Question: Can I Use Stolen AirPods?

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Can you find stolen AirPods?

If your AirPods are offline

If your AirPods do come back online, you’ll get a notification on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you use them with. Find My is the only way that you can track or locate a lost or missing device. There is no other Apple service that can find, track, or otherwise flag your device for you.

Can someone else connect to my AirPods?

Yes, it is absolutely possible to use someone else’s AirPods. The issue you’ll need to deal with is pairing. When AirPods are paired, they become “X person’s AirPods” and that’s how they show up in your device list. If you take “X’s” AirPods and use them with your device, they’ll be renamed as “Y Person’s AirPods”.

How do you know if your AirPods are stolen?

Check If Your Airpods Were Stolen

  • Start the Find my iPhone app on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Use your Apple ID and passcode to log in.
  • Select your AIrpods.
  • The blue dot will show you your location (from the device you’re using at the moment).

Can AirPods be reset if stolen?

But what if your Airpods get lost, or worse, stolen? Well, if the thief has an iPhone, iPad or Mac they can easily reset the product and make it their own. Unfortunately, there’s no way you can block your lost or stolen Airpods as they’re not connected to Wi-Fi. If you’re lucky enough you might be able locate them.

Can you track AirPods if stolen?

If your AirPods are offline

If your AirPods do come back online, you’ll get a notification on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you use them with. Find My is the only way that you can track or locate a lost or missing device. There is no other Apple service that can find, track, or otherwise flag your device for you.

Can I find my AirPods if someone resets them?

Unfortunately, you can’t use Find My to track your AirPods if they were in the charging case when someone stole them. This is because they don’t maintain an active connection to your device while in the case, to conserve battery life.

What to do if your AirPods are stolen?

Apple says that if AirPods are lost or stolen, you’ll have to buy new ones, just like any other Apple product. There’s no anti-theft measures in place to protect your shiny wireless earbuds. That said, if one of your two AirPods is lost or stolen, Apple says you’ll be able to buy just one.

How do I make my AirPods untraceable?

How to Factory Reset AirPods

  1. Put your AirPods in their case—keep the lid open.
  2. Hold the button on the back, as shown above, for three to five seconds until the amber light blinks three times.
  3. Close the lid.
  4. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth > AirPods and Forget This Device, as shown below.

How do you find your AirPods if they are offline?

Step 1: Open the Find my iPhone app and tap on the AirPods from the list. Step 2: If they’re showing a grey dot, this means they’re offline. But you’ll still be able to see the last location on the map. You can tap on the Car button to navigate to their last known location.

Can you track AirPods with serial number?

The serial number* is on the underside of the lid: If your AirPods are connected to your iOS device, you can also go to Settings > General > About > AirPods for the serial number: If you don’t have your charging case, but you have the original packaging, you can find the serial number next to the barcode.

Can I find my AirPods if they are stolen?

So if your AirPods are lost, out of their case, and somewhere close by, you can use Find My iPhone to find them again. If your AirPods are out of range of all of your devices, need to charge, or are in the AirPod Case, Find My iPhone can still help by showing the time and location where they were last connected.

Are AirPods trackable after reset?

Your AirPods are now reset and will no longer recognize your device or any devices tied to your iCloud account. Now, when you open the AirPods case, you’ll be prompted to set it up.