How To Reset AirPods – All Models Covered

Learning how to reset AirPods comes in handy when users are experiencing syncing issues or want to assign a gifted set of AirPods to their iPhones. Regardless of how perfect the tech giant wants you to think it is, sometimes errors can occur with firmware and hardware. That goes for any tech company – it just happens sometimes.

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AirPods go hand in hand with iPhones and other popular Apple products, so all of them. The first generation of AirPods launched in December 2016, with the second generation not launching until three years later in March 2019. The current third generation dropped in October 2021, with the first appearance of AirPods Pro launching the year previous in October 2019. 

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For those who prefer over-head personal audio, AirPods Max launched in December 2020 and is currently the most expensive AirPods offering at an eye-watering £549, although they can be found cheaper at times.

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How To Reset AirPods 

We’re going to cover every AirPod model in this how-to guide, so don’t worry about feeling left out. Simply follow the steps below to learn how to reset your AirPods as soon as possible to cure those syncing issues and other errors.

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How To Reset AirPods and AirPods Pro

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  • Put the AirPods in the charging case, close the lid, wait 30 seconds then re-open the lid.
  • On your Apple device, go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the More Info icon next to the AirPods on the device list. Tap ‘Forget Device’ and confirm.
  • For Non-Apple devices, go to Settings > Bluetooth > Connected Devices or similar to find currently connected devices. Tap the settings cog next to the device name and select ‘Forget’ or ‘Disconnect’.
  • Next, hold the setup button down at the back of the AirPods charging case for around 15 seconds until the case flashes amber than white.
  • Once the AirPods have reset, reconnect the AirPods to the device in question. Click here for a complete guide to connecting all AirPods to any Bluetooth enabled device.

How To Reset AirPods Max

How To Reset AirPods
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  • After making sure AirPods Max has been charged for ten minutes, press and hold the “Noise Control”  and “Digital Crown” buttons for 15 seconds.
  • Wait for the status light at the bottom of AirPods Max to flash amber than white.
  • Users can also reset AirPods Max to factory settings by selecting the option under their iCloud account.
  • Once reset, users can then reconnect their AirPods Max with their issues fixed.  Click here for a complete guide to connecting all AirPods to any Bluetooth enabled device.

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