With iOS 10.3 update, Apple has officially added a long-awaited feature called Find My AirPods. As the name suggests, the new feature allows users to locate their missing headphones that have been separated from their case. In other words, Find My AirPods will help you find your missing AirPods if they are in range of your other iOS devices, so if you have accidentally misplaced one of your AirPods, you simply need to walk back in range, so the Maps app will show you where to find your missing AirPod.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to find your missing AirPods with Find My AirPods. Before we get started, note that Find My AirPods is available in iOS 10.3, which is now in beta stages. The update may include some bugs and glitches, so if you are not a developer, wait until it becomes more stable.
Steps to locate your missing AirPods with Find My AirPods
In reality, Find My AirPods is located within Find My iPhone app, so you are going to need it to locate your missing AirPods. Make sure that you have downloaded the app onto your device.
Step one: You are now supposed to launch Find My iPhone app from your home screen. Once you are done, all you need to do is to sign in with your iCloud account
Step two: Next up, you simply need to tap on the entry for your AirPods and select Actions to move to the next step
Step three: Once you are done, you are supposed to press Play Sound. After that, both earbuds will start making a sound, just like iPhone or iPad. Besides, you can easily mute one earbud if you happen to misplace just one of the earbuds.
That’s it! Basically, the new feature works similarly to the way Find My iPhone works, so make sure that your missing AirPods are within the Bluetooth range.
Note that if your AirPods are out of battery, you will have to reply on their last known location to locate them, so make it quick.
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