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Lost Your AirPods? Learn How to Find Them with This Guide

Lost Your AirPods? Learn How to Find Them with This Guide

Brief Answer: Use the Find My app to find AirPods. If the AirPods are out of the case and connected to an iPhone, you’ll find it on the Find My Map.

If you own an iPhone or an iPad, you should also consider buying AirPods. It is a wireless Bluetooth device designed to work with an iPhone or iPad and you can also pair it to an Apple TV.

AirPods was first mentioned in September 2016 but the release date was delayed a little bit in the same year. In December 2016, Apple began taking orders online for AirPods.

The US Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple the patent for the redesigned charging case.

Losing AirPods occasionally is something that everyone is dealing with. You shouldn’t worry too much though as you can just use the Find My app to track your lost AirPods. I’ll explain how to do it in this post. So, keep reading!

Can you track the AirPods?

Yes, you can track lost or stolen AirPods.

You can locate the missing AirPods using the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Additionally, if you own AirPods Pro, you’ll be able to track its charging case when it’s out of the AirPods.

Here are the steps on how to track AirPods:

  1. Launch the Find My app.
  2. Tap the Devices tab.
  3. Choose your AirPods. When you tap on your AirPods, you’ll see a location.

How far can AirPods be tracked?

The distance between you and the AirPods doesn’t really matter.

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    However, if we’re talking about the signal that tracks the AirPods, it should be within 10 meters which is the standard Bluetooth distance.

    In addition, the new and improved Find My Network with iOS 15 allows you to locate the AirPods wherever it is. It doesn’t have to be within Bluetooth range as it can still pick up the signal sent to your phone.

    How do you find your AirPods if they are offline or dead?

    You can still find your AirPods even when they’re dead or offline through the built-in Find My app.

    It can be easy to find your AirPods as long as they’re online and has a charge. However, Apple designed the AirPods to stay offline when not in a range which makes them tricky to find.

    Good thing, AirPods can be tracked based on their last known location using the Find My app. As a result, you’ll be able to find your lost AirPods.

    How to Find Lost AirPods Explained

    Can you track one missing AirPod?

    Yes, you can track one missing AirPod.

    However, if both AirPods are separated, you can’t find both of them at the same time. You must first find the other AirPod and put it back in the case and proceed to track the other pair.

    You can also make the AirPods play a sound to help you locate them quickly.

    What sound do AirPods make when lost?

    The AirPods will play a soft chirping sound that’ll gradually become louder when the device is lost.

    The sound will play after you initiate the “Play Sound” command. You can mute the sound on the other pair of the AirPod in case the other pair is lost.

    The sound will go off when AirPods are located. You can then tap “Stop Playing.” You can also put the AirPods in the case to turn off the chirping sound.

    How do I find the last location of my AirPods?

    Here’s how to find the last location of your AirPods:

    On Apple Watch:

    1. Go to the Find Devices app.
    2. Tap your AirPods.

    On iPhone or iPad:

    1. Launch the Find My app.
    2. Tap Devices.
    3. Tap your AirPods.

    On Mac:

    1. Go to Find My app.
    2. Choose Devices.
    3. Select your AirPods.


    1. Go to
    2. Sign in using your Apple login credentials.
    3. Select All Devices.
    4. Choose your AirPods.

    Can someone use my stolen AirPods?

    Yes, someone can easily use stolen AirPods.

    Unlike iPhones and iPads, you can’t control AirPods remotely. That said, someone can easily use the device when it gets stolen.

    Unfortunately, AppleCare+ and warranty do not cover lost or stolen AirPods. Therefore, the best solution is to replace your lost or stolen AirPods by purchasing a new one from Apple.

    However, don’t purchase just yet as there are ways to track stolen or lost AirPods.

    Can you track AirPods with serial numbers?

    Unfortunately, you cannot track lost or stolen AirPods using serial numbers.

    AirPods do not come with GPS and WiFi tracking systems instead of Bluetooth to connect to the phone. Therefore, you cannot control or track the AirPods using serial numbers.

    Still, you’ll need the serial number for your AirPods to prove ownership and to avail of the warranty services given by Apple.


    • Lost AirPods can be tracked using the Find My app.
    • If both AirPods went missing separately, you should track the first pair and put it back in its case, and proceed to locate the other one.
    • The last location of your AirPods can be tracked using an iPhone, iPad, Mac, and iCloud. You cannot find lost AirPods using serial numbers.
    • You can enable Play Sound on your AirPods to help you locate the device faster.

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