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How to reset Airpods/Airpods Pro?

Resetting AirPods/Airpods Pro can resolve various technical issues, enhance their performance, or prepare the device for sale. In this article, you will learn why and how to reset AirPods/Airpods Pro, what to do if the reset doesn’t work, and how to properly care for your AirPods/Airpods Pro.

How to reset Airpods/Airpods Pro?

Why should you reset your AirPods/AirPods Pro?
Resetting AirPods/AirPods Pro can be necessary for several reasons:

  • Connection issues: Resolves problems connecting to your devices.
  • Performance improvement: Restores original settings and improves performance.
  • Selling or gifting: Ensures AirPods/AirPods Pro are unlinked from all your devices.

AirPods can be assigned to a single Apple ID. To use AirPods that were previously used by someone else, that person must first remove the headphones from their Apple ID.

Guide on how to perform a reset on AirPods/AirPods Pro
Step 1
: Insert both AirPods/AirPods Pro into the charging case and close the cover.
Step 2: Wait 30 seconds, and then open the charging case cover.
Step 3: Insert the AirPods/AirPods Pro into your ears.
Step 4: Go to Settings > Bluetooth or Settings > [your AirPods].

  • If your AirPods/AirPods Pro appear as connected, tap More info, then tap Remove this device. Tap again to confirm the removal.
  • If the AirPods/AirPods Pro do not appear, continue with the next step.

Step 5: Place the AirPods/AirPods Pro back in the charging case and leave the cover open.
Step 6: Press and hold the button on the back of the case for approximately 15 seconds until the status indicator on the front starts flashing orange and then white*.
*Resetting your AirPods/AirPods Pro also resets their settings.

Step 7: Reconnect the AirPods/AirPods Pro: Place the AirPods/AirPods Pro in the charging case with the cover open near your iPhone or iPad and follow the on-screen instructions.


What to do if resetting AirPods/AirPods Pro doesn't work

  1. Check the batteries: Ensure AirPods/AirPods Pro and the charging case are sufficiently charged.
  2. Clean the AirPods/AirPods Pro: Remove dust and dirt that may interfere with proper connection.
  3. Update software: Make sure your device has the latest software version.

How to care for your AirPods to ensure optimal performance

  1. Regular cleaning: Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the AirPods/AirPods Pro and the case. Avoid using water or cleaning agents.
  2. Proper charging: Use original Apple charging accessories to prevent damage to the battery.
  3. Protect from temperatures: Avoid exposing AirPods/AirPods Pro to extreme heat or cold.
  4. Store correctly: Always keep AirPods/AirPods Pro in their charging case when not in use.


Resetting AirPods/AirPods Pro is a simple process that can resolve many issues and enhance their performance. By following the steps above, you can reset your AirPods/AirPods Pro and keep them in good working condition. If you encounter any problems, visit our e-shop where you can find replacement parts, cleaning or repair tools, and new or refurbished AirPods/AirPods Pro at great prices.

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