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How to reset AirPods: A step-by-step guide to AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max

Resetting your AirPods might seem like a last resort, but it often solves various issues. This guide covers the complete reset process for all AirPods versions, including what to do if you've bought a used pair.

Why Reset AirPods?

There are multiple reasons why you may need to reset your AirPods, such as:

  • Connection issues

  • Audio problems

  • Battery drain

How to Reset AirPods Pro: A step-by-step guide

1. Open the lid of the AirPods case.

Airpods pro opened the case

2. Hold the reset button on the back for 15 seconds.

AirPods Pro reset button

3. Release when the LED flashes amber.

How to Factory Reset AirPods Pro from Previous Owner

  1. Unpair the AirPods from the previous owner's device.

  2. Follow the Factory Reset steps above.

How to Factory Reset AirPods Without an iPhone

  1. Open the AirPods case.

  2. Hold the reset button for 15 seconds.

  3. Wait for the LED to flash amber.

How to Reset AirPods from Previous Owner

  1. Unpair from the previous device.

  2. Follow the factory reset steps in the "How to Factory Reset AirPods Pro" section.

How to Reset AirPods 3

  1. Open the AirPods 3 case.

  2. Press and hold the button on the back until the LED flashes.

  3. Release the button.

AirPods Won't Reset or Connect

If your AirPods are not resetting or connecting, consider:

  • Charging the case

  • Checking for physical damage

  • Contacting Apple Support

How to Reset AirPods Pro on iPhone

  1. Open Settings on iPhone.

  2. Go to Bluetooth and unpair AirPods Pro.

  3. Follow the Factory Reset steps outlined earlier.

How to Reset AirPods on Android

  1. Remove AirPods from Bluetooth settings.

  2. Perform a Factory Reset as described above.

Resetting your AirPods can resolve numerous issues and is simple to do. Whether you're a new owner or just experiencing issues, this step-by-step guide shows you how to do.

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