Beats Solo Pro Headphones Won’t Turn On: Here’s What You Can Do

Beats Solo Pro Headphones Won’t Turn On: Here’s What You Can Do

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Beats Solo Pro headphones are exceptionally well made and very reliable, but even still sometimes they, like any electronics, can have problems, and one of the problems we hear about most is that Beats headphones won’t turn on.

Why does this happen, and what can you do about it? That’s just what I’ll cover in this article, with a few things you can try and some basic troubleshooting, all presented in a way that’s clear and easy to understand.

Why Won’t My Beats Solo Pro Headphones Turn On?

Apple’s support pages don’t really talk so much about why your Beats Solo Pro headphones won’t power up, but instead they cut right to the chase – that is, their standard spiel is that if you are having problems turning Solo Pro headphones on, you should just do a full factory reset, which is a simple process and will definitely solve a wide range of problems around power and charging, sound, connection and more.

There are some basic things you can check first, though. I will talk about them in some detail just below, and you might want to go through the list before you reset.

But if you do want to reset your Beats Solo Pro you simply:

  • Press and hold down the Mode Button and Volume Down Button at the same time for at least 10 seconds
  • The LED indicator light will flash red, letting you know that the factory reset was successful, and you can then see if the problem is resolved.
  • You will then need to reconnect your Beats to your phone, PC, tablet, music player or other Bluetooth device, and maybe re-enter some settings in your Beats app.

But again, before you do a factory reset on your Beats Solo Pro headphones, you might want to look at the section just below for some very simple things to check first.

For more detailed information on factory resetting your Solo Pro, please check out our article on How To Reset Beats Solo Pro Headphones

Why Won’t My Beats Solo Pro Earbuds Turn On? Things You Can Try

If your Beats Solo Pro headphones aren’t powering up you might want to do some simple troubleshooting, so here are a few easy things you can check:

Are you turning them on correctly? 

Unlike other headphones, even other Beats, Beats Solo Pro have a cool and unusual way of turning on – you simply unfold the earcups out to power them up, and fold them back in to turn them off. There is no separate on/off button.

When they are on, the power indicator on the right earcup will light up

Are your Solo Pro charged?

The battery doesn’t need to be fully charged, but if it is too low your Beats Solo Pro headphones won’t turn on, and you will need to charge them before you can use them.

Are your Beats really charging?

Sometimes you can charge your Solo Pro, or any headphones for that matter, for hours and hours, and they still won’t turn on, so you might want to make sure they are actually charging, checking that:

  • the charging cable is securely connected on both sides
  • the power strip is turned on or the USB port or wall outlet actually has power
  • the LED indicator on your Beats changes when you plug them in for charging – with Solo Pro headphones, the 5 fuel gauge lights will flash when they are charging, and all of them should remain on when the headphones are fully charged
  • you are charging them long enough – Beats Solo Pro headphones need 2 hours for a full charge, but you can safely leave them plugged in and charging for hours and hours, or overnight, to make sure

Are you sure they are really not on?

It’s possible that your Solo Pro headphones are actually on, and that you don’t know because there is no sound, so you might want to make sure that:

  • the volume of your gadget – PC, phone, tablet, music player, etc – is turned up, and that the music playing software’s volume is also up
  • there is something actually playing – music, movie, etc
  • your Beats and your gadget are actually paired and actively connected

Please check out our article on How To Pair Beats Solo Pro Headphones

What If This Doesn’t Work?

If you’ve tried everything in the section just above and your Beats Solo Pro headphones still aren’t turning on, you should definitely try the full factory reset, as mentioned earlier. 

If that also doesn’t work, unfortunately your headphones might have a problem and you’ll need to service or replace them.

If this is the case, you can either contact the dealer from which you purchased your Beats, or go to the Beats Online Support Page.

And finally, if you’ve arrived at this article, but you actually have a different pair of Beats headphones – that is, not Beats Solo Pro, but a different model – you can go to our more general article: How To Turn On Beats Headphones: A Simple Guide.