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Why won’t my AirPods connect after resetting them?

This post will show you likely reasons why your AirPods won’t connect after being reset and what you can do about it.

Likely reasons why your AirPods won’t connect after being reset are that you need to forget your AirPods from your device, you are not pairing them correctly or you need to turn your device off and on again.

Why won’t my AirPods connect after resetting them?

Below are likely reasons why your AirPods won’t connect after resetting them.

You need to forget them from your device

The most common reason why your AirPods won’t connect after being reset is that you have not forgotten them from your device.

Try forgetting them from the Bluetooth settings on your device, then put your AirPods in the case, open the lid, press the button to put the AirPods into pairing mode and then you should see the AirPods on your list of devices that you can then connect to your device.

Not pairing them correctly

It could be the case that you have not been pairing your AirPods correctly.

You are meant to pair the AirPods by putting them in the case, opening the lid, then pressing the button. Your AirPods should then appear on your device’s Bluetooth list of available devices.

If you then click on your AirPods, your device should then be able to pair with them.

Turn the phone off and on

It would help to make sure that you have forgotten your AirPods then try turning your device off and on again.

You need to reset the AirPods again

If you have forgotten your AirPods from your device, try resetting your AirPods again.

To do this do the following:

  1. Forget your AirPods from your device
  2. Put your AirPods in the case
  3. Wait 30 seconds
  4. Open the lid and hold the button for 15 seconds until the light flashes orange then white

Other causes

Other possible issues are that your case does not have enough charge in it, the AirPods do not have enough charge in them, or you need to turn your device off and on again.

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How to connect AirPods after resetting them?

To connect your AirPods after resetting them, make sure that you have forgotten your AirPods from your device, turn your device off and on again then try to pair your AirPods with your device the normal way by putting the AirPods in the case, opening the lid and then pressing the button to put them in pairing mode.

If that does not work, try resetting your AirPods again as mentioned above.

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Why won’t my AirPods pro connect after resetting them?

Likely reasons why your AirPods or AirPod Pros won’t connect after being reset are that you have not forgotten them from your device, you did not reset them properly, you need to turn your device off and on again or that you are not pairing them correctly.

Why are my AirPods flashing white but not connecting?

Likely reasons why your AirPods case is flashing white but not connecting are that you need to forget them from your device or that you need to click on them in your device’s list of available devices in the Bluetooth settings.