Here’s how you can reset your AirPods:
- On your iOS device, go to the “Settings” app.
- Tap on “Bluetooth.”
- Tap the “i” icon next to your AirPods in the list of devices.
- Tap “Forget This Device.”
- Confirm that you want to forget your AirPods by tapping “Forget Device.”
- On your AirPods, press and hold the button on the back of the charging case until the light flashes amber.
- On your iOS device, go back to the “Bluetooth” settings and look for your AirPods in the list of devices.
- Tap on your AirPods when they appear, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.
This process will reset your AirPods to their factory settings and erase all previous settings and data. After resetting your AirPods, you’ll need to pair them with your device again to use them.
More ways on how to reset AirPods in just 5 minutes
- Place your AirPods in their charging case, lid closed.
- After 30 seconds, open your case’s lid to connect to your iPhone or iPad. Go to Settings > Bluetooth on either device or tap the blue I icon next to your AirPods.
- Tap Forget This Device once more to confirm.
- Now that you’ve forgotten about your AirPods, open the lid and press and hold the button on the back of the case for about 15 seconds, or until the status light flashes amber, then white.
If you’re using an Android device, the first two steps are the same:
- Navigate to Settings, Connected Devices, and then tap the cog icon next to your AirPods or AirPods Pro.
- To confirm, tap Forget and then forget the device.
After you reset your AirPods, the earbuds will no longer recognize devices associated with your iCloud account. When you open an AirPods case near an iOS device, the setup process begins as if you were using it for the first time.
To connect AirPods to a device:
- Open the lid of the AirPods charging case near the device
- Tap the “Connect” button that appears on the device
- The AirPods should now be connected and ready to use.
How to Reset AirPods without Using a Phone
You don’t have your phone? It’s not a problem. It’s simple to reset your AirPods without having to unpair them from your phone.
Here’s how to use your phone to factory reset and disconnect AirPods from all devices:
- Insert both AirPods into their charging cases. Remove the lid.
- Look on the back of your AirPods case for the Setup button.
- Hold the Setup button for 15 seconds. The status light should turn from amber to white.
- Replace the lid. Your AirPods have been completely reset.
What to do if the AirPods Refuse to Reset?
Even if you’ve followed all of the steps above, your AirPods may still refuse to reset. Here are some things you can try if that happens.
Clean your AirPods and their case
There could be dirt on the earbuds and stem or debris lodged within the case or the tail of your AirPods. These can prevent your AirPods from making contact with the charging plate inside, preventing the charging case from recognizing your AirPods and performing a proper reset.
To clean your AirPods and case, simply wipe them down with a lint-free cloth or paper towel and Q-tips dampened with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Pay attention to the tail of the AirPods and the inside of the charging case.
Whatever your situation, you could have mastery over it in minutes. You can now have high-fidelity sound with no glitches. We hope this helped you to easily reset your AirPods.
Once again go through the below steps to find out how to reset AirPods
- To reset AirPods:
- Put both AirPods in the charging case.
- Hold down the button on the back of the case until the LED light on the front starts flashing amber.
- Let go of the button and then press and hold it again until the LED light flashes white, indicating that the AirPods have been reset.