Imagine you’re in the middle of enjoying your favorite track on your Beats…
When the headphone suddenly turns off due to low battery.
Now, the question is…
Do you have to wait until it’s fully recharged to resume listening?
Or can you do that while it’s charging?
Continue reading to find out:
- Whether you can actually use Beats whiles it’s charging.
- The possible consequences of using Beats when it’s charging.
- If there are particular Beats headphone models that allow usage while charging.
- And much more…
Can you use Beats while charging?
You can use some Beats headphones while charging. It’s possible to use any on-ear and over-ear Beats models even as they charge. But for in-ear types, the only ones that allow usage while charging are the Flex and Powerbeats 4. This is because the other variants need to be in their case to charge.
How to use Beats while charging
To use Beats while charging, switch it on as soon as the battery is no longer empty. From there, you may pair it with another device like a phone or a laptop.
Now, there are actually 5 specific Beats headphones that allow usage while charging. These are:
- Solo Pro.
- Powerbeats 4.
- Solo 3 Wireless.
- Studio 3 Wireless.
So, to make it easy for you…
I’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to use each while it charges.
How to use Beats Flex while charging
Step #1: Plug one end of the USB-C cable into the Flex’s right control module.
Step #2: Connect the other end of the cable to a power source. It could be a laptop or a tablet.
Step #3: Wait until the headphone starts to charge.
Step #4: Once your Flex headphone is already charging, turn it on. Just press and hold the power button for 1 second.
Step #5: Click and don’t let go of the headphone’s power button until its light starts blinking. You may then pair it with another device.
How to use Beats Solo Pro while charging
Step #1: Fold the headphones. Then, connect one end of the Lightning cable to its charging port.
Step #2: Plug the other end of the cable into a power source.
Step #3: Check the headphone’s LED light and wait until it starts blinking.
Step #4: Unfold the Solo Pro to power it back on while it charges.
Step #5: Move your other device close to the Solo Pro. Once the headphone appears on your other gadget, click it to pair.
How to use Beats Powerbeats 4 while charging
Step #1: Grab your Lightning cable. And plug one end into the right earbud’s port.
Step #2: Connect the other end of the Lightning cable to a power source.
Step #3: Press and hold the power button on the left earbud for 1 second.
Step #4: When your Powerbeats 4 turns on, press and hold the power button again. Then, release it when the indicator light starts blinking.
Step #5: Go to your other device and select the Powerbeats 4 to pair.
How to use Beats Solo 3 Wireless while charging
Step #1: Connect one end of the micro USB cable to the Solo 3’s charging port.
Step #2: Plug the other end of the cable into a power source. You may also connect it to a power adapter and then plug it into a wall outlet.
Step #3: Check the Fuel Gauge on the left ear cup. And wait until at least 1 of the 5 indicator lights is on.
Step #4: Press the Solo 3’s power button for 1 second.
Step #5: Bring your other gadget to within a few inches of the Solo 3. Once your other device discovers your headphone, click to pair.
How to use Beats Studio 3 Wireless while charging
Step #1: Plug one end of a micro USB cable into your Studio 3’s port.
Step #2: Connect the cable’s other end to a power source.
Step #3: Check its 5 indicator lights. And wait until they all start blinking.
Step #4: Click the Studio 3’s power button for a second to switch it on.
Step #5: Bring your other gadget to within a couple of inches of the Studio 3. And pair the 2 so you can start using your headphone.
What to do if you’re not able to use your Beats while charging
Now, there are times when a Beats headphone won’t function properly as it charges.
Based on many user feedback…
Some Beats headphones just won’t connect to another device during charge.
And some may turn on and then off while plugged into a power source. Or won’t turn on at all.
In cases like those, all you have to do is reseat the charging cable.
By that, I mean unplug the cable from both the headphone and the power source. And then, wait for a few seconds before plugging the cable back.
And as soon as your Beats starts charging again…
You may then turn it on and start using it.
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Can all Beats headphones be used while charging?
Not all Beats headphones can be used while charging. It’s fine to use on-ear models like the Solo Pro and over-ear types like the Studio 3 when they charge. But for in-ear types, only those without a case can be used while charging.
As a rule of thumb…
If a Beats headphone charges via a USB cable, it’s ok to use it during charge.
So, you may listen to every on-ear and over-ear Beats even when you’re charging them. And, you may also do so with the Powerbeats 4 and Flex in-ear headphones.
That’s because they’re the only in-ear types that also use USB for charging.
However, all other in-ear Beats have a charging case. And they need to be inside it to charge.
Hence, you won’t be able to use them while charging.
Is it bad to use Beats while charging?
It’s not bad to use Beats while charging. They have built-in mechanisms that keep them safe for use even when you plugged them into a power source. However, it’s still better to avoid using Beats while charging. This is to allow them to achieve a full charge much faster.
A few decades ago, there was a real risk in using gadgets while they charge.
That’s because technology, in genera, wasn’t as developed yet. And there was a lack of safety mechanisms for charging.
It’s why there were many instances back then of cellphones exploding while charging.
And in some cases…
Some even got electrocuted trying to use a gadget while on charge.
However, in recent years, companies have improved the safety measures of their products.
That’s why it’s perfectly fine to use Beats headphones while they’re charging.
Beats headphones may be overrated. But they have good safety mechanisms.
The only consequence of using them while charging is it’ll take longer for them to achieve a full charge.
And of course, even if they’re usable while on charge…
It’s still best to take safety precautions.
So, you still have to check if there are defects in the charging cable. And if there are, replace it.
Also, you have to keep liquids away from the headphones while they charge. As you may know, electricity and liquids are a dangerous combination.
But all in all, you should feel free to use your Beats even as it charges.