How to find your lost AirPods

Since their launch in 2016, AirPods 100% wireless headphones have been so popular with iOS users that they have become a must. 
Their wireless design is their strength but also their weakness since they are straightforward to lose.

If you have lost your AirPods, three solutions are available to you: find them thanks to your iPhone via the feature Locate my iPhone,  request their replacement (67.12 € minimum including shipping costs) or buy new ones ( starting from 179 €).

To learn how to use the location feature and get your hands on your AirPods or their charging box, then follow this tutorial. 

Find your lost AirPods with Locate my iPhone

Since the iOS 10.3 update, Apple has integrated the AirPods with its native application Locate my iPhone. Thanks to this feature, you can find your lost AirPods.

If you previously configured this feature, then it will allow you to efficiently locate your iOS devices in case of loss or theft.

In case you have not thought about it, do not repeat the same error and go to Settings → Apple IDs, iCloud, iTunes Store by typing your name → iCloud → Find My iPhone.

To find your AirPods from an iPhone or iPad, go to Locate my iPhone and select your AirPodsfrom the list.

If you’re on a Mac, go to iCloud.com, enter your Apple IDs and open Locate. Once on the app, click All Devices and then AirPods.

The position of the earphones will be shown in real time on a map, provided they are not too far from your iOS / MacOS.

Once you’ve located their location (close to you and connected to Bluetooth), in Find My iPhone, tap Actions and tap Ring. Your AirPods will then emit an audible signal so that you find them more easily.