How to reset AirPods Pro to factory settings (no iPhone?)

How to reset AirPods Pro

Do you want to reset AirPods Pro? This can be easily done as long as you have the charging case nearby. Ideally, you should unpair AirPods from iPhone and then do the reset.

How to restart AirPods Pro

how to restart AirPods Pro

If your wireless earbuds are not charging, or you have a syncing issue or similar issue, you can first try restarting them before performing the reset procedure.

Restarting is simple: just put the AirPods back in the case and Close the cover. Wait at least 10 seconds before opening the cover and taking them out!

How to reset AirPods Pro

how to reset AirPods

If the above trick didn’t fix your headphones, then do the factory reset. Ideally, you should do the following:

  • 1. Restart AirPods as shown above.
  • 2. With the AirPods in the case and the cover open, delete them from iPhone. (Settings -> Bluetooth -> Tap the ‘i’ icon next to the AirPod name -> Forget this device).
  • 3. Press and hold the setup button available on the back of the charging case.
  • 4. Release only after 15 seconds, when the status indicator flashes “amber” then “white”.
  • 5. Close the cover and reopen it with your iPhone nearby. Reconnect AirPods to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Faucet Connect and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Made: After resetting, your AirPods settings will return to factory state. You will need to completely reconfigure the accessory after reconnecting it!

How to reset AirPods Pro without iPhone

Apple recommended the steps outlined above to factory reset the wireless earbuds. However, you can also reset them without iPhone and without removing them from your Apple ID first.

With the AirPods in the charging case and the lid open, press and hold the setup button for 15 seconds until the status light flashes “amber” and then “white”!

Made: Factory reset AirPods Pro keeps the latest firmware version installed before the reset! The headphones will not revert to the original firmware! Only the settings are reset!

Reset AirPods Pro not working

If you are unable to reset AirPods, please verify that you perform the procedure exactly as described above.

The most common mistake is forgetting the charging case cover closed. This will prevent the reset procedure from happening, even if you hold down the setup button for 15 seconds!

Another reason why AirPods won’t reset if they run out of battery. Charge them first before trying to reset again!

Did you successfully reset the AirPods? Did the procedure solve your problems? Use the comments section and share your comments.

Related: How to make AirPods Pro wireless charging case compatible with Magsafe!

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