If you don’t know how to reset AirPods, we are here to help. The original AirPods, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Pro all feature a reset function that returns them to their default settings.
How to reset AirPods?
A factory reset may be useful if you’re giving someone else your wireless earphones or if something is wrong with them.
Follow these steps:
- Place your AirPods in their case and close the lid.
- Now wait for 30 seconds.
- Next, open the lid.
- On your iPhone or iPad, head to “Settings.”
- Look for “Bluetooth” and tap on “i” icon located near your AirPods.
- Choose “Forget This Device”
- Open the AirPods case lid, then press and hold the button on the back of the case for around 15 seconds.
- You should see the status light flashing amber.
- The status light is located inside your AirPods case if it charges only over a cable connection. If you have AirPods Pro or if your AirPods case charges wirelessly, the status light is on the front of the casing.
- Place your AirPods next to your device and follow the instructions on the screen of your device to reconnect them.
And that’s all there is to it. Note that now the AirPods are reset they will no longer automatically recognize any of the devices linked to your iCloud account. Opening the AirPods case near an iOS device will initiate the setup process, just like the first time you used them. If you want to learn how to use Apple AirPods on an Android phone, we already have a simple guide prepared for you!