The Beats Flex earbuds, which were released in 2020, are a decent pair of wireless neckband earphones for those who don’t want to spend time untangling wired earphones and don’t want to empty their pockets on the more expensive AirPods. Apple sells the Beats Flex for $69.99 on its official product page in four colors: Flame Blue, Beats Black, Smoke Grey, and Yuzu Yellow.
The Beats Flex is ideal for use on the go due to the built-in microphone and on-device playback controls. The Beats Flex earbuds have a listening time of up to 12 hours on a single charge, which isn’t particularly impressive. The Apple W1 chip, which enables features like Audio Sharing with other Beats headphones or AirPods, is the earbuds’ unique selling point.
Whether you buy the Beats Flex online or in an Apple Store, the first thing you should do is make sure the earphones connect to your iPhone and work properly. Although the store staff can assist you, you should be familiar with the basics of turning on and configuring the Beats Flex earbuds. Once you’ve confirmed that the buds are working properly, continue wearing them on your way home and listen to your favorite music or podcasts.
How to set up Beats Flex earbuds with your iPhone
When you buy a pair of wireless earphones or a Bluetooth neckband, they usually come with a partial battery charge so that you can turn them on and pair them with your iPhone right away. If that is not the case and the Beats Flex earbuds do not turn on right away, plugging them into a power source with the included USB-C cable is a good idea. Because the earbuds support quick charging, you can plug them in for a few minutes and they’ll be charged enough to connect to your iPhone.
To pair, unlock your iPhone, turn on Bluetooth, and then squeeze the Beats Flex earbuds together. Now, press and hold the neckband’s power button until the light indicator flashes white, indicating that the neckband is ready to connect. Within seconds, your iPhone should recognize the Beats Flex earbuds and display an on-screen prompt with the earbuds’ name on top and a short animation (via Apple).
Tap Connect near the bottom of the prompt, and you’re done — your Beats Flex earbuds have been successfully paired with your iPhone. The prompt will now display the percentage of battery life remaining in the earbuds. To complete the process, press the Done button. The earbuds will appear in the Bluetooth settings menu once connected. When you connect the Beats Flex earphones to your iPhone, you can control audio playback, change volume, answer or reject calls, and activate Siri.
How to troubleshoot the Beats Flex earbuds
If you are unable to connect the Beats Flex earbuds to your iPhone, keep both devices within 30 feet of each other and check the sound settings through the Bluetooth menu. If you’ve established a connection but your earbuds are still unable to communicate with your iPhone, open the Bluetooth menu, tap the information icon beside Beats Flex, and then tap Forget This Device. Re-establish the connection between the devices after that. Apple recommends that users check the volume on their earphones if they still do not appear to be working. The company recommends testing the volume by playing a track on the device offline and then increasing the volume using both the earbuds’ and the iPhone’s controls (via Apple).
Read more; ANDROID AUTO 8.0 WILL MAKE YOU WONDER ABOUT ITS FUTURE
If that doesn’t work, the next best option is to reset the Beats Flex. Hold the power and volume down buttons of the earbuds together for 15 seconds to reset them. Release both buttons and try pairing the product with your iPhone again once the LED indicator on the earbuds starts flashing. Assume you are unable to connect your Beats Flex earbuds to your iPhone despite following the steps outlined here. In that case, contact Apple Customer Support, explain your problem, and visit the nearest store to get the best resolution possible.