How do I get AirPods to show up on Find My iPhone?

Answered by Frank Schwing

To get your AirPods to show up on Find My iPhone, you need to follow a few simple steps. Here’s a detailed guide on how to do it:

1. First, make sure that your AirPods are connected to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If they are not connected, put them in your ears and open the lid of the AirPods case. A prompt should appear on your device asking if you want to connect them.

2. Once your AirPods are connected, open the Find My app on your device. This app is pre-installed on iOS devices and allows you to locate your lost or misplaced devices, including your AirPods.

3. In the Find My app, go to the Devices tab. Here, you will see a list of all your connected devices, including your iPhone, iPad, and any other devices associated with your Apple ID.

4. Scroll through the list and find your AirPods. They should appear under the name you have given them. If you haven’t named your AirPods, they will be listed as “AirPods” by default.

5. Once you find your AirPods, tap on them to access more options and information. You will see a screen with details about your AirPods, such as battery level and location.

6. Scroll down on the AirPods screen until you see the “Mark as Lost” option. Tap on it to activate this feature. Marking your AirPods as lost will enable features such as playing a sound to help you locate them and displaying your contact information on the AirPods.

7. If you want to display your contact information on the AirPods, follow the onscreen steps to set it up. This can be useful if someone finds your lost AirPods and wants to return them to you.

That’s it! Your AirPods are now set up to show up on Find My iPhone. If you ever misplace them or they get lost, you can use the Find My app to track their location or play a sound to help you locate them. Remember to keep the Find My app updated and regularly check its location services settings to ensure your AirPods can be tracked accurately.

I hope this detailed guide helps you get your AirPods to show up on Find My iPhone. Good luck, and I hope you never have to use this feature!