Lost Beats Headphones

Have you lost your Beats Headphones?


We’ve all been there and lived through the nightmare.
It feels like someone has cut off your lifeline in an instant. Without your headphones, you won’t have an upbeat soundtrack for your workout sessions, or soothing music to unwind after a hectic day. Plus, there won’t be any excuse to ignore people on the subway when you’re out and about the city.
Worst of all, you can no longer listen to your favorite tracks 24/7.

For this reason, turning the house upside down to search for missing headphones is a logical knee-jerk reaction. You can’t help but manically search for ways to track your Beats headphones. I have done it a few times myself until a friend taught me how to find lost Beats headphones without having a meltdown.
So let me nudge you in the right direction. You’ve just got to keep calm and read on.

Let’s go:

How to Find Lost Beats Headphones?

Let’s get one thing straight Beats Headphones don’t have GPS.
This is why finding it is more challenging than other Bluetooth devices. This, however, doesn’t mean that tracking a lost Beats headphone is impossible, though. There is still hope for you in certain circumstances and if luck is by your side.
So whether you own a pair of Beats X, Powerbeats, or the classic noise-canceling Beats Studio, it doesn’t matter. My simple how-to guide can show you how to track your Beats headphones and find it in a matter of hours.
The idea is to make use of the Beats headphones features you love so much, to your advantage. 

Here are three different ways to search for the missing headset:

1. Finding Beats Headphones via Bluetooth Scan Apps

 The coolest thing about Beats headphones is the ultra-powerful Bluetooth connectivity. You know the one that makes it possible to pair the headset with multiple devices. The feature also allows you to enjoy uninterrupted music wherever you go, even if the device isn’t nearby.
For instance, Powerbeats allows Bluetooth connection at a range of (2-30 feet). This is highly convenient for you if you’ve lost your headphones.

We’re now going to use the same spec to track your lost Beats headphones. All you’ve got to do is download a Bluetooth scanning app and let its Spidey-senses find your headphones.
At present, there are multiple apps available for both iOS and Android phones and digital devices. These include Bluetooth Finder, Find My Headset, Find My Headphones, etc. Before you select an app, make sure that it can search for paired devices within the premises.

Also, check if the Bluetooth connectivity is compatible with your Beats headphones.
Once you have found a compatible app, you can start the search. I have created a step-by-step guide to explain how these apps work. 

  • Download and install any of these Bluetooth scanner apps from the app store available on your device. (E.g. Apple App Store, Google Play or Microsoft Store).
  • Use the instruction manual of the selected app to locate the list for active Bluetooth devices in the area.
  • Scan the list to see if your missing wireless headphones are on the list. Move around the house to detect the signal.
  • Once your lost headphone appears on the list, check its signal strength. Each app has a unique way of displaying signal strength. It might indicate it through different color codes or phrases like hot, warm, and cold.
  • Follow the signal strength and then start moving things around to find where your headphones are hiding.

That’s it! If your headphones are in the same building, then the app can help you track it down pretty quickly. 


But what if the app can’t detect your headphone? The best idea would be to go to the last location where you remember using them. Follow steps 2-5 until you hit the jackpot!

Pro Tip

If you find it difficult to understand signal strengths, then let me decode it for you. If your signal strength ranges from -10 dBm to -1 dBm, then the headphones are nearby. If the signal strength suddenly drops (e.g. to -200 dBm to -10 dBm), then you’ve moved further away from the device.

The trick is to look around the area where the signal strength is strongest to find your headphones.

2. Making the Most of Beats by Dr. Dre Audio Output

Another thing I love about Beats headphones is its powerful audio output.

So, if for some reason you can’t get access to a Bluetooth scanning app, then don’t worry.
As long as your Beats headphone has battery life, you still have a chance to find it. All you’ve got to do is to put on the loudest song on your playlist. Then turn the volume all the way up and prick your ears for the beats.

You can fiddle with the sound setting to ensure that you’re playing the highest volume available. There’s a chance that the sound of music will lead you to your headset. Or alert someone in the house that your missing headphone is hiding somewhere in their room. 

3. The Classic Search Party

What if you tried both searching methods but didn’t manage to find your lost Beats headphones. There is no need to give up.
Trust me, even if technology has let you down, and then start a traditional search party.

Here are a few ways to do that:

  • Let everyone in the house/dorm know that your headphones are missing.
  • Ask your friends and family if they have seen them around. Or maybe they borrowed it without permission? (We’ve all got siblings and friends who do that!)List Element
  • Inform the lost and found department/admin in at school (or gym) about the lost item. It’s possible that your headphones have wound up there.
  • You can also use your social media profile to post a sorrowful ‘Missing’ add.

If you’re lucky, someone will find your abandoned headphones and return them. So there is a possibility, that you’ll get reunited with your headphones–the old fashion way.

When Can You Track Beats Headphones via Bluetooth Apps?

Okay, now the moment of truth.

The odds of finding your Beats headphones are pretty low if it doesn’t meet the criteria to scan the Bluetooth device. This is why I have rounded up different things the scanning app requires for this searching method to work.

They are as follows:

  • The Beats headphones are switched on. Otherwise, the device can’t broadcast Bluetooth signals or play music.
  • The headphone has some battery life. If it’s been a while since you charged your headset, then there’s a chance that it’s powered off during the search. 
  • The headphones are out of the case. Or else, you might not get a Bluetooth signal.
  • The headphones are paired with your device. Most Beats headphones automatically reconnect to the last device you used. That means they will connect with your device if they are powered on, and the device is in the vicinity.

If your lost headphones meet this checklist, then you’re off to a good start. It would become super easy to find your Bluetooth headphones this way. You can also keep these guidelines in mind to ensure that the headset is on and paired whenever you take it off. 

Newbie Alert: How to Make Beats Headphones Discoverable?

Of course, your Bluetooth efforts will be in vain if you haven’t paired the Beats headphones with your phone (or tablet). That’s why the first thing to do when you buy your headphone is to pair it.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to make Beats headphones discoverable:

  • Use the user manual to locate the power button.
  • Press and hold the power button for at least five seconds.
  • Wait for the Fuel Gauge (LED light) to light up. This indicates that your headset is ready for connection.
  • Open the Bluetooth settings on your phone/tablet to connect the devices.

Besides this, you can download the Beats music app on your device. Then use the control settings to pair off the headphones (if they are on a discoverable mode).

That’s it!

Once your headphones are paired, you can use it as you please to listen to music, podcasts, watch videos, and take calls. 

It’s a Wrap

Long story short, there are multiple ways to find lost Beats Headphones. I have rounded up a list of possible tracking methods you can use. If your headphones have enough battery juice in them, then one of Bluetooth-centric tactics will work.

However, if that isn’t the case, then you’re left to your own devices. I strongly advise you to look in areas where you frequently travel and where you remember using the headphones. This way, you can increase your chances of finding your wireless Beats headphones. 

Best of Luck!

About the Author

I am the head author of ForTheSound. I want to bring you the best in-depth reviews of Headphones and earbuds.

Frank Bechstein

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