iPhone Tips

How To Restore Your AirPods

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-12-07 / Update for  iPhone Tips

Selling your AirPods or giving them to a friend? It’s important to restore your AirPods before you do. This is because a factory restore removes the AirPods from all of the devices you’ve paired them to. Restoring also makes it so that a new owner can sync their iPhone, iPad, and other devices to your AirPods.

Restoring your AirPods to factory settings can also help if you’re experiencing poor battery life or connectivity issues.

In this tutorial we will be showing you how to restore your AirPods and remove them from the iOS devices you’ve paired them with. You do not need any additional software to follow this tutorial—just make sure your AirPods are charged.

To restore your AirPods:

  • 1. Put your AirPods in their case and flip the case open.
  • 2. Hold down the white circle button on the back of the AirPods' case until the amber light on the top of the case flashes.
  • Tap Bluetooth to finish restoring your AirPods
  • 3. On your iPhone, open the Settings app and tap Bluetooth from the top of the screen.
  • Tap the blue info button
  • 4. Find your AirPods from the list of paired devices. Tap the blue info button to the right of its name.
  • Tap Forget This Device to remove your AirPods from your iPhone or iPad
  • 5. Tap Forget This Device at the center of the screen.
  • 6. Perform steps 3-5 on all of your iOS devices that have been paired with your AirPods.

And that's all there is to restoring your AirPods. You can pair your AirPods to a new iOS device by placing them near your device of choice and opening the lid on the AirPods case. Your iOS device will automatically recognize the AirPods and prompt you to pair them. Your AirPods will automatically appear on all devices that are linked to your Apple ID too.

And there you have it: restoring your AirPods to factory settings.

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