How to Find Your AirPods or AirPods Pro If They’re Missing

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(Pocket-lint) – One of the coolest things about Apple’s AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max is how easily you can find them if you lose them. It is an advantage to be an integrated user in the Apple ecosystem. You can locate them from an Apple device such as an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, or you can use the web from any device. It’s incredibly easy and only takes a few seconds. So if you’ve misplaced your headphones or think they’ve been stolen, never fear.

Also: How do I reset AirPods and AirPods Pro?

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What does it take to find missing AirPods or AirPods Pro?

You need an iPhone or iPad running the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, and the FindMy app running on your phone or tablet. You can also use a Mac instead of an iOS device. There is also icloud.com on the web.

Either way, you need a pair of AirPods or AirPods Pro or AirPods Max wireless headphones, obviously.

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How to locate your missing AirPods or AirPods Pro?

It is very simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Launch the FindMy app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
    • Or, you can sign in to icloud.com to find your device.
    • You can use the map to find the last known location.
  2. Select the Devices tab. This will show all the devices you have registered.
  3. Find your AirPods or AirPods Pro or AirPods Max.
  4. If the headphones are within Bluetooth range, press “Play Sound” to sound an alarm.
  5. You can then listen to your headphones wirelessly and find them that way.

What if your AirPods or AirPods Pro are offline?

If your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max are offline or out of range, or need to be charged, their last known location may show up in the Find My app, but you may also see “No Locations Found” or “Offline”. You can’t make sound to find them, but you might be able to get directions to where they were last connected. If they reconnect, you may receive a notification on your iPhone or iPad, or on the Mac you’re using with them.

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Can you get an alert if you leave your AirPods or AirPods Pro behind?

If you have an iPhone 12 or later, you can set up alerts so that if you leave your AirPods (third generation), AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max behind, you’ll receive a notification.

  1. Open the Find My app.
  2. Go to the Devices tab, then choose your AirPods.
  3. Under Notifications, tap Notify if forgotten.

You want to know more ?

Visit Apple’s support page for more details on how to find your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max if they’re lost or stolen.

For reviews of each of these devices, see:


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Pocket-lint’s editors have also spent years playing with and using Apple’s headphones, and they’ve put together an in-depth guide featuring all the best tips and tricks. You can view this article here.

Written by Maggie Tillman.

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