How do I track my AirPods?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

To track your AirPods, you can use the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This app is pre-installed on devices running iOS 13 and later versions. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to track your AirPods:

1. Open the Find My app on your device. You can do this by swiping down on your home screen and typing “Find My” in the search bar, or by locating the app icon on your device’s home screen.

2. Once the Find My app is open, tap on the “Devices” tab at the bottom of the screen. This will show you a list of all the devices that are paired with your Apple ID.

3. Look for your AirPods in the list of devices. They should be listed under the “My Devices” section. Tap on your AirPods to select them.

4. After selecting your AirPods, tap on the “Find” button located at the bottom of the screen. This will initiate the tracking process.

5. Follow the onscreen instructions provided by the app. The Find My app will use Bluetooth technology to locate your AirPods. It will display an approximate location on a map if your AirPods are within range of your paired device.

6. If your AirPods are out of Bluetooth range, the Find My app will show the last known location where they were connected to your device. This can help you retrace your steps and find your AirPods if you misplaced them.

7. You can also tap on the “Play Sound” option in the Find My app to make your AirPods emit a loud sound. This can be helpful if you believe your AirPods are nearby but you can’t locate them visually.

8. If your AirPods are completely lost or stolen, you can use the Find My app to put them in Lost Mode. This will lock your AirPods, display a custom message on the paired device’s screen, and prevent anyone else from pairing them with their own device.

9. In case you’re unable to locate your AirPods using the Find My app, you can use the Find My network. This feature allows other Apple devices in the vicinity to detect the Bluetooth signal from your AirPods and relay their location to you. This can greatly increase the chances of finding your lost AirPods.

Remember, tracking your AirPods using the Find My app relies on the Bluetooth connection between your paired device and the AirPods. If your AirPods are out of range or the battery is drained, tracking may not be possible. It’s always a good idea to keep your AirPods charged and in range of your paired device to ensure accurate tracking.

I hope this detailed guide helps you track your AirPods using the Find My app. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to ask.