The AirPods – including models Pro – have one of the most intuitive connection systems in the world for wireless accessories: just open the headset case near the iPhone / iPad, press the “Connect” button, and start listening to your music and podcasts. As Apple likes to say, it is (almost) magical.
Every magic trick, however, also has its failure cases. With AirPods, it is no different: you can face problems with connection, power, not being able to pair the headphones with the desired device, among others.
In that case, the best solution is simply reset the connection of the headphones – essentially, making them “forget” the devices to which they have already connected, restarting the process from scratch. In other words, the good old man: “Have you tried to turn it off and on again?”
Fortunately, it is very easy to reset AirPods – and even easier to reconnect them to your devices right away. See how:
- First, make sure that both the headphones and their case are charged – it is not necessary that the battery is full; something from 30% is more than enough.
- Place the AirPods in the case and close the lid. Wait 30 seconds and reopen the cover next to your iPhone / iPad.
- In the Settings of the iPhone or iPad, open the option “Bluetooth”; touch the “i” icon to the right of the option for your AirPods.
- Touch “Forget This Device”, as in the image above, and confirm the operation.
- With the lid still open, press the setting button on the back of the AirPod case for 15 seconds, until the status light flashes amber.
There – your AirPods are already redefined. Now, just reconnect them to your device in the traditional way: by opening the case cover next to the iPhone or iPad in question, tapping the “Connect” button.