How To Find Airpods If Lost?
Locate AirPods in Find My You can use Find My on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac to help you locate your AirPods if they’re lost. You can also find your AirPods on the web at,
- You can use Find My with all AirPods models, but some models may have additional features to help you find them. If you’re not sure which AirPods you have, see
- To locate your AirPods, you must turn on Find My on a paired device (such as your iPhone or Mac) before they’re lost.
- For the best experience with Find My, make sure your paired device has the latest version of,
- You can turn on the Find My network to see the location of some AirPods models even when they’re out of range from your device. If the Find My network is turned off (or if your AirPods don’t support the Find My network), the Find My app shows the last time and place they were connected. See,
- If your AirPods are out of range or need to charge, you might see their last known location, “No location found,” or “Offline” in Find My. If they come back online, you get a notification on devices you paired with them.
You can see the current or last known location of your AirPods in the Find My app.
- On iPhone or iPad: Open the Find My app, tap Devices, then tap your AirPods.
- On Apple Watch: Open the Find Devices app, then tap your AirPods (requires a Wi-Fi or cellular connection).
- On Mac: Open the Find My app, click Devices, then select your AirPods.
- On iCloud.com: Go to, sign in with your Apple ID, select All Devices, then select your AirPods.
For most AirPods models, when your AirPods are separated, you see the location of only one at a time. To find them both, first locate the one that you see on the map, put it back in its case, then refresh the map to locate the other one. If you have AirPods Pro (2nd generation), you see the location of each of your AirPods and the charging case on the map.
- On iPhone or iPad: Open the Find My app, tap Devices, tap the name of your AirPods, then tap Play Sound.
- On Apple Watch: Open the Find Devices app, choose your AirPods, then tap Play Sound (requires a Wi-Fi or cellular connection).
- On Mac: Open the Find My app, click Devices, select your AirPods, click, then click Play Sound.
- On iCloud.com: Go to, sign in with your Apple ID, select All Devices, select your AirPods, then click Play Sound.
Your AirPods play a sound for a few minutes to help you locate them, or until you stop the sound. If your AirPods aren’t connected to your device and you don’t have the Find My Network turned on, the sound plays the next time they connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.
- Tip: If your AirPods are separated from each other, you can mute one to make it easier to find them one at a time.
- While the sound plays on your AirPods, tap or click Left or Right.
- If your AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro (all generations), or AirPods Max are somewhere close by, like in another room in your house, your iPhone or iPad can help guide you to their location.
If you have AirPods Pro (2nd generation), you can find the precise location of each of your AirPods and the charging case.
- Open the Find My app on an iPhone or iPad that you previously paired with your AirPods.
- Tap Devices, tap the name of your AirPods, then tap Find.
- Start moving around to locate your AirPods and follow the onscreen instructions. If you have AirPods Pro (2nd generation), you may see an arrow pointing in the direction of your AirPods, an approximate distance telling you how far away they are, and a message saying if they’re located on a different floor. You can also play a sound on your AirPods to help you find them nearby. You may have an option to turn on the flashlight, which can help you find your AirPods in a dark environment.
This guide is for iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16.1, watchOS 9.1, tvOS 16.1, macOS Ventura, or later. : Locate AirPods in Find My
- 1 How far can lost AirPods be tracked?
- 2 Does Apple cover lost and theft AirPods?
- 3 Are AirPods waterproof?
Can AirPods be tracked if lost?
If your AirPods are offline – If your AirPods are out of range or need to charge, you might see their last known location, “No location found,” or “Offline.” You can’t play a sound to find them, but you might be able to get directions to the location where they were last connected. If they do come back online, you get a notification on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac that you use with them.
How do you find AirPods if they are offline?
Turn on Lost Mode for your AirPods – When you turn on Lost Mode for your AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro and AirPods Pro (2nd generation), or AirPods Max, you can share a message with your phone number or email address. If someone finds your AirPods, the message will appear on their iPhone. Turn on Lost Mode:
On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, open the Find My app. Go to the Devices tab and choose your AirPods. Scroll down to Mark as Lost, and select Activate. Follow the onscreen steps if you want your contact information to display for your missing AirPods. Select Activate.
How far can lost AirPods be tracked?
