Apple AirPods Max are loaded with hardware and software, providing support for all of the wireless headset's features. Noise reduction, computational audio, and other complexities may occasionally need troubleshooting. If your AirPods Max are not performing as expected, restarting or resetting the headphones might be necessary.
Whether you are troubleshooting a HomePod or preparing the smart speaker for trade-in or sale, a factory reset might be necessary. With no reset button or power switch, it's not clear how to get the HomePod and HomePod mini to start from scratch. The process to reset a HomePod differs slightly from restarting the HomePod, which preserves data and settings.
It may be a rare occurrence, but the HomePod and HomePod mini can freeze up and become unresponsive to any input. When this happens, there is no reset button to press or power switch to toggle. Luckily, there are ways to power cycle the HomePod without losing any settings or data in the process.
Some AirPods Pro owners have had issues with crackling, static, or noise cancellation while listening to their earphones. Firmware version 2B588, which was rolled out in November seems to be the culprit behind some of these problems. Apple has since released updates for the AirPods Pro, with the latest firmware version 2D15. It's easy to check what firmware is installed on your AirPods.
Some iPhone owners are noticing problems with Touch ID after updating to iOS 13. The bug strikes third-party apps requiring authorization such as 1Password and banking apps. Users are reporting that instead of prompting for Touch ID or password entry, affected apps just freeze after launching.