How To Find Your Lost Airpods

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If you’ve ever lost or misplaced your AirPods, then you know how frustrating it can be. Luckily, there are a few ways to locate them. With Apple’s Find My app, you can easily locate the left and right AirPods if you’re signed in with the same Apple ID. Additionally, if you have AirPods Pro (2nd generation), you can even locate the charging case on the map if it’s separated from your AirPods.

If you just lost one of your AirPods or your charging case, don’t worry – Apple sells replacements for both. Your replacement will be brand new so no need to worry about buying used parts. Unfortunately, AppleCare+ for Headphones does not cover lost or stolen AirPods.

If you still have your AirPods connected to your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth and look for your AirPods in the list (for example “John’s AirPods Pro”). Tap on the More Info button next to your AirPods to see its serial number. This is helpful if you want to register them with Apple so they can help identify them if they are ever lost or stolen.

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Locating a Lost AirPod

If you’ve lost one of your AirPods, you can locate it using the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Make sure you’re signed in to the same Apple ID on all of the devices. When you open the app, it will show you a map with all of your connected Apple devices. If you see one of your AirPods listed, tap on it to view its location on the map. If you have AirPods Pro (2nd generation), you can also locate the charging case if it’s separated from one of your AirPods.

Locating a Lost Earbud

The first step when trying to find a lost earbud is to retrace your steps. Think about when you last had them and try to remember any places that you may have been to. Check all of the places that you think they could be, including any pockets, bags, or other containers that you have used recently. If your earbuds are Bluetooth enabled, try connecting them with your phone or other device and using the sound of their connection to help locate them. You can also use a scanner app if this isn’t possible. Finally, if all else fails, consider purchasing a Bluetooth tracker and attaching it to your earbud’s case for easy locating in the future.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.