How to reset your AirPods Max

Find out how to restart your AirPods Max if you're experiencing issues, or reset them to factory settings.

Noise control button, Digital Crown and status light

 

To restart or reset your AirPods Max:

  • First, charge them for a few minutes.
  • If you're experiencing issues with your AirPods Max, you can restart them. Press and hold the noise control button and the Digital Crown until the LED flashes amber.
  • You can also reset AirPods Max to factory settings. Press and hold the noise control button and the Digital Crown for 15 seconds until the LED flashes amber, then white.
  • After you've reset your AirPods Max, you can connect them to your iOS or iPadOS device, or connect them to your Mac or other device.

AirPods Max can be associated with one Apple ID. If you want to use AirPods Max that someone else has used, they'll need to first remove them from their Apple ID.

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