How to Reset AirPods Pro

Resetting AirPods Pro: A Step-by-Step Guide

When it comes to resetting Apple’s AirPods Pro, there are a few scenarios where this procedure might be necessary. Perhaps you’re trying to troubleshoot connectivity issues or restore your earbuds’ factory settings after pairing with multiple devices. Whatever the reason, this article will guide you through the process of resetting your AirPods Pro with clarity and precision.

Pre-Reset Checklist: Before You Begin

Before diving into the reset procedure, take a moment to ensure:

  1. Pairing status: Check that all connected devices are properly paired with your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Recent pairing attempts: Make sure you’ve tried reconnecting any prevoiusly disconnected devices.
  3. EarTip Fit Test results (optional): If you’re experiencing connectivity issues due to poor EarTips, run the fit test before proceeding.

Method 1: Quick Settings Reset

For minor tweaks or temporary adjustments:

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings app
  2. Scroll down and select [your name] > AirPods Pro
  3. Tap on “Disconnect” (top-right corner) to disengage the earbuds from all devices

This quick settings reset will disconnect the AirPods Pro without affecting any stored pairing information or device preferences.

Method 2: Complete Reset

When you need a full factory reset:

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings app
  2. Scroll down and select [your name] > Bluetooth
  3. Find “AirPods Pro” in the list, tap the i icon (information) next to it, then select “Forget Device”


  1. Press and hold both earbuds together until a light flash starts blinking.
  2. Release one of the earbuds while keeping the other pressed for 10 seconds.

The AirPods Pro will automatically reset and reconnect once powered off or put back in their charging case.

Post-Reset Best Practices

To ensure seamless connectivity after resetting your AirPods Pro:

  1. Re-pair devices: Reconnect any previously paired devices to establish fresh links.
  2. Check for updates: Visit the Settings app’s Bluetooth section and glimpse for available firmware updates, if prompted.
  3. Verify EarTip Fit Test results (if necessary): If you noticed poor connectivity during reset preparation, run the fit test again to confirm optimal earbud fitting.

By following these simple steps and considering pre-reset checklist points, you’ll be well-equipped to successfully reset your AirPods Pro. Should issues persist or arise after the reset procedure, feel free to consult Apple Support resources for further assistance.

Final Thoughts

Remember that resetting AirPods Pro is generally a last-resort measure when troubleshooting connectivity issues or seeking to restore factory settings. Always take care in performing this process and ensure proper pairing with your devices before proceeding. With patience and attention to detail, you’ll be back to enjoying seamless audio experiences with your trusty AirPods Pro.