How To Reset AirPods Max

Are you planning to reset your AirPods Max?

We all know what it’s like to be helpless in situations that we cannot control. A few of these examples are when your AirPods Max doesn’t cancel out the noise in your surroundings or when the music only plays in one earcup. But what if we tell you that you can fix such situations?

Apple’s AirPods Max has been recently trending, not because of its “stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio”, but because of the alarming negative feedback that it has been garnering ever since its release. Many users had been very open with their criticisms regarding AirPods Max, and this is shocking news knowing that this is not an inexpensive brand.

In this article, we will explain why you need to reset your AirPods Max and also guide you through the steps on how to reset your AirPods Max.

Let’s dive right in!


1. Why Should I Reset My AirPods Max?

A reset is healthy every now and then, but this should not be done every day. That being said, a reset is best done if you encounter issues such as ‘Active Noise Cancellation’ (ANC) not working or connection issues with your AirPods Max on another device.


A reset will ensure that your AirPods Max reverts to its factory setting. This means that it will go back to default, like when they were still brand new. To add to that, it will also unpair your AirPods Max from your iCloud account, which will allow you to set them up from scratch.



2. Reboot VS Reset.

You must be wondering what a reboot and a reset are. Are you confused as to what is the difference between them?

A reboot is what you can also call a restart. However, unlike a reset, rebooting your AirPods Max will only remove its memory and refresh its internal software and settings. Although this is easier and usually done before doing a reset, a reboot can only do so much. 

Here’s how you can reboot your AirPods Max:

  1. Start by charging them for a few minutes.
  2. After that, press and hold the Noise Control button and the Digital Crown concurrently until the LED (found at the bottom of the right earcup) flashes amber.


If your AirPods Max is still acting up after doing a reboot, it is always best to try and reset your AirPods Max. A reset is a proven solution for connection and audio issues in AirPods Max. 



3. How To Reset Your AirPods Max: Step-By-Step.

Like what we previously mentioned, a reset will restore your AirPods Max to its factory setting. This should always be your next troubleshooting step in case a reboot did not work.

Though before resetting your AirPods Max, you need to remember that it will unpair them to your connected devices, as well as your iCloud account. Although it may leave you scratching your head, this is still better than enduring a headache.

Here’s how you can reboot your AirPods Max:

  1. First, you will need to charge them for a few minutes.
  2. Next, press and hold the Noise Control button and the Digital Crown for 15 seconds concurrently, or until the LED (found at the bottom of the right-earcup) flashes amber, then white.


Once you’re done, you can reconnect them to your iPhone or Mac. If the issues you are enduring with your AirPods Max have been resolved, you have just accomplished resetting your AirPods Max. Congratulations!



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5. FAQ: Help! Resetting AirPods Max Didn’t Fix My Issues.

Why is my AirPods Max still having issues even after resetting it to its factory settings? There are many possibilities as to why this is happening, but one of the most common reasons is that it can be a hardware issue. 

If it is an issue with the structure or physical build of your AirPods Max, or if you are experiencing the infamous AirPods Max condensation issue, doing a reset will not really work in this scenario. This will be difficult to resolve on your own, so it is best to reach out to an Apple Support and go to your nearest Apple Store.



An Apple Support will have you try some common troubleshooting steps, but if it still did not work, it will be better to just bring it back to an Apple store to have them replace it with a brand new AirPods Max. Hopefully, you will not experience the same issue with the replacement version. If worse comes to worst, you can try resetting your AirPods Max again and see if that fixes the issue.



Now that you have reached the end of this article, we hope that this sheds light on how to reset your AirPods Max and why it should be done. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment them down below. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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