Apple AirPods can sometimes start performing after a year of use. Whether you run into this problem or bought used AirPods, the best solution is to reset the earbuds. How to make AirPods work like new.
Although you do not need to pair AirPods from your iPhone or iPad to reset the headphones, Apple recommends this step to remove them from your account. [1
Note: If you buy used AirPods and have not connected them to your devices, you can skip the connection process and go to the next section.
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Start by jumping to your phone or tablet's Bluetooth settings. Open this menu by opening the "Settings" app and then selecting "Bluetooth."
Locate AirPods from the list of paired devices. Touch the info icon "i" next to the headphone name.
Next, select "Forget this device" to disconnect AirPods.
AirPods can be disconnected from your iPhone or iPad regardless of whether the earbuds are plugged in or not. Either way, the headphones are removed from your Apple account.
Resetting Your AirPods
Now it's time to dry Apple AirPods. Before you begin, place both earbuds in the charger and keep the lid closed for at least 30 seconds
Then open the lid of the AirPod case. Browse the case and find the install button on the back of the device.
Press and hold the button until the case status light flashes yellow and then white flashes continuously. This process can take up to 20 seconds.
Repair Your AirPods
Finally, you connect AirPods to your iPhone or iPad. Thanks to the inclusion of the W1 or H1 chip, the opening of the headphone housing near one of Apple's devices will automatically display a pop-up menu.
Press "Connect" to connect AirPods.
To pair the headphones with an Android smartphone or Windows PC, open the case lid and press and hold the AirPods setup button until the status light starts to flash . Go to the device's Bluetooth menu and connect the earbuds you do with other accessories.
AirPods are very easy to use, and the process of resetting them is just as easy. Drying the earbuds can take a few minutes, but it solves so many problems that tend to bother the wireless headphones.