Powerbeats Pro: 9 tips and tricks to get the most out of Apple’s wireless earbuds

Apple has routinely launched new colours for its Powerbeats Professional line. 

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Apple’s Powerbeats Pro wi-fi earbuds look very totally different than the AirPods Pro, however that is simply because they’re designed for people who find themselves extra energetic and want one thing to put on whereas figuring out. They’ve sweat and water-resistance built-in, so it is a pure match for health buffs. 

And but, these colourful earbuds have much more in widespread than Apple’s AirPods than it seems. For starters, they use the identical H1 chip that makes issues like simple pairing or always-on Hey Siri performance potential. 

Let’s stroll you thru methods to pair your Powerbeats Professional, modify settings, management playback and extra.

Pairing the Powerbeats Professional together with your iPhone is method too simple. 

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Pairing the Powerbeats Professional together with your iPhone takes two seconds — actually. Unlock your iPhone and open the charging case. An animation will present up in your telephone; faucet Join.

This identical course of may also work on an iPad or iPod Touch ($118 at Back Market) working the newest model of iOS. As with Apple’s AirPods, the preliminary pairing of the Powerbeats Professional will sync throughout all Apple gadgets utilizing your iCloud account. In order that two-second course of simply paired it together with your iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch ($269 at Back Market).

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Powerbeats Professional are similar to AirPods, however in a unique kind. 

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Pair with an Android telephone

After all, you may nonetheless use the Powerbeats Professional with a non-Apple gadget. If you have not already paired the earbuds to a different gadget, open the case subsequent to your Android telephone and go into the Bluetooth settings menu in your telephone.

In case you have paired the earbuds with one other gadget already, place each earbuds within the case after which maintain within the button close to the entrance of the case till the standing gentle begins blinking white.

‘Hey, Siri’

Because of Apple’s H1 chip that is used within the Powerbeats Professional, the earbuds help the “Hey, Siri” wake command out of the field. Everytime you’re utilizing the earbuds, simply say “Hey, Siri” adopted by a command to play music, verify messages, or ask Siri questions. You do not have to attend for Siri to reply after the preliminary wake phrase — simply hold speaking.

Flip off Computerized Ear Detection

Powerbeats Pro auto ear detection

If you happen to’re not a fan of auto-play or auto-pause, you may disable it. 

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The Powerbeats Professional will robotically detect when they’re put in or taken out of your ears. If you happen to’d moderately not have audio pause or begin robotically, you may disable it.

Whereas utilizing the Powerbeats Professional, open the Settings app on any iOS gadget and choose Bluetooth. Faucet on the “i” subsequent to the Powerbeats Professional title > toggle Computerized Ear Detection to the Off place.

Rename your Beats

If you wish to personalize the title utilized in Bluetooth menus in your Powerbeats Professional, you are able to do that in the identical Bluetooth settings. On any iOS gadget go to Settings > Bluetooth > faucet the “i” subsequent to the Powerbeats Professional title > Title. Kind in your customized title and exit the settings app.

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These charging contacts sit cosy within the case for fast charging. 

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Bodily controls

Each earbuds have quantity controls in addition to a button that may set off Siri and management media playback. The Beats emblem is a multifunction button, with numerous presses triggering totally different controls. Listed below are the actions we have found up to now:

  • Lengthy press: Triggers Siri
  • Single press: Play/Pause
  • Double press: Skip monitor
  • Triple press: Return one monitor

And sure, the bodily controls even work on non-Apple gadgets. 

Verify battery life

Powerbeats Professional has a few of the identical options as Apple’s AirPods, corresponding to simply checking battery life. 

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Checking the battery lifetime of your earbuds and the charging case by putting the earbuds within the case and opening it subsequent to your unlocked iPhone. A pop-up just like the preliminary pairing immediate will present up, detailing the battery life for all three items.

Another choice is to enable the Battery widget in the Today view and viewing battery life once you’re actively utilizing the Powerbeats Professional.

Get a greater match

Contained in the field, underneath the charging case, you may discover an instruction booklet, a USB Lightning cable for charging the case, and three extra units of ideas for the earbuds. Every set is a unique dimension, which ought to make it easier to discover the very best match for inside your ears.

The Powerbeats Professionals wrap across the again of your ear, and that, too, is adjustable. The ear hook bends in each route, so you may place every earbud for a tighter or looser match based mostly in your consolation.

Quick charging


Place the earbuds into the charging case for a fast top-off. 

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The charging case can quick cost your earbuds. A 5-minute cost provides you 1.5 hours of use, whereas a 15-minute cost provides you 4.5 hours of use. In complete, the Powerbeats Professional has a battery lifetime of as much as 9 hours.

In case you are curious: Charging the earbuds is finished by putting them within the case. The fitting earbud must go on the correct aspect of the case, and the left goes on the left. As you place the earbuds into the case, magnets will information the earbud into the correct spot. The charging case is charged by way of a Lightning port on the again of the case.

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