AirPods Connection Failed error [SOLVED]

Not long ago I bought a bluetooth transmitter/receiver (by “Ugreen”) that I wanted to use to connect AirPods with non-bluetooth devices. To be honest I’m still struggling connecting it, but during the trial I faced another problem. My AirPods failed to connect to iPhone for some reason. Eventually I solved the problem and here is how.

Actually, during pairing AirPods with iPhone I saw the message “Connection Failed. Try Again”.

AirPods Connection Failed message

When it comes to AirPods troubleshooting, you don’t have much choices. The only thing you can do is to reset AirPods to factory settings.

To do that follow few simple steps below.

  • STEP 1 Put both AirPods back to charging case.
  • STEP 2 Keep the lid open and find the Status light.
  • AirPods status light

  • STEP 3 Press and HOLD the Setup button on the back side of AirPods case for at least 15 seconds (the Status Light starts to flash with white color). When status light flash changes to orange, release the button.


Now your AirPods are back to factory settings. Bring it near your iPhone, then close/open the lid to activate the connection dialog box.
Failed to pair AirPods with iPhone
In my case it worked out well.

So if you have similar problems connecting AirPods, you know what to do.

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