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Track” the AirPods? If they’re lost, then the distance from you doesn’t matter. If your AirPods are lost – Apple Support If you mean how far they can be from the device used to supply their signal, then that is the standard Bluetooth distance which is about 40 feet (10 meters). Posted on Dec 28, 2019 3:34 PM 1 reply Question marked as Apple recommended Dec 28, 2019 3:34 PM in response to adlih275 Your question is hard to understand.
“Track” the AirPods? If they’re lost, then the distance from you doesn’t matter. If your AirPods are lost – Apple Support If you mean how far they can be from the device used to supply their signal, then that is the standard Bluetooth distance which is about 40 feet (10 meters).
What to do when AirPods are stolen?
If you misplace your AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro (1st generation), or AirPods Max, you can mark your AirPods as lost and create a message that provides your contact information. If you have AirPods Pro (2nd generation), you can also separately mark each of your AirPods and the case as lost, in case you just lose one or your AirPods are separated from the case.
- On your device, do one of the following:
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Open the Find My app, tap Devices, tap the name of your AirPods, then below Mark as Lost, tap Activate.
- Apple Watch: Open the Find Devices app, tap a device, tap Lost Mode, then turn on Lost Mode.
- Mac: Open the Find My app, click devices, select your AirPods, click, then click Activate.
- Follow the onscreen directions.
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Do AirPods have GPS?
Due to the AirPods’ small size and battery constraints, there’s no built-in GPS connection, so you can’t remotely pinpoint their exact whereabouts. To overcome that, Apple relies on the GPS in your iPhone or iPad, like most dedicated lost-item Bluetooth trackers.
Does Apple cover lost and theft AirPods?
AirPods Replacement, Repair, & Service – Apple Support Make an appointment at an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Store Arrange to mail your product directly to Apple Talk to an Apple Support Advisor Did you lose an AirPod or your Charging Case? You can buy a replacement for a left or right AirPod or the Charging Case. Your replacement will be new. AppleCare+ for Headphones does not cover lost or stolen AirPods. We can replace your AirPods battery for a service fee. Our warranty doesn’t cover batteries that wear down from normal use. Your product is eligible for a battery replacement at no additional cost if you have AppleCare+ for Headphones and your product’s battery holds less than 80% of its original capacity.
AppleCare+ covers both the AirPods and the Charging Case. You can replace a single AirPod (left or right AirPod) or a Charging Case for a fee. Use our “Get an Estimate” tool to review potential costs if you get service directly from Apple. If you go to another service provider, they can set their own fees, so ask them for an estimate.
We’ll inspect your product when we receive it. If additional damage is found, you could pay an additional fee. If you have AppleCare+, you pay only one incident fee to replace a single AirPod or both AirPods, with or without a Charging Case. For service covered by AppleCare+, your fee per incident will be the same regardless of which service provider you choose. Your country or region offers AppleCare+ for this product. AppleCare+ includes battery service coverage, which means your battery can be replaced at no charge if we test your product and its battery retains less than 80% of its original capacity. AppleCare+ also provides coverage for accidental damage from handling, and each incident is subject to a service fee.
Your AppleCare+ also offers Express Replacement Service. The Apple Limited Warranty covers your AirPods and the Apple-branded accessories that come in the box with your product against manufacturing issues for one year from the date you bought them. Apple-branded accessories purchased separately are covered by the Apple Limited Warranty for Accessories.
This includes adapters, spare cables, wireless chargers, or cases. Our warranty is in addition to rights provided by consumer law. Depending on the issue, you might also have coverage with AppleCare+. Terms and Conditions apply, including fees. Feature availability and options may vary by country or region.
- If your situation isn’t covered, you’ll pay a fee.
- If the issue with your AirPods is ineligible for service, you might pay the full replacement value.
- We guarantee our service, including replacement parts, for 90 days or the remaining term of your Apple warranty or AppleCare plan, whichever is longer.
This is in addition to your rights provided by consumer law. Replacement equipment that Apple provides as part of the repair or replacement service may contain new or previously used genuine Apple parts that have been tested and pass Apple functional requirements.
How much does it cost to replace stolen AirPods?
