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Powerbeats Pro: 9 tips and tricks to master Beats fully wireless earplugs



The new Powerbeats Pro offers everything Apple's AirPods ($ 199 on Amazon) but design for those who are more active. They are sweat and water resistant and feature Apple's H1 chip for easy pairing, Hey, Siri functionality, extended range and long battery life.

Apple began taking pre-orders last week with deliveries of the black Powerbeats Pro, expected on May 10. The remaining three colors will not be sent until later this summer.

With almost the same feature set as AirPods Powerbeats Pro goes beyond just a few Bluetooth earplugs. Learn how to master Powerbeats Pro with mating, battery life, and physical controls.

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Plug in your iPhone, iPad

Plug Powerbeats Pro with your iPhone is too easy.


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Pairing Powerbeats Pro with your iPhone takes two seconds – literally. Unlock your phone and open the charging case. An animation will pop up on your phone; press Connect .

The same process will also work on an iPad or iPod Touch ($ 200 at Walmart) running the latest version of iOS . As with Apple's AirPods, the first pairing of Powerbeats Pro is synchronized on all Apple devices with your iCloud account. So that two seconds the process is just paired with your iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch ($ 349 on Amazon)

Couple with an Android phone

Of course, you can still use Powerbeats Pro with a non-Apple device. If you have not already connected earplugs to another device, open the case next to your Android phone and enter the Bluetooth setup menu on your phone.

If you have already paired earplugs with another device, place both headphones in the case and then hold the button near the front until the light starts blinking white.

"Hi, Siri"

Thanks to Apple's H1 chip used in Powerbeats Pro, the earbuds support the "Hey, Siri" command from the box. When using earplugs you only say "Hi, Siri" followed by a command to play music, check messages or ask Siri questions. You don't have to wait for Siri to answer after the first wave phrase – just keep talking.

Deactivating Auto Ear Detection

  Powerbeats Pro Auto Ear Detection

If you are not an automatic play or auto pause fan, you can disable it.


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Powerbeats Pro automatically detects when inserted or removed from the ears. If you prefer not to have a sound pause or start automatically, you can disable it.

While using Powerbeats Pro, open the Settings app on any iOS device and select Bluetooth. Touch "in" next to the Powerbeats Pro name> switch to automatic ear detection to Off position.

Rename your Beats

If you want to personalize the name used in Bluetooth menus for Powerbeats Pro, you can do so in the same Bluetooth settings. On any iOS device go to Settings > Bluetooth > press "i" next to the Powerbeats Pro name> Name . Enter your custom name and exit the setup app.

Physical controls

Both earplugs have volume control as well as a button that can trigger Siri and control media playback. The Beats logo is a multifunction button, with different pressures that trigger different controls. Here are the steps we have discovered so far:

  • Long Pressure: Trigger Siri
  • Single Press: Play / Pause
  • Double Pressure: Skip Track
  • Triple Press: Return a Track

And Yes, the Physical the controls also work on devices other than Apple.

Checking battery life

Powerbeats Pro has some of the same features as Apple's AirPods, allowing you to easily check battery life.


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Check the battery life of your earplugs and the charging seat by placing the earplugs in the case and opening it next to your unlocked iPhone. A popup similar to the initial pairing prompt will appear, describing the battery life of all three bits.

Another option is to enable the battery widget in today's view and see battery life when using Powerbeats Pro actively.

Better fit

Within the box, under the charging case, you will find an instruction manual, a USB flash cable for charging the case and three additional sets of tips for earplugs. Each set has a different size, which should help you find the best fit for your ears.

The Powerbeats pros are sitting around your ear, and it's also adjustable. The earhook bends in all directions so you can place each earplug for a harder or looser fit based on your comfort.

Fast charge

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Place the earplugs in the charging bag for quick shutdown.


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The charging bag can quickly charge your earplugs. A 5-minute charge gives you 1.5 hours of use, while a 15-minute charge gives you 4.5 hours of use. In total, Powerbeats Pro has a battery life of up to nine hours.

If you are curious: Loading earplugs is done by placing them in the case. The right earpiece must be on the right side of the case and left on the left. When placing earplugs in the case, the magnets will control the earplug in the right place. The charging bag is charged via a flash port on the back of the bag.


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