Beats Solo 3 will not connect to Mini 4

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  1. bulldoze macrumors regular

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    Got my son some Wireless Beat Solo 3 for Christmas and while he likes them they are awfully fiddly to connect to his Mini 4 - Press the button, nothing happens, go to Bluetooth in settings and reset bluetooth, wait for it to discover again and then press to connect. I thought this was all seamless with iOS10 and the new W1 chip?

    I connected it to my iPhone 6s fine i.e. the Solo 3 banner appears on the iPhone when I hold the Beats power button for 1sec.

    Not sure why it doesn't work on the Mini 4, any ideas?
     
  2. EmkwanTV macrumors member

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    Is the mini running latest iOS if not won't work.
     
  3. bulldoze thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. bulldoze thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, Control Centre and pressing connect to Solo3 works but I thought this was not required?

    On my iPhone I just hold the button on the headphones and hold them close to the phone - the Mini does not seem to be capable of this
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I think they wil connect to the last device used automatically. If that was your phone that's what it will connect to and any other device will require going into control centre which is still better then pairing the normal Bluetooth way.
     
  7. teidon macrumors 6502

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    That method of pairing works only with iPhones - for some Apple-reason. With all other devices, you have to put the headphones to pairing mode and pair them from the Bluetooth settings. After pairing they should work by just turning them on.

    E: Fast/easy switching between devices that use the same iCloud account has to be done through Control Center (iOS) or the Bluetooth menu (Mac).
     
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I never had to pair my through the Bluetooth settings on either my iPad or MacBook Pro. All I had to do on the iPad is go straight to the control centre and choose the AirPods. On the MacBook Pro I just had to go to the Bluetooth section and again just choose the AirPods. Once they are connected to your iCloud account that's all you should need to do.
     
  9. teidon macrumors 6502

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    Yes, that's how it works once you pair them with one of your devices.
     

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