How do you reset a stolen AirPods?

Answered by Robert Dupre

Resetting a stolen AirPods is not possible as it requires physical access to the device. However, if you have lost your AirPods and suspect they have been stolen, you can take some actions to protect your personal information and prevent unauthorized access to your device.

1. Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod touch: Firstly, use the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to locate your AirPods. This app can help you track the last known location of your AirPods and even play a sound if they are nearby. If you have enabled this feature before losing your AirPods, it can be very helpful in locating them.

2. Change Your Apple ID Password: If you suspect your AirPods have been stolen, it’s important to protect your personal information. Change your Apple ID password to prevent unauthorized access to your iCloud account. This will ensure that no one can access your data or make unauthorized purchases using your account.

3. Report the Theft: If you are certain that your AirPods have been stolen, it is essential to report the theft to the police. Provide them with all the necessary details, including the serial number of your AirPods, if available. This will help in the recovery process and potentially prevent the thief from using or selling your stolen device.

4. Remove AirPods from iCloud: To ensure that your AirPods cannot be used by someone else, you can remove them from your iCloud account. Go to the Find My app or iCloud website and select your AirPods. Then, click on the “Remove from Account” option. This will unlink the AirPods from your Apple ID, making them useless to anyone else.

5. Contact Apple Support: If you have exhausted all other options and believe your AirPods have been stolen, it is advisable to contact Apple Support. They can provide further assistance and guidance based on your specific situation.

Remember, prevention is always better than cure. Taking precautions such as keeping your AirPods in a secure place, enabling Find My AirPods, and using a passcode for your devices can help minimize the risk of theft and ensure the safety of your personal information.