Apple AirPods are the best wireless earbuds in the world. But a few users have found that their AirPods are not working well after a year. However, after resetting them, the problem was solved. So, if your Apple AirPods also have started acting up, then you can reset them to solve the problem. Today we are going to tell you how to reset AirPods. So, let's get started.
Unpairing the AirPods
In order to reset your AirPods entirely, you should unpair your AirPods from your device. It is not a requirement to reset your AirPods from your device, but Apple says that you should remove them from your account.
As mentioned above, make sure to unpair from all devices such as your Android phone, PC, and more. This will ensure that your earbuds behave as new ones. This article is focused on iOS devices, but the procedure for any other devices is also the same.
If you are planning to buy pre-owned earbuds, and you haven't used them yet with your device, then you can leave this step.
- First jump to the Settings on your device.
- Now navigate to the Bluetooth settings.
- After that, find your Apple earbuds from the paired devices.
- Tap on the "i" button beside the earbuds name.
- There choose the "Forget This Device" option on your device.
This will unpair your earbuds from your iPhone, iPad, and other smartphones. Your AirPods don't need to be connected to your device while unpairing. You can unpair them whether you are connected or disconnected from your device.
How to Reset Your AirPods Completely?
Now you can clean and reset you old AirPods with ease. Before resetting, place them inside the charging case and keep the cap closed for 30 seconds or more.
After that, open the case's cap and then turn its back. Look for the setup button on the backside of your AirPods case. Now long-press the setup key and then you will see the status light blinking continuously. The process will last for only 20 seconds at max. After the notification light gets normal, that means the process of resetting has been completed.
Now, after the reset, you will experience a change in the performance of your AirPods as they will become like the new ones.
The issues like slow charging, connectivity issues, unable to pair and more problems will be gone. The AirPods software will be renewed after a reset. That means if your device is older than a year, then you should reset yours to clean the minor bugs and issues.