How to Factory Reset AirPods 1, 2, or AirPods Pro

How to Reset AirPods or AirPods 2 to Factory Default Settings

AirPods are a great way to explore your favorite music, attend your calls and to look uber stylish. But if your AirPods have been acting up recently, then the most common solution is to reset and return AirPods to factory default settings. In doing so, you also reset the glitch that might be creating the issue.

The process to reset Apple AirPods or AirPods 2 or Pro is quite simple; majorly because you don’t have to worry about data back-up or any other jazz that you have to go through while resetting your Mac or iPhone. However, before you understand the reset procedure, let’s check out the situations where it can help.

Why Reset AirPods?

While AirPods are a pretty dependable item, but at times you may face some issues in usage. From battery issues to problems with audio delivery, there might be a number of problems where resetting your AirPods could be the perfect solution. Here are a few examples:

  • AirPods’ battery draining quickly
  • AirPods isn’t charging
  • AirPods won’t start even after loading
  • No sound in the right/left AirPod
  • Inconsistent audio delivery
  • The compatible device does not detect AirPods
  • AirPods does not connect with a compatible device

Though not just for troubleshooting, it is also advisable to reset your AirPods before :

  • You plan to part ways with them i.e. either sell or hand them down
  • To sync AirPods to another compatible device
  • When you are buying a second-hand or refurbished AirPods

How to Reset AirPods, 2  or AirPods Pro to Factory Default Settings

While it is not a compulsion, but Apple suggests that you should first unpair your AirPods from your iPhone or iPad. This is mainly done to remove them from your account so that it is not connected during the reset.

How to Unpair Your AirPods From iPhone or iPad

  1. Go to the Setting app on your iPhone
  2. Tap on Bluetooth.Tap on Bluetooth in iPhone Settings
  3. Find your AirPods from My Devices section and tap on the ‘i’ in front of them.Tap on i icon next to AirPods in Bluetooth Settings on iPhone
  4. Select Forget this device from the options and then tap on Forget Device again to confirm the action.Unpair Your AirPods From iPhone or iPad

How to Factory Reset AirPods Pro, AirPods 1/2

Before we proceed with the steps, ensure that your AirPods and the charging case are sufficiently charged.

  1. Place your AirPods in their case and close the lid.Place your AirPods in their case and close the lid
  2. Wait for about 30 seconds.Wait for about 30 seconds and then open the lid
  3. Now, open the lid and then press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the status light inside the case flashes amber a few times and then flashes white continuously.Press and hold the AirPods setup button on the back of the case until the status light inside

Close the lid, your Airpods are now restored to factory settings. To pair your device with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV, keep it close to the device and follow the onscreen instruction.

For more details, follow our step-by-step instructions. If you have had some custom settings, they have also been reset. You will have to change the AirPods settings as per your choice.

Just Reset and Move On!!

Troubles with your Airpods, just reset and move on; trouble with your iPhone or iPad, just reset and move on. Only if this could also be the solution to all our problems could be the same, just reset and move on. Though, in retrospect, reset is not always the solution, sometimes you have to trust an Apple support professional to solve the issue. Similar to how you come to our site for troubleshooting tips and tricks.

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