beats, owned by apple, makes a number of different headphones, from small in-ear headphones that plug into an audio jack to wireless, over-the-head headphones that connect via bluetooth. Connecting wired headphones is just a matter of plugging them into your Mac’s audio jack. but with wireless, it may seem like it’s not that simple.
In this article, I’ll show you how to connect beats to your mac. If you want to know how to connect beats solo 3 or beats x to your mac, keep reading.
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how to connect wireless beats headphones to your mac
The first thing you need to do is locate the power button on your beats headphones. this varies depending on the model of headphones you have. therefore, if you are unsure, please refer to the manual or quick start guide that was included.
You should also make sure your headphones are charged before you try to pair them with your mac. it’s worth plugging them into a usb charger for five minutes before you start to make sure they have enough power.
- Press and hold on the power button until the LED starts flashing.
- On your Mac, click on the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.
- Select Bluetooth.
- Choose your Beats headphones from the list of devices.
- Click Pair.
your beats are now paired with your mac and connected to it. Beats headphones remember which device they were last connected to and automatically reconnect when in range.
However, if you use them with another device, such as an iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to manually reconnect them with your Mac. turn on your beats, click the bluetooth menu in the menu bar, hover over the headphones and choose connect. alternatively you can go to bluetooth in system preferences, select them from the list and press connect.
I find it useful to run maintenance scripts in the cleanmymac x maintenance module. can identify and report any issues and allow you to fix them with the push of a button. it will also free up ram, making you less likely to run into problems. this is how to use it:
- Grab yourself a free copy of CleanMyMac X.
- Install and launch the app.
- Choose Maintenance from the list of modules on the left.
- In the middle window, check the box next to Run Maintenance Scripts.
- Press Run.
troubleshooting bluetooth connection between your beats and mac
If you’re having trouble reconnecting your beats, here’s how you can fix your bluetooth connection:
- go to the apple menu and select system preferences.
- click bluetooth.
- in the list of devices, choose your beats.
- click “x” then forget the device.
following the instructions above, pair your beats with your mac device.
If you find that the bluetooth connection between your headset and your mac keeps dropping, try running cleanmymac x, as explained above. You can also try restarting your mac, making sure macOS is up to date, or turning your headset off and on again.
beats wireless headphones are very convenient for listening to your favorite music or podcasts on mac, whether at home, in a coffee shop or on a plane. By following the steps above, you can connect them to your Mac with no extra effort. and don’t forget to try cleanmymac x to solve your mac problems. happy listening!