I’m not sure if anyone else has had this problem, but I recently bought a pair of Beats Solo 3 headphones and found out that they are almost impossible to turn off. In this article, I will share my personal experience with turning these headphones off and provide some tips for anyone else who might be struggling with the same issue.
About Beats Solo 3
The story of how Apple got its hands on the mighty headphones makers that Beat By Dre has been one filled with intrigue. It all started back in 2014 when they were bought out for $3 billion – at least until now!
Beats Solo 3 headphones are manufactured by Beats Electronics, a subsidiary of Apple Inc. They were released on 15th October 2016, and are the successor to the Solo 2. The headphones have received generally positive reviews.
With the assistant support, Beats Solo 3 is factory fresh, sleek, well designed, and is a popular brand that has been influential in bringing about an edge to the headphone brand with expertise from Apple. Its connectivity is wireless and provides up to 40 hours of constant battery life with just 2 hours of charging which all the more makes it a perfect everyday headphone and comes along with more impressive features and a new streamlined wireless pairing process.
If we look closely, the headphones show clear signs of Apple’s influence and collaboration between the two companies which is quite impressive. The basics of the device would include the button on the right-hand side earbuds and the light on the button indicates that the headphone is switched on when the battery is drained out, it should be plugged in the RemoteTalk cable, and then Beats solo 3 can be used in wire mode.
Beats Solo3 can be used for various purposes. The ‘b‘ button situated on the left ear cup is used to play music and in the case of word mode, the centered button in the RemoteTalk cable is to be used. The same process should be followed to receive phone calls. Again, the remote talk cable or the provided volume buttons situated on the left ear cups can be used to alter playback volume. The volume control buttons on the connected device can also be used in this case.
Last but not least, the “b” button on the left ear cup or the center button on the RemoteTalk cable should be used to tackle voice command features on a particular device or to activate Siri on iOS devices.
In this article, I will outline some of the ways in which Beats Solo 3 can be turned off and a quick solution when the device is not turning off properly due to technical glitches and faults of its own.
Here are a Few Ways To Turn Off Beats Solo 3
Solution 1: Use the Beats buttons
To turn on and off the device which is connected to an iPhone or Android, press and hold the power button for a second, and the small light indicator turning red to white would determine that the headphones are turned off and this action is only temporary.
Solution 2: Use the App (BEATS PILL+ APP)
To turn off your headphones, open up the BEATS PILL+ APP on your phone or tablet and tap “headphones” from within settings. I found that the app gives much more control to the user.
Solution 3: Use a Physical Switch
Sometimes, if the headphones won’t turn off it could be because of a physical switch on their cable. The instruction manual will tell you how to find this and turn off your device!
Why Do Beats Headphones Won’t Turn Off?
Beats Solo 3 headphones are very popular due to the Apple W1 chip and Class 1 connectivity. Something important to keep in mind is that Beats solo 3 does not turn off automatically, therefore it is advisable not to sleep with them on since the device could undergo damage and possibly overheat.
A common problem faced is that the headphones might keep turning off even if they are gilly charged. The reason behind this could be faulty batteries which can be recharged with the help of various other rechargeable batteries and noticed if this issue further persists.
There are a few reasons this might be happening:
1. Outdated Firmware
If your Beats Solo firmware is out of date, it might be the reason why it’s not turning off. The best way to update the firmware is by using the Beats Updater tool.
To do this:
- Connect your Beats product to a Mac or PC using the included USB cable.
- Open the Beats Updater tool.
- If an update is available, click “Update”
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
After the firmware has been updated, try turning off your headphones again to see if the problem has been fixed.
2. Headphone is damaged or defective
If you’ve tried updating the firmware and your Beats Solo headphones still won’t turn off, there might be a problem with the hardware. In this case, you should contact Beats customer support to see if they can help you fix the issue or replace the headphones.
3. Problem with the power button
If the power button on your Beats Solo headphones is not working properly, it could be the reason why they won’t turn off. In this case, you can try to clean the power button with a soft cloth.
4. Headphone is still in pairing mode
If your Beats Solo headphones are still in pairing mode, they will not turn off automatically. To turn off pairing mode, press and hold the power button for 1 second.
If you’re having trouble turning off your Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones or another Bluetooth headset, hopefully, these methods will help. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to get the hang of, but with a little patience, you should be able to turn them off without any problems. Let me know in the comments if these solutions worked for you and feel free to ask any questions!
Do Beats Solo 3 automatically turn off?
No, Beats Solo 3 does not turn off automatically. You can turn them off by holding on to the power button.
How do you force turn off Beats Solo 3?
In order to force turn off Beats Solo 3, you need to hold down the volume down button and the power button for 10 seconds. This should turn the device off completely.
Why is my Beats Solo 3 blinking red?
If the Beats Solo 3 headphone is blinking red, it could be because the battery is low.