AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and the Pro version of AirPod, all come with a reset button. The following might come in handy when giving wireless earphones away or if they’re having problems.
How to reset AirPods and the Pro version of AirPods
- Close the case and put the AirPods in.
- Let it sit for 30 seconds, then open it up.
- In Settings -> Bluetooth, tap the circled “i” next to AirPods.
- Tick the Forget This Device box, and then tick it again to confirm it.
- When you hold the AirPods case lid button for about 15 seconds, the status light will flash amber. If your case charges only via wired connection, there is a status light inside the case. You’ll see a status light on the front of your AirPods case if you have AirPods Pro.
- Connect your AirPods by placing them near your device and following the directions on your device.
You’re done! If you reset your AirPods, they won’t recognize any of your iCloud-linked devices. When you open the AirPods case near an iOS device, the setup process will start.