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Beats Flex Flashing White Light: What To Do?

What is happening when your Beats Flex earphones are flashing white light? Could it be that they need to be charged? Or maybe something needs to be fixed? In this article, we are going to try to help you fix the beats Flex flashing white light problem in more than one way.

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Why are my Beats Flex Flashing White Light?

There could be several problems that are causing your Beats Flex headphones to flash white light. Your earphones could need a reset, an update or it could be something more serious like a wire getting loose. Sometimes that white light will blink in tandem with the red light which could mean there is a problem with the battery.

How To Fix The Beats Flex Flashing White Light Issue?

These are the most frequent solutions to the Beats Flex flashing white light issue. We will start with the most basic ones like resetting the headphones and checking the cable and connections. In most cases this is enough, but if that doesn’t help you can try updating the Beats Flex firmware. And finally, you can always get in touch with customer support and ask for their assistance.

Fix 1: Reset your Earphones

Your Beats Flex headphones could just need a quick reset, and here is how to do it:

1. Press and hold the volume down and the power button at the same time for 15 seconds.

2. When you see the LED light starts flashing you can release the buttons.

Your earphones are now reset and you can pair them with your device again.

Fix 2: Check your Wires

This type of earphones are prone to bending because of the cable, just like regular earphones, and because of the bending the wires can loosen and start to lose contact.

You can check the wires by pinching small parts of the cable while your earphones are playing something and see if the audio is cut out. If the audio cuts out then the wire is the problem. You especially want to check the parts where they connect with the earbud and around the microphone. If this is the problem you will see your Beats Flex flashing white light to let you know there is a problem that needs to be fixed.

You can check out this Youtube video on how to replace the wire by yourself.

Fix 3: Update the Firmware

Your Beats Flex could be flashing white light because the firmware is outdated. Here is how you can easily update the firmware on your device:

1. If you are using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch make sure that your iOS or iPadOS is up to date. Your Beats will automatically update if they are connected to one of these devices.

2. If you are using an Android device then download the Beats app for Android so you can update the firmware through that app.

If you are wondering how you can check your Beats firmware then open the Beats Updater app where you can see the serial number for your device and the firmware version. If you are using an Android device then display the screen for your connected device, scroll until you see Under the hood where you will find the serial number of your device. If your Beats need an update there will be an update button which you need to click and follow the instructions on screen.

Fix 4: Call Apple Support

If none of the solutions mentioned above work for you, try calling Apple support. They could try to replace or fix your Beats Flex themselves but you must still have a warranty on the earphones otherwise they probably won’t be able to help you.


If you have a problem with your Beats Flex flashing white light, try resetting them, updating their firmware, or start looking for a loose wire. In this article, we have explained how you could do all of those things. And at the end if nothing else works, you will have to contact support. Hopefully, if they are still under warranty you can expect to get a replacement.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean when the LED light is showing solid white on my Beats headphone?

LED indicator light shows you how much time you have left to use your earphones. White light means you have more than an hour left of listening. Red light means you have less than an hour left and when it is blinking red it means it needs to charge as soon as possible.

What does it mean when my Beats Flex are flashing white and red?

If the LED indicator on your Beats Flex earphones is flashing white and red light but they are not turning on, that could mean that there is a problem with the drained beats flex battery. You probably need to change the battery, but before you do that, make sure that the battery is actually the problem. You can do this by plugging in the earphones to charge and if they flash red, white, red, white, and then go white, it is almost definitely the battery.