How to Reset AirPod Case

23 Feb 2022
How to Reset AirPod Case

Mission: how to reset AirPod case. Directive: follow the steps below. Conclusion: emergency situation avoided.

We’ve all encountered the struggle of AirPods going a little haywire. Your AirPods aren’t syncing or only one AirPod is working. Luckily, your AirPods probably only need a factory reset. 

A factory reset, or a hard reset, restores the default settings of the device you’re doing it on. With AirPods, it returns them to the setting they had when they were brand new and just left the box. It’s super easy and you can do it yourself. 

How to Reset AirPod Case

Side Note: If you can’t see the light through your AirPods Pro decorative case, it might be a good idea to take the AirPods out of their case

Check if Your Apple AirPods Need to Charge

If the light from your AirPods case is off when the lid is open, it means your AirPods are off. If you are wondering to turn off AirPod case, don’t fret. They automatically go into a type of sleep mode when your AirPods are in the charging case. 

An off light means your AirPods just need to charge. Plug them in for 15 - 20 minutes. If the problem persists after a good charge, carry on to the next steps. 

Put Your AirPods Back in the Charging Case and Close the Lid

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After you’ve charged your AirPods, make sure both AirPods are securely in the case. Close the lid of your AirPods charging case and wait 30 seconds.

Can you pair two AirPods from different cases? Yes, you can. If you have lost or broken an AirPod, you can use a different one as long as they are from the same generation. Put the AirPods in the case, close the lid, wait 30 seconds and move on to the next step. 

Open AirPods Charging Case

Open your AirPods charging case lid and make sure the status light is white. For AirPods Pro, the status light will be amber. 

Disconnect Your AirPods

On your Apple device, go to Settings and click on Bluetooth. A list of your connected devices will show. Tap on the More Info option - a blue “I” next to your AirPods name on the list of connected devices. On the displayed options, find and click on Forget this Device and follow the prompts. 

If you have an Android device, go to Settings, click on Connections, and tap on the Bluetooth option. Find the AirPods on the list of Paired devices and click on the gear icon to the right. Press unpair at the bottom right of the page. 

If you don’t see your AirPods on the list of connected devices, skip the above step and move on to the next.

Factory Reset

With the charging case lid open, press and hold the setup button for around 15 seconds until the status light flashes from white to amber. This is also the perfect time to connect to AirPods in case that might be new. 

Reconnect Your AirPods

With your AirPods in their charging case and the lid open, hold your AirPods close to your device. Follow the instructions that pop up on your screen.

With Android, you will have to manually connect your AirPods. Go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth. Connect with your AirPods when they pop up. 

How to Reset AirPods Max

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Reset AirPods Max

To reset AirPods Max, hold down the Digital Crown and Noise Control button for about 20 seconds. This will disconnect them from your device and reset them.

Reconnect Your AirPods Max

For Apple users, follow the prompts on your screen when you hold the AirPods near your device. 

For Android users, go to Settings, click on Connections, and then Bluetooth. Find your AirPods Max on the devices list. If you cannot see your AirPods Max on the devices list, press the scan option and bring your AirPods closer to your device. 

When your AirPods Max shows up, click connect and be one with your babies again.


And that’s how to reset AirPod case. It’s that simple.

Do AirPods work away from the case? They do, but only in its Bluetooth Range. If your AirPods still aren’t working after the reset and you are within Bluetooth range, you might want to take your AirPods to an Apple store near you.

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