Apple'sare among the you can buy -- and they probably just got better with the launch of the . With good sound quality, excellent active noise canceling and a compact design, the set the tone for premium wireless earbuds. But even great headphones are prone to hiccups, and sometimes your AirPods might get a little buggy if you've been using them for a while. (Personally, I've had issues with an unreliable Bluetooth connection to my iPhone.) So knowing how to reset your AirPods is a good trick to have up your sleeve.
All AirPods and AirPods Pro have a reset function that restores the earbuds to their factory settings. Or if your AirPods are working but you want to hand them down to someone orto the , it's worth knowing how to reset them. It's a straightforward process that'll take you all of a few minutes to learn.
How to factory reset AirPods or AirPods Pro
1. Place your AirPods in their charging case, and close the lid.
2. Wait 30 seconds before opening the lid of your case.
3. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the blue i icon next to your AirPods. (If you don't see your AirPods in Settings > Bluetooth, just go to the next step.)
4. Tap Forget This Device, and tap again to confirm.
5. With the lid open, press and hold the button on the back of the case for about 15 seconds, or until the status light flashes amber, then white.
If you use an Android phone, the first two steps are the same, then:
3. Go to Settings, then Connected Devices, then hit the cog icon next to your AirPods or AirPods Pro.
4. Now, tap Forget and then Forget device to confirm.
Once you reset your AirPods, the earbuds will no longer automatically recognize devices linked to your iCloud account. Opening an AirPods case near an iOS device will begin the setup process as if you were using it for the first time.
If you need more help with Bluetooth pairing, here'sand how to . Plus, the easy way, a , some , what to do , and how if you have . In case, you're interested in buying Apple's newest wireless earbuds, here's .