How to Find Your AirPods Even When They’re Out of Range?

How to Find Your AirPods Even When They're Out of Range?

Since Apple AirPods are small and movable, it’s easy to lose them. That’s why Apple made the Find My AirPods tool. It’s easy to set up and will help you find your lost AirPods in no time.

What Is The Find My AirPods Feature?

Find My is an app and a service that is part of Apple’s iCloud and helps you find things you’ve lost. The service works on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, AirPods, AirTag, and Apple Watch. If you lose something, the app gives you different ways to find it.

If you think you lost your AirPods nearby, they can play a specific sound that moves well through rooms to help you find them.

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airpods-pro-2-4-4812503The AirPods Pro (2nd generation) can also help you find them by using precise tracking to find them. This mostly only works with Apple’s products, so if you lose a pair of third-party headphones, you’ll have to find them another way (with a few cases).

On the other hand, if you don’t know where your AirPods are at all, whether it’s at the gym, office, or somewhere else, the Find My service lets you use a map to see where they are. If the AirPods run out of power, it will tell you where it was last seen before turning off totally.

Even if your Apple device isn’t online, other Apple devices nearby can send encrypted info about where your lost AirPods are. Again, that only works for headphones made by Apple and not for your other headphones.

How To Use Find My on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch?

Here’s How To Enable Find My on An  iPhone,  iPad, or  iPod Touch:


  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap on your name, and then select Find My
  3. Activate Find My [type of device you’re using] and then turn on Find My [device]
  4. If you wish to find items even when they’re offline, activate Find my network (explained in more detail a little later)
  5. To have lost items send their location to Apple before their batteries die, activate Send Last Location
  6. To find lost items on a map, be sure to enable Location Services (if you haven’t already) in Settings > Privacy > Location Services and turn them on, too

Once your AirPods pairs successfully with your iPhone, Find My will automatically set up, too, so you should be good to go. However, to ensure you can find your lost AirPods even when it’s powered off or not synced to your iPhone, make sure to:

  1. Open Settings > Bluetooth
  2. Tap on the “More Info” button located next to your device in the list
  3. Scroll down to Find My network
  4. Ensure Find My Network is active

How To Use Find My on a Mac?

You Can Also Use Your Mac to Take Advantage of The Find My Air Pods Feature:

How to Find Your AirPods Even When They're Out of Range?

  1. Open the Apple Menu and click on System Preferences
  2. Click on Security & Privacy
  3. Activate the Privacy tab, and if the padlock shown in the lower left-hand corner is locked, click on it and enter the administrator’s name and password
  4. Select Location Services
  5. Click the “Enable Location Services” checkbox to activate it and make sure that the checkbox next to “Find My” is also active
  6. Click on “Done”
  7. Select Apple ID followed by iCloud
  8. Make sure the checkbox next to “Find My Mac” is active here, too
  9. To ensure you can find items even if they’re lost or stolen, go to Options and then make sure that Find My Mac is active and Find My network is on
  10. Click on “Done”

How Does Find My Help You Find Lost Apple AirPods?

If you lose your AirPods, don’t worry. Just open the Find My app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac that has the same Apple ID and the latest version of macOS. If you don’t have any of these, you can also use the Find Devices or Find Items apps on your Apple Watch.

If you don’t have access to any of these devices, you can also use the Find My app on someone else’s device, as long as they are in your Family Sharing group. You can also use a web browser to sign in to iCloud’s find page.

Once you’re in the Find My app, you can report your lost AirPods Pro, play a sound to help you find them, and see where they are. Also, it can help you find it if it’s nearby, let you know if someone else with an Apple device sees it, or let you know if you’ve left your AirPods Pro behind.

You can use precision tracking to find your lost AirPods Pro (2nd version) if you have an iPhone with a U1 chip (iPhone 11 and later, excluding the SE).

If “nearby” is written under the “Find” button, you can press that to open a screen with an arrow pointing in the right direction to find your AirPods, along with physical feedback and sound to help you while you’re walking.