Do you want to reset your AirPods because they have a problem? Nothing is easier than that. In this article we will show you step by step how you can easily reset your AirPods.
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN RESET YOUR AIRPODS AND AIRPODS PRO TO FACTORY SETTINGS
Resetting the AirPods is simple and only requires a few steps. Let's get started straight away:
- Fully charge AirPods: Make sure your AirPods are charged before resetting. If the battery is too low, this can lead to problems with resetting.
- Place AirPods in the charging case: Now place the AirPods in the charging case, close the lid and wait 30 - 60 seconds.
- Open the charging case lid: Now open the lid of the charging case and insert the AirPods into your ears.
- To reset settings: Go to Settings > Bluetooth or alternatively Settings > [Your AirPods]. If your AirPods show as connected, tap the More Info button (i icon), then tap “Ignore This Device.” Then confirm. However, if you don't see your AirPods in Settings, continue with the following step:
- Open the lid: Place the AirPods in the charging case. Leave the lid open.
- Press the setup button: Hold down the setup button on the charging case (back) for approx. 15 seconds until the status indicator on the front flashes yellow and then white.
- Reconnect AirPods: Now reconnect the AirPods. The AirPods are placed in the charging case and the lid is open. Now follow the instructions on the device screen.
Done! Now your AirPods should be reset and working properly. If the reset didn't work, let's look at other options as to why this could be and what you can do now.
Please note: Newer versions of AirPods may be linked to an Apple ID. For the AirPods Pro 1 and 2 and the 3rd generation AirPods, you must first remove them from the Apple ID. This is also the case if you want to use headphones that were previously used by someone else.
MY AIRPODS WON'T RESET: WHAT TO DO?
Sometimes you may not be able to reset your AirPods properly even after trying several times and following the correct steps.
In such cases, there are a few things you can try before contacting Apple Support or an authorized reseller. You can now do the following things:
- Charge the AirPods and the charging case completely: Sometimes connection or functionality problems can be due to a weak battery.
- Restart your device: Sometimes it helps to restart your device to which you want to connect the AirPods.
- Software update: Check whether the software on your device is the latest version. Outdated versions of the software may cause compatibility issues.
- Check the AirPods for dirt and damage: First check whether your AirPods have any damage or dirt. Carefully clean the AirPods and the charging case with a dry, soft cloth.
- Reset network settings: Go to “Settings,” then “General” and select “Reset.” Now tap on “Reset network settings”. Please note, however, that this will also delete saved WiFi passwords and VPN settings.
After these steps the reset should definitely have worked. If it still doesn't work, then you should look for a replacement .
But that doesn't mean you necessarily have to buy a new bundle. You can also replace just a single AirPod if only one of the AirPods is causing problems.
WHAT PROBLEMS DOES RESETTING THE AIRPODS HELP WITH?
Resetting the AirPods can help with various problems, especially if they have to do with connection or performance. Here are some common problems where resetting AirPods can be the solution:
- Connection issues: If the AirPods are having trouble connecting to a device or are losing connection frequently, a reset can help resolve these issues.
- Sound problems: If you don't hear sound from AirPods or if the sound is distorted, a reset could improve audio performance.
- Settings issues: Settings issues, such as misconfigured audio settings, can be resolved with a reset.
- Battery life issues: If the AirPods battery life is shorter than expected, a reset might help.
- Switching connections: If you want to switch AirPods from one device to another and are having trouble connecting, resetting them can help establish a new connection.
- Errors after a software update: Sometimes problems can occur after a software update. A reset can help fix these by restoring the AirPods to factory settings and then letting them reconnect to the updated device.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN YOU COMPLETELY RESET AIRPODS?
Yes, you can completely reset AirPods. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions on this page.
HOW TO RESET AIRPODS?
- Fully charge AirPods
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- Close the lid and wait 30 seconds
- Open the lid and place AirPods in your ears
- Tap “Bluetooth” in Settings or go to “Settings > [Your AirPods]
- Tap “More information” and then tap “Ignore this device.”
If the AirPods cannot be found in the settings, follow the following steps:
- Place AirPods in case. Leave the lid open
- Press the setup button on the back of the charging case (approx. 15 seconds)
- Reconnect AirPods, place AirPods in the charging case and the lid is open
- Now follow the instructions on the device screen
WHY CAN'T I RESET MY AIRPODS?
Sometimes you may not be able to reset your AirPods properly even after trying several times. In such cases, there are a few things you can try before contacting Apple Support or an authorized reseller:
- Charge the AirPods and the charging case completely
- Restart your device
- Software Update
- Check the AirPods for dirt and damage
- Reset network settings
CAN AIRPODS BE TRACKED?
AirPods can be located within a short range using the “Find My” app. The last active location is also displayed. To do this, the app must be installed on the iPhone on which the AirPods are also used.
RESETTING AIRPODS MAX: HOW TO DO IT?
First charge the AirPods Max for a few minutes. If you have problems, you can restart it first. To do this, press and hold the noise control button and the Digital Crown until the LED flashes yellow. To reset AirPod Max to factory settings, do the following: Press and hold the sound control button and the Digital Crown for 15 seconds until the LED flashes yellow and then white. Now they're reset and you can connect them to a new iOS device or your Mac.