How to Disconnect AirPods from All Devices

Key Points

To disconnect AirPods from all devices, you need to only disconnect them from your iPhone:

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Go to 'Bluetooth'.
  3. Tap on the ‘i’ letter next to your AirPods.
  4. Select the ‘Forget this device’.

The biggest benefit about AirPods is that you can use them with various Apple devices - iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and even Apple Watch. Thanks to their practical design, you can use these wireless earbuds to listen to music or talk on the phone while busy doing other activities. However, if you are planning to sell your old AirPods to buy new ones, or are trying to fix an issue, you need to know how to disconnect your AirPods from all devices.

Read our guide below, where we share the steps to disconnect your AirPods or AirPods Pro from all devices.

How to disconnect AirPods from all devices

If you are trying to remember all devices you’ve paired your AirPods with and are worried about how much time it would take to unpair the headphones from all of them - we bring you good news. You don’t need to remove your AirPods from all devices one by one.

You only need to disconnect them from your iPhone, and they’ll be automatically disconnected from any other devices.

You might remember the first time you paired your AirPods to the other devices. You only had to connect them to your iPhone, and they were automatically paired to your Apple Watch. Then, you synced them to your Mac using your iCloud account.

This is precisely how it goes the other way around when you want to disconnect your AirPods.

Follow the steps below to unpair your AirPods from all devices at once.

  1. Go to Settings > Bluetooth on your iPhone.

Tap on 'Bluetooth'

  1. Here should see all the devices paired to your iPhone - including your AirPods.
  2. Tap on the ‘i’ letter next to your AirPods.

Tap on the 'i' letter next to the AirPods

  1. Select the ‘Forget this device’ option.

Select 'Forget this device'

  1. Tap on ‘Forget this device’ again to confirm that you want to disconnect your AirPods from your iPhone and all other connected devices.

And that’s it! You’re removed your AirPods from your iPhone and all other devices. If you change your mind, you can easily pair them with the devices once again.

How to disconnect AirPods from all devices without a phone?

If you want to disconnect your AirPods from all devices, but because of whatever reason, you don’t have the iPhone they were initially paired with, you can still do it by resetting your AirPods. Resetting your AirPods removes them from all Apple devices they’ve been paired with.

Here’s how to disconnect your AirPods from all devices without your phone:

  1. Put your AirPods in the charging case and open the lid.
  2. Find the Setup button at the back of the AirPods case.
  3. Press and hold the Setup button for 15 seconds. The light should change from flashing amber to white.
  4. Close the lid.

Now your AirPods are reset and disconnected from all devices.

How to remove your AirPods from your Mac only

If you want to unpair your AirPods only from your Mac, but keep the other devices connected, you can do it the same way you use to remove any other Bluetooth device.

  1. Open Bluetooth on your Mac by clicking in the top-right corner of the screen. Alternatively, open System Preferences and click on the Bluetooth icon.
  2. In the Bluetooth window, you’ll see all devices connected to your Mac, including your AirPods.
  3. A prompt will appear asking you if you are sure you want to remove AirPods from your Mac.
  4. Click on the ‘Remove’ button one more time to confirm.

You have successfully disconnected your AirPods from your Mac. Keep in mind that you can’t remove your AirPods from devices using Mac. Instead, you have to do it on your iPhone.

Check out how to fix it if your AirPods connect randomly.

Final words

To disconnect your AirPods to all devices they are paired with, you simply need to remove them from your iPhone. This way, they’ll be automatically disconnected from all other devices.

If you want to disconnect your AirPods from all other devices without your phone, you can do it by resetting them by following the steps above.

You can also disconnect your AirPods only from your Mac in the Bluetooth settings. However, you can’t use your Mac to disconnect your AirPods from all other devices - you can do this only on your iPhone.