Have you ever experienced the frustration of seeing your AirPods connected to someone else’s phone? It can be incredibly annoying, especially if you’ve lost your AirPods and are attempting to track them down. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to prevent this from happening in the future.
First of all, it is important to note that Apple cannot track stolen AirPods. Even if you can provide the AirPods serial number, sadly this is not enough for them to be located. The only way to track them is using your iPhone if you have it with you, with the AirPods still in range.
If your AirPods are still in your possession but seem to be connecting to someone else’s phone, there are a few things you can do in order to prevent this from happening again:
1. Open the Find My app and tap on either the Items tab or the Devices tab. Select the item or device you want to remove and then swipe up on the handle.
2. Tap either “Remove Item” or “Remove This Device”. Then tap “Remove” once again in order to confirm your selection.
3. Once this has been done successfully, go into “Bluetooth” under all devices and select the “i” next to your AirPods. Instead of selecting “Automatically”, select “When I last connected to this iPhone”. This will ensure that only your device will pick up any signals from your AirPods when they are nearby, thus preventing them from connecting with anyone else’s device.
By following these steps, you should no longer have any problems with other people connecting their devices with yours! Hopefully, this blog post has provided some useful tips on how to protect yourself against unwanted connections and keep control over who is able to access your valuable AirPods!
Disconnecting AirPods from Another Person’s Phone
To disconnect your AirPods from someone else’s phone, open the Find My app on their device. Tap the Devices tab and locate your AirPods in the list of devices. Tap on your AirPods and swipe up on the handle. Tap Remove This Device, then tap Remove to confirm and disconnect them from their device.
Investigating Unwanted AirPods Connections to Other Phones
The reason your AirPods are connecting to someone else’s phone is that they are set up to automatically connect to the last device they were used with. If the other person has recently used their AirPods with their phone, then it will be the device that your AirPods try to connect to. To fix this issue, you can go into all devices / under Bluetooth / select the “i” next to the AirPods / then instead of “Automatically” select “When I last connected to this iPhone”. This should keep your AirPods from connecting to someone else’s phone.
Tracking AirPods Connected to Another Person’s Phone
it is not possible to track your AirPods if they are connected to someone else’s phone. The only way to track them is by using your iPhone if you have it with you and the AirPods are still in range. Even if you can provide the serial number of your AirPods, unfortunately, Apple cannot use this to locate them.
Resetting AirPods to Prevent Tracking
To reset your AirPods so they can’t be tracked, you need to place them in the charging case with the lid open. Then, press and hold the button on the back of the case for a few seconds until the light located between the AirPods starts to flash white. This will reset your AirPods and ensure that they are no longer traceable.