How to Replace Lost AirPods or AirPods Case – Losing your AirPods or AirPods Pro can be incredibly frustrating, especially as Apple doesn’t cover the cost. However, you should ensure you’ve covered all your bases before looking for a replacement. There are several different ways you could look for your AirPods or case, so before you start looking into buying new ones, you should confirm that they’re indeed lost.
Unfortunately, if you’ve truly lost your AirPods or charging case, you might not always be able to track and recover them. Blacklisting your AirPods so whoever has them will not be able to use is also impossible. In this case, your only option would be to buy a replacement. Don’t want to buy a replacement? You can get free AirPods when you buy eligible iPads or Macs with Apple’s Back to School Program.
Check our guide to learn more about the promotion. Fortunately, you don’t need to buy a new pair of AirPods just because one has gone missing! The cost for each component is as follows:
|Variant||Replacement Earbuds Fee||Replacement Case Fee|
|AirPods (1st, 2nd, & 3rd gen)||$69 each||$59 for a standard charging case, $79 for a wireless or MagSafe charging case|
|AirPods Pro||$89 each||$99|
To purchase the replacements, you should:
- Make sure you’re signed in to the Apple account you used to buy the AirPods, then follow this link. Select AirPods from the list of devices. Apple ‘Get Support’ page, showing a number of Apple devices
- Select the icon for Lost or Missing AirPods. ‘AirPods’ section of the ‘Help’ page, with the ‘Lost or Missing AirPods’ section highlighted.
- Tap on Replace lost AirPods. Apple Support page that prompts you to choose to replace your lost AirPods.
- Select the AirPods variant that you’re looking to replace. ‘Lost or Missing’ section of the AirPods page, with the option to select the model of AirPods that you wish to replace.
- A screen should appear that offers the solutions to your problem. There will be a several solutions and relevant articles you can check. Scroll down past the articles and choose to chat with or call a representative. ‘Solutions’ page for ‘Lost and Missing AirPods’, with the ‘Order a Replacement’ option highlighted.
If you choose to chat, you will have no communication issues regarding things like serial numbers and addresses. Still, it can be slower as you need to type out everything you wish to communicate. If you choose to call, you will benefit from faster communication, but are more likely to encounter issues with clarity and conciseness with this approach.
Are AirPods waterproof?
Keep your AirPods Pro and AirPods (3rd generation) safe – Sweat and water resistance aren’t permanent conditions. They might diminish over time. AirPods Pro, AirPods (3rd generation), the MagSafe Charging Case for AirPods (3rd generation), the Lightning Charging Case for AirPods (3rd generation), and the MagSafe Charging Case for AirPods Pro (2nd generation) can’t be rechecked or resealed for sweat and water resistance.
Don’t place your AirPods under running water, such as a shower or faucet. Don’t swim with or otherwise submerge your AirPods. Don’t put AirPods in the washing machine or dryer. Don’t wear AirPods in a sauna or steam room. Don’t expose AirPods to high-velocity water, such as while water skiing. Avoid dropping AirPods or subjecting them to other impacts.
If your AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd generation) are exposed to liquid through any of the scenarios above:
Wipe them clean with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Allow them to completely dry before using them or placing them in the charging case.
Don’t expose AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd generation) to soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, perfumes, solvents, detergent, acids or acidic foods, insect repellent, sunscreen, oil, or hair dye. All of these can negatively affect water seals and acoustic membranes. If your AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd generation) are exposed to any of these:
Wipe them clean with a cloth slightly dampened with fresh water and dry with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Allow them to completely dry before using them or placing them in the charging case.
* AirPods Pro, AirPods (3rd generation), the MagSafe Charging Case for AirPods (3rd generation), the Lightning Charging Case for AirPods (3rd generation), and the MagSafe Charging Case for AirPods Pro (2nd generation) are sweat and water resistant for non-water sports and exercise.
AirPods Pro, AirPods (3rd generation), the MagSafe Charging Case for AirPods (3rd generation), the Lightning Charging Case for AirPods (3rd generation), and the MagSafe Charging Case for AirPods Pro (2nd generation) were tested under controlled laboratory conditions, and have a rating of IPX4 under IEC standard 60529.
Sweat and water resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge wet AirPods Pro or AirPods (3rd generation); refer to the instructions above for cleaning and drying instructions.