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9 Ways To Fix Beats Headphones That Won’t Turn Off (2022)

Beats Headphones Won't Turn Off

After hours of listening to your favorite audiobook using Beats…

You’re now ready to sleep.

However, even after pressing the Power button…

You can still hear a faint murmur of narration from your Beats device.

Turns out, it didn’t turn off.

Don’t worry. Instead…

Keep reading to discover:

  • How to turn off your Beats device using only your voice.
  • Why your Beats device can’t power off in extreme temperatures.
  • 9 quick ways to fix your Beats headphones that won’t shut down.
  • The amount of time it takes to drain your Beats headphones fully.
  • And so much more…

Why are my Beats headphones not turning off?

Your Beats headphones aren’t turning off because of a faulty Power button. Otherwise, it’s because of internal glitches and errors. Extreme temperatures are also known to cause Beats boot-up issues. Excess charges could be another reason for this issue. If not, it’s because of outdated firmware


How do you fix Beats that won’t turn off? 9 easy fixes


#1: Hold your Power button

Usually, all it takes to close your Beats headphones is the Power button.

You might be thinking:

“But Peter, I’ve already done that, and it didn’t work.”

Sure, but have you done it this way:

Try holding it for 5 seconds.

Once you see flashing lights below the Power button, you’ve restarted your Beats. 

What you’ve just done is called a power cycle. This is a restart process that drains all energy from your device.

Why is that important?

You see, excess charges can cause weird glitches on your device. Some of which include boot issues, like not shutting down or not turning on.

#2: Disable Automatic Ear Detection

Are you using an Apple device with your Beats headphones?

If so, let me ask you this question:

Do your Beats headphones only power on when they’re in your ear? 

Or maybe you can’t shut them down while listening to music?

This is because of the Automatic Ear Detection feature on iOS. And it allows your earphones to power on when they’re in your ears.

So, to disable Automatic Ear Detection, all you must do is:

  1. Open the iOS device connected to your Beats headphones.
  2. Go to the Settings app.
  3. Select the Bluetooth option.
  4. Choose your Beats headphones from the list of devices.
  5. Scroll down and toggle off Automatic Ear Detection.

#3: Drain your Beats headphones

Despite not being able to turn it off, can you still control your Beats headphones?

In that case, another thing you can try is to drain your Beats batteries fully.

All you have to do is connect it to a device. Then, play music until the batteries run out.

Now, you might be wondering:

“How long will this take?”

I’m not going to lie. 

As a testament to Apple and Beats’ commitment to battery life…

The draining process will take a long time.

How long, to be exact? 

Well, these are the battery life figures for each Beats device available on Apple’s website:

#4: Use Siri to shut them down

Use Siri To Shut Them Down

Do you know that your voice can control your Beats headphones? This is possible through Apple integration and Siri.

Now, there’s a chance your Beats won’t power off due to a faulty Power button.

So, bypass that issue by using Siri to shut down your Beats instead. And to do so, all you’ll need are these 2 steps:

Step 1: Connect your Beats to an iOS device

  1. Ensure that your Beats is powered on.
  2. On your iOS device, go to Settings.
  3. Press the Bluetooth option.
  4. Choose your Beats headphones from the list of devices.

Step 2: Shut your Beats down

To turn off your Beats headphones, all you need are these 2 magic words:

“Hey, Siri.”

This will trigger your Beats headphones to wait for a command. 

Now say: “Turn off Beats headphones,” and you should be good to go.

#5: Try shutting them down at room temperature

This might sound weird, but bear with me…

Some Beats headphones use Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries. This is the same battery used in AirPods and other devices such as:

Now, Li-ion batteries are widely used because they’re:

  • More rechargeable.
  • Environment-friendly.
  • Compact and lightweight.
  • Low maintenance due to being dense with energy.

But here’s the problem with Li-ion batteries:

They can’t function well under extreme temperatures.

In fact, some users have even reported that they can’t turn off their Beats in low temperatures.

So, if you’re somewhere particularly hot or cold…

Try going inside before turning your Beats off.

#6: Update Beats firmware

Outdated firmware is another possible culprit for why your Beats won’t turn off.

The simple fix for this is to, of course, update your headphones. The only question is:

How?

First, you need to charge your Beats headphones. Doing so ensures that they last through the entire update process. Next, put them back in their case and don’t close the lid.

After that, the update process will depend on which device you have. And let me walk you through how:

For iOS devices

  1. Open the iOS device connected to your Beats headphones.
  2. Go to the Settings app.
  3. Select the Bluetooth option.
  4. Choose your Beats headphones from the list of devices.
  5. Leave your phone next to your Beats headphones for 30 minutes.
  6. After that, check if your firmware has updated.

For Android devices

  1. Download the Beats app.
  2. Connect your Beats headphones to your phone.
  3. Open the Beats app.
  4. Scroll down until you see the firmware version.
  5. Leave your phone next to your Beats headphones for 30 minutes.
  6. After that, check if your firmware has updated.

#7: Factory reset your headphones

Sometimes, it’s not the hardware…

But the software that’s causing the issue.

In this case, the best possible solution for your Beats headphones is a factory reset.

Fortunately, unlike phones or TVs, Beats headphones don’t store data. This means resetting your Beats will only remove all connected devices and glitches.

Unfortunately, the reset process depends on which headphones you have.

However, don’t fret. I’ll teach you how to reset any Beats headphones:

For Beats Fit Pro, Beats Studio Buds, and Powerbeats Pro

  1. Put your Beats device into its case.
  2. Leave the lid open.
  3. Press and hold the System button in the middle of the case.
  4. Let go after 15 seconds or when the LED light flashes white and red.
  5. Once your Beats device is only flashing white light, connect a device.

For Beats Flex, BeatsX, Powerbeats, and Powerbeats 3

  1. Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously.
  2. Let go once your LED light flashes.
  3. You can now connect a device to your Beats device.

For Powerbeats 2

  1. Press and hold the Volume Down and System buttons simultaneously.
  2. Let go after 10 seconds or once your LED light flashes.
  3. You can now connect a device to your Beats device.

#8: Replace your battery

Are you using Beats headphones as opposed to earbuds?

If so, changing your batteries just might do the trick. 

For that, you’ll need to purchase a new battery online. Ensure that it’s compatible with your device.

After that, change your Beats battery:

  1. Loosen the side of your headphones using a prying blade.
  2. Remove the cover.
  3. Unplug the battery.
  4. Pry the battery upwards.
  5. Place the new battery where the old 1 was.
  6. Plug the battery in.

Now, I understand that replacing hardware can be intimidating…

That’s why I urge you to watch this video. With it, you’d have a better grasp on what you should do:

#9: Contact Apple

Since Apple acquired Beats, you should direct all your repair needs to the former’s website.

From there, you have 3 choices on which service you can get for your Beats headphones:

  • Get in touch with Apple.
  • Personal visit to an Apple representative.
  • Send your Beats for repair through the mail.