Reset Apple Airpods

One of Apple’s greatest successes in this decade is not the Apple Watch, or the Homepod, or even the iPad. Instead, it is the Airpods, Apple’s wireless headphones launched after the removal of the iPhone 7 headphone jack. The Airpods have found a massive fan base thanks to its ease of use, its long battery life, and its auto-connect function. Unfortunately, the design is so simple that it actually makes things a bit confusing when it comes to troubleshooting.

How to find out what’s wrong with your Airpods and how to fix them


AirPods have a single light indicator under the hood. Specific combinations of lights can indicate several problems, depending on where your AirPod is currently. It is important that you understand them before starting a restart.


You will not be able to know exactly how much power is left in the battery exactly. But, if you see a green light while the AirPods are in their case, it means that you have enough battery left for normal use. If you see a green light and your AirPods are not in the case, then the case still has at least one remaining charge. When the AirPods are connected to the charger, the amber light indicates that your AirPods are charging. But if the AirPods are not in the case at that time, this light can also mean that the case has less than one full recharge.


Does the amber light blink? This indicates a pairing error with one or more of your devices. It may mean that you have to cut the connection and try again by restarting the AirPods. A flashing white light indicates that the AirPods are ready to connect to their Apple devices.

Obviously, if there is no light in the case and your AirPods are inside, it means the case is completely depleted and needs recharging.

How to hard reset Apple Airpods

Resetting AirPods can be a quick solution to a number of common problems. In particular, AirPods reset is performed to solve problems related to battery or inconsistent audio delivery, such as when only one of the AirPods is emitting sound. You can also use this to solve connectivity problems.

Here is how to perform a restart:

  • Lift the top of the box.
  • Press and hold the button on the back
  • Wait for the light to flash
  • Release the button when the light blinks red
  • Note that this will disconnect your AirPods from all connected devices. You will have to go through the configuration wizard again to use them. Wait until the light blinks white again. That is the signal that you can try to reestablish one or more connections.

Bottom Line

Apple AirPods are super easy to use. However, it is a shame that they do not come with more official support and guidelines. Instead, users have to turn to online tutorials to guide them through these simple processes. Become familiar with the light patterns and colors to identify the type of problem they are pointing out, and then you can solve most problems on your own. As you have already noticed, resetting the AirPods will not solve everything. Proper maintenance is more useful in many cases.