The way to unpair and reset the AirPods that can avoid failures — 2022

AirPods, just like any other technology product, can have connectivity or battery issues that hinder the daily use experience. If this happens on an iPhone or a Mac, the most effective way to solve your problems is to restore them and in the case of AirPods can also be restored . In this article, we explain how you can factory reset your AirPods to fix most issues with them.

Reasons to reset AirPods

There are several reasons why it is advisable to perform this process. The first one is that you go to sell or give away headphones , since it will be the best way to ensure that these are not linked to you and the other person can use them normally. If not, a message such as These are not your AirPods could appear and although it is even possible to ignore this signal and listen with the headphones, they will be marked with your name and will continue to be reflected in your Apple ID.

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Another prominent reason is that airpods fail regardless of what the problem is. While there are some that would only accept a physical repair, there are others that apparently are and are then fixed by resetting the AirPods. Moreover, Apple itself usually advises doing this in most cases as a preventive measure prior to a possible repair, so, from The Bitten Apple, we encourage you that if one of your AirPods, or both, have a somewhat strange and its features are not what they should be, performing a reset on these devices could solve it and help you to enjoy the great user experience that these headphones provide to the fullest. Here we tell you what are the most common problems that AirPods usually give and why it is convenient to restore them to solve them.

  • The AirPods stop listening.
  • AirPods Pro cancellation fails.
  • An AirPod is not heard.
  • The AirPods have become out of sync with each other.
  • AirPods do not charge in their box.
  • AirPods syncing with other devices fails.
  • AirPods play a strange sound.
  • The AirPods are not capable of giving a loud enough volume.
  • AirPods Pro ambient mode fails.
  • Hey Siri doesn't work on AirPods.

Steps to follow to unlink them

Before completely restoring your AirPods, a preliminary step that you can do is unlink them from your main device so you can relink them later. What happens when you do this is that the iPhone or iPad will not remember them and therefore will not automatically connect to them. To do this operation you must follow these steps:

  • On the iPhone go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  • Find the name of your AirPods here and click on the 'i' at the end of the line.
  • Now you just have to click on bypass device and confirm in the notice that will appear on the screen.

This as we have said before, does not reset the device settings, although sometimes unpairing and re-pairing can solve many of the problems. To pair them, simply open the cover of the case when close to the iPhone and the setup prompt will appear. It is also possible to do this by going to Settings > Bluetooth. Also, you have to keep in mind that when you unpair the AirPods from one of your devices, you also unpair it from the rest of the equipment with which you usually use these headphones. In the same way, as soon as you link them to your iPhone or another device that has your Apple account, you can also use them normally on the rest of the devices.

Now yes, restore the AirPods

Good. Once you know what may be the reasons why you may have to restore the AirPods and also the way you have to carry out to be able to unlink them from your different devices, it is time to get down to work. The restoration of the AirPods is a process in which you have to carefully follow the steps that we are going to indicate below, since otherwise, you will surely have to repeat them again because the result has not been as expected, that is, that they have not been restored. Therefore, pay close attention to each of the steps that we indicate and try to carry them out precisely and paying close attention to each and every one of them.

Restore on AirPods and AirPods Pro

If the error that your AirPods present after unpairing and re-pairing them persists, the next step is restore them . In the same way that it happens with the rest of Apple devices, such as the iPhone, the iPad, the Macs or even the Apple Watch, many of the errors that can arise to spoil the operation and the experience that users have with these devices can be easily resolved with a restore. To do so, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open the lid of the case with the AirPods inside.
  2. Once the lid is open you must push the physical button for 15 seconds. The top LED will change to flashing white.
  3. After 15 seconds the color will change to orange and it will be here when you can stop pressing the back button.
  4. Close the case and reopen it by moving it closer to the iPhone.
  5. Follow the initial setup that appears on the screen.

With this simple process you will be able to solve all the problems that exist with your AirPods. In addition, we always recommend updating the AirPods firmware to the latest version available in order to enjoy better sound quality and also link with your equipment. If your AirPods continue to have battery problems, pairing problems, or the sound quality is not ideal, we recommend that you go to an Apple technical service to have them diagnose the headphones, so you can find a solution much more quickly that can end with these problems.

Restore on AirPods Max

Let's go now with the restoration of Apple's most expensive headphones, the AirPods Max. Before carrying out the steps that we are going to indicate below to restore these headphones, you have to take into account that in order to carry out this process you have to previously charge your AirPods Max for a few minutes, and then carry out the steps that we indicate below .

  1. Press and hold the noise control button and the Digital Crown until the LED for 15 seconds until it flashes amber and then white.
  2. Reconnect them with your Apple device.

AirPods Max restoration

As you have seen, the steps to be able to restore the AirPods Max are really simple, and again, we again place special emphasis on all the benefits that it can mean for the AirPods, in this case the AirPods Max, performing this type of action when there is some process or operation that is not going as well as it should.

What to do if the restore does not work

If after having followed the steps that we have indicated in this post you are still having problems with your Apple headphones, regardless of whether they are the first generation AirPods, the second generation AirPods, the third generation AirPods, the AirPods Pro or the AirPods Max, what you have to do is contact the Cupertino company so that their technicians can help you with your problem and propose a solution so that you can enjoy your Apple headphones again as soon as possible. However, if your problem is related to the AirPods Pro and its noise cancellation, you have to know that Apple recently opened a replacement program because some units were defective and were giving users problems related to the noise cancellation of the AirPods Pro. themselves. So we recommend that if this is your case, you make use of this replacement program because you will get Apple to solve it at a stroke and, furthermore, totally free. And this is undoubtedly one of the hallmarks of the Cupertino company, the great after-sales service it offers to all customers.

To get in touch with Apple and thus be able to solve your problems with the headphones, you have three ways to do it, the first one is by telephone by calling the customer service number 900 812 703, the second way is through the application that Apple has dedicated for this, the famous Apple Support app where you can report any problem related to Apple devices or even its software. Finally, the last way is through the Apple support website , which in the same way as with the Support app, you can report any problem you may have with your devices.

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However, if you don't have any Apple Store nearby that you can go to with relative ease, our recommendation is that you go to a SAT, which is a service authorized by the Cupertino company to be able to carry out this type of action in which the user needs a repair, a change of unit or simply, to have the technical assistance of a team of professionals. In addition, you have to know that in the SAT you have the same guarantees as if you went to an Apple Store, since it is the company itself that has authorized its professionals so that they can carry out this type of task with their devices. Therefore, if you don't have an Apple Store nearby or, simply, it is much more accessible for you to go to an Apple-authorized center, there is no problem with that, since you can be completely calm and sure that the attention and a hypothetical repair will be at the same level of satisfaction as if you went to an Apple Store with the same problem.