When your AirPods won’t cooperate, here’s how to activate the hidden “reset” feature on them

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techno.rentetan.com – Make advantage of this approach if your AirPods (or Beats or other Bluetooth headphones) are malfunctioning. When your computer, phone, gaming console, or anything else in your life is acting up, all you have to do is switch it off and on again. Tech enjoys a reset! The problem is that not all of our gadgets have an on/off button. For example, there is no clear method to conduct a hard reset on AirPods or other Bluetooth headphones. You may, however, utilize this secret way to get your AirPods functioning again if they aren’t.

Bluetooth headphones, for the most part, don’t need a hard reset. Unplugging and re-plugging your iPhone’s AirPods may be all that is needed in certain cases to get things working again. Most of my AirPods connection problems have been solved this way.

Some problems can’t be solved by a simple pairing cycle. Your smartphone may still be unable to locate your AirPods at times, or they may keep disconnecting. When all you want to do is listen to your music or watch a movie without bothering others around you, it’s a real pain in the rear.

How to reset Bluetooth headphones like AirPods, Beats, and others

Taking a closer look at AirPods. Make sure the AirPods are not paired with your smartphone before you begin the process of a hard reset. Select “Forget This Device” in the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone or iPad, then “Forget Device” in the pop-up menu. Right-click on your AirPods in System Preferences, then choose “Remove.”

Your AirPods are now ready to recharge. For around 15 seconds, press and hold the case’s button while keeping the lid open. Notice how the light goes from white to amber, and then back to white again three times. When you release the button, the light will turn white, signaling that the AirPods are ready for re-pair.

Beats earbuds may also be unpaired from your smartphone, placed in their case, and held down the button for 15 seconds, or until the light goes red, to get the identical results.

A somewhat different strategy is needed with AirPods Max. Hold down the Digital Crown and noise control buttons simultaneously for 15 seconds, until the LED begins to flash amber, to unpair the headphones from your phone’s Bluetooth.

Other Bluetooth earbuds and headphones may work with this approach, but be aware that it is not a real standard. There are other firms out there that may be using a different strategy with their headphones. This method may not work for you; in that case, try a more precise search for instructions on how to reset a certain model of Bluetooth headset.