How to Restart or Factory Reset Apple AirPods 3 [Tutorial]

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Today we will show you how you can restart or completely factory reset Apple AirPods 3 earphones with Spatial Audio.

Troubleshoot Issues by Restarting Your AirPods 3 Earphones and Learn to Perform a Complete Factory Reset

Regardless of what sort of tech you end up buying, there are going to be some issues along the way which a simple restart can fix. If that fails as well, then you can go ahead with the ultimate factory reset option and start all over again.

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If you recently bought yourself a pair of Apple's latest AirPods 3 earphones and find yourself facing issues such as connection dropouts then try performing a restart of the device first. Here's how you do it.

How to Restart AirPods 3

Place your AirPods 3 inside their Charging Case and close the lid for 10 seconds at least. Your AirPods have now restarted. It's that simple.

If you are still facing issues, or just want to sell your AirPods, and need them to be on factory settings, then here's what you are going to do.

How to Factory Reset AirPods 3

Step 1. Place your AirPods 3 inside their Charging Case.

Step 2. Close the lid of the Charging Case.

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Step 3. Press and hold the setup button on the back of the AirPods 3 Charging Case for 15 seconds until the light at the front starts to flash amber then white. Let go of the setup button when the light flashes white.

Your AirPods 3 are now in their factory state, all ready to be paired up again. If you're planning to sell them off, just throw everything in the original box (or not) and you're good to go.

As you can see, the process is really not that difficult at all. But, if doing everything above doesn't solve the issue you were facing then you might want to get a replacement from Apple or just wait for software updates to arrive until the issue has been fixed. Usually, Apple is super keen on replacing broken AirPods and it doesn't hurt to take them to a nearby Apple Store to see if you are eligible for a replacement.

We will only recommend performing a factory reset if you're facing a ton of issues with your AirPods. If that is not the case then a simple restart usually fixes lingering issues. Secondly, you can also try to restart your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV or Android device to see if that helps you with the issues you are facing. In a lot of cases the culprit is the device to which you are trying to connect to.

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