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Beats Earbuds Won’t Connect To iPhone (How to Fix)

We love our Beats earbuds and when they are working properly, they help us to enjoy the music. When they are connecting to your iPhone, however, it can be a problem but that problem is often easy to fix.

When Beats earbuds won’t connect to an iPhone, potential issues might include charging port obstructions, custom naming incompatibilities, and Bluetooth interference. Make sure the charging ports are clean and remove any other connected Bluetooth devices.

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Check the Charging Ports

If the earbuds are not charged properly, they are not going to operate properly. This may include having a problem connecting them to your iPhone.

The charging ports for the earbuds are often the first place to experience a problem. Those ports can become clogged with debris, lint, dirt, and almost anything else imaginable.

You can clean a charging port out using a toothpick but you have to be very careful that you don’t damage any of the internal components. You can also blow it out with compressed air.

After you clear the charging port, reconnect the charger and try to charge the earbuds fully. At that point, they should connect to your iPhone seamlessly.

Wrong Name

Beats earbuds can be renamed to something that you choose. Many people appreciate the opportunity to do so, as it helps them to express their individuality.

At the same time, however, this may not be something that is always compatible with your iPhone. You might find that it is necessary to rename your device back to its original name and then try to connect again.

Unfortunately, if you find that it is not compatible with a changed name, you will have to keep it at the device name given by the manufacturer. Otherwise, you will continue to have connectivity issues.


This is something that can happen to any earbud but it seems as if Beats has a particular issue associated with it. If there is any interference nearby, you may not be able to connect via Bluetooth.

The Bluetooth technology is one of the problems in this regard. You have to be within about 30 feet of the device in order for it to connect and if there is something blocking the signal, you may have connectivity issues.

Finally, if you are using the earbuds in an area where there is a strong magnetic field, it can interfere with the ability to connect. Medical equipment, microwave ovens, and computers are some possible culprits.

After moving the earbuds close to the iPhone and away from any other possible interference, you may find that they connect quickly and easily.

Top Reasons Beats Earbuds Won’t Connect To iPhone

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The technology we use on a daily basis just keeps getting better and better. As it continues to change, however, we may also experience problems on occasion. One of those problems is if your earbuds will not connect to your iPhone.

Earbuds will not connect to an iPhone if you are having Bluetooth problems. You must have the devices in close proximity to each other and make sure they are fully charged. Once they are connected, you should stay within 30 feet of the connected device.

This is one of the options to consider when your earbuds are not connecting to an iPhone. We will consider a number of other possibilities, along with some that are specific to certain brands in the article below.

Fixes For Beats Earbuds That Won’t Connect To iPhone

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It can be a struggle to connect earbuds that just don’t seem to be compatible with our iPhone. In many cases, there is something specific going on that can be fixed, if you just take the proper steps.

The first thing to do to get the earbuds connected again is to diagnose the problem. Here are 3 different things you can check and perhaps even fix very easily.

1. Bluetooth Problems: Bluetooth technology is fantastic but there are problems associated with it as well. It has a limited range and it can experience interference if we have it in close proximity to other electronic devices.

To give the earbuds the best opportunity to connect to the iPhone, you should start with the two close to each other. Although Bluetooth has a range of 33 feet, if you have them within a foot or two for the connection process, it makes it a lot easier for them to connect.

You can continue to use Bluetooth once it is connected until the batteries are very low. For the connection process, however, it is best if the batteries are at full charge. This will give you the best opportunity to connect successfully.

2. Interference: One big issue that can keep earbuds from connecting to an iPhone is interference. We’ve already discussed the possibility that Bluetooth interference exists, but it can also occur for other reasons as well.

Inside of even the tiniest earbuds are magnets that align themselves and allow the earbuds to work properly. If there is a magnetic source nearby that is interfering with the earbuds, you will not be able to connect properly.

Any type of strong magnetic field can have this impact. This includes the possibility that some medical equipment is operating in the area or even if you are trying to use the connection somewhere near a microwave.

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Large computer systems and other electronic devices can also impact the ability to connect earbuds to an iPhone. You can troubleshoot these things by moving away from the source of the possible interference and trying the connection again.

3. App Settings: There are almost an endless number of iPhone apps available to send sound to the earbuds. These include some very popular apps as well as others, which may provide some specific benefit.

If you are having problems connecting the earbuds, you should go into the app settings and see if there is something that should not be set. In fact, it is best if you simply set everything to factory default in the app and try connecting again.

App settings are usually for adjusting the sound and making it a more pleasurable experience. If certain settings are not established properly, however, it can keep the earbuds from connecting.

Common Reason Earbuds Won’t Connect To iPhone

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When iPhone accessories, such as earbuds, won’t connect it can be a very frustrating problem. You expect everything to work seamlessly, but what can be done when the earbuds won’t connect properly?

1. Perform a Restart: This is something that you will likely hear if you call tech support about the problem. They will tell you to restart the device, but they do it for a very specific reason.

If there are things running in the background that are interfering with the ability of your earbuds to connect, restarting the device will clear that issue and allow the connection to continue. Just make sure that you shut down the iPhone completely and leave it off for a few minutes before restarting.

Restarting the earbuds is also a good idea because they may have developed a temporary glitch that keeps them from connecting. Each earbud is going to have its own way of resetting. Some will be put back in the case and others may have a combination of buttons that are pushed.

If restarting the device and the earbuds does not work as expected, you can try restarting Bluetooth.

Check the owner’s manual for how to turn Bluetooth off and on for each device. You should also remove the earbuds from the accepted Bluetooth devices list on your iPhone.

After reconnecting Bluetooth on both the device and the earbuds, make sure that everything is in discoverable mode. This should allow them to reconnect seamlessly.

2. Software Update: One of the most important things to do is to keep up-to-date on any software you are using. On your iPhone, this includes iOS, which is sometimes updated to make major changes in the way things work.

If you are using a specific app to operate the earbuds and you are not getting a connection, you can try updating the software for the app as well. If necessary, delete the app and download a fresh setup.

3. Firmware Update: Finally, there may be software that is running in the background to power the earbuds and you are unaware of it. Some earbuds will have firmware and when it updates, it may be to keep up with any updates to the iPhone’s operating system.

Go to the website associated with the earbud manufacturer and check for firmware updates. If there is one, download it and follow the instructions for updating the firmware successfully.

ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on November 22, 2023.

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