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What do you do if yoru Beats Studio Buds charging case stops charging? There are many reasons this might happen, and many solutions you can try before opting for a new case. Here’s what you need to know.
Why Your Beats Studio Buds Might Not Be Charging
Beats Studio Buds are some of the best wireless earbuds on the market with an excellent charging case to match. That being said, they’re still prone to some of the most common charging issues in this kind of product. Here are five reasons your Beats Studio Buds might not be charging.
1. Your case has overheated
Beats Studio Buds charging cases can work only within a certain temperature range.
While that range covers normal room temperatures and typical body heat exposure, if the weather has been particularly hot or you have been in a hot environment for an extended period, your case may be overheating, which can significantly reduce the function.
2. Your batteries have run down completely
If you have not used your earbuds for an extended period of time, then they may have lost their charge completely. When this happens, the indicator light on the charging case may not come on when the earbuds are first placed on to charge.
This can make it seem as if they are not charging at all and mean that they are not charged as quickly as you are used to seeing.
3. Your charger is not effective or is broken
Sometimes the issue is not with the actual case itself, but with the charging cable you are using to supply power to it.
Faulty cables may not work because of age, damage, or incompatibility; this is especially true if you are using an aftermarket cable or if you are using the original cable but have had the earbuds for a long time.
If your charging cable is USB adaptable, then you may be having an issue with the wall adapter you’re connecting it to. Again, this is a common issue with old or off-brand adapters.
4. Your case is dirty
Your charging case is designed to be portable, fitting easily into a backpack, purse, or pocket for easy transport while you’re out and about. Because of this, your case may become dirty due to lint, dust, or other debris it’s exposed to.
This debris can work its way into the charging port outside the case and the earbud connections inside the case itself, which can reduce or even completely block the connection between the buds, case, and/or charging cable making charging much more difficult or even impossible.
5. Your case has a connection issue
There may be some minor software issue with the case, whether this is desyncing or simply a glitch. While relatively uncommon, it’s still possible for this to happen even after going through the proper startup steps.
How to Fix Your Beats Studio Buds Not Charging – 5 Methods
Knowing the reasoning behind your Beats Studio Buds not charging can help you identify which of the following four methods for fixing the issue is the most appropriate.
If you are unable to identify the issue, then running through these steps can help you troubleshoot the issue down the line.
1. Try overnight charging
If your earbuds have run down completely, then there may not actually be an issue with the charging process; it may just take more time.
Consider allowing your earbuds to charge overnight to give them ample time to fully recharge and come back up to working order. Test them in the morning to see if they will work.
2. Allow your case to cool down
If your charging case is too hot, allow it to cool down before attempting to use it in order to ensure the best possible function.
Don’t try to cool it down too rapidly; changing the temperature of your case too much too quickly can cause damage to the physical components inside of it, which can cause the case to stop functioning completely.
Instead, set the case in a cool (but not cold) environment for a few hours. You should be able to feel the difference in temperature. Once the case has cooled completely, you can attempt to charge your earbuds again.
3. Use a different charger
If your earbuds have not run down completely, charging overnight does not work, and they are not too warm, try using a completely different charger to charge them.
Try to use a charger that you are certain works – you can either buy a completely new cable and adapter or use ones that you have successfully used with other electronics recently.
4. Clean your case
If neither of the above methods work, you can try cleaning out your case. Use a cleaning tool to carefully remove debris from the charging port and interior connections.
Make sure you are using ample light to see your work and that you do not apply too much force or pressure, as this can damage the case.
5. Reset your case
If none of the above methods work, consider resetting the case. This will restore them to factory settings, which is often enough to allow them to charge again.
While the case is plugged in, open the lid and press the setup button. Hold the button down until the exterior indicator light begins to blink.
This will force a reset of the earbuds, which should fix a software issue and allow them to charge properly.
What To Do If Your Beats Studio Buds Still Will Not Charge
If you have tried every method on this list and your Beats Studio Buds still will not charge, you may have a more serious issue.
Your charging case may have an internal hardware issue due to damage from mishandling or temperature changes, or it may also have a more serious software problem that cannot be fixed with a simple reset.
When this occurs, you have two major options.
- You can send the case to an authorized repair station for assessment and repair. This may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the repair center’s backlog and the issue’s severity.
- You can simply choose to replace the earbuds with a brand new set. This will usually take around a week, depending on the backlog of replacement requests.
Luckily, most Beats Studio Buds are covered by a 90-day warranty that covers both repair and replacement in the case of hardware or software malfunction that is not on the part of the owner.
Be sure to have your original receipt of purchase handy when you submit for a repair or replacement to have the work covered.
If it has been longer than 90 days, you will likely have to pay for the repair or replacement out of pocket.
It’s important to keep your electronics in good working order, from your largest machines to something as simple as earbuds. Learning how to identify and troubleshoot common charging issues with Beats Studio Buds can help you get the longest life and best functionality out of your product with minimal stress.