How to reset Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro

How to Reset Your Apple AirPods (and AirPods Pro)

Is your once-reliable connection with your AirPods feeling a little glitchy? Maybe sound keeps cutting out, or they won’t connect to your devices. Fear not, audiophiles! Resetting your AirPods is a simple process that can often resolve these common issues.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to get your AirPods (or AirPods Pro) back in sync:

1. Prepare for Reset:

  • Make sure your AirPods are in their charging case.
  • Close the lid and wait for at least 30 seconds. This ensures a clean starting point.

2. Unpair from Your Device:

  • Open the lid of your AirPods case.
  • On your iPhone or iPad, navigate to Settings.
  • Tap on Bluetooth.
  • Find your AirPods listed under devices. Look for the name, typically “AirPods” or “AirPods Pro.”
  • Tap the small “i” icon next to your AirPods.
  • Select “Forget This Device”. Confirm the action by tapping again when prompted.

3. Reset Your AirPods:

  • With the AirPods case lid still open, locate the setup button on the back. It’s the small, round button.
  • Hold down the setup button for 15 seconds. Don’t let go!
  • The status light inside the case will initially flash amber. Keep holding the button until the light turns white, then flashes amber again. This usually takes about 15 seconds.

4. Reconnect and Enjoy!

  • Once the status light completes its amber flash, your AirPods are reset.
  • Hold the open AirPods case near your iPhone or iPad.
  • A pairing animation should appear on your device screen. Follow any on-screen instructions to complete the reconnection.

Congratulations! Your AirPods should now be reset and ready to deliver pristine audio once more.

Bonus Tip: If you’re still experiencing issues, ensure your AirPods and device have the latest software updates installed. Sometimes, a simple software refresh can work wonders!