iOS 10.3 (currently in beta) has some neat features including “Find My AirPods,” which allows users to locate their lost or misplaced AirPods. In terms of functionality, it works very much like “Find My iPhone“.
If you ever, unfortunately, lose your AirPods during your workouts or misplace them somewhere at your home, Find My AirPods would help you locate them. There is also an option to play a high pitch sound on the earphones in order to find them a bit easily.
How to Use “Find My AirPods” in iOS 10.3 on iPhone
Note: Find My AirPods works as part of Find My iPhone app. It tracks the last known location where the wireless earphones were connected to your device via Bluetooth. (You may want to read– How to Find iPhone Using Apple Watch By Lighting up the iPhone Flash).
Step #1. Launch Find My iPhone app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Next, you need to log into your account using your Apple ID and passwords.
Step #3. Now, you should see all of your iCloud-enabled devices. Locate AirPods and tap on them.
Step #4. Next up, you should see the last known location of your AirPods on the map.
- If AirPods are circled in gray they are no longer connected to any of your devices. You can now go to that location and locate the earphones.
- Tap on the Actions button at the bottom and then tap on the Car icon in order to have the driving direction of the last known location of your AirPods.
Play a Sound to Locate the Lost or Misplaced AirPods
Just in case, your AirPods are circled in green in the Find My iPhone app, they are still connected to your iPhone or other devices.
Step #1. Simply tap on the Actions button at the bottom of the bottom center of the screen.
Step #2. Next, tap on the Play Sound button. Now, your AirPods will start playing a loud sound.
If you have lost only one AirPod, you can mute left or right AirPod.
Follow the direction of the sound (If you hear it) to locate your AirPods.
Step #3. After you have found the wireless earphones, tap on Stop Playing button.
That's all there is to it!