How To Factory Reset Your Airpods

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Are you looking to reset your AirPods to their factory settings? You’re in luck – we have the perfect guide for you!

Resetting your AirPods is a great way to ensure that all of the data stored on them is cleared and that they are ready for a new user. This can be particularly helpful if you’re giving away or selling your AirPods, or if you’ve been experiencing issues with them.

To reset your AirPods to factory settings, here are the steps that you should follow:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, and then tap Bluetooth.
2. Tap the info button next to your AirPods in the list of devices.
3. Tap “Forget This Device” and confirm by tapping “Forget Device” again.
4. Go back to the Bluetooth menu and turn off Bluetooth by pressing and holding down on the Bluetooth button until it turns gray.
5. Press and hold down on both of the AirPod stems until the LED light at each stem flashes white three times, then release them when they begin flashing amber (this will take approximately 15-20 seconds).
6. Turn your Bluetooth back on and reconnect with your device as if it were brand new!
7. You’re done – congratulations! Your AirPods have been reset to factory settings!

With this simple guide, you can now easily reset your AirPods back to their original state whenever needed – just follow these steps!

Removing Previous Owner From AirPods

To remove the previous owner from your AirPods, you’ll need to access the Devices tab on your Bluetooth Settings. Once there, select your AirPods and swipe to the bottom. You will see an option to Remove This Device. If the previous owner has already removed themselves outside of the Bluetooth range, you’ll need to reset your AirPods before you can set them up as new. To do this, go back into the Bluetooth Settings, then choose to Forget This Device when selecting your AirPods. After that, follow the steps above again to pair them as new.

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Does Factory Reset Remove AirPods Tracking?

Yes, if your AirPods have been factory reset, they can no longer be tracked. Apple’s ‘Find My AirPods’ feature relies on the AirPods being connected to your device and if they have been reset they will no longer be connected. This means that even if someone finds them or steals them, you will not be able to track their location.

Resetting AirPods for Selling

To reset your AirPods to sell, you will need to unpair them from your device. To do this, open the lid of your charging case and put the AirPods in your ears. Then go to Settings > Bluetooth or Settings > [your AirPods], if they appear there as connected. Tap the More Info button next to your AirPods, then tap Forget This Device, followed by tapping again to confirm. Once this is done, your AirPods will be reset and ready for sale.


In conclusion, AirPods are a great way to listen to audio, making them a popular choice for many. They are easy to use and connect to most Apple devices using Bluetooth technology. However, if the previous owner decides to reset the AirPods outside of the Bluetooth range, you won’t be able to track them or set them up as new. This means that if your AirPods are lost or stolen, they may not be recoverable.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.