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

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Apple’s Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds look very different than the AirPods Pro, but that’s just because they’re designed for people who are more active and need something to wear while working out. They have sweat and water-resistance built-in, so it’s a natural fit for fitness buffs. 



a black tray on a table: Apple has routinely released new colors for its Powerbeats Pro line. David Carnoy/CNET


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Apple has routinely released new colors for its Powerbeats Pro line. David Carnoy/CNET



Pairing the Powerbeats Pro with your iPhone way too easy. 


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Pairing the Powerbeats Pro with your iPhone way too easy. 


And yet, these colorful earbuds have a lot more in common than Apple’s AirPods than it appears. For starters, they use the same H1 chip that makes things like easy pairing or always-on Hey Siri functionality possible. 

Let’s walk you through how to pair your Powerbeats Pro, adjust settings, control playback and more.

Pair to your iPhone , iPad



a hand holding a cellphone: Pairing the Powerbeats Pro with your iPhone is way too easy. Jason Cipriani/CNET


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Pairing the Powerbeats Pro with your iPhone is way too easy. Jason Cipriani/CNET

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

This same process will also work on an iPad or iPod Touch running the latest version of iOS . As with Apple’s AirPods, the initial pairing of the Powerbeats Pro will sync across all Apple devices using your iCloud account. So that two-second process just paired it with your iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch .

Read: Beats Powerbeats Pro are bulkier than AirPods but have better sound (review)



a bunch of items that are lying on the ground: Powerbeats Pro are just like AirPods, but in a different form. Sarah Tew/CNET


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Powerbeats Pro are just like AirPods, but in a different form. Sarah Tew/CNET

Pair with an Android phone

Of course, you can still use the Powerbeats Pro with a non-Apple device. If you haven’t already paired the earbuds to another device, open the case next to your Android phone and go into the Bluetooth settings menu on your phone.

If you have paired the earbuds with another device already, place both earbuds in the case and then hold in the button near the front of the case until the status light begins blinking white.

‘Hey, Siri’

Thanks to Apple’s H1 chip that’s used in the Powerbeats Pro, the earbuds support…

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