AirPods have become essential elements when it comes to enjoying multimedia playback from your device. However, given their size, They are sensitive to losses. If this is your case, you should not worry, since there are some simple methods to try to locate them. To do this, in this article, see how it’s done, we’ll show you what to do if your AirPods have been lost or stolen.
Considerations to keep in mind if I lost my AirPods
These devices have become indispensable in our daily lives. However, we must take special care not to lose them because they are very small devices that can be easily lost. Especially if you are away from home, since it is less likely that we can find each other.
Is it possible to lock AirPods so they can’t be used?
When you lose an item like your AirPods, often the first thing we think about is locking it. So that in case they were stolen, they cannot be used. But there is no way this can be done, so they are not connected to wifi. In these cases, the best thing you can do is look for them before giving it up for lost.
Will Apple replace my AirPods if they were stolen?
If you’ve lost one of your AirPods or the case, you can go to an apple store where for a fee they will replace the lost object. For this you must bring some requirements with the serial number of the device and in this way they can replace it.
What should I do if my AirPods have been lost or stolen?
If your AirPods have been lost or stolen, you should not despair. Since Apple found a solution to this. You can use iCloud or Find My iPhone for free to easily connect and track them automatically.
However, there are some requirements to take into account for these applications to be of help. That is why and the best way to prevent this from happening is prevention and care for them.
Locate my Airpods with iCloud
To find your AirPods you can use some tools that can be useful to you. One of them in your iCloud account can be used from the website to find them or from the application.
First of all, if we are using the icloud.com website, we must use our credentials to log in. You stop looking for our account linked to the devices. After this step we must click on the ‘Search iPhone’ option.
Find my iPhone feature start a search. Therefore, you need to click on the tab called ‘all devices’ and choose the one that is missing. If the result is successful, you will see the location of your AirPods marked on the map.
These will appear as a small green dot if they are online, that is, if they are connected. On the contrary, you see a gray dot, it means that they cannot be found.
If you see the green dot on the map, you must click on it and then on button 1 in the window that appears. Next, a pop-up window will appear you should apply play sound. This function is for your AirPods to make a loud sound.
In this option you can play the sound in both headphones or only in one of them. This will depend on whether you have lost just one or both. This sound will help you find them easily near the place where you are, you must search around, letting yourself be guided by the sound to find them.
Find the Aipords using the app ´Find my iPhone’
If the Find iPhone app couldn’t locate your AirPods, you can use Find My iPhone option, keep in mind that it is used preventively. Therefore, it will only work if they were connected or synchronized to this application before losing them, otherwise it will not work for you.
If your earbuds appear with a gray dot, they may be out of battery, out of range, or sleeping so they can’t connect while in the case.
What to do if the ‘Find my iPhone’ app can’t locate my AirPods?
If you can’t find your iPhone this app you will most likely have to replace it. Remember that if only one or the case is lost, you can get a replacement from Apple just by paying an additional fee and giving the serial number of your headphones to the store support.