Lost AirPods? No problem-this step by step guide will help you find both AirPods and AirPods pro.
Since they were first released, Apple’s Airpods have become increasingly popular with customers everywhere.
And for good reasons.
Airpods are excellent accessories that make it easy for you to listen to your favorite audio or even make calls.
However, these wireless accessories are so small (especially Airpods pro) that it very easy for you to lose or misplace them.
Even the wireless charging case is small and it is not uncommon for users to lose the whole package.
Worst still, everything is wireless which means it can be mightily frustrating to trace your audio accessories once lost.
But worry no more Airpod lovers; Apple has the Find my” feature which makes a whole lot easier to find lost AirPods.
In this article, we’ll show you how to use the Find my app to find lost AirPods.
Note that the “Find my” feature applies to both second-generation AirPods and the new AirPods pro.
In fact, once this feature is active, it covers all devices registered to your iCloud account. This means that you can use an iOS device to locate misplaced Airpods.
How to find lost AirPods with your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone
Step: Locate the Find my app on your iPhone and open it.
Step 2: Toggle on the devices button at the bottom.
Step 3: Select your AirPods
Once the misplaced Airpods are paired with your iPhone you immediately see a map showing their last known location or exact current location.
Note that if the misplaced airpods are in different locations, the Find My feature shows the location of one Airpod at a time. After finding the first airpod, refresh the map to locate the second one.
Once you’ve located your Airpods on the map, you can make them ring if the map shows that they are nearby. Follow the following steps to make your misplaced airpods ring:
- On the “Find My,” app choose devices.
- Choose your AirPods and tap the “play sound”
- Your airpods will begin playing a sound as soon as the settings change – if you are close enough, you’ll hear them chirp and you can easily locate them.
- You can choose to play the sound from a single Airpod or both of them simultaneously; this is important especially if you’ve lost one Airpod.
How to use a Mac computer to find lost AirPods
- Visit iCloud.com.
- Use your Apple ID to sign in.
- Select Find iPhone.
- Choose all Devices, and then select AirPods.
No Location Found: What does it mean?
In some cases, the Find My app will show a “no location found message” which simply means that the app is unable to locate your misplaced Airpods. This could happen because of several reasons; here are the most common ones.
- Your AirPods battery has zero charge- your airpods are offline.
- If you hadn’t set up the Find My device feature before misplacing your Airpods, it’s impossible to use the app to find them.
- Your Airpods are out of range, meaning that they cannot pair with your iOS devices.
Note that the typical Bluetooth range for all iOS devices is 10 meters (30 feet); in other words, you can easily locate your misplaced Airpods if there are in your house, car, or office.
Can I get a replacement for lost AirPods?
Out of the box, the answer is yes!
To get your Airpods replaced start an online service request or visit the nearest Apple store.
You’ll be asked for proof of purchase which can be your serial number or the original charging case. The serial number of your Airpods is on the lower side of the charging case’s lid.
The cost for replacing a single Airpods pro is $ 89; you can also replace the wireless charging case for an extra $99. You can also get a replacement for the second-generation Airpods for $ 69 per bud and $ 79 for the charging case.
Typically, you’ll get your replacement within one week.
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