When you have gadgets as small as AirPods, losing them anytime is not unusual. You can lose your AirPods in your home, car, as well as in anyone’s place. AirPods are not cheap gadgets and hence, when you lose them, you are likely to panic if you cannot find them immediately. That is when you have to track AirPods so that you can find them instantly. We will illustrate how you can find your AirPods when you lose them.
How to Find Your Missing AirPods?
Since AirPods are small, they are easy to lose. That is why Apple has come up with several ways to find your missing AirPods easily. You can find them from your iPhone as well as your computer. Apple has released a firmware for AirPods so that you can find the missing AirPods using Find My app. We are going to discuss in detail how you can find your missing AirPods as well as mark your missing AirPods as lost so that other iPhone users can spot them and inform you.
How Do You Activate Find My App on iPhone?
We have already stated that Find My app is the official and most effective way to find missing AirPods. But first, you have to activate the app on your iPhone. If you are using iOS 13 or higher version, the feature is activated by default.
In fact, if your iPhone is not running on iOS 13 or higher version, you cannot use Find My app. Therefore, you need to first upgrade your iOS to 13 or above. Here are the steps to check if Find My feature is activated on your iPhone or not.
Step 1: Open Settings app and tap on your Profile name.
Step 2: Tap on Find My option on the next screen.
Step 3: Under Find My page, check if the Find My iPhone option is turned on or not. If it is turned off, turn it on.
Once you turn it on, the next time you pair your iPhone and AirPods, your AirPods will automatically get included to Find My app. If you do not pair them before they go missing, you cannot track them using Find My app. Therefore, perform this pairing of iPhone and AirPods immediately.
How Do You Spot Your Missing AirPods From iPhone?
Once you lose your AirPods, you can use Find My app to locate them easily. All you have to do is open Find My app on your iPhone and select the missing AirPods and you will get the last location. Thereafter, you can play sound to spot them, get direction to reach near them and much more. Here are the steps to find the missing AirPods from your iPhone.
Step 1: Open Find My app from the installed apps. Find My app comes pre-installed in iPhone and if you cannot find it, swipe down on the home screen and search it by typing its name.
Step 2: After you open Find My app, go to Devices tab located at the bottom.
Step 3: Select your AirPods from the available list of devices. If you cannot find your AirPods there, swipe up to reveal all the Apple devices connected.
Step 4: After selecting your AirPods, you will see the last location of the AirPods on the map. If you have lost your AirPods nearby you, tap on Play Sound to spot them immediately as they will start a beeping sound.
Step 5: If your AirPods are far away from you, tap on Directions and reach the spot as shown in the map.
Step 6: When you reach near the location of AirPods as shown in the map, tap on Find and it will tell you whether you are getting close or away from AirPods. When you reach close enough, it will show Here. You can play sound to spot them.
How to Activate Lost Mode When You Cannot Find Your AirPods?
We have illustrated how you can spot your missing AirPods using Find My app. However, if you cannot find your AirPods, you have to mark it as lost. This will lock your AirPods so that no one can use it. At the same time, if some iPhone users find your lost AirPods, they can notify you. Here are the steps to activate Lost Mode for your AirPods.
Step 1: Launch Find My app on iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on Devices at the bottom.
Step 3: Select your AirPods from the list.
Step 4: On the next screen, scroll up and tap on Activate option under Mark As Lost.
Step 5: You will get a pop-up and you have to tap on Continue option.
Step 6: You have to enter your phone number so that anyone who finds your AirPods can call you up on your phone number.
Step 7: Turn on Notify When Found option and tap on Activate option.
When you find your AirPods, remember to turn off Lost Mode following the same steps.
How Do You Spot Missing AirPods Using Web Browser?
You can find your missing AirPods from your computer by using your web browser. Finding the missing AirPods is same as finding missing iPhone using iCloud. Here are the steps you need to follow.
Step 1: Open your web browser on your computer and visit “icloud.com/find”.
Step 2: You will be asked to enter your Apple ID followed by password to log into your iCloud account.
Step 3: After logging in, you will see All Devices option at the top of the webpage. Click on All Devices option to see all the connected Apple devices to the iCloud account.
If you are using web browser from your phone, you will see the connected Apple devices at the bottom of the website.
Step 4: From the drop-down list of All Devices, click on the missing AirPods. You will see the last location of the missing AirPods on the map.
Step 5: Once you reach the spot shown on the map, click on Play Sound option to spot the missing AirPods.
What To Do When You Lose AirPods Case?
When you lose your AirPods case, there is no way to track it. Therefore, you have to search for it manually. If you cannot find the missing AirPods case, it is recommended that you get a new case from Apple Store. Without AirPods case, you cannot charge your AirPods and hence, you need to get the replacement case immediately. You can contact Apple support team by calling them on customer care number or chat with the executive online.
The first thing you should do is to activate Find My app on iPhone and pair AirPods with iPhone so that AirPods gets listed under Find My app. When you lose your AirPods, you should use Find My app on your iPhone immediately to play sound and spot them. You can also spot your missing AirPods using your computer from your web browser.