Oh may also help to advance pads a bit…. Pop off caliper and give the lever a full pump. You should see pistons move out and return a little further in than before. This should stiffen lever up a bit…. What brakes?
Get on your bike…. Once the air is out its out….. Unless you have a leak somewhere! The lever to bar trick has worked many many times for loads of people…. I am convinced people bleed at any opportunity…. You really don’t need to if you understand what’s happening! It’s usually unessesary bleeding that messes things up.