Most issues with AirPods Max on-ear headphones can be resolved by restarting or resetting to factory settings. But not all users know how this is done on this Apple device. In our short guide, we’ll give the necessary instructions.
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Which is better – reset or reboot?
These concepts are similar, but they affect the device in different ways. But the essence of the differences is also not clear to everyone. Restarting AirPods Max is the same as restarting any other device, such as an iPhone or Mac. This procedure clears the RAM of the device and reloads its software with custom settings.
A hard reset is more drastic, but should help with just about any issue bothering your AirPods Max. If a restart does not help, or you decide to return the headphones or sell them, then it is better to reset it. Apple claims that this procedure will erase your current settings, disconnect the AirPods Max from your iCloud account and all of your devices, and reboot to factory settings.
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How to reset or reset your AirPods Max?
You can either reboot your AirPods Max, which will keep the previous pairings and your settings, or you can reset the device, which will unlink it from your iCloud account and reset it to factory settings.
How do I restart AirPods Max?
If you’re having trouble with your AirPods Max, you can do a quick restart using the noise canceling control button and the Digital Crown.
1. Be sure to charge your AirPods Max for at least a few minutes before restarting them.
2. Press and hold the noise canceling button and Digital Crown together until the LED indicator flashes amber.
3. Release the buttons.
If you find it difficult to find the buttons you want, the noise canceling button and Digital Crown are located at the top of the left earpiece.
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How to factory reset AirPods Max?
If restarting your AirPods Max didn’t fix the problem, you should try resetting your AirPods Max to factory settings. This will disconnect the device from your iCloud account.
Let’s reiterate the need to charge the AirPods Max before resetting them to avoid additional problems. An unpredictable situation may arise if the headphones are suddenly discharged during the procedure. When your AirPods Max battery reaches twenty, ten, and five percent, you’ll receive a notification on the screen of your iOS device and hear a beep in your headphones.
1. Be sure to charge your AirPods Max for at least a few minutes.
2. Simultaneously press and hold the Squelch button and Digital Crown together for about 15 seconds until the LED flashes amber and then white.
3. The buttons can now be released.
This procedure will disconnect the headphones from your iCloud account and reset them to factory settings. Once you’ve reset your AirPods Max, you can reconnect them by removing them from your smart case and holding them next to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac until a setup animation appears.
You can also manually pair your AirPods Max by going to Bluetooth settings.