Reset your AirPods

You might need to reset your AirPods (1st or second generation) if you can't connect to them, if they won't charge, or to fix a different issue.1 These steps work with the Wireless Charging Case and the standard Lightning Charging Case.

On your iOS device, go to Settings

Go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the "i" icon next to your AirPods.2 Then tap Forget This Device, and tap again to confirm.

Put your AirPods in their case

Close the lid. Wait 30 seconds, then open the lid.

Reset your AirPods

Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case until you see the status light flash amber a few times, then flash white continuously.

Reconnect your AirPods

Place your AirPods close to your device. Follow the steps on your device's screen.

Learn more

Learn about setting up your AirPods on other Bluetooth devices. If you have issues connecting a replacement AirPod, learn more about replacement AirPods.

  1. When you reset your AirPods, the settings for your AirPods also reset. You can change your settings again.
  2. If you don't see your AirPods in Settings > Bluetooth, just go to the next step.
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