The wireless Airpods offered by Apple are being used and loved by millions because they are powerful and innovative. It is easy to carry them around but the chances to lose them is higher as well. However, Apple has made things easier for the ones who lost their products. Through Find My iPhone, Apple has already allowed Apple users to find their iPhone. The same type of service “Find My AirPods” is available for AirPods users to get back their AirPods too. You can easily set up this tool and find the lost Apple AirPods.
For using Find My AirPods, you need to have these things:
* An iOS device operating on iOS 10.3 or higher versions.
* An iCloud account, which must be active.
* Your AirPods needs to be paired with the iOS device that you are using.
* Find My iPhone needs to be enabled before losing your AirPods.
Setting up Find My AirPods
If you have earlier set up Find My iPhone, you must be aware that it is necessary to have an iCloud account. If you’ve additionally set up your AirPods with your iOS device, you know that through iCloud other device are paired. When it involves finding lost AirPods, it’s particularly helpful. It is because you don’t need to set up Find My AirPods on its own. As long as you’ve got an active iCloud account on the iPhone or iPad that you used to set up, and have enabled Find My iPhone on the same, your AirPods are automatically connected to Find My AirPods. Pretty straightforward, right?
How to Access Find My AirPods
You can find your lost AirPods via Find My AirPods by using two things. Either, through an iOS device having Find My iPhone app installed on it or through a PC web browser by logging in to your iCloud account. If you have any one of them, follow the below-given steps for finding you AirPods:
1. Launch the Find My iPhone app in your iOS device or go to iCloud.com in your PC.
2. If you are on PC, sign in with the same account that you accessed to set up the lost AirPods. iOS device users skip directly to the fourth step.
3. Choose the Find iPhone icon on your PC.
4. Once you have done it, Find My iPhone/AirPods will launch and try to find your AirPods. Tap on the All Device section and then choose AirPods. Those who are on an iOS device, tap on the AirPods.
5. You will get to see the AirPods on the map if they will be found. The device that you are using for finding will be seen as a blue dot on the map. When it comes to your Airpods, they will appear as any one of these two colored dots:
* Gray: It means that the AirPods cannot be located due to various reasons. You can check all the reasons at the end of this article.
* Green: It means your AirPods are connected with an iOS device and are online, and you can play anything to find them.
6. If you see the green dot, choose the dot and then hit the “i” icon available in the pop-up.
7. From the pop up that is available on the top section of the screen, click on Play Sound to play something on your AirPods.
8. You will get a few options while playing the sound in your AirPods. First will be Stop Playing option, which will pause the audio. Second, Mute Left option that is going to stop the audio playing on the left AirPod. The third will be a Mute Right option that will prevent the sound that will be playing on the right AirPod.
9. In this way, you can find the lost AirPods easily. If you didn’t view the green dot earlier and see a gray dot, it is a problem.
The reasons behind the fact that you are not able to find AirPods are no Find My iPhone, no battery, or out of range. If you didn’t set up Find My iPhone/AirPods before you lost the earbuds, you can’t find them. The low battery won’t let you see them as well. Last but not least, if your AirPods are out of range, they will not be shown to you!
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