If your AirPods are acting up, a simple reset may be just what the earbud doctor ordered. The entire process should take less than five minutes.

What You Need

  • AirPod buds
  • AirPod charging case
  • Charging cord (optional)

Step 1:
Put AirPods back in their charging case.

Gather your AirPods and their charging case, making sure to remove any decorative elements that might obstruct access to the big button on the back of the case. Pop your AirPods into the case, close the lid, and wait 30 seconds.

Step 2:
Open your device Settings and see if the AirPods are “Connected.”

Navigate to Settings on any Apple device that is paired with your AirPods. Go to Settings > Bluetooth. Search your list of connected devices for your AirPods (if they are not there, continue to the next step). Once you find your AirPods, tap the small blue “i” next to it, tap “Forget This Device,” and then confirm your selection.

Step 3:
Reconnect your AirPods.

Open the lid of your charging case. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until the status light on the front of the case flashes orange, then white (about 15 seconds). With the lid still open, hold the charging case near your device. A screen should pop up on your device prompting you to “Connect” your AirPods. Follow the steps on screen to complete the process.