How to Fix “Not your AirPods” Popup on iPhone

AirPods is one of the best wireless headphones on the market. However, they can create a few problems while connecting to the iPhone.

One such problem is a popup message saying, “Not your AirPods” or “Not your AirPods Pro.”

This article will help you fix this issue so you can enjoy uninterrupted music without any worries.

“Not your AirPods” popup

The popup “Not your AirPods” may appear when you connect your AirPods to a device other than your iPhone.

It can also appear if you have disconnected your AirPods from the Bluetooth connection.

Disconnect from unknown device

Did you let someone borrow your AirPods recently?

That can be the culprit, especially if the AirPods is still connecting to another device (other than your own).

Tell your friend or family member to turn off their Bluetooth connection or disconnect their iPhone from your AirPods.

Here’s the instructions

  1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Tap on the name of your AirPods.
  3. Select the “i” icon and tap Forget This Device.

Once your AirPods have been disconnected from another source, you can connect it to your iPhone again.

Reset Bluetooth connection

Maybe the Bluetooth setting on your iPhone is a bit buggy. No worries, you can quickly reset it.

Open the Settings app, tap on Bluetooth, and disable the toggle. Wait about 30 seconds and turn it back on.

Reset your AirPods

Once you’ve tried all of the solutions above and the problem still persists, it’s time to reset your AirPods.

Before resetting your AirPods, you must un-pair it first. Follow the “Forget This Device” method above for your iPhone.

When done, continue with the steps below.

  1. Put your AirPods into the charging case and close it.
  2. Wait about 20 seconds and open the lid.
  3. Keeping the lid open, press and hold the setup button on the back of the case. Continue pressing the button for 20 seconds.
  4. Wait for your iPhone to show a prompt asking if you want to connect to AirPods.
  5. Tap Connect.

I hope this article helped you eliminate the “Not your AirPods” popup on your iPhone.

For AirPods Pro users, you may experience a similar message. The troubleshooting tips above can be applied to your model.

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