Beats Studio Buds Microphone Not Working? – (7 Proven Solutions)

beats studio buds microphone not working

Beats Studio Buds microphone not working and you wonder why? Well, continue reading!

This guide will provide you with a complete solution for microphone issues on Beats Studio buds for Android and iOS, as well as Windows systems.

So, let’s take a quick peek into the solution:

When the Beats Studio earbuds microphone is not working, reset the Bluetooth, unmute the microphone, and grant full microphone permission.

If nothing works, forget and add your Beats to the Bluetooth or reset the earbuds.

Beats Studio Buds Microphone Not Working – Quick Fix

Tip: If you’re experiencing issues on a phone, follow the steps below, if your microphone is not working on Windows, scroll to the second part of this guide.

1. Toggle the Bluetooth OFF & ON

toggle the bluetooth off & on

Sometimes the microphone on your Beats Studio Buds may not work due to Bluetooth-related fault, which could be a one-time incidental issue.

This is why the first step against the problem should be to turn OFF and ON the Bluetooth feature on your mobile to refresh the connection.

This can instantly solve the problem as such an action will force your Beats earbuds to instantly reconnect with the Bluetooth receiver

How to Toggle Bluetooth OFF/ON on Android:

  1. Locate the “Settings” on your Android device.
  2. Scroll down to locate the “Bluetooth” symbol.
  3. Turn the Bluetooth option off for 60 seconds.
  4. Tap the toggle again to turn the Bluetooth on.

How to Toggle Bluetooth OFF/ON on Apple iOS:

toggle bluetooth off/on on apple ios
  1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone/iPad.
  2. Press on the “Bluetooth” tile from the section.
  3. From the top, toggle off the Bluetooth feature.
  4. Wait for about 60 seconds and turn it back on.

If your Beats Studio Buds were previously connected to your device, they should automatically reconnect a few seconds after turning the Bluetooth back on.

When this happens, call someone to test whether your Beats microphone is now working. If not, continue reading the next steps.

2. Soft Reset the Bluetooth Device

soft reset the bluetooth device

A quick thing to attempt early into the troubleshooting of your Beats Studio earbuds microphone is to soft reset your Bluetooth device.

Sometimes a software issue may prevent the microphone of your Beats from functioning, so simply turning off and on the device might solve the problem.

It’s important to power off “Shutdown” your device, not only select the “Restart” option since a power cycle works much better than an ordinary restart. 

To power cycle your Bluetooth mobile, hold the power button and make sure to “Power Off” or “Shutdown” your device for 60 seconds. 

Note: Your Beats Studio earbuds should automatically reconnect, once your device is rebooted, so you can test the microphone.

3. Unmute Your Beats Microphone

unmute your beats microphone

If you have the Beats app and your earbuds are paired, there is a chance that the microphone is muted from within the settings.

So, it’s quite important to see whether the microphone is muted.

Here’s how to unmute your Beats Studio Buds from the Beats app:

  1. Open the Beats app on your Android mobile.
  2. Tap on the “Settings” (hamburger menu icon).
  3. Go down and select the “Mute & Unmute” tile.
  4. Tap the MFB once to unmute the microphone.

When ready, call someone to check if your Beats Studio earbuds microphone is now working…

Note: This method is only applicable to Android devices!

4. Forget & Re-Add the Beats Buds

forget & re-add the beats buds

Perhaps one of the most effective ways to fix microphone issues with your Beats earbuds is to “Forget” the connection from the Bluetooth settings.

This will entirely unpair your earbuds from the Bluetooth device but will provide you with the opportunity to pair them freely and error-free.

How to “Forget” & “Re-Add” Beats on Android?

  1. Swipe up from the bottom and go to “Settings.”
  2. Tap “Connected devices/Device Connection”
  3. Press the Settings next to the Beats connection.
  4. Select “FORGET” to unpair your Beats earbuds.
  5. To pair the buds again, press the System button.
  6. When the LED starts to blink, you can release it.
  7. In the Bluetooth menu, tap the Beats connection.

How to “Forget” & “Re-Add” Beats on Apple iOS?

“forget” “re-add” beats on apple ios
  1. From the home screen, go to the “Settings.”
  2. Select “Bluetooth” and verify that it’s “ON.”
  3. Tap the “Info” (i) next to the earbuds section.
  4. Choose “Forget this Device” to unpair them.
  5. Hold the earbuds system button continuously.
  6. Release when the Beats LED starts to blink.
  7. Select the connection in the Bluetooth menu.

