How To Reset Apple AirPods

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While AirPods continue to be among the most popular audio products on the market right now—they will hold 29% of the true wireless earbuds market in the third quarter of 2020—they are far from flawless. There may still be some connectivity, audio, and general operation difficulties. Fortunately, rebooting your AirPods will fix all of these problems. 

However, due to their simple appearance and absence of obvious reset buttons, new AirPods users may find it difficult to understand how to reset AirPods. We’ve got you, so don’t worry. This comprehensive guide will show you how to correctly reset Apple AirPods, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Pro in any situation.

How to Reset Your AirPods or AirPods Pro 

They are simple to use and intuitive thanks to Apple’s design. That’s why it shouldn’t be challenging to reset your AirPods 1, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Pro. To reset Apple Air Pods without hassle, just adhere to these simple procedures.

  • In the charging case, re-insert your AirPods, then snap the cover shut for at least 30 seconds. Your AirPods or AirPods Pro will restart as a result. 
  • Choose Bluetooth from the Settings menu on your iOS device.  The I icon next to your AirPods can be tapped. 
  • To confirm, select Forget This Device once more. By doing this, the AirPods are disconnected and eliminated from all devices where you have signed in with the same Apple ID.
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  • When the lid is open, press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for approximately 15 seconds until the status light turns from amber to white.
  • Maintain the lid open. To reconnect, put your AirPods close to an Apple device. 
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How to Reset Your AirPods to Factory Settings Without a Phone 

Leaving your phone at home? Not a problem. Your AirPods can be reset without having to be disconnected from your phone. Here’s how to unplug your AirPods from all devices and perform a factory Reset Apple AirPods without using your phone: 

  • Put the charging case over the pair of AirPods. Lid opened. 
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  • On the case’s back, you can find the Setup button for your AirPods. 
  • For 15 seconds, hold down the Setup button. The status light ought to
    switch from amber to white flashing.  Put the lid on. You’ve completely reset your AirPods.

What to Do If Your AirPods Won’t Reset  Sometimes your AirPods just won’t reset, even after you’ve done all the above instructions.

Here are some things you can do if it occurs. 

There can be trash inside the case or the tail of your AirPods, dirt that has been left on the earphones and stem, or all three. These may prevent your AirPods from making touch with the charging plate inside, which would prevent the charging case from identifying your AirPods and carrying out a proper reset. 

You only need to wipe your AirPods and case with a lint-free cloth or paper towel and Q-tips dampened with 70% isopropyl alcohol to clean them. Pay attention to the charging case’s interior and the tail of the AirPods.

You can also use a toothpick to remove dirt that is difficult to remove. Just be careful
when using sharp toothpicks to prevent scratches, and wait until your AirPods
and case are totally dry before using them.

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