How to Find Your Lost Apple AirPods More Easily

The worst scenario possible is losing the Apple AirPods earphones and having trouble finding them.
If you wondering how to find AirPods, and if it is even possible, then you have a lucky day.

Why Apple AirPods?

With the iPhone 7, Apple removed the audio jack from the phone, but they have developed Bluetooth earphones. Although you won’t get them with the iPhone 7, you can purchase them separately for the price of $159.

For some of you, the price might be too much, and for some of you, it’s not much for Bluetooth earphones. But losing them, or losing one of them is a real pain since it is hard to find them when they are very tiny and have no wires at all.

Apple AirPods and iPhone 7

The trick

Since Apple thought about it as well, they came up with an idea to help their users. Apple released an app called Find my AirPods, which came with iOS 10.3 beta. The app works the similar way as Find my iPhone app and it could help you to locate your lost AirPods.

Within the app you are able to play the sound, to help you find them more easily. However, if you have lost only one of them, you can mute one of the earphones you still have, to play a sound on the other earphone you are missing. In my opinion, they did more than enough for users who might lose them.

What’s the catch you ask me…

There is a catch of course. Since Apple AirPods have no GPS inside the earphones, it can’t work on locating it through GPS.

It is all based on Bluetooth connectivity, so if you have lost your AirPods, you will be able to find them only if they are within your Bluetooth range. Which is somewhere in between 5-10 meters.

It is a perfect for those who have lost their earphones inside the house, but if you have gone running for example and lost them outside, the only way to find them would be by going back to the places you have been and making sure you have your Find my AirPods app on to detect your lost earphones.

Lost and not found

In case you have really lost your earphones and can’t find it, you can purchase them again if you want, as they are sold separately from the iPhone for $159.

But what if you have lost just one AirPod earphone, you must be wondering what then?

You have luck, well, in this case, it’s not much of a luck but Apple made it easier for people who have lost only one earphone by selling just one earphone (left or right). If you have lost just your left earphone, for example, you won’t have problems purchasing only right one instead of having to buy both.

Only one AirPods earphone costs half the price, which is $79.

It is a smart idea by Apple, which will help their users but also their sales. Since they are so expensive, I advise you if you have purchased them, keep looking after them every moment and don’t lose them.

 

The app comes with iOS 10.3 beta and will be featured in the future. So if you haven’t upgraded your iPhone to the newest iOS version yet, if you want to use this app you should do so.

I find this very intelligent move from Apple, but I find the price of AirPods quite expensive.
So, I hope I have helped you to find your lost earphones. Take care of them and try not to lose them.

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10 comments

  1. Lol, finding them with the Bluetooth on, that’s crazy.. I don’t know what is apple up to now, I mean seriously you won’t be taking your mobile to every place you went like a bomb detector. However, the airpods do look good and stylish which is probably the only thing about them that’s still good!

  2. Good tips, I still have not bought some airpods but I know what it is to lose something expensive. Just hope the next airpods comes with built-in gps. Apple can not keep playing with us forever.

  3. I’m ALWAYS losing my AirPods, so it should come as no surprise that this article helped me a lot. Actually, all my friends will probably benefit from this as well, so I’m going to send them to this page 🙂

    I had no idea about this app, and it seems easy to use as well. Even though it might ONLY be with bluetooth, at least you’ll be able to find them around the house. Hopefully they can come out with something in the future that allows us to find them if we happen to lose them in the street, that would be great. Cool article, I liked it a lot.

  4. I think that the app to find your lost earphones is a great idea. I also like that you can purchase them separately since you won’t necessarily lose both of them. I agree with you about the price; I think it’s really steep. I would not purchase such expensive earphones.

  5. This app is a move in the right direction. So is offering replacement earphones for left or right ear only at half-price. I’m sure it won’t be long before GPS is available for these too.

    Good info! Thanks!

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