Have you ever had problems with your AirPods and didn't know how to fix them? Don't worry, in this blog article we will show you how you can easily reset your AirPods or AirPods Pro.
Sometimes it can happen that they no longer work properly or can no longer be connected to your device. We have prepared a step-by-step guide for you to help you get your AirPods going again.
Why might it be necessary to reset the AirPods?
There are several reasons why AirPods may need to be reset. In some cases, the little wireless headphones just aren't behaving the way they should and a simple reset can fix it. Here are some situations where AirPods reset can be useful:
Connection problems: If your headphones suddenly have trouble connecting to your iPhone, Android smartphone or other device, a reset can help to restore the connection.
Uneven battery life: There may be times when one of the two AirPods drains faster than the other. A reset can help ensure that both in-ears work synchronously again and discharge evenly.
Malfunctions: If your Apple headphones no longer react properly to touch, for example when pausing or skipping songs, resetting the AirPods can solve the problem.
Sound problems: If you experience sound problems or no sound at all, even though the devices are connected correctly, a reset can help them work properly again.
Pair AirPods to a new device: If you want to pair your AirPods with a new device or give them to someone else, it makes sense to factory reset them before re-pairing them.
The AirPod reset works so easily
Resetting AirPods is really easy and can be done in just a few steps. Before you begin, make sure your headphones are fully charged. This increases the reset's chances of success. Here is the step-by-step guide to reset:
- Turn off Bluetooth: First disable the Bluetoothfunction on your device to ensure that the AirPods are not connected.
- Put AirPods in the charging case: Put both in-ears in the charging case and leave the lid closed for at least 30 seconds.
- Open charging case lid: Now open the charging case lid, but leave the headphones in the case.
- Press the button on the charging case: You will find a small button on the back of the charging case. Hold this down for about 15 seconds. While holding the button down, you should see the LED indicator on the front of the charging case flashing white, then amber after a few seconds. The yellow flashing signals that the reset process was successful.
- Reconnect AirPods: Now reactivate the Bluetooth function on your device and connect the AirPods as usual. If it doesn't connect automatically, press and hold the button on the back of the charging case again until the LED indicator flashes white, then tap "Connect" on your device.
Voilà! Your AirPods should now be reset and working properly again. If you continue to have problems, a reset may not be enough and you will have to find a replacement. In many cases, however, the reset is just what you need to get your earbuds going again.
How it works with Android devices
Even if you're using an Android device, resetting AirPods is just as easy as resetting Apple devices. The reset process itself remains the same, but connecting the Bluetooth headphones to your Android smartphone may be a little different. Here we explain how to connect your AirPods to an Android device after the reset:
- Activate Bluetooth: Go to the settings of your Android smartphone and turn on the Bluetooth function.
- Search for Bluetooth devices: From Bluetooth settings, tap Add Device or Search Devices to search for available Bluetooth devices nearby.
- Pair AirPods: Open the charging case lid, leave the earbuds in the case and press and hold the button on the back of the charging case until the LED indicator on the front flashes white. This indicates they are in pairing mode.
- Select AirPods: In the list of found Bluetooth devices on your Android smartphone, select the Apple headphones to establish the connection.
- Confirm connection: Once the AirPods are connected to your Android device, this will be reflected in the Bluetooth settings. You can now listen to music or make phone calls through the headphones.
That's it! Now you should have successfully reset and connected your AirPods to your Android smartphone. If you run into problems in the future or your AirPods stop working properly, you can follow this guide again to perform another reset.
What to do if AirPods won't reset
It may happen that your AirPods will not reset successfully or the problems persist despite repeated attempts. In such cases, there are still things you can try before contacting Apple Support or an authorized reseller:
Fully charge your AirPods and the charging case: Make sure that both the AirPods and the charging case have enough battery capacity. Sometimes connection or functionality issues can be due to a low battery.
Check the AirPods for dirt or damage: Look closely at the AirPods and charging case to ensure there is no dirt or damage that could affect functionality. Gently clean the earbuds and charging case with a dry, soft cloth.
Restart your device: Sometimes it can help to simply restart the device you want to connect the AirPods to. Turn it off and on again before trying to connect again.
Reset network settings: For iOS devices you can reset the network settings to fix existing connection problems. To do this, go to Settings, then General and select Reset. Then tap on “Reset Network Settings”. Note, however, that this will also erase any saved WiFi passwords and VPN settings.
Software update: Make sure that the software on your device is the latest version. Sometimes outdated versions can cause compatibility issues.
If you've tried all of these steps and your AirPods are still not working properly or won't reset after resetting, then you need to look for a replacement. Luckily, that doesn't mean you have to buy a new bundle. You can also just replace the part that is causing problems.
Conclusion - A reset is uncomplicated and solves many problems
You can reset the AirPods yourself in just a few steps. Resetting the AirPods should fix many issues. If not, you can buy individual components of the bundle from us as spare parts.
In our online shop we offer you individual earplugs for the AirPods Pro and the AirPods of the second and third generation and also the charging case as a spare part. We always ship within 24 hours of ordering and do not charge shipping costs. This allows you to save money and at the same time help to avoid waste. After all, you only replace the part that no longer works properly.