How to reset AirPods in 9 easy steps

Experiencing issues with AirPods? Here’s how you can reset your Apple AirPods

How to reset AirPods
Resetting your AirPods often fixes minor connectivity problems and improves overall performance.

In this article, we’ll go over the steps on how to reset AirPods and AirPods Pro. We’ll also discuss tips and tricks to make the AirPods resetting process as smooth as possible.

Resetting your Apple AirPods can help get rid of any bugs you may be experiencing. Figuring out how to go about resetting AirPods may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually pretty easy to accomplish. So, let’s get started!

Why reset your AirPods?

Knowing how to reset AirPods is useful because it can solve a variety of problems, such as connectivity, performance, or issues with your AirPods case.

Say your AirPods are dying quickly or cannot hold a charge; a reset may help fix the issue. If you are experiencing sound quality issues, such as distortion or low volume, that’s all the more reason to reset them.

Resetting AirPods can also resolve issues with touch controls and microphone quality. If you recently updated your iPhone or iPad, you may need to reset your AirPods in order for them to function properly with the new software.

It is important to note that resetting AirPods will also not affect your Apple ID or the data on other connected iOS devices, so you won’t lose any contacts, messages, etc.

Steps on how to reset AirPods

  1. Place your AirPods into their charging case and ensure that the lid is closed. Wait for 30 seconds before attempting the next steps.
  2. Now, open the charging case, remove your AirPods, and place them in your ears. 
  3. Next, open your iOS device’s “Settings” option and select the “Bluetooth” option.
  4. If your iOS device has listed your AirPods as connected, tap the “More Info” button next to it, then click “Forget this device.” Confirm the action by tapping again.
  5. Place your AirPods back inside their charging case and keep the lid open.
  6. You will find a small setup button on the back of the charging case. Press and hold down on the button for at least 15 seconds. 
  7. You will see an LED light flashing in amber in the case’s front. 
  8. Release the button (with the case open) near your iPhone or iPad. A pop-up window should appear on your device asking if you want to connect the AirPods. 
  9. You can now reconnect your AirPods and set it up again.
How to reset AirPods
After you have successfully reset the AirPods, the next time you open the AirPods case near an iOS device, the setup process will begin as if it were the first time you used them. A greenlight on the AirPods case indicates that the AirPods are fully charged.

Once you have successfully reset the AirPods, the next time you open the AirPods case near an iOS device, the setup process will begin as if it were the first time you used them. This includes pairing, touch control setup, and personal preferences configuration.

If the above steps don’t work, here are some alternatives you can try to reset AirPods

If the steps discussed above for resetting your AirPods do not work, you can try a few other alternatives.

  1. Using the AirPods firmware update: If you’re having trouble connecting your AirPods to your iPhone or iPad, you can try using the AirPods firmware update. To do this, go to the Settings option on your iPhone or iPad, tap “General,” click on “About,” and select “AirPods.” If you find an available update, follow the on-screen instructions to update your AirPods.
  2. Contacting Apple support: If none of the above methods work, you may need to contact Apple support for further help. If your AirPods are still under warranty, Apple may provide additional troubleshooting steps or help you determine if you need to repair or replace your AirPods. You can contact Apple support here

Let’s recap

Resetting your AirPods clears all of the AirPods’ settings, erases all stored data, and disconnects them from any devices linked to your iCloud account.

Ultimately, resetting your AirPods frequently resolves minor connectivity issues while also improving their overall performance. It’s a quick and simple process, so give it a shot before seeking further assistance from Apple. Happy resetting!

Source: Apple
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