How to Reset AirPods: Complete Review

The AirPods are wireless earphones that connect to your devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs through Bluetooth. They come with a charging case that you can use to recharge the earbuds, and they’re automatically detected once you remove them from the charging case. The AirPods were announced on September 7, 2016, at the same media event where Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2.

Who are they for?

The AirPods are meant for people who use their iPhones, iPads, and Macs on a regular basis with Bluetooth-enabled devices like wireless headphones or speakers. The AirPods aren’t really made for Android or Windows users since they require iOS devices to fully function.

How much do they cost?

The AirPods are sold for $159 in the United States, £159 in the United Kingdom, and A$229 in Australia. They’re more expensive than most of Apple’s other products like the iPhone 7 ($649) or an Apple Watch Series 2 ($369). However, they’re cheaper than rival wireless earbuds from companies like Bose and Sony.

Where can I buy AirPods?

Apple sells the AirPods on its online store, through its retail stores, and authorized Apple resellers like Best Buy. They’re available in Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold colors.

How long do they last?

Apple promises that the AirPods should last for about five hours on a single charge. In our tests, we found that to be accurate. The charging case can extend its battery life by more than 24 hours.

What are the specifications & technical details for AirPods?

  • 1.5 x 1.1 x 1.8 inches (38.6×27.5×44.7 mm)
  • 3 grams (0.11 ounce) for each AirPod
  • Charging case dimensions: 1.7 x 0.85 x 2 inches (43 × 21 × 51 mm)
  • Weight: 6 grams (0.21 ounces)
  • 2.4GHz Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Supported Bluetooth profiles: audio, video remote control, and phone calls with the microphone
  • Microphone: beamforming microphone for phone calls & voice commands
  • Output power: Class 1 (the weakest) – good enough for safe use around humans and animals if you follow applicable laws
  • Bluetooth 2.4GHz spectrum
  • Frequency range: 2402MHz to 2480MHz
  • Distance: Class 2 (the weakest) – good for use within about 10 meters of the Bluetooth device you’re pairing with
  • Autonomy: up to 5 hours of audio playback or talk time on a single charge
  • Standby time: up to 18 hours
  • Charging case dimensions: 1.7 x 0.85 x 2 inches (43 × 21 × 51 mm)
  • Weight: 6 grams (0.21 ounces)
  • USB charging cable and Lightning to USB adapter included

What’s in the package when you buy AirPods?

Each AirPod comes with a standard USB cable and a Lightning to USB adapter. The AirPods the charging case, the ear hooks (optional), and an extra pair of Apple-designed ear tips.

How to reset AirPods?


To reset your AirPods, use the included Lightning charging cable to connect them to any power source. A message will appear on your iPhone’s display indicating that it’s updating your AirPods’ software.

After the update is complete, the “Hello” screen will appear on both AirPods. You can now follow the usual steps to pair your AirPods with all of your Apple devices.

2nd STEP (optional)

For older models (such as iPhone 5s), you can also press and hold the setup button (the round one located between the 2 AirPods) until you see a white light circling around both AirPods. Now go to step 1 again and it should work.

Please note: Don’t unplug the charged Airpods before you see a white light circling both of them and keep holding the setup button until it comes on and then releases the button.

Why do you need to Reset AirPods?

  • If your AirPods are having issues connecting or staying connected to your device
  • If they’re not appearing when you select the AirPods from the list of Bluetooth devices on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • If you’re experiencing battery issues with your AirPods
  • If they’re not charging or holding a charge as long as you think they should
  • If you hear static or interference when using them with your iPhone
  • If the connection between your AirPods and device drops out randomly or frequently
  • If you’re having issues using your AirPods with Siri
  • If you’re experiencing any other issues with your AirPods

How to fix:

If you find out that the issue is with your AirPods, the next step is to reset them. To do so, place them in the case and close it. Now press and hold the setup button in the case until you see a white light circling around both AirPods. Keep holding it for about 15 seconds.

Now, open your case and let them connect to your iPhone or whatever device(s) they are compatible with. This should resolve any connectivity issues you may have been experiencing with your AirPods.


You should not worry about accidentally dropping your AirPods, because they are designed to be extremely durable. You can even run them over with a car and they’re guaranteed to work afterward. If you need a new charging case or a replacement for any other part of the AirPods, you’ll have to buy that from Apple.

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