Sometimes it frustrates us a lot when we are not able not to find the basic devices we use in our daily life. Imagine you are in a good mood and want to listen to music but anyhow you are not able to find the Airpods in your house. Ya, I know it irritates a lot. But what if I tell you the easiest way to find your lost AirPods. Use Find My to get your AirPods location on a map, play a sound to trace them, and get back to wire-less hearing.
Here’s how it works
Find My can assist you to locate your lost AirPods. If you have already set up your Find My [device] in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that you have been using with your AirPods, it will automatically permit for your AirPods too. So, if your AirPods are missing, out of their body case, and anywhere nearby but you cannot find them, you can use Find My to find them again.
In case your AirPods are out of range or kept far away from all of your devices, need to charge, or are in the AirPods body Case, Find My can still aid by displaying the time and location/place where they were last connected.
See your AirPods on a map
Sign in at iCloud.com or make use of the Find My app to locate your AirPods on a map. Find My displays you the location of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad that you have signed in with the same Apple ID, and your AirPods. Or if they were not connected, the last time and place they were online.
On your computer:
1. Go to icloud.com.
2. Sign in with your Apple ID.
3. Open Find iPhone.
4. Click on All Devices.
5. Click on your AirPods.
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
1. Open the Find My app.
2. Click on the Devices tab.
3.Select your AirPods.
In each device, you will get a location, but if you couldn’t find a location then you will see “No location found”.
If your AirPods are kept individually away from each other, you will see just one location at a time on the map. Search for the AirPod that you see on the map and put it back in its case. Then go back to Map, refresh the map, and find the other missing AirPod.
Play a sound
If your AirPods are close to any of your Apple devices and associated with Bluetooth, you can play a tune/song to assist you to search for them from iCloud.com or the Find My app. Your AirPods will play a sound that becomes progressively louder for two minutes, or till you tell them to stop.
- Open Find My app.
- Select the Devices tab.
- Select your AirPods from the list.
- Tap on Play Sound.
Make sure that you take away the AirPods from your ears before you play a sound.
If your AirPods are offline
If you have not turned on the Find My [device] app before your AirPods went missing, you can’t use it to trace your device. If you get “No location found” under your AirPods, you can’t play music to search for them but you might get the directions to the location where they were last connected. If your AirPods do come back online, you’ll get a notification on your Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch) you use them with.
Find My is the one and only way that can help you track or locate your missing or lost device. There is no other Apple facility that can locate, search, or otherwise flag your device for you.
If you’re using a Managed Apple ID assigned to you by your institution, you cannot use Find My.
Substitute a missing AirPod or Case
If you still can’t search for your AirPod or Charging Case, or if something is scratched, get the serial number and then communicate with Apple Support for a replacement/spare. Then study how to set up your replacement.