Set up your replacement AirPods 2nd Generation

Posted by Robert Wisniewski on

Set up your replacement AirPods or charging case

When you get your replacement, follow these steps to use your AirPods again.

setup button on your AirPods charging case

Set up your AirPods or charging case

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > Bluetooth and tap the Information button  next to your AirPods.
  2. Tap Forget This Device.
  3. Tap Forget Device, and tap again to confirm.
  4. Put both AirPods in your charging case.
  5. Open the lid and check the status light. It should flash amber.
  6. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the case for a few seconds. The status light should flash white.*
  7. Go to the Home Screen on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  8. Open the case—with your AirPods inside—and hold it next to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. A setup animation appears on your screen.
  9. Tap Connect, then tap Done.


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Just factory reset them

1 Factory Reset

  1. Press and hold the setup button for at least 15 seconds.
    AirPods case with Setup button highlighted on side. Illustration.
  2. Hold the button until the status light starts flashing amber a few times and then flashes white.
    AirPods case with inside status light flashing amber. Illustration.
  3. You AirPods have now been fully reset. You will need to re-pair your AirPods to your devices in order to use them again.

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