AirPods are probably the biggest or the most impactful product in the tech gadgets lineup of the last decade, needless to say, DJI drones are definitely the second. AirPods are the best wireless earphones in the world in terms of both quality and sales. A lot of people might disagree but I have to say from personal experience, AirPods has definitely improved my overall listening experience and it's hard to deny the fact that it's definitely a step down to move away from AirPods.
I, use and AirPods Pro and I have to say, Apple does two things well when it comes to AirPods. Connectivity and Noise Cancellation. Connectivity is the best thing. No hassle of connecting the AirPods every single time. Open the Airpods case and it's connected already. Noise Cancellation definitely works great but I have to say that it's not a feature that you would use all the time.
How does AirPods work?
AirPods are devices that are designed so as to connect to your iOS devices as soon as you open the lid of the AirPods case. So, technically you just have to open the case and put the AirPods buds in your ears if you want to listen to any music. The AirPods that you own is connected or linked to your iCloud account. So even if you have paired your AirPods with only one device, the other devices would automatically know it as they are linked to the iCloud account. Your connections can also be switched easily by accessing the Bluetooth settings options where you will find your AirPods being listed on any device that you are signed in to your iCloud account.
Steps to Reset AirPods
The following instructions would enable you to reset your AirPods and AirPods Pro. Please note that these steps work for all the AirPods versions like version 1, version 2, Pro and also the Max. The screens might look a little different based on what iOS version you use. For example, The Step 6 option called Forget This Device will be at the top of the screen if you are using iOS 14. The screenshots are from iOS 15 so it's always a good thing to maintain the latest version of the operating system.
Step 1: Before resetting the AirPods, you must begin by putting your AirPods in its case and close the lid of the case. This will ensure that the connection is stopped from the iPhone and anything you play on the iPhone won't be hearing on the AirPods.
Step 2: Keep waiting for a while maybe somewhere around 30 seconds. After that open the lid of the AirPods.
Step 3: Let us begin the steps on the iOS device to reset the AirPods. On your iOS device, find the Settings app and tap on it to open the app.
Step 4: Among the several options like Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, Personal Hotspot, VPN, click on the Bluetooth options as shown below. It will open into the Bluetooth page of the app.
Step 5: On the Bluetooth, page click on the I (info) icon next to the option AirPods Pro as shown in the image given below.
Step 6: It will open up a new page where you find two options namely, Disconnect and Forget This Device. Among them, tap on the option Forget This Device and then tap again to confirm it.
Step 7: Now come back to your AirPods case. First of all, open the lid of your AirPods case. Behind the case, you will find a button. Press and hold on to it for a while, maybe around 15 seconds. This will enable you to see the status light flashing amber.
If your AirPods case can be charged only through a wired connection, the status light said above is present on the inside of the case between the AirPods.
If you have the AirPods Pro or you have the AirPods that can enable wireless charging, the said status light is situated on the front of the case.
Step 8: In order to reset your AirPods, open the lid of the case and place it near your iOS device. The device would provide you with self-explanatory instructions. Follow those steps visible on the screen to reconnect the AirPods.
Now, you know clearly how you can reset your AirPods. I have had firmware mismatches once in a while which has caused me to reset my AirPods Pro. Once I reset my AirPods, everything comes back to normal and starts working perfectly.
We can expect Airpods Pro 2 and AirPods Gen 3 later this year alongside the iPhone 13 around September if I'm not wrong. We can also expect a firmware update for the older version of the AirPods as well.