Ever since they were released on the market, Apple’s AirPods have been the talk of the town. They work wonderfully, look amazing and do their job quite well. At times, however, you may end up facing connection issues with your AirPods, they may keep disconnecting or problems may arise when you charge your AirPods. What this signifies is that it’s time for a quick reset. But, how to reset Apple Airpods and Airpods Pro? Resetting your AirPods or AirPods Pro is a piece of cake.
Apple assumed that figuring out how to reset the AirPods is a no-brainer, and so decided to not shed much light upon it. We agree with the fact that resetting your AirPods or AirPods Pro is very, very easy, but it may take you a second to figure out, if you have never done it before.
We have put together a thorough step-by-step guide on how to reset your Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro using various different operating systems , devices and even the charging case. Keep reading to learn how to do this within seconds.
How Do I Reset My Apple AirPods Using the Charging Case?
Before you do this, please ensure your charging case has enough battery. To reset your AirPods using their charging case, follow these steps:
- Place your AirPods into the charging case and close the lid.
- After around 30 to 40 seconds, open the lid of the charging case. Leave the lid open for a while, and follow the next few steps.
- Now, open your Apple device.
- Head over to ‘Settings’ and scroll down till you see ‘Bluetooth’. Tap on this.
- Over here, check for the name of your AirPods under the ‘My Devices’ list and tap the ‘i’ towards the right.
- This will open up a new page. Here, tap ‘Forget This Device’ and tap to confirm.
- Keep the AirPods’ charging case open and hold the setup button on the back of the case for around 15 to 20 seconds till you see an amber-colored light glowing. If you own a pair of AirPods Pro, or your charging case charges wirelessly, you will find this light at the front of the case. On the other hand, if your charging case needs to be charged via a wire, this light is inside the case.
- Now, let the charging case’s lid remain open and place the case (along with the AirPods in it) close to your iOS device.
- You will find steps on your device on how to once again connect your AirPods.
How to Factory Reset Your Apple AirPods Pro?
Many users complain about the Bluetooth connectivity when using the Apple AirPods Pro. Usually, all that you need to do to fix this pesky problem is do a hard reset, or a factory reset, on your AirPods Pro.
To summarize it, all you need to do to reset your AirPods Pro is head over to your iPhone or iPad and open ‘Settings.’ Then remove them as a device from your list of Bluetooth devices.
After you have done this, press the button at the back of the charging case to perform a hard reset.
Let’s walk you through the steps on how to factory reset your Apple AirPods Pro.
- Place Apple AirPods Pro in their charging case.
- Allow them to charge for a few minutes.
- Keep them in their charging case and make your way to your device’s Settings app.
- Once you have done this, remove the AirPods Pro from the list of Bluetooth devices on your device.
- Next, find the button at the back of your AirPods Pro case.
- Hold this button for a few minutes, or till you see the amber light flashing.
- The moment you see this amber light, release the button.
- You are done! You have performed a factory reset on your Apple AirPods Pro.
- After you have factory reset your AirPods Pro, you can pair them back via Bluetooth to your device.
How Do I Reset My Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro on a Windows Device?
Resetting your AirPods or AirPods Pro on a Windows device is quite easy, and we are sure that it won’t take you long to get the hang of it. It’s the same process as above, but we will still list the steps so you can easily follow along.
- Place your AirPods or AirPods Pro in their charging case. Make sure that the charging case is charged before proceeding with the next steps.
- Let your AirPods sit in the charging case for a few minutes.
- On your Windows device, open Settings.
- Make your way to the ‘Bluetooth devices’ and remove your AirPods or AirPods Pro from the list.
- Now, grab your charging case, and press the button at the back.
- Hold this button till you don’t see the flashing amber light.
- As soon as you see this light, let go of the button. This indicates that you have been able to reset your Apple AirPods.
- After you have done this, re-pair the AirPods with your Windows device via Bluetooth.
How Do I Reset My Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro on an Android Device?
To reset your Apple AirPods or AirPods Pro on an Android device, simply follow the steps listed below.
- Put your AirPods or AirPods Pro in their charging case, and allow for them to charge normally.
- Next, remove the AirPods as a device from your Android device’s list of Bluetooth devices.
- To do this, head over to Settings on your Android device and tap Bluetooth.
- From here, forget your AirPods or AirPods Pro from the list.
- Now, head back to your charging case. Press the button at the back of the case for a few moments.
- Hold it till you see an amber-colored light flashing. As soon as this happens, you can release the button.
- Once you have done this, you can head back to Settings on your Android device and re-pair your AirPods or AirPods Pro.
How Do I Reset My Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro on My Mac?
Doing a factory reset on your AirPods using the Mac is a fairly easy task.
- Pop your Apple AirPods or AirPods Pro into their charging case. Ensure that the case is charged. Leave the AirPods in the case for sometime.
- Now, it’s time to remove your AirPods as a device from your list of Bluetooth devices on the Mac.
- To do this, open ‘System Preferences’, and head to Bluetooth.
- Here, highlight your Apple AirPods and tap the ‘x’ button.
- Now, tap ‘Forget Device’ to remove your AirPods or AirPods Pro from your Mac.
- Grab your AirPods’ charging case again. Keep in mind not to take the AirPods out.
- Press and hold the button at the back of the charging case till you see an amber-colored light flashing.
- As soon as you see this light, release the button. This means that your AirPods have been factory reset.
- Now, pair your AirPods as you normally would with your Mac.
More often than not, one of the main reasons you would have to reset your Apple AirPods or AirPods Pro is because you have been facing some annoying Bluetooth connectivity problems. A factory reset should do the job. Usually. You can’t be 100% certain that it will definitely fix the issue.
At times, there may be an issue with one of your devices Bluetooth module as well. If your AirPods work well on other devices, or your laptop or phone manages to successfully pair with another pair of earphones, it’s time you get the issue checked out by an expert.