How to reset AirPods – If they’ve stopped working right

With good sound quality, excellent noise canceling and a superior compact design, the Apple AirPods Pro set the tone for premium wireless earbuds. The Apple Airpods and Airpods Pro are among the best wireless earbuds on the market to date. But even the best in tech comes with their fair share of problems. Your Apple Airpods might have some hiccups, but knowing how to reset them might literally help save you cash and prevent a frustrating reaction.

All Airpods and Airpod Pro has a reset function that that will restore the earbuds to the factory settings. In fact, if you are to resell or hand down your earbuds, your knowledge of this trick it warranted.

It is a pretty straight forward process that will take only a few minutes and will save you some headache.

How to factory-reset AirPods or AirPods Pro

1. Firstly, place your AirPods in their charging case, and close the lid.

2. Next, wait at least 30 secs before re-opening the lid of your case.

3. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the blue i icon next to your AirPods. (If you don’t see your AirPods in Settings > Bluetooth, just go to the next step.) 

4. Tap Forget This Device, and tap again to confirm.

5. With the lid open, 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 use an Android phone, the first two steps are the same, then: 

3. Go to Settings, then Connected Devices, then hit the cog icon next to your AirPods or AirPods Pro. 

4. Now, tap Forget and then Forget device to confirm.  

As you may already be aware of, once the earbud is reset your device/s will no longer automatically recognize the Airpods. To connect your Airpods to an IOS device, you will need to open the case near the device with your Bluetooth activated.

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