When you can’t find one of your AirPods, be it Max or Pro, but you know they should be charged and you’ve got your iPhone close… remember this trick.
It’s incredibly easy to lose one or both AirPods nowadays. They get smaller and smaller and when out of the case, chances are you’re gonna leave them in a pocket, on a table or shelf or even lose them between all the stuff thrown in your bag or backpack.
When that happens and you have no clue where they could be, this nifty trick comes in handy.
There are several conditions to it though: the AirPods should be charged and in Bluetooth range of your iPhone. And your Find My app should be enabled and the AirPods set as saved Devices beforehand.
Assuming you checked every pocket and/or your bag’s lining, here is how you can find your lost Airpods.
With this tutorial, you can even call individual AirPods, which is fantastic if you just lost one of them.
How to call your AirPods if you lost one
Like in most cases, the app Find My is what you need.
Go to Find My and select Devices.
Then, tap on AirPods and then “Play Sound”
This will make your AirPods ring, which makes it a lot easier to find them.
How to find AirPods case only
This is the easiest option.
Just open the Find My app on your iPhone.
Go to the bottom and tap the Devices option.
Select your AirPods.
This will open up a map that shows your AirPod’s last location.
So what do you do if your AirPods are offline?
This is the most headache inducing scenario but the steps above for finding just the AirPods case are your best bet.
If you’re sure you totally lost your AirPods, you can also appeal to the kindness of any stranger that might have found them.
This works if you have AirPods 3rd generation, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max.
How to turn on Lost Mode on AirPods
What you do is you turn on Lost Mode and pray for someone to reach out to you soon.
First, go to the Find My app.
Then, choose Devices and tap your AirPods.
In the menu, scroll down to Mark As Lost, and tap Activate.
This will open some options to share a message with your phone number or email address. Anyone who finds your AirPods and connects them to your iPhone will then get your email and/or phone number to hopefully contact you and give them back.
How to find AirPods without your iPhone
You can also go to www.icloud.com from any browser (PC, laptop, Android, you name it!)
Log on with your Apple iD, then select Find iPhone.
Tap on All Devices.
This will open a drop-down menu where you can select your AirPods.
Those are the easiest way to find lost or misplaced AirPods. Do you have a better trick to share?