The steps above will remove your earbuds from the Bluetooth cache and will re-add them, which should resolve the problem with the microphone.

Note: Verify that your phone is not connected to another Bluetooth device!

5. Reset your Beats Studio Earbuds

A quick way to resolve your microphone issues would be to reset your Beats Studio earbuds, which will remove the Bluetooth profile and refresh the software.

This is by far the best step against any issues, including a non-working microphone on Beats buds so let’s get started.

reset your beats studio earbuds

Here’s how to factory reset your Beats Studio earbuds in easy steps:

  1. First, put both earbuds in the charging case.
  2. With the case open, find the System button.
  3. Press the “System” button for ~15 seconds.
  4. The LED indicator will alternate in white/red.
  5. When you see the lights, release the button.

Your Beats Studio earbuds are now going through a factory reset, which takes approximately 30 seconds.

This will unpair the earbuds from the currently connected Bluetooth device, so you will need to pair them by using the steps described earlier in this guide. 

When the reset is over, pair your earbuds and test the microphone!

6. Grant Device’s Microphone Access 

grant device’s microphone access

On mobile Android and iOS, your microphone access may be declined, which means that units using one (Beats Studio earbuds), won’t work.

So, it’s recommended to go into the Settings of your device and verify that the Beats’s microphone access is allowed, which is straightforward.

How to Grant Microphone Access on Android?

  1. Tap on the Gear icon to access the “Settings.”
  2. Go to Security and Privacy and tap “Privacy.”
  3. Turn on the Camera and Microphone access.

How to Grant Microphone Access on Apple iOS?

  1. Open the Settings and go to “Privacy & Security.”
  2. Select “Microphone” and toggle the access “ON.”
  3. Turn on the access for apps that use the Beats mic.

When you’re ready, we recommend rebooting your Bluetooth device and checking whether the microphone will now work correctly.

If not, try reinstalling the app you use for calling and check if the microphone is working.

If not, also try whether your device’s built-in microphone is working.

This will help you narrow down the issue’s possibilities!

7. Test the Mic on a Different Device

test the mic on a different device

If your Beats Studio buds microphone is not working, it’s not excluded that the problem comes from your Bluetooth device.

So, a quick way to tighten the circle of possibilities would be to try speaking through the Beats microphone when paired with a different/secondary Bluetooth device.

So if you have a secondary smartphone, laptop, or any device with Bluetooth, go ahead and pair your Beats just to try out the microphone. 

If it’s not working, the microphone of your Beats may be defective!

Beats Studio Buds Microphone Won’t Work on Windows?

If your Beats Studio earbuds microphone is not working on a Windows laptop or computer, there are quite a few things to inspect.

So we’ve prepared a short guide to eliminate possible causes!

Step #1 Update Microphone Driver

update microphone driver

On Windows, we have a possibility of outdated input drivers, so here’s how to update them:

  1. From the Start Menu, open “Device Manager.”
  2. Click on the “Audio inputs and outputs” menu.
  3. Right-click the microphone from the Beats buds.
  4. Select “Update Driver” and wait for the update.
Note: The driver update requires an active internet connection!

Step #2 Set Buds Mic as “Default”

set buds mic as “default”

On Windows, you must specify which input device should be used for input, so here’s how:

  1. From the Start Menu, open the “Control Panel.”
  2. Select “Sound” and head to the “Recording” tab.
  3. Right-click the microphone of your Beats earbuds.
  4. Click on “Set as Default Device” to specify them.
Pro Tip: If you don’t see your Beats Studio microphone there, right-click on the space and “Show Disabled Devices.”

Step #3 Unplug Other Microphones

unplug other microphones

If your Windows computer has more than one microphone connected, you must disconnect them from the 3.5mm jack

Leave your Beats Studio earbuds paired via Bluetooth and then test whether the microphone will be audible.

Additionally, ensure that the microphone is not muted by adjusting the volume levels from the “Audio inputs and outputs” section, as discussed in the previous methods.

If your earbuds microphone is not working, after everything, seek professional assistance!

Quick Recap

When the Beats Studio Buds microphone not working, you must restart the Bluetooth, unmute the microphone, and re-add the earbuds.

Also, you reset the earbuds and grant full microphone access/permission from the settings.

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