How Do I Charge My Beats Flex?

What buyers tend to enjoy about the Beats Flex is that they are really straightforward for being considered “fancy” earbuds. 

And, luckily for you, if you ever need to replace the cable, you can get a USB-C replacement cable for super cheap online. 

You can take your charger with you while you’re on the go or leave it at home. 

(Personally, I have one for home and another for taking out with me.)

How Do I Charge My Beats Flex?

Your Beats Flex can be charged using the USB-C cable provided along with your earbuds. You just need to plug your earphones into a power source using the USB-C cable and let them charge up to full. A full charge will be indicated by a white LED indicator light showing up on your Beats Flex.

Apple makes charging your Beats Flex simple. Once you get your Beats Flex all set up, you just need to plug it in to the USB-C power source and let it juice up. 

The tricky part about getting started with using your Beats Flex will likely be pairing it to your selected device. 

Normally, you can just follow the directions provided with the instruction manual that comes in the box with your Beats Flex.

However, there might be times when instructions are missing or something just doesn’t seem to want to properly connect.

Hey, it happens – that’s technology for ya.

While your Beats Flex will be pretty easy to use, getting the charged and set up can involve a minor learning curve. 

Let’s flatten that curve as much as possible so you can jump right into listening to your favorite jams or podcasts.

What charger does Beats Flex use?

Beats Flex use a USB-C charging cable. A cable will come with your brand new Beats Flex. 

However, if you want to add a second one or need to buy a replacement, you can find a decent one online for $10-15. 

These industry-standard connectors have a simple “up” orientation, which makes it simple to plug them in and let your device charge.

Can I charge my Beats Flex with my phone?

Since the Beats Flex require a USB-C connector to charge them, you cannot charge your Beats Flex using the power from your iPhone.

iPhones cannot take USB-C cables, and their lightening cables will not fit into the Beats Flex’s jack.

Can you charge Beats Flex with an iPhone charger?

iPhones come with wall chargers that have type USB-C connectors. 

These connectors promote fast charging for iPhones, and if you want to swap out your iPhone’s cable for your Beats Flex’s cable, you can. 

You just need to have that adapter for the wall plugged into your power source.

How do I charge my Beats Flex using my computer?

Does your computer have a built-in USB-C port? Or have you added one yourself (which, by the way, you can totally do on an older PC that wasn’t manufactured with a USB-C port)? If so, then you can plug your Beats Flex into it using the USB-C connector and charge up the battery – as long as your computer is powered on, of course. 

Easy-peasy, right?

What will help my Beats Flex charge the fastest?

USB-C connectors are meant to provide quick charging speeds for devices like the Beats Flex, which, on a full charge, can provide you with 12 hours of playback – not too shabby at all. 

With the USB-C plugged into a reliable power source, you can get the Beats Flex to charge from 0% to full in about 90 minutes.

If you’re crunched for time, the 10-minute Fast Fuel charge will earn you 90 minutes of playback on the Beats Flex. 

These earbuds are designed to quickly charge, so you won’t be left waiting hours to play your music again.

What should I do if my Beats Flex aren’t charging?

You should be able to tell by looking at the LED indicator light whether your Beats Flex are charged enough, need some charging, or are straight-up dead. 

Here’s how you can tell where your battery life is at on the Beats Flex:

  1. White means that you have more than an hour left of battery life.
  2. Red indicates that there is less than an hour left of battery life.
  3. Blinking red means that your Beats Flex battery needs to charge – now. It is almost dead.

If you are having trouble getting your Beats Flex to charge, start by checking to make sure that the USB-C connector is in good condition.

A break in the outer protective layer can lead to damage to the internal wires. 

And that means your connector cable will be useless at charging the Beats Flex. 

Try swapping it out for another USB-C cable and see if that does the trick.

If it doesn’t work, unpair and re-pair your Beats Flex and your selected listening device. 

You will need to tell your device to “forget” your Beats Flex then follow these steps to re-pair them.

How to Pair with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Make sure that you have enabled Bluetooth on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Unlock your device and place the Beats Flex next to them.
  3. Press and hold down on the power button on your Beats Flex. Your device can discover your earphones once the light starts blinking. It is now in pairing mode.
  4. Follow the pairing instructions that will pop up on your iOS device.

How to Pair with a Mac, Android, or Other Device

  1. Ensure that your device has Bluetooth turned on.
  2. Unlock your device and place the Beats Flex next to them.
  3. Press and hold down on the power button on the Beats Flex. They are discoverable by your device when their light begins to flash.
  4. Open your Mac, Android, or other device’s Bluetooth settings. If you are on a Mac, you need to select the Apple menu > System Preferences, then click on Bluetooth.
  5. In the list of discovered Bluetooth devices, find and click or tap on your Beats Flex.

How to Reset Your Beats Flex

Charging problems and failure to stay connected to Bluetooth can sometimes be remedied by a simple reset.

In order to reset your Beats Flex, you just need to:

  1. Press and hold down on both the power button and the volume down button. Do this for 15 seconds.
  2. Release both buttons when the LED indicator light begins to flash. Your earphones are now reset. They are now able to be paired with your selected device once more.

Closing Thoughts

Beats Flex are a little different than some other Beats out there, as they take a USB-C connector cable instead of a lightening cable. 

It isn’t a very big deal since so many devices can have USB-C connectors plugged into them, including computers and iPhone wall adaptors. 

USB-C connectors also enable faster charging speeds, which means your Beats Flex will be charged up and ready to go in no time at all.