If you own an iPhone or iPad and would like to keep all your mobile device accessories within the Apple family, one of your choices when it comes to personal listening equipment is Beats by Dre. Like most Apple products, pairing a new set of Beats wireless headphones, earphones, or earbuds to an iOS device is pretty easy and seamless, especially if you've upgraded to the latest version of the operating system. All it takes is a solid Bluetooth connection.
Beats has a couple of wired devices that are still in circulation, namely the urBeats earphones, Beats EP headphones, and Beats Pro noise-isolating headphones. Depending on which model you have, all you need to start hearing audio through them is to connect the device directly to your iPhone or iPad using either a 3.5mm cable or a lightning cable (via Apple). Pairing is only necessary for Beats' wide array of wireless products.
Before getting started, ensure that your iPhone or iPad has Bluetooth connectivity. To do this, launch the Settings app, go to Bluetooth, and switch the Bluetooth toggle to the on position. Alternatively, Apple notes that you can also swipe down from the top-right edge of your Apple device and tap the Bluetooth button in the Control Center until it turns blue (this means it's switched on).
The setup process for most wireless Beats gadgets are the same, namely for the Beats Solo Pro, Beats Studio3 Wireless, and Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones as well as the connection process for the Beats Flex, Powerbeats, and BeatsX earbuds. While some models indicate that the steps should work for devices that are still running iOS 10 (Solo3 Wireless or BeatsX) or iOS 11 (Studio3 Wireless), keeping your iPhone or iPad's operating system up-to-date could guarantee a successful device pairing without even the slightest hiccup. Once you've done the necessary updates and checked if Bluetooth is enabled, do the following:
Once the second set of headphones is detected, it should appear on the iPhone or iPad screen. Hit Share Audio and follow the onscreen prompts to finalize the connection and start listening together.