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3 Easy Steps To Reset AirPods On Android (2023 How-To)

How To Reset AirPods On Android

This how-to guide is going to be the quickest 2 minutes of your life. 

Resetting your AirPods on Android? 

It’s faster than mincing garlic. 

Read on to find out:

  • 3 easy steps to reset your AirPods on Android. 
  • How to change your AirPods settings on your Android device. 
  • 3 simple steps to reset your AirPods Max on your Android phone.
  • And many more…

How to reset AirPods on Android?

Reset your AirPods on Android by making sure your AirPods have enough battery life. Then, locate the round button at the back of your AirPods case. Hold the button and pay attention to the status light on your case. It should flash from white to amber light. Amber light means a successful reset.

3 steps to reset AirPods on Android

#1: Make sure your AirPods are partially charged

If your AirPods are below 10%, charge them for at least 5 mins.

When the battery is low, the reset won’t work. Why? 

Because your Android device or your case will only recognize one AirPod. 

Ultimately, you can’t reset your AirPods if only one AirPod is functioning. 

Note: It’s not advisable to use your AirPods when their battery is below 10%. This leads to further damage in the long run. In addition, you’ll start to notice that your AirPod battery drains when not in use

The steps below also work if you want to reset your AirPods Pro on an Android phone. 

Read also: (5 Fixes) Left AirPod Not Charging 

#2: Press and hold the small, round button on your AirPods case

Press And Hold Small Round Button On AirPods Case

At the back of your AirPods case, you should see a small, round button. 

Then, press and hold the button for about 10 to 15 seconds. 

#3: Wait for the white status light to turn amber

For 1st-gen and 2nd-gen AirPods, the status light is located inside your case – between each AirPod. 

If you have an AirPods Pro or wireless charging case, the status light will be at the front of your case. 

After holding down the button at the back of your AirPods case, you’ll see a white light first. 

Then, within 10 to 15 seconds, the white light should turn into an amber color. 

This means you’ve successfully reset your AirPods. 

3 steps to reset AirPods Max on Android 

#1: Locate the crown and Noise Control buttons on your AirPods Max

Resetting your AirPods Max on Android is just like resetting standard AirPods.

The main difference? 

You need to hold down two buttons, specifically the crown and Noise Control buttons. 

These are located on top of the right headphone or ear cushion. 

#2: Hold down the crown and Noise Control buttons

You should hold down the crown and Noise Control button of your AirPods Max for 10 to 15 seconds. 

#3: Wait for the white status light to flash amber

On your AirPods Max, you should see a status light below your right ear cushion or headphone.

Wait for the status light to flash an amber color and release the buttons. 

After, you can reconnect or repair your AirPods Max to your Android phone again. 

How do I change Airpod settings on Android?

Your AirPod settings on your Android phone should be in the Bluetooth menu. 

To access your Bluetooth settings, here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Tap on settings or the gear icon on your Android phone.

You can access the settings menu on your Android in 2 ways: 

  1. Swipe down until a menu appears. You should see a gear icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
  2. Access settings in your home menu.

Step 2: Open “Bluetooth and Device Connection.”

On some Android phones, you won’t see “Bluetooth and Device Connection.”

Instead, you’ll see “Device Connectivity” or “Connections.” 

On older Android phones, your Bluetooth settings should be under WiFi settings. 

For newer Android phones, this is usually merged as one and will have the name “Connections.”

Step 3: Tap “Bluetooth.”

On your Bluetooth menu, you should see a list of available devices including your AirPods. 

Note: Your Bluetooth has to be turned on to see the list of available or paired devices

Step 4: Tap the gear icon beside your AirPods device.

Beside your AirPods device, you should see a gear icon.

Step 5: Change the settings of your AirPods device.

Tapping on the gear icon should lead you to your AirPods settings menu. 

This is where you can access things like:

  • Disconnect.
  • Phone calls.
  • Media audio.
  • Forget Device.
  • Contact sharing.

You can also rename your AirPods device by tapping on the pencil icon. This is located either in the upper-right corner or the bottom-left corner of your screen.