairing mode.
    2. Turn on your phone or tablet’s Bluetooth from Quick Settings or by going to Settings > Connected Devices > Bluetooth.
    3. Hold the charging case next to the phone with the earbuds inside. A pop-up notification will appear, prompting you to quickly connect the devices.
    4. Tap Connect.

    Note that you need an Android device running Android 6.0 or later with Bluetooth and Location enabled to use Fast Pair.

    If the fast pair notification doesn’t appear, here’s how to connect Beats Studio Buds manually:

    1. Put the earbuds in pairing mode.
    2. Navigate to Settings > Connected Devices and enable Bluetooth.
    3. Tap Pair new device and wait for the earbuds to show up under Available devices.
    4. Select the earbuds from the list.

    FAQ

    You cannot pair the Beats Studio Buds to a PS4 or PS5 console out of the box. You need a USB Bluetooth adapter.

    You can pair the Beats Studio Buds to your Nintendo Switch out of the box.

    The Beats Studio Buds are not compatible with Xbox because the console lacks native support for Bluetooth audio. You need to connect to your TV’s Bluetooth or to your phone and stream the game with the Xbox mobile app.

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