How Find my AirPods Feature in iOS 10.3 Will Work

BY Khamosh Pathak

Published 26 Jan 2017

I can’t believe just how many memes I’ve seen about losing AirPods. Best one came from the Indian comedian Cyril Dabs. But it’s a genuine concern. AirPods being so small and wireless. Apple is trying to curb the collective anxiety by adding a Find my AirPods feature in the Find my iPhone app. It has been introduced in the iOS 10.3 Beta 1 and when iOS 10.3 officially launches in the next couple of weeks, it will be live for everyone.

How Does Find my AirPods Work?

AirPods don’t have built in GPS or cell radio, so AirPod tracking takes place using Bluetooth, in proximity with your iPhone.

When you look at the Find my AirPods screen, you’ll see a map with the location of the AirPods. But this location is for when they were last connected to the iPhone. So you’ll have a general idea where it could be – like your friend’s house. But it won’t pinpoint the exact location, like we’re used to with Find my iPhone.

You can ping your AirPods as well, which is a really useful feature for when you know AirPods are around, just nowhere. When you do that, AirPods will play a sound.

Also, this feature only works when AirPods are actively connected to the iPhone. So if they’re in the case, charging, this won’t work.

Also see: Our AirPods Review and our AirPods FAQ.

How Do You like Your AirPods?

What do you think of your AirPods? Have they fallen out of your ear or have you almost lost them? Share your war stories with us in the comments below.

[Via: MacRumors]