How To Reset Beats Solo 3 Headphones: A Simple Guide

How To Reset Beats Solo 3 Headphones: A Simple Guide

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Resetting Beats Solo3 wireless headphones can solve a lot of issues you might be having, including problems powering up, charging or connecting the ‘phones, inconsistent or lost connection, no sound or problems, delays and distortion in the sound, and more.

And while resetting Beats Solo 3 headphones is a pretty straightforward procedure, it can really help to have a clear and detailed guide, so that’s just what I’ve put together here.

How To Reset Beats Solo3 Headphones: 4 Simple Steps

Resetting Beats Solo 3 headphones couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is:

Step 1:

press and hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds – the Power button is on the right earcup and the Volume Down is on the left

Step 2:

The “fuel gauge” LED indicator lights should flash, indicating a successful reset, and you can release the buttons

Step 3: 

Before you reset your Solo3 headphones, you might want to remove them from the Bluetooth page on your PC or phone, which helps to ensure that the reset will be most effective in resolving certain problems, especially around connection.

Step 4:

This means that after the successful reset you will have to reconnect the ‘phones to your device, and for assistance with this, you might want to check out my article on How To Pair Beats Solo3 Headphones.

Why Reset Your Beats Solo3?

A full factory reset of your Beats Solo 3 headphones can solve a lot of problems you might be having, and so it is recommended to reset them if:

  • You can’t get them to connect to your PC, phone, tablet or other device. Again, you may also want to check out my guide on How To Pair Beats Solo 3 Headphones
  • Your headphones will pair with your device, but you keep losing the connection
  • You are having problems charging your Solo 3, or even powering them on
  • There are problems with sound – stuttering, delays (like between sound and video), gaps or stoppages, any distortion or strange sounds, or no sound at all from one or both sides

After you factory reset your Solo3 you will need to reconnect them with your phone, PC, tablet or other device, and you might also need to re-enter certain settings and preferences in the Beats app, but these aren’t difficult processes, and so a reset is highly recommended if you are having recurring problems that you can’t quite figure out how to fix.

What If It Still Doesn’t Work?

If the factory reset of your Beats headphones seems to have worked, and you’re still having the same problems with power and/or charging, with connection or with sound, you might want to do a little basic troubleshooting.

  1. Are your Beats Solo3 fully charged?
  1. When you are charging them, are the cables tightly connected on both ends?
  1. Are your headphones and your device turned on?
  1. Is the device unlocked, is Bluetooth turned on and is Flight Mode turned off?
  1. Are your Beats in range of your device? Bluetooth can have up to several hundred feet of effective range, but obstructions and interference can decrease this.
  1. Is there any possible interference? This can include wifi routers, other wireless devices, high power transformers or even USB ports.
  1. Are your Solo 3 headphones paired to another device, or is your device paired to other headphones, speakers or anything else? If so, your pairing may not work.

You can also try to restart your phone or PC, and if you haven’t already done this you should remove your Beats from the Bluetooth page on your device and try re-pairing them.

If resetting your Beats Solo3 headphones  has not solved your problem, and none of the above troubleshooting makes a difference, you will probably need to go to the Beats Online Support Page for further assistance.

And finally, if you’ve arrived at this article, but you actually have a different pair of Beats headphones – that is, not Beats Solo3, but a different model – you can go to our more general article: How To Reset Beats Headphones: A Simple Guide.