The horrors of falling off your Airpods or losing your AirPods are quite real but gladly not uncommon! Want to know how to find lost Airpods?
Apple here is one of the most inventive and futuristic companies in the world, throughout the past years they have launched a variety of amazing products. A few years back when they announced removing the headphone jack from all of its devices, the announcement was met with some expected anger and ridicule from the people. However, the company with its great marketing came up with its new product, the Airpods.
The world was already familiar with different Bluetooth earphones available in the market, but the Airpods presented with a range of advanced features. With the variety of features that were incorporated in a lot of popularity quite fast. Thought with all the features the one thing that still came across as a problem was their design. The design had its pros and cons that came with its minuscule sizing.
Because of their tiny size, the Airpods are very easy to lose, and with the price, you pay for them that is something that is a definite concern. You wouldn’t want to lose a pod strolling down the park or getting off a bus, well neither did the company so they came up with a way to locate the AirPods in case you lose them.
Here are some of the best ways through which you can find lost Airpods easily:-
The company introduced new features in all of their devices that aided an average individual in figuring out where their AirPods are. They were introduced with the latest iteration of iOS, version 10.3.
This new feature incorporated was the “Find My AirPods” feature which many believed to be quite similar to the “Find My iPhone” feature but the two differed in the technology involved. For the “Find My AirPods” feature a connection between the two devices has to be present, without an established connection via Bluetooth it won’t work.
Just follow these simple steps:
- Open the “Find My Airpods” app.
- Look for the Airpods in the series of connected devices you see.
- A map with the pin of the location of your Airpods will then appear.
Here, if you tap on the icon of AirPods on the map, your AirPods will make a sound. For more convenience, you can also mute either side of the AirPod depending on whichever one you have lost. It is seen many times that people usually don’t set their Airpods louder which may cause a problem in finding AirPods. Therefore, you must have set your AirPods louder.
Now with losing your AirPods different questions come up that need a solution and we will do through all of them in this article, but the most important and the most common question is:
How to find my AirPods case with Airpods in them?
Your AirPods case is no doubt that magic box that saved us enough time for us to be careful with it. The AirPods case gets your AirPods all juices up when they run out of battery life all you got to do is place them back in the case and the case itself has to be charged via the cable provided once it runs out of battery.
Losing the case alone can be dampening, but the case with the AirPods, that’s downright heart-breaking.
But you can find those too with some easy steps to follow:
- Open the “Find My iPhone” app on your phone.
- Look for your AirPods in the list of all your paired devices.
- Check for a green light beside your AirPods, if it’s present then tap the ‘play’ icon and play music. Get the volume up so it’s easily audible.
- You can also tap the “car” icon and this will give you directions to your AirPods.
This gets us to another case scenario:-
What if you lose your AirPods case without the AirPods?
This is where it gets a bit tricky, the AirPods case is small too and not quite traceable as it doesn’t have a radio or receiver inside, like the AirPods that contain Bluetooth feature which makes it easy to track them using your phone.
Though if your lucks in the order you might be able to find them by following these steps:
- Go to the “Find My iPhone” app.
- Select your AirPods from the list of all your paired devices.
- If there’s a green light beside your AirPods, that means your case is nearby and you can look for It around.
- If there’s grey light beside the AirPods, that means out of range. Then it’s unfortunate and it’s lost forever.
You can also always opt for a new case. If not as a precaution you can attach those Bluetooth trackers to your AirPod case, this will allow you to trace it later in case you lose it in the future. This might affect the aesthetics of the case but is an effective solution to the problem.
The serial number can get you a replacement if you contact the Apple store with it, it comes with a fee. A serial number has no role play in finding your AirPod case.
Another question that comes here is:-
How to find my AirPods case if it’s not appearing on Find My iPhone?
The bad news, your AirPods case is out of range., while the good news here is that the app could still provide you with the location where your AirPods were last connected.
This is not much but it’ll give an idea of the area where you might have lost them. Other than that, there is no way to look for if the AirPods get disappeared from the Find My iPhone app.
Now if you are really out of luck and can’t find your AirPods case as well as your phone then what to do?
Well in such cases your computer comes in handy.
Just go through the following steps:-
- Go to “Find My iPhone” on iCloud.com.
- Sign in to your account using your apple is (the one connected with your AirPods that are lost, if you have multiple ids).
- Enter your Apple password.
- Click on all devices and then on your AirPods.
- You can find the last location of the devices under each device.
With the amount you pay for your Airpods and AirPods case it is upsetting to lose either of them and you need to be careful in handling them and keeping them away from losing.
The Find My iPhone feature by Apple is quite a blessing here that helps in lots of ways but it also comes with its limitations that cannot be overlooked. Once misplaced and out of range, it is nearly impossible to find your AirPods or AirPod case.
In case of replacement even if you overlook the replacement fee that Apple would charge, it has to be done immediately for your AirPods to be functional. There’s a need for a feature that will help you find your AirPods case without the AirPods in it.